Friday, April 29, 2011

Ahhhh! :)

Busy busy busy!!! My baby is turning 5 next Tuesday! We're holding the big birthday party tomorrow at the park and I can't wait :) Tonight will be full of cooking and making frosting! Yum! Then we have football tomorrow morning and the party in the afternoon. It's gonna be a fun weekend!!!!

On another note, I have my date for my surgery. June 28th. It's a bit humorous because on the 27th Dad turns 50, yet *I'm* the one getting hip replacements LOL Funny, eh?

Thursday, April 21, 2011

No Training Wheels!

Tonight Isaiah and Dad were watching some BMX stuff on tv while I was getting ready to go out for Bunco, when I hear Isaiah say he wants to go outside and ride his bike. Dad goes ahead and takes him out, and the next thing I know Mom comes in and says, "They just took the training wheels off!" They waited for me to come out and watch, and I was surprised at how well he did. He got the hang of it so fast! Still a little tricky on the getting going part, but once he's moving he's gone! Another proud mommy day :)

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

It's Official!!!

I'm getting my hip replacements!!! I went to see the surgeon yesterday, and he was completely understanding that I felt it was time. I'm now waiting for the phone call to schedule it. It will probably be tomorrow, and I think that I'm going to go with June 22nd if it's available. That will be just for one hip, and we'll then schedule the 2nd hip for about 6-8 weeks later. I think that 6 weeks will be the best cause that will be putting it at the beginning of august and I want to be able to see my little man off to Kindergarten at the end of the month! Yikes!!! So much happening this summer!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Hip replacements becoming real

This morning I went to see my local ortho about the cortisone injections I got 3 weeks ago. Sadly they've worn off. I'm back to the same old painful ways that I was prior to the shots. We went a little more in depth about replacements though she is not the one who will be doing them. She revealed to me, that the first time I saw her, the real reason she told me to see someone else, was not truly because of her own inexperience in hips/joints. It was that she did not feel comfortable suggesting or agreeing to a 30 year old getting replacements. However, since she's seen me again these last couple times, and I've revealed some of my personal issues when it comes to working, taking care of Isaiah, and doing things with him...she's had a change in opinion. She now sees that this really is the only option left for me. From there, she proceeded to tell me that there is in fact a joint specialist surgeon in their practice who I can see, so that I can be local for all of my follow-ups and whenever my revisions happen, etc. Sooooo....Monday I am still going to go see Dr. Pelligrini up past Baltimore, and talk to him and possibly schedule my appointment. Then the following Monday I will be going to see the Dr. Bauk here locally and get his thoughts and opinions and decide who I think is a better fit for me. I personally am really liking the thought of keeping it all local. She did slightly mention that a lot of surger appointments are made 2-3 weeks out from the discussion, WOW? I have a lot to discuss with the doctors, and my parents since they will be helping me with Isaiah during my recovery time. So, I could potentially be having surgery next month, should I decide to do it prior to Isaiah getting out of school....yikes!!!!

Friday, April 8, 2011

9 weeks of Breathing Freely

That's right...9 weeks smoke free! I really don't even think about it much. I have the occasional urge that comes out of nowhere, but then it goes away as quick as it came. The only true temptations I still have are during pool league. The fact that the smokes are so accessible, and no one that is truly close to me is there to criticize me and know I'm doing it makes the temptation that much higher. However, this isn't about everyone else knowing what I'm doing, it's about ME knowing what I'M doing. The only person who it's going to hurt if I sneak a smoke is myself. Well, and Isaiah...because it's his mommy's life who's being shortened...and I'm trying to do everything I can at this point to ensure my life with him. Kinda like the orange sitting next to me that I'm eating. I feel that I'm at the point with the smoking addiction being somewhat under control, that now I can put more energy into controlling my eating addiction. Everything is hard in the beginning, but in the end it's totally worth it. That's the biggest lesson I've learned through the quitting of smoking. It's hard, really hard. I cried, I had anxiety & panic attacks just from the THOUGHT of not smoking. I would fill my head with the illusion that I liked being a social smoker, that I could handle just smoking when I went out in social situations. What a fool I was!! All that did was cause nasty mood swings and more and more cravings until I was smoking regularly again. I finally got to the point that I had to put myself first...who cares if I couldn't go outside with everyone at pool league and smoke. All it really is, is group suicide.... right?
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