Friday, November 27, 2009
Posted by Shrunk at 9:35 AM
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
I will give you guys a little upate on me and how I'm doing lately. I'm still not exercising. I just hate "light exercise", so honestly, I'm not doing anything at all. Remember how my doctor was sending me for all those tests (blood, urine, stool, ultrasound)? Well, the blood test came back as still anemic (although I've been taking iron supplements) and laying off the high intensity workouts/running, so she upped my iron intake to 3 pills per day. At the ultrasound, my doctor had ordered an abdominal and pelvic exam. While the radiologist was doing it, she asked me why I needed these ultrasounds. I started explaining to her that I have sporatic and heavy bleeding, along with being anemic for a year, and I have alot of pelvic discomfort. It's been going on for 4 yrs now. When she was done, she asked me to wait while she talked to the doctor. When she came back, she said that the doctor would like to do an internal ultrasound, so I agreed. They said that if my doctor needed to see me she would let me know this week because she gets the results in a matter of 2-3 days. I didn't hear from my doctor, so I thought that all was good, but she did end up calling me...8 days later :O( When I went in for the appointment, my doc told me, "you have nothing to worry about, it's just polyps, they are almost always benign, we will just wait 6 months and do another ultrasound to see if they've changed. I went home and felt very nervous. It was really bothering me that I'm having these symptoms. If we know what *might* be causing these symptoms, then why aren't we doing something now to fix it? It's gone on for 4 yrs! So I wrote a letter and dropped it off at her office requesting a referral to a gynecologist. She did so immediately (within 5 mins of dropping off the letter). For the next day, I kept visualizing the little diagram she had drawn on the ultrasound report describing to me what polyps were and blah blah blah...but the whole time she was drawing, my eyes were scanning that report...I didn't remember seeing the word "polyp" anywhere. It drove me nuts for 2 days, so finally I just went in and requested a copy of my ultrasound report. Sure enough! I read the report and it says that I have thickening of my endometrium (6mm) at the fundus, and NO VASCULAR STALK indicating that it was polyps. What am I crazy? Why would she tell me I have polyps and nothing to worry about, when it says right there in black and white that I don'thave polyps I have thickening of the endometrium? Anyways, I see the gynecologist on Dec 17, we'll see what happens then. If anyone has any experience with these things, feel free to fill me in. I am still counting my WW points and being a good girl, but I can't lose weight. I am stuck at the upper end of my "healthy weight range". It is SO frustraing eating with my points set "to lose weight" and just being stuck at 167 lbs. I'm still considered healthy, but not where I like to be. I guess the lack of exercise is why. Anyhow, that's how I'm doing in life these days. Now, on to happier things... :O)
New pics of Dora! Her breeder was telling me about how crazy she is. She said that I'd better be ready to give some time-outs LOL! I guess she's a real handful and thinks she's a little Diva. I think that I can handle her ;o)
Posted by Shrunk at 10:04 PM
Thursday, November 19, 2009
New pics of little Baby Dora! She is 7.5 weeks old now and 1 lb 11 ozs, the breeder says she can come home when she is close to 2 lbs. She had her first set of shots today, and I ordered her 2 pairs of jammies. One is a yellow "retro puppy" nightie with purple trim, the other is a pair of 4 legged jammies that are pink with pigs all over them.
I love this pic where she's tilting her head to the side when the breeder is talking to her. It's cute to see her with her Mommy too. Doesn't it look like she's smiling in the last picture? Missy does that too. Awwww, can't wait to finally have this little one home, but I'm not going to rush it because I know that it's so crucial that this little one stay with her Mommy as long as possible.
Posted by Shrunk at 8:18 AM
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Posted by Shrunk at 4:53 PM
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
I've got exciting news! It's two new furbabies. One is with me now, she is a black kitty named "Princess". This is the first cat that I've ever liked. She is an awesome little kitty, and so great with my kids. The 2nd furbaby is not home with me yet, as she isn't weaned from her Mommy. She is another Yorkie that comes from a litter that Missy's Mom and Dad had, so basically they are sisters! She is only 6 weeks old right now, so I have to wait another 4-6 weeks before she can come home. Isn't she precious? My husband named her Dora. I like the name, it's cute and original :O)
Woo Hoo! I can't wait until December when I get her!
Posted by Shrunk at 12:09 PM
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Finally I got to bake something for my middle childs kindergarten class! The teacher didn't want cupcakes, so I was stuck decorating cookies. I think she wanted to cut down on the sugar, BOY DID I FOOL HER! Ty picked out the cookie cutter, then decided how he wanted them designed. I did my best to make them "cute". We will be packaging them all individually in little cello bags that have a skull design on them. These were made with roll out sugar cookies and royal icing. It took me 9 hrs to make 4 dozen cookies.
Posted by Shrunk at 1:04 PM
Thursday, October 15, 2009
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Monday, October 12, 2009
Posted by Shrunk at 6:25 PM
I'm still kickin' around. Counting my points, and also counting the days until I'm allowed to run again. I'm still anaemic, and my doctor is doing all kinds of tests and stuff to try to figure out why I'm not absorbing iron. So for now, I still have to stick to only light/moderate exercise. It sucks!
