Friday, August 28, 2009

Scentsy fanatic

I don't know if many of you have heard of scentsy, but i am a total fan! It is a wickless candle so you can have a great smelling house without worrying about setting your house on fire! You put the cubes in the warmer and it slowly melts them. It gets warm but never hot so you can put your finger in it and not get burned. I first saw these years ago at a home and garden show and have used them since. I don't use candles anymore (but i do have them up for decor). I have three warmers around the house and a plug in in a bathrooom. They also have ones for cars (which of course i have!). They have many many scents to choose from and they last quite a while. I highly recommend them if you can't tell =)
I am up early this morning and hoping to get a nap in before i work tonight. Justin is out of town for the weekend and his brother is coming to house/dogsit while im at work. Brea just had her final shots so she can finally go for walks now, yay! We took her for her first walk yesterday and it was funny, i should have taken pictures. She did pretty good for her first time. She had to run though to catch up with Chase's slow walk. By the time we were done she was panting and tired! Hope everyone had a great weekend!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Low-key weekend

Had a good, weekend, got a lot done. I feel a lot better, no more pain from surgery so i was happy to be able to do the things i used to do. We got the house cleaned up since it was long overdue! The exciting thing is that we got our new couch!! I did not like our old couch and since i spend a decent amount of time on it =), i decided to get a new one. My dad liked my old one so he ended up buying our old one. I was scared when we bought it because it was big. Our living room is a weird shape, and small, so there wasn't much space or many options of how to set it up. But luckily it fit better than i thought it would. And it's so comfy!!! There isn't any room to put much else in the living room but that is OK by me.

We also made a grocery run which was also very much needed. I studied and did an online test for NRP, TRIED to teach Brea some new tricks, and started my wedding album. A very productive weekend if i do say so myself.
Next week is the fair and i'm excited! I just like walking around and eating the fair food =)


Saturday, August 15, 2009

A whole bunch of...nothing

Today I am actually starting to feel like my old self again. The first few days after surgery were really tough. I was fine as long as i wasn't moving positions, but moving hurt so bad! I really underestimated the gas pains i would be feeling. I know the doctor warned me, and said "everyone experiences them differently" but i thought i would be A Ok in a few days. Wrong! Up until today, it hurt to take deep breaths, so i was always shallow breathing when i wasn't lying down. Now, me being a nurse, i knew the importance of walking, and taking deep breaths. But actually trying to do it is a whole different story!
So yesterday before the weekend hit, i called my doc's office just to see if he could tell me around how long these pains would last. He wasn't in the office, but the nurse took my questions to another doctor, who in return seemed concerned about the pains i was having in my chest and wanted to see me. The people who know me can guess what i was thinking "do i have a pulmonary embolism?!" But after seeing me, the doctor didn't seem concerned. He examined my abdomen because he said he was concerned about abdominal perforation. He said my abdomen checked out fine and the pains i was having everywhere else was just the gas pains to be expected. He reassured me that everyone is different in how long they absorb all the gas bubbles, and said i probably was just absorbing them slowly.
It was also a viscious cycle because i would take my heavy pain meds for the pain, but they would knock me out so much that all i did was sleep and wasn't up walking. So today i only took ibuprofen, and even though it doesn't completely take the pain away, at least i am up walking.
That was probably more info than anyone wanted to hear, but i am just resting now and have watched everything possible on tv and the dogs are sleeping and justin is running errands, so this is all i have left to do =)
So i'm giving my body a week's worth of rest, and hopefully by next week i will be as good as new! Believe me, it was hard calling in sick to work this weekend, but in the end, my health is worth it.

Above are the beautiful flowers my hubby got me to cheer me up, please excuse the barf bag sitting next to it! He also got me a trip to vegas, but that is a whole 'nother story in itself =)

And what post would be complete without a pic of brea. Here she is resting with me. She looks like she is in a desperate need of a brushing, but everytime i brush her, five minutes later she looks like this again!
Oh, and these most recent pics were taken with my iphone! Who knew the quality of the pictures wasn't half bad?!


Wednesday, August 12, 2009

While i'm sitting on my butt...

Since my computer has been my constant companion throughout the day, i've been messing with my blog...can you see some changes?! In addition to a new post below about my surgery, i updated the look of my blog. First, i redid a whole new header and changed my background. I also added a different signature that turned out to be too difficult for me, i had to recruit my husband to finish it! I could not figure it out, but he is way more computer savvy than i am, so he knew exactly what to do. Thanks hubby!
Anyway, you likey?!


Feels like being hit by a bus...

Now I'm not quite sure what being hit by a bus would feel like, but i'm certain that's how im feeling now! I had my surgery yesterday and the actual surgery went fine. My doctor said he was able to take it out plus another small one he found on my right ovary. And i got to keep both ovaries! He took pictures but i will be nice and not post them on here =) He said the cyst looked "normal" and benign and of course will biopsy it and should know the results next week. He also cauterized some endometriosis he found on my uterus, so i am all cleaned up now! When i woke up i was feeling great, until i tried to sit up. I had a feeling i would be sick afterwards because i was pretty sick after my knee surgery a long time ago. So naturally, when i sat up, i felt nauseous and puked! And continued to puke all day and some of the night! So what was supposed to be a couple hours of recovery time turned out to be 5-6 hrs! I was still feeling nauseous and pukey (is that a word?) when i decided to leave, but i wanted to be in my own bed. So today i still feel nauseous when i walk around for a while, but the majority of the pain is from the gas they used for the surgery. Wow, they were not kidding that i would be in a lot of pain from that! Both my shoulders, chest, and entire abdomen hurt, and it feels like nerve pain! Plus the pain from the actual surgery site. But im taking it in stride and trying to relax. ALSO, thank goodness for my hubby who stayed home from work today to help me!
Now to end on a happy note...

My animals are also doing a good job keeping me occupied!