Tuesday, March 27, 2012

quick post - good article about caregiver stress: http://www.unpreparedcaregiver.com/2012/03/what-you-need-to-know-about-caregiver-stress/

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Linking up for Thursdays w/ Neely!

It's OK...

*to not at all understand all the hype around hunger games. (And who has time to read anyway?? I don't, or maybe it's more that grad school made me not want to read again for a long time?)

*to be super excited about eating a Publix sub in <24 hours *to be a little upset that my new TOMS (first pair) - the black crochet ones - will not arrive until tomorrow...after my flight :\ but I only wear flip flops in Florida anyway *to really miss playing tennis and having friends who play tennis (daily) *that I've given myself an extra few days to recover before going back to the gym..I really want to go back but the doctor said it's fine, just don't push myself too hard...but, I don't live by that and I don't want to go to the gym just to go easy, so I'm resting instead *to have switched to the Cherry Blossom 5K instead of 10-miler (I haven't run since November and I had been planning to run some in March but then couldn't since my surgery was pushed back (by me)) *that I've pretty much been wearing flip flops every day since the last time it snowed (and it barely even snowed) *that I had so much fun talking about UF to admitted students..I really really really think I may want to work in higher education somehow *to really want to read this book after reading the "search inside" stuff

*to sorta kinda wish my wedding cake looked like this:

*to want this jacket, even though i never wear them to work (or ever):

*to think this purse is so awesome:

*to also really really want this clutch:

...and this penguin ring

*to love this necklace

*and, lastly, it's OK to really really really really wish I was here right now:

Thursday, March 15, 2012

here are things that people who are newly/recently married are "supposed" to think of:
saving money for babies
babies growing into kids
fixing up house
diy projects on house
kids going to school
saving for retirement
moving to the suburbs
family stuff

how many of the above things do i think of? zero. what is wrong with me?

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Surgery is not fun. Going under is so stressful, but then it's over and you feel drunk/out of it, so that part is kind of fun, but waking up not being able to talk and feeling like someone is stabbing you in the throat..not fun at all!

-Hearing your heartbeat in surround sound in the operating room before you go under is one of the creepiest things ever.
-I remember my eyes starting to close after the anesthesiologist said ok here's oxygen and now I'm giving you anesthesia through the IV...
-When I woke up, first thing I said was please have my parents check to make sure my husband got home ok. He had a doctor's appointment and he didn't answer my call when I called him literally before they wheeled me away. (I kind of made them wait, the doctors and nurse were standing there ready to wheel me away and I said wait wait wait...and then he didn't answer. I felt like such an ass.)
-Waking up with random bruises and the little sticky blue things from monitors is kind of weird.
-My throat hurt for two days..the first day it literally felt like someone was stabbing me with a knife..I could only eat ice cream, and even drinking hurt.
-I've been so dizzy the last few days, I guess it has gotten a little less each day but it's hard to concentrate and sometimes I feel like my head is just going to fall over or my vision is shaky. I don't think that's normal.
-Other stuff has happened that I don't think is supposed to happen either; I called my surgeon and left a message, but he hasn't called back yet. I'm worried I may have an infection. I was sooo sweaty this morning when I got to work...not good!
-I would not choose to have elective surgery again :\ even though this is to treat a medical issue..I wonder what would have happened if I had just waited. I'd still be working out!
-Not working out sucks so bad. The doctor said wait at least a week until the follow-up appointment, but seeing how the stuff is healing..I think I will be out longer than that :x