Monday, October 27, 2008

Update on me

Surgery is on Thursday. They are hoping I am home Saturday....maybe Sunday. Not sure exactly which ovary tumor is on due to conflicting reports from MRI and U/S. WIll probably remove uterus but will try to save an ovary depending on the lab tests from pathology.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

October Odes......

Tyler playing soccer. So far they have won every game, often by a landslide and removing players on mercy plays.

Lexi, playing soccer

Nicole's band perfoming "Arlington". They've gotten standing ovations every time they have done this patriotic perfomance so far.

Local Fair beginning of the month

We chaperoned Lexi's kindergarten class the one day.

Took Lexi and Tyler a few times as well.

Colors Of Autumn

Nothing new to report about myself.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Quick update

The large mass is from one ovary and I have anther cyst off the other one. The large one is a benign tumor/cyst. They use both terms so I don't know quite what to call it. It is 10 cm big and it is pushing on all the other parts making life uncomfy. The MRI was not fun. That is all I will say about that, but if you ever need one, if you turn your head up, you can see out the other end and that helps with claustrophobia immensely. I am to have surgery to remove both on October 30.....probably hysterectomy. Will be in a couple of days. Sorry I have not been on but the stress of just not knowing was making me exhausted plus this thing inside me does not help with the tiredness. Been feeling some better since we now know what it is and what is being done about it. Now I just want it OUT!

Friday, October 10, 2008


I haven't been feeling well for at least this past month. I went to the doctor on Monday who sent me for an ultrasound. They found a large mass behind my uterus and a cyst on my ovary.
Tonight I have to get an MRI and I go to the OB next Wednesday. This morning I spent doing something I never thought I would have to do..... an ovarian cancer screen. I am really bummed because I just started my new job and I am afraid of what this will mean. I will proably need to be out several weeks as I will need a c-section size incision due to the size of the mass so pleasse keep me in prayer as we make decisions.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

To dispel any rumor flying about..........

No, that is not a love sick elephant loose in our house..........

And no, it's not moose season in our neck of the woods........

And no, we are not becoming a grizzly bear habitat........

Nope, we didn't take a BB gun to the local alley cats..........

It's merely Tyler using his compter disk to learn to play trombone.......

I did tell him he is doing great job because, even though he just got it,
he is doing a great job with playing on beat.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Update on Nicole..... as requested..... :D

I just thought I would update you about how Nicole's appointment with her cardiologist went on Tuesday. Basically she has is Vasovagal syncope.
When she exercises the doctor wants her to walk to cool down and not go directly to a stop and stand position. She must drink plenty of water....hydration is very important. She also must increase salt intake especially for breakfast since she has phys ed first block. There is no cure but if she continues to have problems they will give her more tests and possibly start her on medication to control it. The dr says it is better if she actually faints all the way because then the body corrects itself better rather than the partial blacking out she's been getting. When the dr did tests, Nicole's blood pressure was not responding like it should have which would cause the blacking out, headaches and lightheadedness. We are to return in a few weeks for an update. Please read the website above if you wish to know more but it is not life threatening....just annoying. I know because I have it as well.

Tonight Nicole is at another band competition. She probably won't be home until after midnight.

Our town's fair starts on Monday. Tomorrow we will be taking in Tyler's Legos and models and Lexi's picture she colored. I will probably try and take pics during the week. Norm and I go with Lexi's class on Wednesday.

Was in talking to my supervisor on Friday. They are going to hire me as permanant part-time. It will become official when the board votes on it the end of the month. I will prepare salads when I get there, work the line first lunch and then basically be in the dishroom the rest of the time. The good news is I should be getting a steady four hours since they work later in there. The supervisor told me she liked it that they threw everything at me and I took it all in stride. Then she sent me out to get to work where I was thrown a huge curve ball...... we were told to vacate the building immediately for a bomb threat! Oh lovely! I know it was a copy cat because another district in the county had one earlier this week and they were dumb enough to put it on the news. And supid me had left my coat at home because the day before I wore and and left my keys in it, forgot I wore the coat in and could not find my keys for awhile. So I left it at home....on the cold day we get a bomb threat. Someone loaned me a sweatshirt and we all grabbed blankets from our cars. It was bad enough everything was already late because the kids had a special class that day and everything got pushed back. Lunch was really late because of the threat. Then the kids had the nerve to complain because we pulled out the paper trays and plasticware. I felt bad having to leave at 2:00 because they were still serving last lunch and so I knew they had at least an hour of work to go yet. I knew Lexi would panic if I wasn't there because she did on Thursday when I was late not being able to find my keys. So that was my excitement for the week. This week our school has a half day on Wednesday which means we don't work and no school on Thursday and Friday due to the fair and business expo.