Sunday, May 30, 2010

Doctor's Appts, and the Like

Just a quick update...yes, I am alive..and doing quite well. We have had some cool weather and some rain this week, with very little sun. Quite a difference from the HOT weather in April we had, for sure.

Nothing too exciting going on. Just hanging out, watching tv, reading..etc. I have started reading books for the first time in about a year. I do admit that I like Danielle Steel books (well, most of them), and I just finished (almost finished one) reading her two newer ones. I think my next book I will read is a book my mom gave me for my birthday about two years ago. It looks good, but a bit sad.

Last weekend was very quiet...just basically hung around and didn't do a whole lot. I do go to a movie with a friend.."The Backup Plan", which was quite cute, and I also read a lot. We also went to friends BBQ, which was very was "BYOM", so I brought a lamb chop, and it was sooo good!! I also went to a Mary Kay party (at the same friends) on Friday, and it was fun getting glammed up!!

My parents celebrated their 36th anniversary. I think they spent the afternoon/evening together, which was nice. They almost always go out for a date night every week..soo sweet:)

I had a bit of a scare..ok, not scare, but more of a concern..yesterday. Actually, it started on Friday, JUST AFTER I went to see my doctor. I started having pain in my right leg, and my foot was sore..almost like it was when I had my blood clot, while I was in the hospital. I went to the WI clinic, JUST to be wasn't swollen, or hot, so that was good (which I obviously knew), but I just wanted to double check. He said it was fine, and he knew that I didn't want to fool around with something like that, so I didn't feel TOO stupid about going in. Kamloops only has two WI clinics now, and with you having to pay for ER parking, I just decided to go to the WI clinic. An interesting thing..I noticed that the DR who dismissed me at the hospital worked there..I asked who the doc on call was...sooo glad it wasn't the same guy..otherwise..HE would have been given an earful:)

Speaking of doctors..Anker and I went to Vancouver May 17-18. We saw my Lung/Respiralogist, Dr. Ryan. We started out at 9:45 from Kamloops, and got into Vancouver about 1:15 or so. It was a nice drive. We quickly went to lunch, and had a nice walk around the VGH hospital campus (as we had to park about 3 blocks away). The appt went well. My pulmonary function is up to 50% from 40%, so better than it was. I also do well when I am walking with out O2. One kind of sad thing was that we asked him about my getting pregnant, he said no...or that I shouldn't. We are going to talk to my gyne on June 14..and see what he says. Each DR says something different. It may just be too risky.

After the appt, Anker wanted to show me a park that he went to awhile ago. We had a nice walk, and it was a cool day, but not COLD/RAINY, so that was lovely. We went to his sisters place for supper, and we ended up just saying the night. We had the mattress in our car anyway, and I had packed just in case, so it all worked out. After a nice breaky, we all went to IKEA, and we shopped around, and then came home in terrible rainy weather.

I also saw the Internal Medicine Specialist this last week. She was the doctor who sent me to VGH. She said that I was doing well.

I am starting to (sort of) look for work. I have decided to not apply for any disability, b/c I really don't think I will get any. I went to THEO (now called Open Door Group), and they are going to switch me to another program, which makes me wonder why they didn't do this before?? (like last year??), but I guess this is all in God's timing. I guess it has more support, financially, etc, and I may even get a job sooner. I hope to have a job before I go to my brother's wedding in June.

I am getting excited about my brother's wedding. I was looking through my friends blog archives today, and I came across an entry where they stayed a campground in/near where the wedding is going to we called, and we got ourselves a campsite!! We really can't afford to stay in a hotel (again, unless I get a job, and start work, and get paid before we leave), along with a ferry ride, etc. I just hope it's not And we did make sure that it is near the wedding site...and they say it is..woo-hoo. This allows us to maybe go out for a couple of meals, and maybe go to the Butchart Gardens in Victoria.

I guess that is it for now....

Friday, May 14, 2010


Maybe it's the Friday night blues..I don't know, but I feel kind of blah tonight:( I haven't felt well all afternoon, and it's a bit concerning. I feel a bit bloated, and Anker says my stomach seems a bit larger. The scale has stayed the same for a week, and while that is nice, I would rather be losing. So, I am wondering, while I am not gaining fat, maybe I am gaining fluid? We are heading to see Dr. Frank Ryan in Vancouver on Monday for the day, so I am hoping that he can help and see what is up.

Actually, today has been rather nice. I pretty much just read and did laundry all day...I had to run out to the bank earlier, but that was pretty much it. I felt spoilt, today, as two nights in a row, Anker has made supper! Earlier this evening, I just sat outside, and read my was sooo nice and warm!!

