Sunday, June 15, 2014

There's Been a Change of Plans

This has been an interesting day.  Just when I thought I would be at church this morning, things happened and I had to scrap my plans.  This has been the story of my life for a while now.  Without going into detail, I needed to stay around the house this weekend.  YES, I have seen a specialist.  They have two procedures they are going to do in about a week and a half on me.  I've had an ultrasound, I've done A LOT of blood work too.  I got the results on one of my lab tests when I saw the specilist.  That came back normal, no problems.  It was this crazy test to check for GERDS.  Who knew blowing into this bag would help them determine if I had GERDS?  I still have another lab test I am waiting on the results from and an ultrasound too.  The two procedures are just to check things out and make sure nothing funky is going on.  Honestly, I am a little freaked out about both of them.  Mostly because the last procedure I had didn't go as easy as it should have.  In fact, the doctor said I stopped breathing on the table. WHAT!!???!!!  I really don't want that to happen again.  I have decided to block those procedures out of my mind for now.  Everyone tells me not to worry, it will be okay.  They assure me this will be different.  I sure hope they are right.  So, I am trying to take their word for it and hope for the best.  (Crossing my fingers and toes and whatever else I can manage to cross too)

I really am bummed I missed church today with it being Father's Day and everything. Not to mention a missionary farewell.  A couple in our ward have been called to serve in Salt Lake City for 23 months.  They will be helping to translate all sessions of General Conference, the Woman's Broadcasts, the Priesthood Broadcasts, the Church Education Broadcasts into all the different languages these broadcasts are in.  How cool is that?!  They will have an office in the Church Headquarters Building.  I think that would be the coolest!!!   You think they will get the chance to meet the Prophet?  Or his counselors?  Or members of the Twelve?  Oh WOW!!!  I got a calling that I needed to be at church for too.  Kevin is really trying to get himself there for at least Sacrament, which is great.  I like it when we can all get there together.  This weekend has been rough for me with whatever this is.  I hate how it comes and goes.  One minute you think things are good, the next BAM, and you are back where you started again.  Saturday day was bad at first.  Then things seemed to get a little better.  Then later bad again....then good, then really early this morning bad again.  It is wearing me out and driving me insane!  I need to get out of this house!  I feel cooped up.  I finally made one of the kids take me for a ride around the neighborhood just to get out of the house for a minute or two.  ARG!  There's only so much to watch on Netflix these days.  Tomorrow I will be calling my doctor again to set up another appointment. 

One thing that makes it hard when seeing a doctor is the fact that, lets face it, they are busy people. I don't think they see your chart too often, unless they are completing this new stuff for Obama care.  One of the people I see takes charts home with her to complete all the computer work she now has due to Obama care.  She said she has had to see less patients because of all the extra work she has to do now.  I use to think that a provider only saw my chart for the few minutes they were in the room with me, but that isn't necessarily true anymore.  If they are anything like our doctor's office, they see them quite a bit.  

I have to say, I absolutely love our doctor's office!  We have been with them for several years.  Shortly after Lexi was born (she will be 15 in a couple of days) was when we started seeing this group.  They have been absolutely wonderful with Kevin over the years.  Then with Lexi, they diagnosed her heart condition and even made the appointment with the specialist for me.  They are great!  I can see anyone in their offices and they really do a great job and I may not be their favorite patient to see, but they never make me feel like they do not care.  They are awesome.  Enough about that. 

To my husband and my father, HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!  We love you and wish you the very best!!!  Hope you had a wonderful day!  I have to tell you, I blew it for Kevin.  I thought Father's Day was last week and that is what I told my kids.  I told them with all his recent back stuff he needs something to take his mind off of things for a bit.  So, Kyle went out and bought Kevin the new Nascar video game to play.  He gave that to Kevin last Sunday morning.   The other kids did things today.  Danielle bought a cheesecake for him.  He has this huge sweet tooth lately and he just loved it.  Kevin loved it all.  He played the game Kyle got him and that really did help to take his mind off of things.  Then tonight they all had cheesecake.  It was good.  I have to say, the man I married is pretty awesome!  With things the way they have been, I was trying to come up with something I could do for my dad for Father's Day since I couldn't get over there today.  I went to bed racking my brain trying to decide what to do.  This morning when I woke up Kevin had sent a beautiful Facebook post to my dad.  I won't tell you where I was in the house when I read it, but I just started crying when I read it.  I think everyone could hear me balling like a baby.  Sometimes that man can read my mind and knows exactly what to do and say.  My dad and I messaged back and forth throughout the day and it was perfect!  Thanks Kevin for all you do!  You are awesome, and I appreciate you, and love you.  WOW!  

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