Mainiax: August 2008

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Hey Kat linked to me so I better put up a new post or I'll look bad.LOL Its the only time anyone ever finds my site.

Not much going on around her except work and running the bathroom I finally decided that my local hospital dr is a quack. a couple of months ago I went in to the ER the DR. said over and over I must have kidney stone well guess what nope it was my crohns. On the 3rd of this month I ended up back there and guess what she said I had a kidney stone this time and a uti. She gave me some scripts and sent me on my way. So this past weekend I was hurting again on that same side. So I call my mom crying and decided I am not going to the ER I had plenty of pain killers left and that was all they were going to do is dope me up give me an anti and send me home heck I can do that. I called my primary who gave me something for the burning/frequent pee thinking it was a bladder infection again and said if it still was bad early in the week to call him. It was and I did. Yesterday I went in to see him and he called the hospital to get my c-t scan results and know what he found yes I did have a kidney stone on the 3rd but also my intestines were really enflamed on the left side. What on the left? I told the ER I usually had crohns problems on the right. This is a completely new problem. Doc probed around on my belly and sent me right off the table. He thinks that yes the stone was there but it was small and my intestines were causing the pain and now because they are swollen they are pushing on my bladder and making me feel like I have to pee every 5 minutes. He wants me to see my gastro guy as soon as possible and as my luch would have it he is on vacation until Tuesday and I can get in with his nurse pract on the 5th. My primary is going to call him when he gets back and update him on what is happening. I just hope it doesnt get worse between now and then.

That is all the new drama here I have been working, knitting, going to church oh speaking of that here is a picture of Mike last week at vacation bible school. I worked all week 7-5 then went with him 5-8 every day Friday was the big show and Sunday that sang at mass he loved it all week and screws off during the show every year but hey what are you going to do hes a kid. Have a great weekend tonight is my last night and I have the next two days off to sleep yea

Thursday, August 07, 2008

timing is everything

for those that know my you know I have crohns and a couple of months ago I had a partial blockage. Since then I have been really careful about what I eat. Well last week I had corn on the cob for the first time since then. Friday morning I got up feeling crampy, took a pain killer went back to bed and got up fine. I worked Friday night and Sat night. I had talked to Kats dad about going down to see Jo and the girls on Sunday after church everything was ok until I drove home Saturday night. I thought I just had to pee all the way home, I got home went to the bathroom and the pain in my side just kept getting worse and worse, finally I had to wake Ray crying what do I do I promise I will never eat corn again. He told me to go to the hospital and get checked out I knew I couldnt drive so I called my dad luckily he was home and not at his girlfriends. We did like 80mph all the way through town to the hospital. They at least didnt make me wait it was midnight on Saturday/Sunday but it did take 3 nurses, a doctor and seven tries to finally get an iv in by then I was crying please anything for the pain. once I had a double shot of morphine in me I got a ride to the c-scan I was so doopy I felt like I was in one of the shows where you see the lights above the stretcher going down the hall la la la Then I went back to my room and waited until 4am for them to tell me I had a kidney stone and a UTI well that was a first at least it wasnt a blockage that was my worse fear since I have only been at this job a couple of months and that would have laid me up for awhile. now about the timing is everything my insurance went into effect on Friday and this was Saturday my body was nice to me the entire time we were on Rays shitty insurance with really high copays. Sunday I didnt make it to see Jo, I hope they understand I never got out of my p j's well I take that back around 10 am Michael came in the room and said nana and grandma are stopping in on the way back north so I got up and helped pick up and put some shorts on while they were here. Monday I had to go to Augusta for a training class I apologized to the teacher before class because I had to keep running out to pee. and nope I never did find the stone in strainer of course I might have missed it but I do feel better. So that was my weekend how was yours?


ps still no word from my daughter but I did talk to her dad and she is mad at him and her grandmother too. grandma took the car away because she didn't pay the insurance and then took off to stay with friends. So at least it not just me she hates anymore. I so hope she finds a way to see what she is doing to everyone including herself and her little brother that misses her so much. here is a picture of them happy together

Friday, August 01, 2008

Have I told you how much I love my job. Well I do except for having to memorize every trooper in southern Maine that has been my only slow learning point there are alot of troopers. The other thing I like is working second shift I get to knit during the day if its raining and Ive brought Mike to school its like having more time off the house is sooo quite, most of the hours I'm working the boys are sleeping so I'm not missing anything at home. This is what I have been working on, Rays sweater I have the front and back done and am now working on the sleeves so I can get it done for the fair. While I kept taking pictures Ray was like are you done, are you done, you cant tell but it was almost 90 out the the sweater is wool. He is such a good sport.

This week Micheal, Meme and I went to funtown/splashtown meme even went in the pool with Michael for a few minutes. She is 79 and did I tell you she works there. This is her 12th year running the teacups ride. She loves it talking to the french people all day and it keeps her out of the house. She was surposed to work 3 days but they talked her into 4 because they dont have much help. Here are a couple of pictures. The little boy is a friend michael made on a ride he is Mass. They hung out together the rest of the day his parents dont like rides and this ride they are on I just cant do the backwards anymore so I was very happy Michael had someone to ride with that wasnt me. I did go on everything else with him. and one more picture of Michael driving meme in the old cars its the only ride she goes on.