Sunday, June 08, 2008


I almost forgot to tell you all! I am so excited! My sister called me yesterday and told me she is expecting again! I am so happy for her! She has a little boy who is almost four, so it is about time for another baby in the family!
I am going to be an aunt again, hooray! maybe you aren't as excited about this as I am, but bear with me, please. :)


Bride of Frankenstein Part Two lymph nodes are almost back to normal. Only two unsightly bumps left. Thank goodness! My Bride of Frankenstein days are almost past...whew...what a relief!
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Talk to you soon!


Thursday, June 05, 2008

Bride of Frankenstein

So....last week...on Thursday, I started feeling a little bit sick. Figured I had a summer cold, or something. On Friday morning, I woke up, and realized that I had this lump behind my right ear. So, off to the doctor I went. Turned out that I had a swollen lymph node, and a few more acting up, so he put me on antibiotics. Saturday I was feeling lousy. Sunday I was REALLY feeling lousy...Scott made me stay home from church and abandon all my usual Sunday duties/activities. So I stayed home, in my pj's for much of the day.
Monday I woke up and felt okay, so I did most of my usual Monday things, and we went to Kelsey's preschool graduation on Monday night. By ten o'clock Monday evening, I was back to square one...feeling lousy. I went back to the doctor on Tuesday afternoon. He immediately picked up on the fact that the antibiotics were NOT working, and sent me off for some blood work.
They took NINE vials of blood from me! NINE! Oh joy. I made it through the ordeal without passing out, or even feeling dizzy, and went home.

I finally got the results today, and they are, naturally, almost normal. They did show that I have some sort of virus, that apparently looks kind of like mono. The nurse told me to rest. Rest? Ha! With an almost five year old and a six year old? if that is going to happen.

I have five swollen lymph nodes. One behind each ear, one if front of my left ear and two on the side of my neck.
Scott said I look like the Bride of Frankenstein.

Question: Anybody know how to rest with two wild little girls underfoot?
Question: Anyone know how to get rid of Frankenstein's lumps?