01 August 2009

knocking on death's door

Well this has been a loooooong week. All day monday I was in the hospital with a severe headache that I finally succumbed to after 2 weeks. I got an IV and some morphine, which was the best part, cause I finally got some relief. After that I got a CT Scan, which came back clear (no bleeds!) and a lumbar puncture, which was the worst part of the day. I actually had two medical students doing the procedure under the supervision of two doctors and a nurse and Kyle. Kyle actually had to leave the room for some water, because he thought he was going to pass out. I think it's safe to say that when we do decide to have kids, that I will be on my own during labor! The lumbar puncture came back clear, so no bleeds! I was sent home with hydro-codeine and anti-inflammatory. The next few days actually got worse. I couldn't even stand up I was in so much pain. I attempted to go to work on Thursday, but ended up pulling over and Kyle had to come get me.

I went to the doctor again yesterday and she said that I had a lot of swelling and redness in my nose and fluid in my ears. So she has me on some steroids for the inflammation and antibiotics for any infections. She wants to start simple to see if that is the problem and wants to check back up on me in a week. I've done a full day on the new meds, and I am already feeling better. The dark circles under my eyes are starting to fade and I do not look so pale. I was literally looking like I was knocking on death's door, and I certainly felt that way. The "edge" of the headache has subsided and I actually have some energy. I have been awake since 4 a.m. and I am not 100% sure what that is all about, but I have been resting a lot lately. My mom almost flew out here, and to be honest I almost let her! No one can take care of me as good as her, Kyle is a very, very close second. I am pretty pathetic when I am sick, and I think he gets annoyed! :) Thanks for all the thoughts and prayers!

Kyle is still doing well in school! His average in class is about a 99.6%, which is still amazing! I am very proud of him! He just started the hardest division and he is feeling a bit nervous about it, he thinks he might fail, but I know and anyone who knows him, knows that failure isn't an option for him! Just so he feels better, everyone say your prayers and keep your fingers crossed!

17 July 2009

My mom had a bit of a scare a few weeks ago. She had a few scary moles on her and a breast cancer scare. Turns out everything is FINE! The moles were not benign and had to be removed, but it turns out the lump in her breast is benign! YAY! I am sure she is not happy with me for posting this but I DONT CARE!! I am so happy that she is going to be ok, I could cry! I was very afraid for awhile and wasn't willing to prepare for the worst. Besides my husband, my mom is the person I admire the most in the world, and I would have missed her terribly! Thank God everything is going to be ok! Prayers do get answered!

14 July 2009

The uuuugly fish we were cacthing, a remora. They attach themselves to the underbelly of sharks and feed on their leftovers. ugh! yuck!

Florida Heaven!

We are finally settled in the house! We have all of our stuff put away and there was only a little damage to our furniture! Its so nice to sleep in our own king size bed!

Kyle is the only person in his class with a 100 average. Even though I think this makes all of his classmates made, and makes his instructors a little harder on him, he loves it! His graduation date is Jan 20th and reservations at Casa de Kinard are fillin' up fast! :)

I am working again, and so far my new store is good. A LOT busier than my last one, so I am still getting used to having so much more volume! I am selling Scentsy too, so let me know if you need anything! My favorite scent so far is CamuCamu!

We got an awesome opportunity to go out boating with our friends Jay and Jenn. Jay was Kyle's roommate in Alabama, and Jenn is his wife. They invited us to go out to Crab Island with them. Crab Island is just off Destin, a popular resort town just across the bay, and it is a little sand bar that is about waist deep and it has a little hamburger stand and an ice cream stand. People go out there in their boats and just drink beer and eat hot dogs and hamburgers and hang out! Then we decided to go a little deeper in the water to see if the guys could catch some fish. They caught a few Remoras (see pic), which is a suckerfish, who attach themselves to big mammals. They are uuuuugly fish! They are not good for eating, so we threw them back. I got a little toasty warm on the boat, so I decided to jump into the water, and everyone freaked out and wanted me out of the open water, because apparently there are things that can bite you out there....scary! We say some dolphins out in the water, but turns out, dolphins are hard to get pictures of, so you can't see them in the pretty water!I had a few too many Mojito's with Jennifer and wasn't feeling too hot the next day, so that wasn't helping my picture taking abilities!

I've decided that I am going to go for a master's degree in Emergency and Disaster Management, all I need to do now is finish my last few classes for my bachelors and on to the masters it is! I am pretty excited!

We have a spare room and a couch for whoever wants to visit! I think my mom and family are going to come for Thanksgiving, so I am so excited to see them, but the weather is always nice here!! hint, hint!

25 June 2009

Whoop Whoop!

THANK YOU JESUS we finally are in our house! We got the keys yesterday, and now all we need is some furniture....so far things in the house are good, we have the kitties back, but they are not too sure what to think. 

All of our furniture comes tomorrow and I can finally go and buy some ketchup, mayo, and mustard!! The internet guy was just here and now we have super fast internet, which I am sooooo excited for!! Dish Network also coms tomorrow, now all we gotta do is get a washer and dryer and unpack! 

18 June 2009

Day 22

Stiiiiiiiiilllll in a hotel. Day 22. I am probably going to freak out at any moment now. The carpet was replaced yesterday and I was told that it just needs to be cleaned. Hopefully we can be in on Monday. 

Kyle has gotten 100% on everyone of his tests. Even though this month has been expensive and stressful, I know that he really loves this material, which makes all the hassle worth it all. 

The Creepy Lizard Sighting Count is now at 8. yuck! 

Other than that, there isn't much to report on. I am in hiding so that perhaps I can save myself the cost of any more speeding tickets. Kyle said to me the other night as I was crying because of my lead foot "you know you could've gotten a new Coach purse for what you paid in speeding tickets?" He is 100% right, but I wanted to smack him for saying such blasphemous things! :)

All of our "household" goods are in Florida, in a storage warehouse. They are delivering it on Wednesday, so hopefully we have somewhere to put it!! 

16 June 2009

Speedy Gonzalas!

Ok, well I had a not so great day yesterday. Well it started with trying to navigate my way to my first day at work, and I got a speeding ticket. First one in 5 years. I went to work and that actually turned out fine. Just a tiny two hour shift, then it was off the the biggest factory outlet mall I have ever seen with Jaime and Jenn. We had a good time. Jaime is having her first baby boy, so we got to look at purses and baby clothes all day! Fun stuff! We shopped and shopped and shopped. 

On the way home, I got pulled over AGAIN and got ANOTHER speeding ticket. I managed to make it back to the hotel before I actually broke down and started crying. Just seems like this chapter in my life has been going wrong in almost every possible way!

I woke up this morning deciding to "make my own miracle" like my mom tells me to do and I called the maintenance office to see what more they have to do to the house. They are doing something with the carpet and then they have to clean it. It would be a miracle if we got in there on friday, which I don't think we will, but hopefully we will be able to get out of here on Monday!