Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Tired of Being Tired

Well, I am one week out from having the OLD ovaries removed. I came home from work at noon yesterday...looking like one Mrs. Munster...and took today off as well. I have felt so tired since the surgery. I could take a nap every day, and I did today!! I feel like a useless slug...I just don't feel like doing much of anything. In fact, Steve cooked a roast last night (it was yummy) for dinner, cuase if is was up to me, we would have PBJ.

Tomorrow, it is back to work...and hopefully by next Monday, I will be my old untired self!!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

And The Winner Is......

No one in this house!!

Will took a swing at a kid at school, who took his keys and car. He came home Thursday, as I was relaxing on the couch, with a HUGE hand. I immediately (as fast as a person with three holes in her abdomen area can) got it iced, and found out the stupid boy story. I think all boys act before they think!! We kept it iced and him Motrined all night.

When I got up on Friday morning, I hobbled into his room, and saw a hand that looked like a blown up glove (everyone grabs one and blow it up in the doctors office...I find them all the time). I got him iced again, and emailed Dr. Gambino, who lived across the street from the best hand guy in the area. After a couple of emails and a phone call, we were instructed to get to Dr. Dinowitz' office ASAP. Steve had already left for work, I can't drive, and Will really can't, he had to turn around and come and get us.

We got to the office, and completed the appropriate paperwork, and paid our copay ( nothing is free) and were taken to the casting room, where and xray was done. Dr. Dinowtiz came in and showed us the xray...Our sone does not break one bone or two bones...but three!! He said he has never seen this from one hit (so, maybe I will never get the real story, until he is 30). Will picked a red cast, and is now left handed.

The one thing we will all learn from this, is how responsible Will is. He already realized that he has 2 AP exams the 1st part of May...Dr. D said he might be able to remove the cast for a couple of test is on a Mon and the other on a Thurs....Will has been instructed to find out how the College Board deals with this!!

Maybe at the end, the winner will be.....Mom??? Will??? Dad??

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Now I'm an IT

I just retruned home from the hospital. Yesterday, I had my ovaries removed. This was needed, as I have been 5 years out from the treatment of my breast cancer, and I need to be switched from Tamoxifen to Armidex. You must be postmenapausal to take the medication, and in following my labs for the last 2 years, I am not even close to being counts are like those of a fertile Myrtle!!

This was probably the easiest surgery I have had...except for the fact the whenever I move, my stomach hurts. Dr. Gomez did it laproscopically, so I have 2 stab wounds and a larger wound in the pubic area, where they pulled the ovaries out. He said it would be quite uncomfortable, which it is. It feels like I did too many crunches!!

I stayed the night in the hospital. I had the best care, until this morning. It took the nurse 3 hours to process my paperwork. She said she had 3 patients to discharge, so she would be slow. I was a quick discharge, so you would think I would have been first!!

Oh well, it all worked out...Getting sleepy, as I took a pain pill......

Sunday, April 5, 2009


When I don't have anything better to do (or just think I don't have anything to do), I like to read other people's blogs. I am beginning to feel like a stalker or voyeur...But, when you read others trials, you feel thankful for those trials that you have and realize that they are not so bad. Today I read about an previous fellow ward member who is fighting cancer with her child and another person who is going through a divorce. Blogging is great in the fact that it gives people an opportunity to express themselves, and in expressing themselves, I feel that they are alleviating alot of the stress and confusion that is being felt. With the news during the previous week, where we heard of numerous killings, I think of those people had a way to express their thoughts may not have done what they did. Prayer is one way to get these feelings out. Heavenly Father will listen at any time, in any place, and what you say is just between the two of you. You don't have to worry about a stalker listening and maybe gossiping about your problems or needs!!!