Monday, November 23, 2009
I am good in a crisis. Always have been. When someone needs something, anything, I’m typically in their top five list of people to call. Maybe even the tippy top. Because if you need something, I’m your gal. I’m a clear thinker, I can take charge without being bitchy, and I flat out can get things done. I don’t take time to think about anything else other that what needs to be done right this second. I’m so good at it. I can help with your wedding, your funeral, your in-laws (not my own, but whatever), your pet, anything.

Maybe this is why the Universe keeps challenging me. Because I keep succeeding in my tasks. Dear Universe, (and I say this with the utmost respect) screw you. You and I are friends and friends are allowed to get mad at each other, yet still love each other. So back off and give me a fucking break for five minutes. There, I feel so much better.

Roy had the liver biopsy on the 10th or the 11th. Bleeding was a potential side effect, but he didn’t really have any the day of, you know, while we were at the hospital. Instead, his liver decided to bleed 8 days later all of a sudden for no apparent reason. I was on my way to class when he called. 20 minutes from home and he was in so much pain he couldn’t take a deep breath, was almost crying, and was in too much pain to drive himself to the hospital. I turned around, quickly texting my classmate to tell my instructor and sped home. We arrived at the hospital and he was in so much pain, it was just….oozing off of him. His blood pressure was through the roof. We were swept into an exam room and met, almost immediately by a doctor. We explained our recent (and not-so-recent) medical history and a CT scan was ordered to confirm bleeding. A big dose of Morp**ine helped take the edge off and so we waited.

My in-laws showed up (calling them was the right thing to do, but I would have preferred not to, truth be told). They make me crazy because they are NOT good in a crisis.

Anyway, we were told there was, in fact, bleeding in the liver and we would need to meet with a surgeon. (!!!) One that I am familiar with from my clinicals met with us and showed me the CT from the bleeding and the original one from the biopsy to confirm it was in the same place and related. No surgery needed, just bedrest, pain control and lots of lab work needed.

We got to go home the next night and he’s okay now, so far. We're watching the absorbtion of the blood and he has to take it really easy for a bit. More lab work today and more to tell you about our stay, but I wanted to touch base to let you know we’re all well. Not 100% maybe, but well


Friday, November 13, 2009
All over the place.
We are still waiting on the biopsy results.

In other news, Mr. Snob is suffering from another gout exacerbation. His genes, they are not kind.

There is still much drama about the accreditation thing. I'm not sure what to do, but I am leaning in a certain direction, so that's something.

We have a buddy visiting from the west coast...can't wait to see him after work!

I had Skittles a few minutes ago and realized I eat them by color. That's not weird, is it?

Less than a month left in this semester -- holy cow I can't wait.

Sunday, November 08, 2009
Trouble in River City
My school has recently lost it's national accreditation for the program in which I am enrolled. There is recent documentation to lead me to believe they knew 2 years ago that this was happening, then were notified it happened in July. The students in the program were not notified until October.

There is a whole lotta he said she said bullshit happening right now. I'm considering switching schools, except once you've started the clinical cirriculum it's a pain in the ass, not to mention it's very hard to get into on a good with hundreds of other students wanting to do the same, well -- it's a grade A clusterfuck.

More as I can decipher to facts. A law suit has been filed by a handful of students, I'm interested to see if it turns into a class action.

Gah, I didn't need more drama.


Saturday, November 07, 2009
Almost forgot to post something. I've done well so far this NaBlo month.

Writing everyday is soothing me. It's helping. I already feel better about the biopsy on Tuesday, though I'll keep taking the energy you're sending.

Saw Transformers 2 this evening on DVD...wasn't terrible.

More tomorrow. I'm going to snuggle with the Booger


Friday, November 06, 2009
I can’t wait until December. After finals I will have a whole month to read non textbook books. The list is getting so long that I doubt I’ll finish them all in December, but damn I can’t wait to try!

Here are just a few books on the list. What’s on your reading list?

The Time Traveler’s Wife, Audrey, Niffenegger. I had to put it away for awhile so I can focus on school. This will be first.

Open, Andre Agassi. I have had a thing for Mr. Agassi for the longest time. Yes, even during the neon yellow and pink, long haired phase.

The Audacity to Win, David Plouffe. I think the Obama campaign was stuff of legend. I can’t wait to read what Mr. Plouffe has to say about the campaign.

The Secret History of the Pink Carnation, Lauren Willig. I don’t know a thing about this book except my friend recommended it and she hid in the bathroom in order to finish it! Ooh! I think it's a series!

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Thursday, November 05, 2009
I had a wonderful day at clinicals today. Had a homeless patient whom I gave wonderful, heartfelt care to and he told me many times today how much it meant to him.

It was exactly what I needed.

Now I'm off to Beauty and the Beast -- can't wait!


Wednesday, November 04, 2009
It's deja vu all over again.....
Mr. Snob has a long history with high blood pressure and high cholesterol. A side effect of cholesterol medication is that it screws up your liver enzymes. So, he's been on and off several different cholesterol meds and has a history of up and down liver enzymes.

The latest round is up. Even at 8 weeks with no cholesterol meds. An ultrasound indicates fat infiltration of his liver. I don't really know what that all means except it secured us an appointment with a specialist today. The reasons he should have this liver issue are all reasons that don't apply to him. So it's a bit of a mystery.

One thing we're doing to begin to solve the mystery is a CT guided liver biopsy. The doctor is hoping this will rule out any strange and/or rare disorders. (All I hear here is CANCER, but I'm not willing to go there, so let's pretend I don't hear that.)

Tuesday we'll be at the hospital for at least 5 hours for this biopsy. Hopefully it will be fine and we'll go from there.

I'm nervous.


Tuesday, November 03, 2009
Ten random thoughts
1. I had a horrible exam this morning. Would like to spend the rest of the day drinking or feeling sorry for myself, or lying in bed. Instead I'm at work remembering that no one died, it was a bad day, not a bad rest-of-your-life.

2. The fall leaves are stunningly beautiful.

3. I need to show you my Pandora bracelet and the beads. I will.

4. I wish I had fresh flowers on my desk. I think I will bring some tomorrow.

5. My closet is cleaner than it's been in months and while there is still way too many clothes in there, I can see the floor -- so that's something.

6. I hate that real life gets in the way of my plans.

7. We have a doctor appointment tomorrow. Mr. Snob's liver is acting up. I'll keep you posted.

8. Booger will be turning 8 in just over a month. I need to start planning the party.

9. I'm going to the middle school version of Beauty and the Beast on Thursday and the community theater version of Fiddler on the 15th. I love the theater!

10. I'm helping backstage with Beauty and the Beast and am giddy with the excitement of reliving my HS theater days!

What's your favorite theater production?

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Monday, November 02, 2009
Blackberry test
If posting from my phone actually works, this might be my first successful NaBloPoMo!!


They are playing Christmas carols on the radio already.

I love Christmas, but I love it, you know, closer to December 25.



Sunday, November 01, 2009
I am hoping to finally manage a successful NaBlo. I have a post about my tenth wedding anniversary (Oct 30), but it's on my work computer, so it will have to wait.

I'm up to my eyeballs in studying, but did go see This Is It, the Michael Jackson movie and I have many things to say about soon as I'm done reading over these notes....

See you tomorrow.