The Deployment Diary

Monday, October 31, 2005

Ughhh, nausea....

So, I left the doc on Friday with five separate prescriptions - nah I didn't wait too long to go or anything lol. One of them is making me so nauseous though, I could cry. The problem is, I have no clue which one is doing it lol. Bleh. I hate feeling like this. It just hits me out of the blue and I'm hanging my head over the potty. So, I traded coughing so hard I get sick to just sitting here and feeling sick lol. Yeah me LMBO! If it doesn't ease up in another day or two, I'll call my doc for sure.

The antibiotic is already working though...I'm finally feeling better as far as the cough and congestion is concerned. And I'm taking it with food AND milk, so I don't think that is what is making me sick. I've had this particular antibiotic before and it made my tummy hurt if I didn't take it with milk, but not nauseous...oh well, hopefully the upset tummy feeling will go away here soon. Stinks to actually feel half-way decent for the first time in weeks but keep having bouts of nausea lol.

It's always something lol...

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Chelsea Dog 1994 - 2005

Our little dog Chelsea passed away Friday. Husband came home while I was at the doctor, found her and buried her. I'm so thankful he was home...it would have been even harder on our little ones had they been here :(.

Our house feels so empty without her. She was the barker, the one that always let you know she was around and if anyone else was around ;). Our big dog rarely barks now...and without Chelsea dog following me around the house, it sure is lonely.

May God give her a soft bed to sleep on in Heaven and lots of love until we meet again...

I sure do miss you Chelsea dog...

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Friday, October 28, 2005

Sick of being SICK and other whines....

Yep, I'm STILL sick. I had an appointment on Monday with my new, new doc (long story). I called yesterday to see if I could get in to see him today. Lady said no appointments for him, so I said I'd keep my appointment for Monday. Not thirty minutes later, my cell rang and it was the clinic nurse. She said my new new doc wouldn't be there Monday, but my new doc (got that?) would be back and I could see him on Tuesday. I explained I'd just tried to get in to see new new doc on Friday and she said, yeah you do sound awful, what's going on? I explained I'd had this sinus/cough thing for WEEKS now and I can't get rid of it. That I cough so hard I've puked up my regular medication (not good) and I'm generally sick of being sick.

So, she set me up with a PA I've seen before (idiot - or was three years ago, the last time I saw this guy), said that she didn't know if he'd refill my regular medication, but if he did, to stop by her office so she could cancel my appointment on Tuesday.

Next week is going to SUCK. Lets see, Saturday we're going to an all day BBQ with over 60 people attending. Monday is Halloween. Tuesday, doc appointment and FRG meeting (still leader unfortunately - another long story) that night, Wednesday is teacher conferences for daughter, Thursday I have to be in COURT (got subpoenaed two days ago because of our ELECTRICIAN of all things, another long story) then Thursday night I have to go to a pre-deployment briefing that's suppose to last HOURS....

Ughhh! And I feel like shit....did I mention that lol?

I have always HATED to go to the doc. Now my life revolves around them and I am just so fed up right now. I'm sure this guy is going to be an ass and say I have to come back on Tuesday to see my new doc. I already have to go to the doc once a month for checkups and my medication, having to go twice in less than a week just jerks my damn chain.

On top of all this, our small dog is sick. She's been having these spells where she wobbles and doesn't know where she is or what she's doing. She had another this morning and hasn't moved from the dog bed in front of the TV since 7 this morning. I'm afraid she's had a stroke...gosh we've had her for 11 years. My heart just doesn't want to face losing her :(.

Damn doctors, being sick and life sucking lol. Someone wake me up please...this can't be my life... sniff sniff LMBO!

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Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Five Years Ago Today....

We lived in Alaska at the time. Several months prior, we'd moved into post housing (the ONLY time we've ever lived on base and only time we ever will lol) after finding out I was pregnant with our second child. I had a job I LOVED and I was able to work from home. The company was out of Pittsburg, PA. Due to the time difference, I'd get up at 5 in the morning, get online and get to work.

Five years ago today, my day started like any other. I kissed husband good-bye, sat down at my desk and got to work at about 10 after five. I still had two hours before daughter would wake up and my main job would start ;). Our baby was due three weeks from then, but I'd be going in the next week for a scheduled c-section. MIL was flying up that coming weekend, so she could stay with our daughter while we were at the hospital. So, this week was going to be busy. I had to write several articles so my deadlines could be met while I recouped from the surgery and I had to get my house spotless before baby and MIL arrived.

