Monday, June 22, 2009

Excuses, excuses, excuses.....

Ummm...yeah.....it's been awhile hasn't it? Sorry about that. I wish I had a fantastic story filled with personal enlightenment, or heroic acts to come back writing about. My story is not nearly as exciting.

Maybe if I break it down into a play - it will sound better than it really was?
Yeah - let's try it that way:


LIFE OF AN INFERTILE JEW WHOSE BODY IS FALLING APART

THOSE APPEARING IN MY PLAY-
Jenn's cardio-vascular system (small role)
Jenn's gastro-intestinal system (lead role)
Jenn's crap-ass veins (brief annoying appearance)
Sleepy Jenn ( one long continued appearance)
Jenn's new surgeon, Dr. G (lead role)
Several un-named yet excellent nurses (supporting roles)
Hubby & Mom/Dad (supporting roles)

ACT ONE-
TUES. June 16 -High BP & moderate belly pain - appearances by Cardio & Gastro -Trip to E.R.

ACT TWO-
CT scan, bloodwork, and monitoring til 1:30am - appearances by Cardio, Gastro, & Crappy viens DX: Probable Small-bowel obstruction

ACT THREE-
Wed. June 17 - Get Admitted to hospital, have naso-gastric tube placed -click on this link to truly appreciate the utter nastiness involved, arrive in room 2:30am, spend an hour with admitting nurse answering questions. Attempts to sleep thwarted by frequent vital checks, medication administration, snoring roommate, etc. - Appearances by Sleepy Jenn, Un-named nurses.

ACT FOUR-
Remain in hospital til Saturday - lots of x-rays, nasty tasting contrast, enema's (don't ask), meds, and further testing. Appearances by Dr. G, Sleepy Jenn, Un-named nurses, hubby & mom/dad.

ACT FIVE-
No surgery - hurrah!!! Discharge from hospital Sat. June 20th - Follow-up with Dr. G on Monday for game plan. Appearances by entire cast!

AND...................CURTAIN!!!!

P.S. The sequel to the play is that Sleepy Jenn caught up on sleep the entire weekend!!!!
Nothing like your own bed, quiet, and no interruptions to set the stage for a good nights sleep!

So there you have it folks - My week in review

I am feeling better although I am a bit tired still. I am sure that will get better each day.

I did get some good news this morning - My wonderful new doc, Dr. J called with my lab work results from my initial appt. She did the whole work-up on me -including cholesterol and vitamins. My total cholesterol was ..........wait for it............wait for it............. 148 and my triglyceride number was .......87 - BOOYA!!!!!! If you are interested - here is a webpage all about cholesterol by the American Heart Association.
As you can see, MY numbers are well within the normal range - YEP - NORMAL - can you freakin believe it? Something is actually NORMAL about me and I have proof!

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Bear with me if some of what I write comes out like diarrhea of the mouth for awhile.

There is so much stuff rattling around in my brain from not having blogged that I will have to slowly pace myself this week in catching up.

Today is good - The sun is shining, friends/family have called to offer love and support, and my Zoey kitten is laying on my hands purring as I type this!
YES - All in all I would say life is good today!!!

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2 comments:

imafishey said...

Goodness, you've been through it! I'm glad you're okay and your cholesterol is WONDERFUL!!

I'm glad you were able to get some rest over the weekend. Take care of yourself! =)

Beautiful Mess said...

Awww you poor thing! I hope you feel better soon! I'm glad that Zoey is taking care of your hands for you. What a good girl, she is.
*HUGS*