Sunday, January 31, 2010

Another Week Begins...

I don't like Sunday nights, because I'm generally stressed about the upcoming week. And I am normally trying to hurry up and get my homework done. Luckily, I did not have that much to do this weekend. I had to read a book, but I really like it so it is not so burdensome.

I went to the gym yesterday for the first time since the summer. It felt good, but I've been really sore. I also went to a party last night and I am sore from that. I had one of my friends drive me home early because I could feel things going downhill.

Speaking of the gym, I will write a post soon about the struggles that I have had with my weight and where I stand now.

I'm going to watch some more of Disturbia and then finish my book and do some other readings. I hope everyone's week goes smoothly!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

So Happy Its Almost the Weekend

The first full week of school is almost done...and I already missed a class. It wasn't my fault, though, I promise! I had my rheumatologist appointment today and they are the slowest office I have ever come upon. My appointment was at 9:15, about 20 minutes away from campus. My class was at 11:15 and I thought I would have enough time to go get my tests and stuff done. Apparently not.

The appointment went fine. The doctor said my strength in my arms and especially my legs is not where it should be so she showed me some exercises to do. She also scolded me for not getting my biweekly blood tests done since early November. Oh well, I hate being stuck all the time and I am really tired of doctors. So I had a bunch of blood tests done. She said if she cannot find any reason for my daily fevers then she will start a full scale infection work up. I don't think I have one, I really just think it is the lupus.

Tomorrow begins the weekend! I think I am going to relax with friends a lot. Just the way I like it.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Apartment Lovin'

i am loving living in this apartment. I can cook when I want, watch TV if I wake up in the middle of the really whatever I please. I love it. I cooked "taco pie" tonight. Forgot the salsa, but thats OK. I plan out my meals so that I do not spend too much money on groceries. This week is the taco pie, chicken scallopini and ravioli if I run out of meals.

I thought I may be getting a cold earlier, but I do not think so anymore. I also have an appointment with my rheumatologist on Thursday for a regular check up. I just have to remember to call in the referral.

I'm healing pretty well from surgery. I can see the stitches popping out of my abdomen. Its disconcerting to see thread popping out of there.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Show Me the Money!

I got my work schedule yesterday. I'm going to be working an extra hour a week, which might be a little crazy. However, I need the money. Groceries are expensive! And I need to keep myself fed. Also, I need some work done on my car and who knows how much that will cost.

So hopefully my financial situation won't be too bad. I want to have enough to feed myself and some to play around with. I have a pretty bland fashion style and feel like taking a few risks. Which of course requires money...

I'm so happy its the weekend. I still have a lot to do, but I'm not running around going to class. I'm thinking hard about dropping my class on New Media and taking the second half of the advertising class I took last semester. The subject matter of advertising is interesting, but it is a 200 level class and I need a certain number of 300 level classes, which New Media is. So I need to print out my requirements and see where I am. Speaking of printing, I'm going to need new ink soon and, of course, that requires money...

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

What a Disappointment

I am talking about the results of the special election held in my state yesterday. I am very disappointed. I posted before about how I think health care reform is important, and now it has a chance of not going through. I can't complain that much though - I was too laid up recovering from the surgery to even think about going to get an absentee ballot. And of course I was over 100 miles away on election day, so I could not go and vote. But I'm still disappointed.

In other news, I have gone to one meeting of each of my classes already. I have homework and a two small papers due on Friday and Monday. So let the games begin!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

3/6, 2/4

I had 3 out of my 6 classes today. They seem OK. My class on plagues seem really interesting, I just wish the professors would post the PowerPoint slides already so I could take notes since I didn't during class.

It snowed (once again...) today. I forgot all of my boots back at home. Luckily, my aunt who lives close to my school is in Boston so she can bring them up to me when she comes back. But today I had to walk around in my sneakers with a hole. Hopefully I don't get sick from having wet feet all day!

The snow is bothering me so much. I don't know what it is about the snow this year. I have lived in New England my entire life. I know what the winters are like. But for some reason I am having a real hard time putting up with it this season.

