Sick From Talking On Phone?

I know I have a weak immune system but can someone get sick from talking to someone over the phone?  I start my New Year with the same crap I alway’s get.  I’ve been talking to my sister a for the last few days who has had this crap.  Although, the girl at the Lab has had it also and I have had  to go there twice within the last week.  I woke up this morning with a terrible cough and grabbing for my inhaler which I got when I had this last time.

I’ve learned an advantage to being Gluten-Free (although I really don’t recommend it unless you really need to).  In order to go to dinner, I look for places that have gluten-free options and yesterday, I really wanted Pizza.  I found a place called Bueno Guesta in Huntington Beach, CA. and we went there.  The pizza was okay and a medium actually gives me 4 meals since I eat two pieces at a time and the girl said any pasta dish can be made gluten-free.  My husband ordered pasta and the portion was large.  The point is that it is a bit fun trying new restaurants.

One of the disadvantages (I could make a list) is going to the store (Fresh and Easy is one) only to find they really don’t carry many gluten-free items at all.  I have a relative that gives me gift cards for there all the time for holidays and I am learning to buy most things for my husband there.  I was really disappointed in their gluten-free selection.  One of the manager’s did say; as more people request it; they may get more in; but…

Anyway, today I plan to relax, try to stay warm and get some paperwork done maybe.  Also, need to take more cough syrup which has Codeine so I may be taking a nap.

Change For Bus…Or Not

I had a Christmas post I’d written but it was in draft form and somehow had not been published so I just posted it.  Hopefully, you will not consider it to late as it  is still relevant.

Now onto today’s topic:

I do not like being lied to or taken advantage of, and I really do not like them both happening at the same time.  I consider myself to be a giving person and have been told I have a bit heart but I give too much or am to trusting and can get hurt someday.  True, one can also get hurt swimming, sky diving, driving your car, riding your bicycle or even crossing the street..but I digress.  If I should get hurt while giving to someone; it will be at least have been a blessing to have been partaking in what I believe God has called me to do.

Usually, I say a prayer over who God wants me to help before I help them although, sometimes there is not time.  Take today for instance:

As I exited the local store, a boy on a skateboard (maybe around age 16-18) approached me on a skateboard and asked if I could spare any change for the bus.  The bus stop is right across the street from the store and the bus was out at the stop.  I looked at him and said, “hmm, change for the bus?”  It seemed legit.  I dug out what I had coin-wise and gave him the change.  He skatebaorded to the bus and went behind it.  As I got in my car, he skateboarded back to the store parking lot, laughed with his friend and high-tailed it out of there..gast.  He NEVER took the bus.

Okay, it could have been the wrong bus, the bus may not have been running anymore.  Something may have happened but.. if so, why would you be laughing?.  I said a prayer of forgiveness for the boy but it is reaffirming my idea of not giving money away, and continuing on with my bags only.

 

Post Surgery Update

I’m alive and I’m on Vicodin.  Not too much pain but very loopy.  Much more than normal peanut gallery people.

Surgery seemed fast, I was completely out.

Suffering bad headaches too.

Haven’t used the restroom yet.  Not looking forward to it.  Hospital gave us an actual  Sitz BAth which my husband set up. Like a Bidet for your rear end.

Important Health Update Break

I saw the surgeon today and it turns out I will need surgery for my Anal Fissure.  I am not surprised.  After numerous creams and baths, etc.  Nothing has worked and it is still the same.  He says this surgery is Outpatient and has a 90% success rate.  He just cuts into the sphincter.  That’s exactly the way he worded it..made it sound really simple.   He said there is a 3% chance of long range complications of witholding gas and feces. (sounds like eternal IBS.) Guess that’s a risk I’m willing to take to get rid of pain.

In other news, Nanowrimo has some really cool games you can play when you want to be distracted from simply writing on your story.  One I like is sort of like Add-A-Story which some of you may have played growing up.  Someone starts a story and stops when it gets good then someone else takes it over and so on and so on until it turns out totally funny.  Or, maybe everyone was timed until the story ended.  Anyway, in this case.. the story is actually written (if you could call it a story) with the last lines from stories people are writing.  Example:

Someones last line they wrote of their story was:  “She opened her eyes and saw a ghost.”

The next person’s was: “But Trapper Jon said it wasn’t true.”

The next person said:  “Leif, I don’t trust you.”..and so on.

 

Now put it together.  She opened her eyes and saw a ghost, but Trapper John said it wasn’t true.  “Leif, I don’t trust you..”

It really does start to sound funny after a while especailly when so many people seem to be writing science fiction pieces and you throw in a few stories (like mine) that aren’t science fiction.  Now, after a I add a few hundred words or so, I  like to add my last line to the game and read them to see what we’ve come up with.  By the time I get to the end of the reading; someone else has added something after me so it usually turns out pretty silly.

