Friday, April 28, 2006

For Heather

I was talking to my good friend Heather and she suggested that I make a list of things I want to do when I feel better (which is going to be tomorrow by the way). So here goes:

  • Go to Bear Lake
  • Hug Myland and Quay
  • Go rollerblading
  • Go ice skating
  • Drive a go-kart
  • Go camping
  • Find an internship
  • Edit some video clips
  • Go to church
  • Go for a bike ride
  • Play with Carly's dogs, Tat and Idgy
  • Go kayaking with Carly
  • Go swimming in the Poudre River
  • Go to the Ribolavin with Jules and Brady and visit the goats
  • Have a Gilmore Girls marathon with Jules and Brady
  • Watch the Sesame Street/Muppet Christmas with Jamie
  • Go geocaching with Heather
  • Go to Old Navy and look at skirts
  • Hug my roommates and eat a really big dinner with them and then lay on the floor together and groan
  • Play SuperNintendo with Drew and fight over the controller
  • Sit on top of the marching band tower at night and eat Happy Meals with Jules, Brady, and Jamie (oh wait, um....we don't do that....)
  • Bake Ambushed Turtle Spoon cookies with Jules
  • Go to New Life Church and talk with 5-year-old Grant Parker about building stuff and playing Atari games
  • Drive up to Horsetooth Reservoir and have a picnic with my mom and dad
  • Go to Fossil Ridge park and watch the skateboarders show off and the little kids play
If I got to do any of those things soon that would be amazingly wonderful. Let me know if you think of anything that my list is missing.

Friday, April 14, 2006

A Solution To My Problems

This is a shop, (or should I say shoppe) created by my good friend Carly and I a few years ago. If it was real, I could purchase a new torso and get rid my pain! Sorry about 'receive' being spelling incorrectly by the way. It's annoying but I guess not annoying enough to fix.

My appointment with my family doctor yesterday went pretty well. I had forgotten how wonderfully nice and supportive he is. He thinks that we are at the point where I need to see a specialist in Denver. The only problem is that they cannot get me in until May! There may be a possibility of getting me in sooner but we don't know anything for sure either way yet.

Jules is here! She is keeping me company and making me laugh which is good. My mom says that Julia is babysitting me while she has to go to work, which is pretty much true. Hopefully, my babysitter will find directions to James Dean's Torso Shoppe soon so she can take me and we can end this pain once and for all!

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

God is Good But Santa Could

Yeah, I know. That is what my mom thought I said yesterday in the doctor's waiting room. We were hysterical for awhile there. I actually said something like, "I thought of something that sounded good," but close enough.

The appointment yesterday was somewhat productive. He is stumped but thinks I should continue the rest of the process with my family doctor. He offered to call for us so we could get in sooner, so I have an appointment with him tomorrow.

Jules is coming to visit! I am so excited. I hope I don't bore her to tears since I lay around all day in my Umbros (remember those?!?), taking my pain meds and readjusting the temp on my heating pad. But it sure is going to be great to see her.

Happy birthday, Mom! I guess I won't reveal your age on here, but I'm pretty sure your hearing problems will give people a good guess ;)

Saturday, April 08, 2006

You Have Got To Be Kidding Me

So my mom had to get a root canal. Then, it got all infected, poor thing. We've been wallowing together in our pain, just counting down the time until we can take our next dose of pain medicine. My dad has been great. He runs errands and brings us things all day long and always with a smile. Sadly, however, he's leaving for his business trip soon and my mom and I will be on our own. We are a pretty pathetic pair! We keep getting in arguments over who is more fit to help the other one out. No news from my last appointment, but I'll update this after my one on Tuesday.

Monday, April 03, 2006 title here

Got into the doctor today. He's not sure what's going on so he sent me on to the urologist. My appointment with him is on Wednesday morning.

Sunday, April 02, 2006

The Mysterious Pain Continues

Sadly, I am still in quite a bit of pain. (Unless you were one of the many people I called right after my surgery. I can't remember what I said to you all, but I remember feeling GREAT from whatever drugs I was on!) At first we thought the pain was just my body recovering from the surgery, but now I'm feeling pretty much the same as I did before.

I never updated on here, but they didn't end up finding any endometriosis. Instead, they found my appendix in an odd spot. It was a bit bigger than normal and had some tissue growing on it, so they went ahead and removed that.

So I will try to keep you updated on any news. My parents are going to call the doctor for me tomorrow (Monday) morning. I'm not gonna lie, I'm pretty discouraged and frustrated that I don't feel better yet, so please be praying that I can be patient and trust in God's timing!