Saturday, January 21, 2012

Somedays Weeks I'm Irritated


This week has proven to be an irritating week. After waiting almost a full week for my blood results I finally got the phone call/ voice mail. My TSH came back at 5.03 and the MA said that the doctor didn't want to do anything quite yet, that we would retest in 2-3 months. That seems like a long way away to me. Especially since I'm tired and have this funky heartbeat going on every night. (I'm pretty sure my thyroid levels have something to do with that funky heartbeat/pulse/BP problem I've formed in the last 2 weeks). Oye. I'm contemplating finding another doctor who can answer my questions because my family doctor certainly hasn't been much help since the surgery. Every time I ask a question I just get some sort of answer that isn't quite an answer. I feel like I'm talking to a politician with him.

In other news, my trip to Disneyland is getting closer! WooHoo! And Amy and I are planning our trip to SeaWorld in the Spring, so I've got a lot of things to look forward to these days. I'm getting quite excited.

Now it's back to my homework. I learned this week that you can Ace an assignment in Children's Literature if you compare "Where the Wile Things Are" to Kafka's "Metamorphosis." I went there, and I got a 100% on the assignment. It's amazing how even with a severe lack of energy I manage to still function so well in school.

I'm crossing my fingers that things don't get too much worse and that they only get better. My doctor has to know what he's talking about...right?
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Friday, January 6, 2012

Fun Times!

I'm going to Disneyland in 7 weeks! We just planned it tonight! WooHoo!

I haven't been to Disneyland since in 16 years. I'm quite excited to be experiencing the Disney magic again. I really can't wait. I'm going to burst from excitement any time now.

In other news, I decided to make a list of 10 places in Arizona I want to visit before the year is up and go see them. I keep telling myself I have places to visit but then never make the time to go visit them. That stops this year.

That's it for this update. I've been working on some things lately. I hope to change the background of this blog so it's not Christmasey, this weekend. Let's keep our fingers crossed that I don't forget again. :-)

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Monday, January 2, 2012

Part 1 - National Organization Month


A thought crossed my mind today as I was buying stuff to help reorganize my bedroom. To organize effectively, you must clean and sort everything. Which is basically the point of spring cleaning. So essentially, it's like getting a jump on spring cleaning.

I didn't take any before photos, but today I went through some books I keep by my bed and all the little pieces I tend to collect when I'm in bed. Things like hair ties, bobby pins, pens, lotion, etc. I took these things and put them in a tray. My "headboard" is essentially a bookcase, turned around. So when I throw bobby pins on the top of this bookshelf sometimes they fall behind, along with other little things. This tray is intended as a letter box but it works perfectly for what I intend to use it for.




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Sunday, January 1, 2012

Did You Know?


Did you know that January is 'National Organization Month'?

It's a whole month dedicated to getting organized.

I've been looking around lately thinking about all the things I could organize. Being stuck at home for 3 weeks after surgery contributed to this obsessive though, I'm sure. My life has been a bit chaotic the last 18 months and with a very potential move (possibly out of state) this summer, I'm thinking I should get on the organization bandwagon now. Especially since there's a whole month dedicated to such a thing. I'll post updates as I go along. Tonight, I'm sitting down and making a list of things I need to organize most and then creating a shopping list. Hopefully I can hit up Target tomorrow and use one of those gift cards I have for them.
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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

First Day Back

Today was my first day back to work. I feel accomplished and blahhhhhhhhhh all at the same time. It was nice to do something today and feel like I was being productive, but the 4 hours I was at work just drained me. How pathetic is that? A 4 hour work day that does me in? Me. The girl who works 12 hour shifts weekly, can't handle 4 hours. I do have to say that it's probably best I work my way to a fully functioning version of me. It's crazy how many little things I had to remember to do at work today. Things that are normally second nature were brand new phenomenons today.

All in all, it's been a good day. I'm not sitting down and eating some lunch from Mr. Goodcents. Man, I love their subs. So much better than Subway! I'm officially 3 weeks post op today and feeling OK. I still get tired fairly easy and my brain is a little foggy feeling still. For instance, I know that I drove to work because I was in the parking lot and in my car. But I can't quite remember how traffic was or what the other cars on the road were like. My pain level is almost non existent. I say almost because I still have some pain when I touch the area where the surgery was. The incision itself isn't painful, just the area above the incision. I'm thinking it's just muscle soreness or something. I had a bunch of co-workers today comment about how great my incision was looking. Everyone I run into that knows about the surgery says it just looks like I got scratched by my dog. I haven't really talked to many "strangers" though since the surgery so I can't speak to their reaction. I'll keep you updated on how that goes.

This is what the scar looks like 3 weeks after my thyroid surgery. It's not too shabby looking if I do say so myself.


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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Giving Gifts



I LOVE giving gifts. It's so much fun. I have an excuse to go shopping and spend an extraordinary amount of money for someone besides me. I also love to watch people open their gifts. It's fun to watch a face light up when they get something they want or that they really like. You have this moment of "I so totally know you better than you thought I did." It's hard to shop for some people. Some people want extravagant things you can't afford and others want "nothing". I've learned to balance this act pretty well the last few years (at least I think I have). And in my life, I have 3 birthdays withing a week of Christmas that I need to shop for as well. That adds pressure...although this year it was significantly easier because for the first time EVER I found TOO MANY things that I think people would love to have and had an excuse/occasion to buy extra items. SCORE!

This of course adds pressure to next year.

Oh and don't forget about wrapping the gifts.


Wrapping...yeah...

The most and least favorite part of giving gifts...

Oh sure, I start out thrilled to wrap the presents. I tell myself "I'm going to do such a great job this year, everyone will be impressed with my skills!"

And then I start.

Yeah, I'm not an extraordinary gift wrapper. I try to make things special for each package and I do a fairly clean job, but it's tiring wrapping all these gifts. And this year for two separate people I had a few little trinkets to give them and decided to wrap those individually and then put them in a bigger box. I'm pretty sure it's the pain medication from my surgery that made me feel this would be a brilliant idea.

Last night I wrapped presents for HOURS. I only finished wrapping gifts for 3 people. At least I have some movies in my Netflix cue to help entertain me. Oh and I also have Martina McBride's Christmas CD. I love her voice.

Well, I should probably get off the computer and go wrap some more presents...or grab lunch. I should grab lunch first, it's never good to wrap on an empty stomach.



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