Not long after getting settled into work, I noticed my belly was hurting off and on. My best friend called me that morning around 9 and for three hours, we stayed on the phone timing contractions. At first they were 15 minutes apart, then 10, then 8. By the time husband arrived home for lunch, they were five minutes apart. He called up to OB/GYN and they said to come on in.

Long story short, I was in labor. The doc was great. She said I could either stay and she'd go ahead and do the c-section at 6 pm that evening or I could go home and probably be back at the hospital around 2 in the morning when the contractions got so bad I couldn't stand it any longer lol. We decided to stay lol. There was no way I was going to deliver on my own - three days of labor with daughter confirmed that. I saw no need to go through hours and hours of labor when I didn't have to.

At 6:24 pm, October 18, 2000, we welcomed our little guy into the world. Our family has been so blessed by his arrival. He has the kindest heart of anyone I know. He's been blessed with the gift of humor and not only loves to laugh, he loves to make all of us laugh. He is such a loving person and I am a better person for having been lucky enough for God to choose me to be his Mother.

Happy Birthday little guy. We love you so very much!!

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Monday, October 17, 2005

Sorry for the absence...

The school year has officially started now that daughter has brought home a nasty cold/flu bug and dutifully gave it to the rest of us lol. We were all starting to feel a lot better last week. Starting yesterday though, husband was back to coughing, being congested and feeling like crap. I woke up this morning following suit. I had some running around to do today and just couldn't get going. So tomorrow, regardless of how I feel, I'll have to go get it all done.

Other than all of us trying to get healthy, nothing much else has been going on around here. Husband is still working long hours. If it isn't due to getting things ready for the deployment, it is a handful of useless soldiers doing anything they can think of to try and get out of deploying. Poor guy has really had his plate full the past month or so.

Here soon a new commander is taking over, so I am really hoping it will make husband's job a bit easier. The good thing for me is the fact that the new commander is married to a really nice and caring lady. Why is this good for me? It means I no longer have to be the FRG Leader lol!! WoooHOO! Much cause for celebration :). Of course I'll still help do anything she needs me to do, but she'll be leading and I'll be behind the scenes. Gosh I can't begin to explain what a huge relief this is....

We do have a new addition to our family. One of my friends had purchased a white Persian kitten. I was telling my husband about her new kitten one night. The conversation turned into how I'd always wanted a Siamese or a Himalayan. When I was six months old, mother had brought home a Siamese kitten. He was a part of our family until he passed away when I was 15 years old. He was so intelligent and loving.

After a lot of talking and searches on the internet, husband and I fell in love with the Himalayan. He went to work and asked around to see if anyone knew someone who had kittens. Several of his coworkers started searches of their own to help us find one. Husband and I searched the local papers and found one an hour away (they wanted a small fortune for it) and another two hours away, but it was a Persian, not a Himalayan. We decided to keep looking instead of paying an arm and a leg or driving two hours for a regular Persian. I'm so thankful we did...

Two or three weeks into the search, one of husband's coworkers found a litter of Himalayans in a neighboring town. They, too, wanted a small fortune for them, but we knew they were on the expensive side from what we'd read on the internet. Husband went the day we found out about them and picked out a male. We welcomed him into our family on September 26th. He was born on June 28th, so he was around 13 weeks old.

He is the most beautiful little thing I think I've ever seen! My goodness, we all catch ourselves just sitting here staring at him because he's so pretty :). He's a blue point Himalayan and has the sweetest big blue eyes. He also has a wonderful personality. His favorite thing is to be held like a baby lol! Our children can carry him around the house, hold him and play with him and he's just so gentle. He hasn't scratched anyone - whereas our orange tabby tomcat (who has been "de-manned" lol) had scratched us all when he was a baby by attacking our feet when we walked or trying to climb our legs lol. Our new baby seems to be the complete opposite of our tomcat. He's so easy going and calm. Early in the morning he likes to rip and roar through the house playing with our female cat, but otherwise he's eating or sleeping lol.

There is nothing as sweet as holding him like a baby, rubbing him under his chin (his favorite spot) and listening to him purr. He'll try so hard to keep his eyes open and stay awake (reminds me of our son when he was a baby and would fight sleep with everything he had lol), but his purr will eventually fade and he'll fall asleep. I could sit here and hold him all day if I didn't have other things I had to do lol. Nah, this baby isn't going to be spoiled lolol!

Well, it's now really late and I need to get to bed. I have to do all my running around tomorrow and between this cold I can't seem to get rid of and the insomnia, tomorrow is probably going to be an extremely
L O N G day...

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