Sunday, November 30, 2008

This is what dedication looks like:

Originally uploaded by mlochk22@
And if you've never seen it before, here it is. Over 50 years at our local hospital caring for individuals, remembering house calls, and being paid with whatever the patients could give you, including animals, fruits, and grains, as well as their own hard work. It was wonderful listening to his stories. I found it even more memorable that he asked one of my coworkers (who is slightly younger than I) if she would like to have the painting in his office back, since it was done by her grandmother. Wow, talk about connections to the town people.


I just love how everyone in the pic, but one guy who never smiles, is smiling! Its a warm fuzzy pic!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Adult Tonsillectomy, the rest of it!

By the Sunday after my tonsillectomy, I had house cleaning to do and was not feeling well still, thanks to that damn cold on top of everything else! I did clean the house, but my weekly home blessing, which normally takes me about 2 hours if stretching it out, took me 4 and a half hours to complete. I didn't realize how quickly I would tire out and have to sit down to rest!

Monday, I went to work. Hindsight is 20/20, and I should've stayed home that day. I tried to do too much and wound up having some post op bleeding. I was fast acting and got it stopped within 5-10 minutes, no big deal. I was still running a fever, so no allergy shot for me! That didn't happen, in fact, until that Friday! I also called the doc, since I had taken my last bit of antibiotics, and was still running a fever. I was told I should be ok, as the antibiotic would stay in my system for about 3-4 more days, after ending it. Turned out all right, in the end. Left work early cause I just couldn't make it through the whole damn day.

Tuesday, should've stayed home, but didn't. Had another smaller bleeding episode. Still had that damn cold (which actually didn't leave until about the middle of the next week) but felt a bit better overall.

I am now feeling really good! It's a month post op, everything looks really good back in there. My best bit of advise that I never thought of...don't use toothpaste that foams. It's difficult to get it out when you're mouth is swollen and it hurts to spit, I used just baking soda and good luck getting to those back teeth! Also, get an appointment for a teeth cleaning, cause you will so want one. I already had on scheduled for the 17th of Nov, almost a month later and they had to scrape and scrape the back teeth, cause they were nasty! I hadn't been able to brush those teeth for about 2 and a half weeks. Also, you will get sick of ice cream and pudding and will do anything to get away from it, I promise you that!

Oh, and would I recommend this to anyone? Only if it's necessary!

Me, you picked me? I really won something? Wow!

That's right folks, me, the one who never, ever, ever wins anything, won something!

I read a lot of blogs (understatement!!) and one of them is Phat Fiber Sample Box. I really enjoy all of my blogs, and this one is no exception! So when they had a contest on a set of handmade stitch markers from Pedras, I thought "hmmm, why not? I like that set there...not too girly, functional, and I like them." So, left a comment, but didn't think I would win anything! However, I did!!

Wow! I had to read the blog post ~ twice!! LOL!!! How's that for funny? Didn't think it was me the first time...It was my blog name that finally got my attention!

So, my winnings should be on its way soon, as I have emailed Jessie with my RL addy, so here's to learning some more patience!

And to both Jessie and Priscilla, Thanks!!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Just an FYI

I'm not dead, I promise!! I just got sidetracked!! Lots of pics to come, and some talking, etc.

Sorry for the long delay!