Friday, January 4, 2008

Happy Birthday Mark!

Friday, January 4, 2008

Today is my little brother's 29th bday. I can't believe he is that old. I am just so sad at how fast time has gone, but boy do we have some awesome memories and I can't wait to make more with him. I love him so much! Happy Bday Mark!

Today I went to Logan to grocery shop and my cute parents watched Gracie. She sure thinks the world of Grandma and Papa! She has almost outgrown her car seat! I can't believe that. I think she is going to be taller than me. Hopefully she won't get my metabolism though. I hope she can eat like my friend Bonnie and not gain an ounce! If I even look at someone eating something fattening I gain weight!

I went to the doctor on Friday for my regular 3 month diabetic check-up and I had to have a bunch of tests run which I hate. For those of you that know me well, then you know how terrified of needles I am. I have a great disease for that problem! The doctor's office called back within a few hours with my results which is really rare because it usually takes about a week. I am happy to report that my kidneys are still hanging in there and as good as they can be, especially after the trauma they went through getting Gracie here. The problem I wasn't expecting was my thyroid. Apparently it is dangerously low which they don't see often. The medical assistant that called with the results was surprised that I wasn't really tired, dizzy and not fainting. There isn't much they can do for it, but I don't feel any different. My doc is hoping that the lab just made an error since my thyroid has always been good and I get to have all the tests redone in about 6 months lucky me. The worst part is that I have pathetic deep, very small veins and they can never find them so the guy taking my blood just went straight for my hand and had to dig for 5 minutes, so it looks just beautiful! I was dreading sitting there in that chair while he dug around, but I had told him the story about me dying and the seizures and the 4 strokes I had while trying to get Gracie here and he looked at me and said you are so lucky to be sitting here right now! And ever since then I have realized that I need to focus on my precious life! I was hating sitting there, but then I realized I am sooooo lucky to be sitting there. So, so lucky.


Rusty and Janis said...

I hate needles too!! I am glad that everything is going well. You know I always worry about you.
Good news for ya, Rusty is going to be applying for a job in Salt Lake. Lets hope he gets it.
Love ya, Janis

Lisa said...

No way! I am going to keep my fingers crossed! I want you here with me!!!!! Love you!

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sharpest family said...

Hey in response to the weight comment about me...I wish!!! :) You're really sweet for saying it though. I love you and I'm so glad that I get to call you my best friend (although we never see each other). Keep up with the blog I love being able to feel like I'm part of your life by reading about it!