Needed Nano Motivation & Mood

This morning was very strange.  I had no motivation for Nanowrimo.  It was quite odd for me.  It was almost Biblical like how God made the world in 6 days and on the 7th day he rested.  Well, this is the 8th day of Nanowrimo and I’ve been at the novel for the first straight 7 days.  This is the first day, it was almost a chore.  I preferred playing games on FB plus I found a comfy, fleece, pajama, set I’ve been looking for and then tonight I got a bit distracted because my husband decided to start watching a show he knows I like and our t.v. is located right next to the computer.. but somehow thorough it all, I did manage to type out 1400 words today.  I also went outside and took a different picture to become the cover.  At least it will be the temporary cover until or unless I find an actual publisher should my novel be good enough.  I don’t know about that yet.

I am extra tired today because my dog woke me up from a sound sleep when the gardeners got here around 8:00 this morning.  I wish they would come at the same time every Thursday morning but it is alway’s unpredictable.

Plus, the stress of the election put me in a really, weird mood.  I think I am a bit depressed over the state of this country but nothing can be helped now.  I don’t want to hear anyone else say anything about wanting change because it obviously isn’t true.  A lot of the other things I voted for or against did not turn out the way I wanted either.  What a drain to really believe/hope that once again your vote would count only to find that it didn’t in a lot of ways.

 

My Sickly Day and Election Views

So, my day sucked.  I was sick as dog this morning (I don’t know why I wrote that.  I don’t even like that expression but what else do we compare being sick to?) and I missed my doctor appointment because of my migraine headache.  I drove to the election site while sick and the signs were crap so I had to pull over and use my Navigation.  I usually vote by mail but I lost the stupid mail-in ballot.   I’ve only done the bath thing once today for the fissure and it was to long because I had to wash my hair (I have a life, ya know) and I don’t remember if I’ve done the cream thing yet but I’ll do both tonight before bed.

I did get some writing in on Nano and I finally got the tracker on WordPress which I’ve been trying and trying to do since Nono started.  Thanks for you help, Lunatic!  But, I had to completely change the page design and I don’t know if I like this one.  I may only keep it until December so the widget is there and then switch to something else.  To end my day with a bang and make it even better (NOT), the one I voted for (after all that hassle) didn’t even win.  Yeah, now you can bash on me for who I voted for, if you want.  Preferably only the ones that don’t know me.

When Obama first got elected, I lost a friend.  Stupid Prop 8 was on the ballot at the time too so it was mainly for that but it was the same time/ballot.  I won’t go into detail of why I didn’t want him but I did want change.  What we need to change is the Electoral College Vote garbage.  I don’t understand that, at all.  One of the guys on the news was like, “We will give you the number of the Popular Vote since it is interesting, but it doesn’t really matter in the long run.”  That is what should matter in the long run.  What the people want!  I don’t  understand the Electoral College thing at all.  I’ll have to read up more on that.  Not that it makes a difference now, cause it doesn’t.    I am really emotional at present, I feel like I am going to cry.  Very weird.

I think it’s just that my day has been so bad and I went through so much to get my vote in and it was to no avail.  On well, we will have to see how some of the issues I voted for or against turned out.  Maybe I didn’t lose all the way.  Although, I’m sure whatever the majority wants will be deemed “unconstitutional.” and overturned or appealed or whatever.  They almost alway’s do.

My Sickly, Adventurous Day

So, here I am sick today and the Jehovah’s Witnesses ring my doorbell despite the fact that there is a ‘No Soliciting” sign right in front of their noses.  They were polite enough to ask if they could leave their literature about God at my door because he loves me or he’s the Savior or something..I couldn’t really hear them because I was talking to them through the window and I was all cloggy + my dog was barking;  Good thing too because otherwise I may have preached to them about what my “No Soliciting’ sign means especially when it actually says, “We love our vacuum, We found God, and We give at the office.”  What part of “Found God” did they miss?

It was the first day of real rain..not like fake rain.  Any rain?  Anyway, it rained pretty well today so my car (I named her Miracle) decided it would be really fun to sort of fishtail after we (me and Miracle.  I was driving her after all.) drove through a puddle.  For a minute I had to think of if I was supposed to drive into or out of a skid.  I just grabbed the wheel, slowed her down..looked around for traffic..thanked God for only one car behind me which gave me some distance and got back on track again.  I also told Miracle “Okay, now we will go slower in the rain and you won’t do that again.”

