Monday, January 30, 2006

Switchfoot....

"We've got information in the information age,
but do we know what
life is
outside of our convenient Lexus cages."

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

The test results are in..... may I have the envelope please...

So you'll all be glad to know that I had my Drs appt. yesterday, and found out that I failed both tests with flying colors!
The heart monitor showed several bursts of rapid heart rate with no reason and apparently I didn't notice since I never touched the button thingy.
The Glucose test showed hypoglysemia, tho some would call it pre diabetes.
I was high at the 2 hour mark and low at 3 and 4; man does that explain why I felt so terrible at hour 3 and 4!!!
The Dr is sending me to a nutritionist for some help in dietary changes; he said my diet was great and very healthy, but I get too many carbs at a time. He said I should have a half slice of toast instead of a whole slice, and I need to cut my fruit servings back! (I wonder how many people are told to eat less fruit!) Also things like corn have to be smaller servings, so no more whole cobs for me! The only caffine intake I get is from black tea and he said no more caffine at all. *Sniffle sniffle* He also said the cheesecake is a no no! Can you believe this! ;o) It's a sad day when your told no more cheesecake! Afterall it haas cheese, a protein, and egg, another protein....and those are good for you....right?!?
So now the hated low carb diet thing is going to be a whole family thing. I figure it may be easier now that Hubby and I are on similar diets, and if genetics come through for the kids the odds are great that they will strugge with hypoglysemia or diabetes at some point in thier lives. So maybe it will be a help to them for me to get them strated in the right direction.
The Dr said it is his present opinion that all my spells, the heart rate and other symptoms are blood sugar related, and the comfort in that is perhaps if I get this under control, I wont faint/or seize or whatever, any more! And, my favorite, I can be drug free!

Monday, January 23, 2006

Back again....

Well, we had a wonderful 2nd Birthday for my son.
The zoo was tons of fun, and everyone was able to make it.
Afterward we went to Bob's Big Boy a historic landmark, and excelent restaraunt in Glendale, CA.

Traffic wasn't too terrible and we made it there and back without seeing an accident!

Now I have three days of dishes to catch up with and zero motivation! I am sooooo tired!
Tomorrow my mother in love is comming for the day so that hubby can take me to my DR in the afternoon. Which means I may have results of tests for y'all day after tomorrow.... but also it means that if I don't get my dishes done, she'll finish them for me! Gotta love free help!

If I could only convince my 6 year old that spelling wont kill her then perhaps the day would go by faster! I was hardly able to pull myself out of bed at 9 am and after breakfast I climbed back in for 15 minutes "rest" while my 2 year old wiggled under the covers next to me. Now it's almost lunch time and I have no idea what we'll do for that or for dinner, and both could be contingint on the rest of those dishes being clean! Yikes! I sure hope not, or we may starve!

Is it nap time yet?
I have decided that this should become more of a priority, nap time for me, I mean.
If I can get the little two down at the same time, I can give my bigger one a reading assignment on her bed until I wake up and it should all be good. Reading is Ysa's favorite subject and she doesn't really mind what she reads, but if I let her choose it will be Little House! So that seems like a plan, ay.

Well, enough blabbing. maybe I'll have something more interesting soon.
Thank you all for your encouragement on the last couple of posts!
:0)

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Still have not much to say.

Glad to find my last post was at lest partly amusing! :0)

Not feeling well today and I need to be fine for Staurday as the Zoo trip will be exausting if I feel fine!

In other news......
I used to post regularly at the efa.org ecommunities, but I got side tracked with my Christmas projects and trying to learn to blog. So, quite guiltily, I went there a couple of days ago and updated everyone on how I've been, and I was surprised to find a wonderful warm welcome! I felt so loved, cause they are really a great group of people.
I highly suggest this site for people with epilepsy and those who have children with it! It has a lot of great information and all of the people are willing to share their situations and research.
WebMD also has a support group for people with epilepsy, and I haven't been there much since they redid the boards! I confuse easily!

I feel like if I don't have epilepsy after all I shouldn't frequent the sites for people with epilepsy, but I may never know for sure! And the friends I have there don't think I should leave. Like I said there really great.

So that's what I've been up to..... not too much else.

Amapain, if youre out there somewhere, you've got me worried, it's been 5 days since you last posted.....are you ok?
And to all my other fellow bloggers...... I notice when you're gone too! But she's the only one out right now.
OK that's all

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

I am sooo boring!

Sometimes I really have to think a while of what to blog and still come up with nothing!

