Sunday, December 30, 2007
Sunday, December 16, 2007
Saturday, December 1, 2007
well, i haven't posted for a few a few reasons but the main one being that i was in the hospital. let me just say here that if my spelling is loopy or my writing a bit meandering it is because i took some sleeping pills to help me sleep, and as you see, i am quite awake, but not quite alert. anyway, i went to the emergency room on a sunday night. i had had a quite severe stomache ache for about 3 days but didn't think i had anything to worry about because mindi had just had a similar stomache bug. (thanks min!) anyways, i started vomiting blood and that frightened me enough to get me to the emergency room.
let's say here that if medical terms and needles and such freak you out you may not want to read, but it's really not gross. just informational.
they were out of beds in the e.r. and so i took up residency in a cozy little cot out in the hall, bum flapping in the breeze for all to see. just kidding everyone - i wore my pj's and they had pants! after a few tests and prods they decided to admit me because i think they didn't have any idea what they were going to do with me and wanted me out of their hallway. so they sent me "upstairs" to a real room with the bed that moves up and down and all that. by that time the iv they had started on me in the e.r. was bleeding all over my hand and i wanted a new one and i wanted one now.
no one in the hospital is ever in a hurry. my nurse tried to put in a new iv and blew out the vein. then the head nurse tried (twice) and couldn't get it to work either. so they paged someone from the ICU unit and i had to wait for her. finally she came and said that i have good viens, they're just deep. i think that was her nice way of telling me that my arms are too fat. anyways, she couln't do it either and finally called in GABE, my angel in blue scrubs. one painless poke later and the iv was in. he is officially my hero and and my angel! he used to have to take blood from beligerant drunks at the police station, so he got very good at drawing blood in difficult cases.
anyways, i spent a few more days in the hospital to have this test, then that one. they are so slow there. by the end of my stay there i decided that they were more likely to kill you than cure you. oh, wait, one more scary story. i had taken a migriane medicine and started itching incredibly bad. in my semi-lucid state i thought that the oxygen mask i had on was making my face itch (not the allergy to the migraine meds, duh!), so i took it off and fell asleep. well, this girl wheels around a cart every hour to monitor your blood pressure, temp, and oxygen levels. she said that when she came in i was blue. my oxygen levels were 13 and need to be in the 90's. she put my oxygen back on and kept trying to wake me up. finally my nurse came in and started talking to me, which made no sense, because my ears sounded like someone had stuffed towels in them. it was the wierdest sensation. after a couple of hours i was back to normal but that really scared me. i had basically stopped breathing.
i'm home now, and i have a diagnosis : i have h.pylori bacteria in my stomache. they biospsied the lining of my stomache and found this lovely little bacterial infection. i'm on ani-biotics and should be back to my routine of milking cows and running marathons shortly.
here's a photo of GABE my new favorite man in blue scrubs...
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
...nope, just sprinkles. which is my idea of heaven.
my mom and i drove up to orange county to go to roger's gardens (an awesome garden/gift store) and look at their christmas stuff and their gardens. -by the way, if anyone is wondering what to get for me for christmas i found it there! it's a chandelier and it only costs $2,700. that's just pocket change!!!
anyways, after roger's gardens we went over to sprinkles which is this awesome cupcake store in los angeles and orange county. (it was on oprah -- ooh la la!) i pulled out my camera and took a picture, while the girl behind the counter told me that there is no photography allowed in the store -- oops!
look at all the pretty little cakes!!!
we ordered a lemon one and a pumpkin one so that we could share them.
now brynn, i know what you are going to say. i put the milk in the photo specifically so that you wouldn't say that they look like boobs!!!
the cupcakes are totally awesome.
mom loves the lemon one!!!
we ate both of the cupcakes...
but we don't like the dots on top that they import from france - yuck.
we decided to go buy some more to "take home to our husbands."
dad looks so happy!
and i am happy because vinny doesn't really like them - more for me!
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Monday, November 5, 2007
sorry - the picture thing on blogger isn't working, so stay tuned for the photos.
Saturday, November 3, 2007
Friday, November 2, 2007
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Monday, October 29, 2007
Saturday, October 27, 2007
Friday, October 26, 2007
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Saturday, October 20, 2007
Monday, October 15, 2007
Sunday, October 14, 2007
The weather was cool and fresh. and so were the apples! for those of you who don't know, julian is a sleepy little mountain town where we go in the fall to pick apples and eat and eat and eat apple pie. preferably with cheese on top. want a taste?
sorry, we ate it all! there is also a shop with tons of kinds of yummy stuff: from candy to nuts to chocolate to apple cider to candy apples.
these are vinny's favorite apples - covered in sugar!
we also saw a sad homeless man. do you recognize him?
Wait, isn't that dad?
come to think of it, where's mom?
oh, there she is!
we had a super fun time in julian!
the monty python sketch is one of Vinny's favorites. enjoy!
Saturday, October 13, 2007
Enjoy! i think i accidentally did the slide show as a seperate entry. i'll get the whole blog thing soon, i promise!