So, last weekend, Anker and went to my parents place for Mother's Day. We had been half planning to go, especially since Mom had done SO MUCH for me while I was in the hospital. Then, when the church announced they were having a work bee that same weekend (we went out for a day a few weeks before), Anker wanted to be involved. So, we all piled in the car (yes, with my sleeping machine), and after a quick supper at Subway, we headed out. It was a great weekend, and I am really glad we went. Mom had be paint base-boards, of which I had never done before..I had never painted at all before..Can you believe it? It was a lot of fun, and about 20 ppl came out!

Saturday night, Anker, Joseph, Cadence, Vienna, and myself went out for supper, and back to J&C's house for a visit, and a movie (not really a movie...but hard to explain).

Sunday was Mother's Day, and we had a nice breakfast, and a great Sunday service. Dad preached the best sermon I had heard him preach..ok..he always preaches good sermons, but I really enjoyed this one. I was a bit blah that morning, b/c of not being a mom, etc. Then to top it off, a friend of my aunts (the were both sitting beside us), thought I was pregnant! I think it was b/c everyone kept asking me how I was. She handled it very nicely, and I didn't say anything to her friend (good thing, b/c I might have been rude about I was feeling better after church, and we all went home to work on yard work (what mom wanted to do), and get lunch ready. It ended up being a later lunch, so we didn;t have any supper. I had lamb chops, since I have to be careful of the salt, and everyone else had wieners/smokies. Had ice cream and berries for dessert, and then we all headed our separate ways.

This week has been pretty good..nothing too exciting, really. Just a beautiful week for the most part. We were going to go to The ranch this weekend, but we thought Anker had to work, so we didn't end up going. He came back from work this morning, saying that the event at the church had been cancelled, so we could have gone, but with our going to Vanc. on Monday, we just decided to stay put.

Will update more Tuesday after we come back

Wednesday, May 5, 2010


I have a blogging friend that does this every Tuesday, called Tuesday Randoms..well, it's Wednesday, so I thought I would do "Wednesday Randoms'. Or, how ever often I update my blog.

I added a few more people to this blog. I hope they accept. You can have 100 readers on your private blog. I have been debating about asking certain family members to my blog...Maybe..we'll

You may wonder why I never have any pics on here. Well, simply put, I don't know how. I tried, really, I tried. But, I can't, SOOO...hopefully, you are a Facebook friend, and you can see pics there. I have just added some new pics. They were on my camera, and I had no idea that the Christmas ones where on there. I was wondering where they were. I DID get a book on blogger..maybe I should read it.

I have been going out A LOT lately...errands, coffee w/ friends, etc. It's been fun, but I plan to do NOTHING tomorrow, and just stay home and Facebook, and housework:)

I got a beautiful quilt the other day, from some ladies near where I grew. I am sure that it hand stitched...Blue, and soo beautiful:)

I also bought a Duvet the other day..and some sheets. They go together really well. I can't wait until I try them on the bed.

So..I have figured out that a 20 minute hockey period lasts (ok, with the intermission) about an hour. Seriously..I don't mind hockey...but I can't wait until Playoffs are over. I actually get off quite easy, as Anker only watches hockey (for the most part) during the playoffs.

I have been adding a few public blogs to my reading list lately. They are soo amazing, and much better ladies than I. Most of them have to do with adoption, either they have adopted, or in the process. Most of them are from the States, but I love to read them..mainly at night. I have been wanting to adopt..but I know we never will. Money, and our ages (mainly Ankers) for one..and sooo many other reasons, that I won't put on here. But, it's fun to dream, right?

It has been a yucky few days...I hope it gets nicer soon.

I have been volunteering at the "Y" since Christmas. I actually have only gone 4 times, including today..then I went to Calgary, got sick, etc, so I went back for the first time today. I am doing office work...originally, I was going for b/c I was interested in Day Care, but now I am working in the office, b/c I need work experience.

I am sort of looking for work..I may go on disability, but in a way, I would just rather work part time.

We are going to my parents this weekend. The church there is having a workbee, and it is Mother's Day. I already got her gift and card. I will be missing our Ladies retreat for the first time in 4 yrs, but I wanted to do something different this year.

I have finally finished all my Thank You cards..ok, just a few more left, but they are basically done, and mailed. Yay!

There's another man in my life..his name is Frank:) I am not ashamed to have he helps me sleep. is my Bi-Pap machine, and I sleep very well...I wake up "early", (8 am), and I go to sleep an decent hour, and I don't have a nap during the day.

I can walk up hills for the first time in about 2 yrs...I feel soo free now. I would have gone for a walk today, but it was a yucky day. Will try for tomorrow.

Ok..this is a fairly long post....

Happy Wednesday