My 6 year old spell check is over my shoulder catching anything I miss! Instead of doing her spelling lesson I might add. And I am finding that I really have nothing to say! I know that is truely amazing to those who know me! But I guess I have a mental block.

I am trying to come up with a way to tell my secret to my loved ones, (they'll figure it out soon if I don't) then I can tell you all. I was thinking of telling everyone when we are at the Zoo on Saturday, but I'd like to keep the attention on my Birthday Boy!
He is excited, not about his birthday which he seems not to understand, but that we will have a party with Uncle Tim and Grandpa! They will both be there and he is really looking forward to seeeing them!
Last night during his prayers, I help him by giving him words to say and he repeats,
I said, "Thank you God for Daddy," He said, "Tain tu God for Daddy,"
I said, "and for Mommy," He said, "Uncle Tim,"
I said, "and for Bella," He said, "for Bewa, Mo"
I said, "and for Neno," He said, "Uncle Tim"
Me, "and Auntie Jodi," Him, "Auntie Jodi an Uncle Tim!"

So I'm getting the impression that he may be fond of his Uncle Tim! Whaddya think!?!
We all love our Uncle Tim and Auntie Jodi and new baby Isaiah! We look forward to seeing them Saturday! And until then, dishes, laundry and school await me. Bored yet?

Saturday, January 14, 2006

Sorry to keep you waiting...

I didn't get a chance to post yesterday as I was at the lab for most of the day and took a long nap when I got home. You could say I was drained! It seems the most fitting word!

So this is how it went.
They first did a finger prick blood sugar test to make sure my fasting sugar was in the normal range. When it was normal they drew a vile.
Then came the icky drink stuff. It was orange so it wasn't as bad as some I have had!
After that we drew blood every hour for 5 hours! (9:15, 10:15, 11:15, 12:15 & 1:15)
I didn't feel well at all, but I did make it through the whole thing.
They let me drink an alright amount of water, and so this time my veins didn't collapse.
6 viles total.... not too bad.

The lab techs were very nice and very encouraging! So all in all it was an alright day.
I tried to read, but by hour 4 I wasn't able to make any sense of the words. I could still read them, but couldn't retain nor comprehend much of what I was reading, so I gave up on that.

Hubby was there and supprtive too. He bought me lunch on the way home. We decided drive through was best so I didn't have to wait and could get home quick. I managed to fininsh off my meal faster than I should have and was sick for the rest of the evening. That was smart!
And rounded out the day with a 2 hour nap!!! That was nice!

So now I can tell my DR that was the last GTT I will take! Not goin' ta do that stuff again for a while! I will have bruises for a few days where they drew and may be a bit sore, but it's over!!!
Yippee!

In other news....
My baby boy will be 2 years old next Friday....*sniffle sniffle*
We are planning a trip to the LA Zoo. As members we get in free and I have enough free passes (a member perk) that I can take Grandpa, Grandma, Grammie, Uncle Tim and Auntie Jodi with us for free! So it seems like fun and, hey, it's free. Still don't know what to give him, other than the balloons we decided on months ago, but it will come to me... and hopefully quick!

Well, hope you are all having a nice weekend!

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

"WHY GOD MADE MOMS"

Answers given by 2nd grade school kids to the following questions: (I think some of them must have been in the second grade for a long time to come up with some of the stuff they said)

Why did God make mothers?
1. She's the only one who knows where the scotch tape is.
2. Mostly to clean the house.
3. To help us out of there when we were getting born.

How did God make mothers?
1. He used dirt, just like for the rest of us.
2. Magic plus super powers and a lot of stirring.
3. God made my Mom just the same like he made me. He Just used bigger parts.

What ingredients are mothers made of?
1. God makes mothers out of clouds and angel hair and everything nice in the world and one dab of mean.
2. They had to get their start from men's bones. Then they mostly use string, I think.

Why did God give you Your mother & not some other mom?
1. We're related.
2. God knew she likes me a lot more than other people's moms like me.

What kind of little girl was your mom?
1. My mom has always been my mom and none of that other stuff.
2. I don't know because I wasn't there, but my guess would be pretty bossy.
3. They say she used to be nice.

What did mom need to know about dad before she married him?
1. His last name.
2. She had to know his background. Like is he a crook? Does he get drunk on beer?
3. Does he make at least $800 a year? Did he say NO to drugs and YES to chores?