Anyway, I've never been to one of the building where one of my classes is tomorrow. I have 15 minutes to get there from my previous class. Hopefully I do not have too much trouble finding it. I hate being late for class, especially on the first day.

I have 2 out of the 4 coverings on my surgery incisions come off. They hurt. I am considering putting a band-aid over them so that they don't rub against my clothes. I had some trouble walking around today and I woke up early because my joints ver painful. I think I will take a Tylenol PM tonight. I have to get up at 7:30 in the morning to make sure I have time to make something to eat and shower and all that. My apartment is not as centally located as my dorm, so I also have to leave a little earlier than I would have if I was still in the dorm.

But so far so good. I love having my own room and all the perks of an apartment. Looking forward to catching up with friends this weekend also.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Do I Have To?

Classes start tomorrow. Blah. I don't feel in the going to class mood. I don't have 9/10 books for my psych/lit class. I simply don't want to go.

I moved fully into the apartment yesterday. I spent $109 on groceries. Terribly expensive.

It was my frist time driving and doing much of anything since the surgery. I was able to tolerate it, though I was in pain. I fell asleep early and woke up with my joints and stomach in a lot of pain.

On Saturday night had a scary amount of pain. I thought and ambulance would have to be called. I started to hyperventilate because I couldn't take a full breath in because the pressure on my stomach it caused was too much. I got lightheaded because I couldn't breathe properly. Thankfully it passed. I'm not sure what happened. I barely ate yesterday and don't feel much like eating today although I need to get something in me.

But I am still here. So hopefully my first day of classes and everything goes well.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Surgery Done...Recovery Not so Much

It's been a rough week. A lot of pain, more than I expected. I found out today when I called because I am still not able to wealk around that they had some trouble during the surgery inserting an instrument and it got stuck. This explains the pain I have been having on my left side even though I have no incisions there. I'm still aiming for going back to school on Sunday. However, it might be difficult for me to walk around my gigantic campus so I will see if I am up for that.

I'm still taking the pain medicine, especially at night. Hopefully I can wean off of that soon, but this injury has caused there to be more pain than I had anticipated.

Sunday, January 10, 2010


So the surgery is tomorrow. I am quite nervous. And that's really it. Wish me luck! I will update as soon as I am able.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Pre-Op Done, Now I Just Have the Op

So I had my pre-op appointment on Thursday. It was pretty simple. The anesthesiologist seemed completely overwhelmed by my medical history, so hopefully that won't be a problem. I got blood drawn from a wonderful lady who was so gentle I didn't feel it at all!

Today I went up to move the big stuff into my apartment. My dad saw it for the first time and he was very impressed. It's a great space. It is not a shared closet, and I am very thankful for that.

I also found out that my grandma is coming up Sunday from New York City to help take care of me after the surgery. I looooooove my grandma, so I am very, very happy about that.

I also have to shower for three days in a row with this special red soap to help kill bacteria on my skin.

Surgery is scheduled for 11:30 am on Monday and I need to arrive at the hospital at 10 am.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Go Away, Snow

I guess I should not be surprised. I do live in New England. But this snow has been a little ridiculous. I am tired of it. I didn't even expect it the last two times. The first I was out with my little cousin. I had run a couple errands with him and we were headed to the movies and lunch when it began. I turned the radio to the news station that said we were only expecting a coating to an inch. So I continued to the movie theater. Well, it was a winter wonderland when we got out of the movie (Alvin and the Chipmunks...longest hour and a half ever). And then because my little cousin has me wrapped around his little finger, we even went to a restaurant for lunch after. I do not think I have mentioned before how much I hate driving in the snow. Or even when snow is just simply on the ground. I detest it. It makes parking harder and I am always worried about patches of ice. It is just much better for me to sit at home.

It also snowed all this weekend. It just stopped last night. I woke up Saturday to snow everywhere. It is supposed to snow this weekend also. I am supposed to move my stuff into the apartment at school this weekend so that I do not have a lot of moving to do after the surgery. My dad still says we will do it, but I guess he will be driving because, as I said, I do not move in the snow.