Then, as I’m driving my car (never mind that it is a very, small Mazda , Miata) a van practically runs me over with no blinker…just slides in my lane..like tra..la..la… it’s a beautiful day.   I laid on the horn which I usually don’t think fast enough to do.  I am not one of those people who stare at the people after the event like most people do because it’s already over and I can tell they felt bad because they stayed way back behind me afterward.  But, sheesh..I’m already sick..what else?

Miracle my Miata

 

Luckily, the rest of the day/night has been uneventful and it is already 10:15 so provided no emergencies happen; I am hoping to get some sleep.

But. I got a chest x-ray and they won’t have the results to my doctor which actually isn’t my doctor…it’s the fill-in doctor (he’s also my friends doctor..but I digress) until Mon or Tues…or Tues or Wed..or whenever…so  I guess they don’t think it’s urgent and I won’t die from whatever this is in the meantime.

Life’s Happenings

I am so tired today.  I tried to start my 50 grams of Protein yesterday but that didn’t even come close.  I developed a horrible Migraine Headache with nausea plus I was up all night in the restroom.  To much milk and cheese, I think.  So, excited about eating cheese again I went a bit overboard and I am Lactose Intolerant.  Even with Lactaid, I have issues.  I hope it is just the type of protein that is causing me problems and this won’t become constant because of the amount.  I don’t need constant/excessive headaches again.  They were really starting to even out.

I got a call from a Surgeon’s office yesterday saying that my referral was approved.  However, I don’t drive freeways and the office was to far away in location. so I called the insurance company and had it changed to another Surgeon who is closer to home.  I need to call today to confirm the change has been made.  I can hardly believe they actually put a rush on something!

My poor husband is going crazy at work as they heap more and more work on him but the good news is: he just got another bonus which means he already received two bonuses this year alone.  I said “Good. because another large bill is on the way.”  Yep, just the way the cycle goes round.

Reaction To Flu Shot

For those that say you cannot get the Flu from the Flu Shot, that may be true however you can get side effects that mimic the Flu.   I’ve had the side effects or the feelings of the flu after having the Flu Shot a few times.  One year, they gave the Flu Shots at work and within a few hours I was sweating and nauseated and  just feeling terrible.  My boss let me go home and when people said it was not from the shot, even my boss said, “Well, she didn’t come in like this!”  I was healthy to begin with.

It may be my weak immune system since I am on anti-rejection meds from my kidney transplant; but I have a reaction every year.

This time, it is mainly a sore throat and hot/cold chills which is a bit better than yesterday.  It helps that I slept 10 hours last night and yesterday I did not talk at all and used a Dry-Erase-Board all day.  I’m sure my husband was much appreciative for a day of silence and luckily he knew better than to make me laugh.

Back To My Normal Posting Schedule

Hey, I’m back.

Okay, So, we went to Vegas and spent some time with my Mother-In-Law.  What was really cool is I also got to spent some time with my Foster Sister who I hardly ever get to see.  This may be the last time we see each other since she is moving to Connecticut.  It was so good to see her and her mother and sister.  I haven’t seen her mother and sister in years except on Facebook as her sister and I play games.

Anyway, we stayed at The Golden Nugget which is a nice hotel but quite big and you have to pay extra for a lot.  Even the gym costs extra.  They have a beautiful Shark Tank and CSI filmed an episode there which will be aired this month I think.  I don’t think we want to stay at the bigger hotels anymore because we really don’t find it quite enjoyable having to call each other to stay, “Where are you?, Meet me by the Grill”., etc.    We visited the store where they film “Pawn Stars” and I bought myself an “I Love Chum- Le’ t-shirt plus, the Freemont Experience thing they play above is beautiful.  If my video’s would download the way I want them to, you can see a sample soon.

No, we didn’t win any money but check this out… we had to leave early yesterday morning so I had 20 minutes and I got on a game called ‘Little Green Men’ which had been my mother’s favorite machine. (mom died about 2 years ago.) It was a quarter machine.  Anyway, I said, “Okay Mom, This is your favorite machine.  I have about 15 minutes.  Let’s win something.’  I started getting bonuses.  Nothing big.  But, I was having fun.  I think I got 3 bonuses in 15 minutes.  I went from $20.00 to about $36.00.  My mother did want to gamble a bit before I left. HA. 🙂

My IBS started acting up since the night before we left (Having accidents) and I had the Flu Shot yesterday at Walgreens so I am feeling a bit weird and like (dare I say it?) crap today.  I know the side effects of any surgery I have would be leakage and I am already experiencing it so I now know I would have no problem handling it.  It’s absolutely disgusting but it wouldn’t be a problem.  I am hoping if I get back onto my diet I eat here at home, I might even out again.  But, I believe the flu shot is now taking effect.

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