My Mom had her CT scan last week. It was negative. I must admit I was skeptical of the results because of the fiasco with the last one so I asked one of my Physician friends to have it re-read.
He called me yesterday and told me it was 100% clear. The clots are gone from both of her lungs. I am so thankful. She will stay on Coumadin (blood thinner) through the end of this month. She is so anxious to be off of it.
Kylee is still doing wonderful with her seizure medication reduction. We will titrate the dose down again tomorrow. Originally she was on 450mg twice a day. Tomorrow it will go down to 150mg in the morning and 300mg in the evening. Progress, we are making progress.
This weekend the girls and I had a girls weekend. It was wonderful. We went to see Dear John. I won't spoil it for you but I have never been more emotionally drained after watching a movie.
Here's some pics of me and the girls.....
We had THE best time!
Remember my Friend that needed the flashing neon sign from God?
Well, It was soooooo bright they needed shades =) I love it when that happens.
I don't think I've mentioned this to you but for some time now I have been wanting plastic surgery. There are a couple things I'd like to have done. Yeah, yeah, I know some of you will think that it's ridiculous and vain, my Mother included.
I thought Christmas would be the perfect time to ask for said plastic surgery so when Christmas rolled around I asked for, you guessed it, plastic surgery. I didn't get it. I got Brett, a personal trainer, instead.
How bout that?
I must say I was a tad bitter about it. I know I have told you how I DESPISE exercise. I define it as TORTURE. Not to mention, it has been *cough,cough* roughly 20 years since this body has seen any type of real exercise. I mean I'm the girl who runs only if somebody is chasing her. I knew I was in Trouble with a capital "T". Not to mention, I hate working out with all those skinny girls in their cute little exercise outfits. I can hear them now, "Look at the fat girl trying to do THAT. Get the AED (defibrillator) and the O2 ready. Have 911 on standby." That scenario did not interest me in the LEAST!
I was sooo nervous going into that gym the 1st time. I have been a member there for over 10 years but have gone maybe 5 times before. I had never done a single exercise outside the Ladies Only room.
That changed REALLY quick.
The first time he had me do an exercise IN FRONT of people I almost had a heart attack. I said, "You mean HERE?" lol.
We do one night of upper body, abs and cardio and another night of lower body, abs, and cardio then at least 2 other nights of abs and cardio.
After that first week I couldn't walk for 4, yes 4 days. I thought I would DIE and at times wished I would!!! I was sooo sore but there was NO WAY those skinny girls would see me not doing something, lol.
I suppose that competitive spirit has worked to my advantage as well as my disadvantage, lol.
When I started I had 22 lbs to lose. Today, 6 weeks later, I have lost 6 lbs, 2% body fat, 4 inches and dropped one point on my BMI. Not bad for a bitter girl, huh, lol?
I am happy with the results so far but I am working hard on those other 16 lbs.
Bless Brett's heart, he had NO clue what he was getting when I became his client. I tease him all the time and ask him if he took his Xanax before our session. He is a sweet boy though. I like him. He knows all about my bitterness. I told him straight up I asked for plastic surgery for Christmas and got him, lol. I also told him not to take my bitterness personally. He doesn't. =)
I'll keep you posted on how it's going and if there's any point I require Oxygen or medical assistance, lol.
Have a great week, Friends.
Love you MUCH!