Friday, December 05, 2003

Dear Diary Friday...

Went to the doctor again last night, with the company of Connie, and it looks like maybe one or two more treatments and I might be done! All of the discs are going back to where they SHOULD be, they are reducing in the swelling department, but now my right hip seems to be slipping out every once in awhile, so we are working on that. The entire experience at the doctor was heightened by Connie. Poor Connie.....she experienced probably the worst first chiro experience ever. Connie is all messed up with her back and neck and when the doctor decided to do his first "adjustment" on Connie, she LITERALLY came off the table in tears. My adjustments didn't hurt, but poor Connie just about pee'd herself!! However, I do think that with her FINALLY seeing a doctor about her back and neck, she has hope to be pain free soon. Keep your fingers crossed.

This weekend is turning into another "shopping extravaganza" for Christmas. This year I have less financial worries, so I am going overboard.....AGAIN...and loving every moment of it. I hope to also start my wrapping and get the entire inside of the house decorated on Sunday.

Thursday, December 04, 2003

Dear Diary Thursday...

This week has been EVENTFUL! I took a half day off on Tuesday so that I could help decorate the outside of our house for Christmas, which is tradition.....I climb up on the roof while my dad yells orders at me. Anyways, my dad decided to handle the ladder this year, so I decided while he was hanging lights, I would go ahead and do some yard cleaning. Well, while I was down on one knee pruning some flowers, I tried to get up and it felt like somebody shot me in the back. I lost all control of my legs, they went completely numb, and I fell all the way to the ground, in probably the worst pain I have ever been in. I could not control my legs and started to get scared. I calmly yelled for my mom, who happened to not be far away, and she came rushing to me, scared out of her mind. I was, by that time, shaking and crying, which IMMEDIATLY brought my dad down off the roof. They helped me up and I made it in the house....which when you are in really bad pain and your legs keep giving out on you, makes climbing the stairs a real TREAT! Anyways, I bit my lip, worked through the pain, went to bed, got up yesterday to do my Christmas shopping.

So yesterday, I have the day off to go Christmas shopping. I bit my lip again, worked through the pain, and managed to get MOST of the shopping done. By the end of the day, I could no longer take it and make an appointment with the ONLY Chiropractor I could find was that or a 6 hour wait in the ER. I go to the Chiro, which I have NEVER been to a Chiro doctor before, and he tells me I have not one but FOUR bulging disks.....all to the right. One is from the Tuesday incident, one is from years ago and I have no idea where it came from, and two in my neck which he said is due to "where I carry my stress and burden". So, I got adjusted.....which when I am nervous I tend to laugh hysterically and out of control, which my doctor LOVED. I will be going in again today, and if it has not made a significant difference, we will be looking at other options. He said, with sincere honesty, that he has NO idea how I have been walking because my sciatic on the right side is almost completely pinched off. Nice to know that at 33 I am already TOO DAMN OLD!

Wednesday, December 03, 2003


Sunday, November 30, 2003

Dear Diary Sunday.....

To say that I was totally lazy today would have been an understatement! But, it felt good and I have no guilt about it.

This weekend was everything that I needed. Friday started off with Connie coming over bright and early to rescue one of the cats from the house I have been caring for. She got to see up close and personal, the hell that these animals have endured. To say that Connie was a real trooper would be mild. I had to escort her out of the house and quickly as possible due to the overwhelming feeling of evil and chaos AND the smell of death and decay. Thanks again to Connie for saving the life of on of those innocents. Then Dylan and I went out and saw "Gothika" which was a great ghost story with a twist. We then did a little Christmas looking and then had dinner, which in turn, caused me to be rushed home. Saturday, Dylan and I spent the entire day together, did Christmas shopping, looking around, went to Modern Display, and just enjoyed each other's company. We then rented "Old School" which was a HUGE disappointment. However, the fact that we spent soooo much time together and just enjoyed the company we shared reenergized my spirit and my energy. Oh, and he and I are already planning our romantic get away to Vegas. Not sure on the date yet, but it will be so nice for just he an I to spend some much needed time away where we can be alone, just the two of us.

Today, like I stated, was me being lazy. Already starting to look forward to getting the house decorated....I believe that will be sometime this week, I hope.