Archive for August 4, 2011

Thursday Stuff

Thursday was CAT scan day. It’s not the cat scan that bothers me, it’s the after effects of the barium. Yuck. My CAT scan was with dye. If you’ve never had that before it’s interesting. You drink a big old bottle of sickly sweet, vaguely fruity, smelling stuff and you can’t eat the four hours before. You go in and do all of your paper work and then put an IV tube in your arm.

You lay down on a big cot that has a big ring around the middle of it.  Like a mini StarGate. Then they arrange you how they want you and leave the room. The machine clicks on and they cot starts sliding back and forth. That’s when I close my eyes. A voice tells you to take a breath…and hold it…for six seconds. Then breath normally.  After they finish the first round of sliding back and forth and holding your breath the machine releases the dye into your IV and you start over. It’s actually a dye that travels through your veins so the machine can see it. You will feel the dye move around in your body because you will get warm everywhere it touches on the inside. Fascinating!

So my only problem is the now matching bruises I have on the inside of my elbows and all of the barium working it’s way through my system. It wants out. 😦  Lots of Water!


I got home to a big giant box on Thursday!

It was filled with 60 single serving size bags of Utz Chips & Snacks. We discovered you can order them online, so we did. I probably should not have immediately eaten two bags. (nacho & salt & vinegar) but I was hungry! It was really fun to pick and choose flavors.


I am currently obsessed with NailPolish. I use to have really long pretty nails and owned a gazillion bottles of nail polish.  After I had kids my nails got really weak and tear as soon as they get even a little long. 

A few months ago I started oiling them a few times a day with a bottle of Vitamin E oil that I picked up at Trader joes.  They are so long and stong now!  I love to paint my nails. If I could I would paint them a different color every day.

I love these two colors.

I found a very dirty sock in our hallway at work.  How odd.



This morning things in my office were askew. Someone knocked my container of Air plants off and then replaced it. The stuff in the conference room is moved around, and then I found this.

One red push pin in the ceiling. I have not found an explanation for this yet.


Surgery is scheduled for August 19th.  Just not sure yet how much is coming out. The biopsy results have not been sent to the Doctor yet.  We will now be waiting until Tuesday.


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