The Gang's All Here!

The Gang's All Here!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Officially Official

I really did mean to update the blog last week and time just got away from me. Between volunteering, doctors appointments (which could be a full time job right there) and oh yeah, my children/ household, there just isn't enough time in the day. I know, I know, I'm preaching to the choir, right?!?! We also went to South Carolina for Easter to spend time with the Hinman clan. We had a great trip, minus the weather, which gave us major attitude. The wild temperature swings can come to an end at any point, in case my opinion matters. I of course packed for warm weather and it was about 50 degrees on Easter morning with gale force winds. Lots of happy pictures were taken outside...guess which part of that statement is a bold faced lie... (hint, we took pictures outside).

All is well for me, post-surgery. I had my stitches taken out this morning (big yay!!) and will see my plastic surgeon again in a month to schedule my tattoo session. The tattoos are the final step and done in-office... and then I'm done being put back together! Well, at least that part of me - there are plenty of other areas that need work ;)

This weekend I am attending Camp Hope and I'm so excited!! I had my orientation meeting last night and the bus leaves Friday morning. It's been way too many years since I've been a camper! Steve will be Mr. Mom this weekend so let's all say a little prayer for him that the group is on their best behavior. Two toddlers + two constant attention seeking pooches is enough to send anyone screaming after a full day... I have complete faith that Steve will be fine, but the house could be another story!

My volunteering continues to be a source of joy and fulfillment for me. I was promoted early (go me!) so I am now visiting patients on my own. Today while I was at the hospital, I ordered my official volunteer uniform. I'm officially official, so watch out world!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Another Milestone

Yesterday I had my 4th and (hopefully!!) final surgery. Another milestone to check off the list! I am happy to report that I'm feeling good and haven't needed any pain meds at all. I am glad to not have any more surgeries! I have one procedure left and it's done in-office, so that shouldn't be a big deal. I have also finished my two week megadose of Prednisone and by all that is holy, that is a seriously evil drug. The nausea alone was enough to nearly do me in. I still have another two weeks to go on the Bactrim, but it doesn't seem to be bothering me (or least, not that I can tell). The good news in all of this is that my sinus infection appears to be gone and yay for that! Of course, the pollen count in Atlanta right now is around 10,000 so I'm sure that's not helping my cause. But, it IS gorgeous here, so I'm not complaining.

The kids were on spring break last week, so we made a quick trip up to Virginia to see my parents for a few days. Sorry to those of you that I missed, there just never seems to be enough time once I'm home. My parents have also put their house on the market, so there were a lot of moving parts for this trip. Steve and I attended his fraternity reunion at Virginia Tech last weekend which was lots of fun. We realized that we hadn't been to the event since our engagement, nine years ago...where does the time go?!?!?

April is such a busy month for us, I think I'm only in town for one weekend! I am meeting with my oncologist this Thursday for my 3 month check up. I haven't seen her since last year, which is a good thing (I think!). Not sure if she'll be ordering any scans or not. I've been feeling great, other than my sinus issues, so I'm taking that as a good sign. Well, the chores are calling, so it's back to the grind I go!