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Friday, April 22, 2005

Oh the Joy of a Colonscopy~

The colonscopy wasn't the problem, it was the prep. If you live through that, you can survive just about anything...even raising your teenager.

My doc opted for the pill method for me...32 of them all together. He said with my current problems it would be easier on my system. I got the script filled and when I saw the size of those pills, I almost passed out. I can swallow big pills but these were mothership size and I had to break them in half so that meant swallowing 64 pills...oh the horror!

I don't know about anyone else but the prep made me ill, sweating, shakes, nausea.

In between running and I do mean running to the bathroom, I was laying on the couch just hoping to get through it.

The highlight of my night was when Marc was reading night stories to Mer and I'm still sprawled on the couch, sweating, shaking and trying not to throw up between bathroom trips...Josh starts singing that old song Bicycle Race by Queen...this part...

Bicycle bicycle bicycle
I want to ride my bicycle bicycle bicycle
I want to ride my bicycle
I want to ride my bike
I want to ride my bicycle
I want to ride it where I like

He's not just singing it, he's crooning for the entire house to hear while playing it off of his i-pod through his computer.

At some point in that verse, I run to bathroom, Mer follows along doing her "naughty shake" dance and wanting to know why I'm peeing out of my butt.

Josh is still crooning, louder than ever and Marc...well, he's used to all of this and he can't say much because he's got these acupuncture things taped into his ears so he's as weird as the rest of us!

posted by Angie @ 4/22/2005 06:48:00 AM |

Monday, April 18, 2005

Sleep! Oh, Glorious...Glorious Sleep!

Sleep has been evading me for a couple of weeks and I had been running on about two hours of it for the last five days.

I usually don't do well on no sleep but this time around I did better than usual. I just chalked it up my throat hurting so bad and eventually it would get better or I would get so tired that I'd sleep and I did...last night...allllllllll night long!

I went to a new GI Doctor today. He was warm, friendly, answered all my questions and didn't seem to be running a cattle mill. He's going to do my EGD on Thursday and when he's done my Colon Doc will do the colonoscopy.

He changed my meds and told me that it would take at least three months of very aggressive treatment to determine if these meds would work or not. I'm tired of my throat hurting and praying these meds work.

April Last Year...Emergency Hemorrhoid Surgery
April This Year...LPR Reflux & Stomach Issues
April isn't my month!

posted by Angie @ 4/18/2005 08:26:00 PM |

Friday, April 15, 2005

Mer and I took Josh to school this morning, and I must say it was beautiful outside!

The sun was out, the dew on the grass glistened just so, the birds were singing just the right tune, the kids were happy, I feel fairly good this morning.

While driving I was thinking about how fast this time will pass and I won't be driving them both...the early morning chatter, the, "Mom, I Love You", the, "Josh, stop bothering me", the, "I want a hug and kiss before you leave...from Mer"...these days are ohhhhhh soooooo numbered!

I cherish this time, I cherish that I don't have to get up and go to a full time job outside the home, I cherish that I have a choice.

I especially cherish my darling husband who freely and lovingly gives me the choice!

posted by Angie @ 4/15/2005 07:41:00 AM |

Monday, April 11, 2005

Yeah Josh!

We went to the Underclassmen Awards Ceremony tonight at the high school and Josh received his first academic patch that he can look forward to sewing on to his letter jacket. That was terrific, he makes really good grades and his class ranking is wonderful right now.

The bigger surprise to both of us was that he was also awarded, Outstanding Student of the Year in Pre-Ap Algebra I.

Josh is really a great young man, I know that...Marc knows that...we all do. It's just really wonderful for it to be acknowledged by someone other than us.

When they announced it, I got big crocodile tears.

He's my baby, it seems like just yesterday when I was taking him to his first day of school and now he's a freshman.

He used to worry about what character was on his backpack and lunchbox and now he worries about his band music and his grades...but he's still my baby and always will be.

Congrats to you my son! You are a fine young man and we are *Very Proud* of you!

posted by Angie @ 4/11/2005 09:31:00 PM |

Confession Time!

There are so many times that I think, I want to be sure and blog about this or that but I end up being too tired. I really hate that too because having this blog allows me to look back over time and have a record of things that I might of otherwise forgotten.

April isn't my month, last year it was my emergency hemmorhoid surgery and this year I was diagnosed with Laryngopharyngeal Reflux.

On another note some people get spring sinuses, I on the otherhand, get the spring shits.

I was supposed to have a colonoscopy done last year to rule out anything other than IBS but of course I put it off and after having yards of gauze pulled out of my ass from the hemmorhoid surgery you prolly would have too.

After finding out about this lovely type of reflux that makes me
1) Sound like a man on a bad day
2) Sound like a teenage boy who's going through puberty with a cracking voice on a good day
I'm afraid to skip any doctor's appointment.

I might get lucky and get scoped from the top and bottom all at once...yay! Better than gauze!

Today's a great day, I'm cracking away...my voice that is!

posted by Angie @ 4/11/2005 01:50:00 PM |

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11 years between the...ahem...darling...children...they both think they are only children.

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