Thursday, May 20, 2010

Thursday, May 20, 2010 - Update

My mama finally feels better!

Wow, let's put the last few days behind us. :) I never thought that I would be the kind of person to have a kidney stone. I thought most of them were because of too much calcium and if anything, I don't get enough. Weird. On the plus side, I now feel like I'm part of a kidney stone club, ya know, with people who can commisserate with you and talk about how bad the pain is. Even the ER doctor acted like I had won some kind of prize. . ."Congratulations, it's a kidney stone." We were all just glad it wasn't appendicitis. As you can tell, I don't have much else to talk about since migraines and kidney stones have been the focal points of my week. Hmm. . .I wonder if they're related? Feel free to leave your kidney stone stories in the comments section and you too can feel like part of the club. LOL. I can laugh about it now. :)

Wednesday, May 19, 2010 - Update

This has definitely not been my week. First, I get a debilitating migraine that left me bed-ridden for most of the day yesterday. Tonight, I ended up in the ER because of severe pain in my abdomen. After a CT scan, they found that I have a kidney stone. I got home from the ER at 1 am after a relatively short visit and now I just wait for the stone to pass. Thankfully, it's relatively small in size. And they gave me pain meds, although they say the most painful part of it passing through the ureter has already occurred. Now, I'm headed off to bed in hopes that I'll wake up and this awful week will be over.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Tuesday, May 18, 2010 - Update

After 16 hours, I'm finally getting some relief from a horrendous migraine. I've never had one this bad before. . .I don't know what was worse; the headache or the nausea. It has been so bad that it makes me wonder if I have ever truly had a migraine before. Time has a way, however, of making you forget pain. Thankfully, Granmda Mary came and picked Olivia up around 11 am and Ryan brought her home after work. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. So, I had the whole day to spend in the quiet darkness of my room with my faithful kitty. Autumn didn't leave my side all day. She is such an awesome companion. I have to say that I missed my little girl today even though I needed the time to myself. I really really missed her though. So, why didn't I go to the doctor? From what I understand, because of a medication that I am currently on, I can't take most migraine medications. I'm stuck with the over the counter stuff that rarely does anything. After this last migraine, however, I think I'm going to have to talk to my doctor about doing something different. It's such a panicky feeling not knowing when the pain will strike or how long it will last. But, I am finally feeling a bit better and I hope I don't have another one of these for a long, long time.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Just Pictures

I found Spiderman!!

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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Sunday, May 16, 2010 - Update

My parents recently bought a swingset for their backyard to be enjoyed by their two granddaughters. Of course, it comes in a million pieces and my dad is in the process of building it. But, what do you do when you have a slide, but no swingset to attach it to? Why. . .you put it on the stairs, of course. :)

Their stairs are even the right size for the slide. The girls had a blast sliding down about a million times. Olivia doesn't hold on to the sides, though, so she flies down about 100 mph and I mean flies!! I'm nervous about when this slide goes up outside. She is fearless!

Here is Izzy holding on to the sides.

No hands for Olivia, though. Don't let this picture fool you. She was going so fast, there is no way she landed on her feet.