Quick Update

Hmmm…sounds as if I’m repeating myself.

I’m making most of my posts over at my cancer blog but I will update here really quick.

Surgery recovery has been progressing but slow.  I tire easily.

Cancer was evident in the Lymph Nodes, of which 17 of 19 were removed in my pelvic area.  Further tests indicate, as of today, that they GOT THAT BITCH and I am in REMISSION BABY!

I start chemo Monday (well, ho-freaking-ray), one week prior to my 40th birthday.  I’ll have three chemo cycles, followed by a cycle of radiation (um 5 weeks of radiation – once a day, every day- ouch), and then three more cycles of chemo.

But I’m in remission, and that’s all I give a damn about.  Go me!

Updates are a Helpful Thing

So, in reference to my last post, the baby did in fact arrive on August 6th, and about 10:20pm. She was 7lbs, 12.5 oz, and gorgeous.  Her name is Alani.  Her big sister Braelyn is still not sure about this whole “sister” thing.  Grammie is in love.  Jessica had a very rough labor and delivery which ended in an emergency c-section and her being under general anesthesia.  Alani was sunny-side-up and stuck.  Mamma and baby are both doing wonderfully now and Jess says Alani is a very good baby.

Class finished up last week.  I got my final back and managed to get an A.  Hallelujah.  Stats is over.  Yay.

Surgery is scheduled for the 22nd.  More about that on my other blog (see link below).

Holy Cow – Busy!

Sorry I’ve been absent, but it’s been a whirlwind around here.  Between work, and my new jewelry business, and housework and getting ready for classes starting, I’ve hardly had time to do anything at all, like blogging!

So, if you haven’t already, please check out my etsy page!  I’ve got lots of pretty things for sale.  I’ve sold quite a bit too, so my stock is pretty much revolving.  Each week there should be something new.  And I’m still pushing my grand reopening discount of 20%!  Just ask me how!

School starts back up for me next week, but my class actually opened up yesterday, and of course, I have assignments that are due next week, so I’ll be getting started on them this week.  I’m really hoping accounting  hasn’t changed too much in the past 13 years.  Of course, I realize already how different the undergrad classes are from the graduate – but c’est la vie – I gotta do what I gotta do!

My knee continues to heal, and PT continues to torture me.  But this time I am seeing results, so that’s a plus.  I’m working downtown 3 days a week, and working from home two days, until I can get some more stamina on the knee.  I go back to the ortho on the 17th.  I can bend up to 137 degrees now (that’s a good thing) but I’m still fighting a limp and some pain and definitely swelling, which sucketh. 

So, let’s see…what else…hmmm…nada.  Darn I’m boring.  I won’t even talk about the Eagles Season except to say that my team sucketh.

So, what’s new with you?

Whut? Oh Yeah, I Have Some Blogs

Whine…kvetch…moan…that’s pretty much what I’ve been doing for the past few weeks, and blogging isn’t a priority.  You don’t want to repeatedly hear me whine about my knee, and really, not much else is going on.

We are getting by…day by day, minute by minute.  Surgery is five days away.  And I have nearly 20 days of work to do in the next five days.  Both for work, and here at the house.  I’m done.  My knee needs to rest.  My body needs a rest.  I’d go out on short term now, but honestly, I like my boss too much to do it.  I don’t want to leave him high and dry.  So, off to work I go.

In other news, not much is going on. I’m disgusted over the Casey Anthony verdict.  Disgusted more so because I’m one of those women who want a child badly, and can’t have one, and yet here is this dumbass who clearly did SOMETHING to her child and threw her away like she was yesterday’s trash.  Breaks my heart and makes me lose faith in humanity.

Oh, and I’m very upset that I will not be able to go to the opening of Harry Potter.  Stupid knee.

So, that’s what’s going on.  Sorry it’s not more exciting.

Blowing the Dust Off

Oh Hai.

So, I haven’t posted much because I haven’t had much to write about.  Blah blah knee surgery coming blah blah.  Blah blah physical therapy blows blah blah. 

Honestly, there’s nothing else going on.  We are heading to VA for the long weekend for my last hurrah while I have two good legs to stand on.  I’m all cleared for the surgery and now I’m just waiting for the 13th.  Albeit, impatiently.  I’m so ready for this to be over with.

So, that’s why I haven’t posted much.  You don’t want to hear all the boring “I don’t wanna have another surgery” stuff.

Will probably post more once I”m post op.

Unavoidable

Surgery, that is.

I saw my ortho on Friday…hoping against all hope he’d ask me to continue my PT and maybe get a cortisone shot.

Psh.

He took one look at my MRI.  Severe arthritis.  No cartilage.  None.

Surgery is now scheduled for July 13th.  But this isn’t going to be like the last surgery.  The last one was outpatient.  It was arthriscopic.  It hurt like a bitch, because Iwasn’t allowed to put any weight at all on it for two weeks, but I came home with an ace bandage and a little bandaid.

This surgery is different.  They are opening my knee up.  I’m going to have him clean out the knee, but in addition to that, he’s going to do a cartilage grapht.  Which apparently means they are taking my knee cap out, flipping it over, and graphting cartliage on the back of the knee cap, and then putting it back in.

At which point I said, “Wait, can you go back to the whole part where you said, ‘Taking the knee cap out?'”

And kept myself from throwing up.

Four to six week recovery period and my knee is going to be in an immobilizer.  My poor boss.  I think I need to offer to pay for his next prescription of xanax.

So…paging Dr. Summeroff….paging Dr. Summeroff….

Adventures In Orthopoedics

So, this week has been a real stinker for my body.

I’ve been getting these huge cramps in my feet in the evening.  You know the kind of cramps you get in the back of your leg that make you scream and hop around the bedroom like a crazed kangaroo?

Well, I’ve been getting them in my feet.  It makes my toes curl up, but not in a good way.  So, I saw my podiatrist on Monday, and apparently my feet are deformed.  Those are his words.  Deformed Feet.  Special.  What he said was that my toes are lower than my heel (or my heel is lower than my toe?  I can’t exactly remember) and it’s causing extra stress on my feet, especially now that I’ve lost weight.  The stress is causing my feet to cramp at night.  So, I’m having orthodics made.  In the meantime, they have put me on flexiril in the evenings before bed.

WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

I feel like the older sister in 16 Candles most nights…

So, after that appointment, I went to my orthopoedist.  My right knee (not that one I had surgery on before) has been bad.  Grinding.  Clicking.  Popping.  Etc.  *squick*  It’s also been hurting like a mo-fo.  So, I had x-rays.  Bone spurs.  Tonight I’m having an MRI, and last night, they sent me to PT.  Now, if you have knee problems that involve bone spurs, you probably already know that PT doesn’t help.  The therapist even told me PT doesn’t help.  What he did tell me what that in this instance, they are preparing my muscles for surgery.

Yay.

More Surgery.

Yay.

Only not.

Also, my right knee cap is not in the right place.  It’s supposed to be in the middle of your knee.  Mine is over to the right.  Which is causing more issues.  And my knee is bone on bone.

Just like the left one was three years ago.

Paging Dr. Summeroff…

I so don’t want surgery again.

Although it does help that my doctor is pretty cute…

But surgery is all “ouchie” and whatnot.

Sigh.

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