Why did your mom marry your dad?
1. My dad makes the best spaghetti in the world. And my Mom eats a lot.
2. She got too old to do anything else with him.
3. My grandma says that Mom didn't have her thinking cap on.

Who's the boss at your house?
1. Mom doesn't want to be boss, but she has to because dad's such a goofball.
2. Mom. You can tell by room inspection. She sees the stuff under the bed.
3. I guess Mom is, but only because she has a lot more to do than dad.

What's the difference between moms & dads?
1. Moms work at work and work at home & dads just go to work at work.
2. Moms know how to talk to teachers without scaring them.
3. Dads are taller & stronger, but moms have all the real power 'cause that's who you got to ask if you want to sleep over at your friend's.
4. Moms have magic, they make you feel better without medicine.

What does your mom do in her spare time?
1. Mothers don't do spare time.
2. To hear her tell it, she pays bills all day long.

What would it take to make your mom perfect?
1. On the inside she's already perfect. Outside, I think some kind of plastic surgery.
2. Diet. You know, her hair. I'd diet, maybe blue.

If you could change one thing about your Mom, what would it be?
1. She has this weird thing about me keeping my room clean. I'd get rid of that.
2. I'd make my Mom smarter. Then she would know it was my sister who did it and not me.
3. I would like for her to get rid of those invisible eyes on the back of her head.

Hope ya had a laugh!
Blogger ate my last post :/ arrrrg. So we'll see how this round goes!

Monday, January 09, 2006

I have to address something...

I usually address comments in the comments portion, but these 2 comments need airing where everyone can read them.

Karen, you posted under the poem, "If I had my child to raise over again" that I am patient. :/
Unfortunately this is a misconception! I wish it were true, and unfortunately the only way to aquire such things as patience is to suffer trials and perservere. :( Yuck! I do however find the compliment a help, as everytime I have yelled at my children since reading it I think how unlike that statement I am how how much more I should try.

Jenn, I have to admit, about telling my secret before the 13th of this month, it should be out of the question! I simply cannot tell everyone until some very important people have been informed.... yet due to the nature of some of these people, I cannot tell them for sometime! However, what everyone needs to hear is the chances of me making it as long as I would set out to is slim to none! I am horrible at waiting (hence the no patience thing!) for secrets/surprises to come out! When I was a little girl I used to show my sisters their Christmas presents days to weeks before Christmas. One year in my preteen years I decided to wrap a particular present so I wouldn't show my sister..... until I could bear it no longer and carefully unwrapped the gift, showed her and rewraped it! :} My sisters were masters at fake surprise faces (8-o) as most years there wasn't a thing under the tree I hadn't already shown them or told them about!!!
So we will see how long I can really last!

As for the GTT, I've had several ranging from the 1 hour to 3 hour tests and all have been fasting.... don't know what they let you do with different Drs and different states, but here with my labs/Drs I cannot drink much water, just enough to wet your mouth. Cannot eat anything nor chew gum and have to have blood drawn every hour (on the hour/ half hour mark), some start with a draw then you drink the icky stuff then it's every hour... some start with the icky stuff and then it's every hour, so we'll see what they do this time! I am sure it wont be the best day, but I've had many worse! Hubby and I aren't sure I will be able to make the full 5 hrs as the 3 hrs are usually pushing it! But I suppose that if I faint or seize or whatever, we can have it documented.... maybe we should bring the video camera... just in case! ;)

That's all the ramblings for now!

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Eureka! I found it

My kitchen didn't disappear, as I had feared, over the holidays... it was there under everything else!

I had an extended vacation from the pc (and housework) as hubby was home from the Thursday before Christmas to the Monday after New Years! It was nice and we all are having daddy withdrawls! (We are a very connected family!)

I was finally able to schedual my blood draw. :\ Yippee :/
It will be on Friday the 13th! I am not stupidstitious (a Monicaism), it just figured.
I am not thrilled about the length of this GTT (not the exact test as the link, but close enough) as 5 hours after overnight fasting and I don't mix well. Am not sure who will be taking me but I have plan A and B ready and a babysitter to boot!
It will probably be no where near as terrible as I think and, hey, I'll probably get to go to lunch afterward! Ahhhhhhh, the silver lining.

I am having a difficulty blogging as I have something I can't yet mention and ya know how when your not allowed to do something it becomes more tempting? Like someone says "don't look" and your head reflexively turns... or talking about blinking or yawning, you inevitably do it!

Anyway I will post whatever nonsense I can for now and I'll keep ya posted when I can.
I know something you don't know....tee hee **wink*wink**