Here's a recent pic of me n' my crew, the cake I made for my son's bday (Transformers), and a couple of pics of Missy on her first birthday :)
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Sunday, July 26, 2009
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Sunday, June 28, 2009
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Thursday, June 18, 2009
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Wednesday, June 03, 2009
Hey guys, I've been really busy the last 2 weeks celebrating 4 family birthdays (mine, my dad's, my son and my daughters) and my anniversary.
This is Ty's cake. 18 batches of rice krispie squares for the stadium and four 13 X 9 cakes for the hockey rink. The icing was rootbeer flavoured.
Jade's cake. She was very specific. She wanted one big butterfly coloured purple, pink, green and yellow.
Posted by Shrunk at 8:15 PM
Saturday, May 09, 2009
Yes, I'm still alive. Thanks to those who have checked in on me because I haven't been posting in awhile. I've been busy getting back into my running groove. Gotta make use of those new runners. I am having problems though, just like I was before. It seems like once I get up to the point of doing 20-25k a week (besides my other activities) I start to have problems with energy. I feel weak, dizzy, tired, sore, and headachey. It's almost like the flu. I know what it is, it's because I'm anemic. My doctor did blood tests on me to confirm this, and I am on an iron supplement. It seems that the running is what is effecting this though. Does anyone else out there have this problem? Some of my research has shown me that it can be related to running. I'm wondering what I can do to fix this because I can't keep making myself sick like this from running, and I don't want to stop because it's my most favourite activity. I'm bored with using exercise machines, and I need that high intensity activity, so I'm not willing to just go for a walk or swim.
As far as the tummy tuck thing (someone asked for an update on that). It's kind of funny because I went into the plastic surgeon asking about coverage for my tummy tuck, and the doctor said that he could get a portion of costs covered (basically only hospital costs) but that he could fix my breasts for free. Excuse me? LOL! I wasn't even asking about my breasts, and I didn't know there was a problem there HAHAHAHHAH! Anyways, I updated my doctor on all of that the other day, and she was FURIOUS. I have never seen her so angry. She said "forget that, we will try someone else then...there is a medical reason for this". So, I guess my quest for a tummy tuck isn't over yet. I will leave it in my doctor's hands.
Today is haircut day! I haven't gone for one in 5 months. I will try to get hubby to take some pictures to share with you all :O)
As always, I will finish my post with a pictures of my beautiful little Missy. She is nekkid, so don't be shocked ;o) She is growing up to be such a pretty girl. Her fur is growing. I can't wait until it reaches the floor. She is now 8 months and 1 week old, and she had a growth spurt, she is now 3 lbs 6 ozs. I'm still hoping that she may reach 4 lbs, we will see! My little girl has healed up perfectly after her leg surgery and spay. The money we spent to fix her broken leg was definitely well worth it. She has healed 100% and can use it just like normal.
And one of her in her new Burberry overalls :O)
And showing off her new "Epik" dog boots. These are THE best dog boots I've seen. She is so comfortable in them.
Posted by Shrunk at 8:42 AM
Friday, April 17, 2009
I bought new Asics last night. Finally, I can start running again. I've had to stick to the ellipical for the last couple of weeks.
Here's Missy in her new Louis Vuitton *designer inspired* playsuit and hooded jacket, and her hooded skull tutu (kinda matches the decor of my blog dontcha think?
Posted by Shrunk at 5:46 PM
Tuesday, April 07, 2009
A little update...
I went off of the Diane35 pills that I was taking for acne. Low and behold, I can't eat all my flex, I have more energy, I'm less irritable, and I'm down 4 lbs for this week. I am so glad that I made that decision. Also, I was given a FREE elliptical trainer, which makes it much easier to get in my daily workouts since hubby is on night shifts and I can't always get to the gym. Those WATP Dvd's were getting pretty boring.
And of course I have to update about my lil Missy Mouse too. That screw ended up rejecting from her leg. So she had to have yet ANOTHER surgery to get it removed, and then tomorrow she goes for her spay operation. This poor little thing has been through SO much these last 9weeks. I can't wait for her to be off of "restricted activity" and go back to being a playful puppy. We went shopping, yes AGAIN :OP She got some booties and did amazingly well walking in them for her first time. She's a natural born fashionista, that's for sure! She won't be wearing booties all the time. I just got them for the mornings when it's chilly and she INSISTS on coming to my son's school. She gets SO cold, even though I carry her and she wears a tracksuit and jacket.
Here's a video of her first steps in them, and a couple of pics.
Posted by Shrunk at 12:15 PM
Monday, March 23, 2009
I ♥ dressing my furbaby :OP~~~
Yes, we went on a shopping spree. As you can tell by the last photo, she liked it! :O)
Spoiled little girl in her pink and black velour Juicy Couture tracksuits, her Juicy parka with the fur lined hood, and her Chanel T-shirt.
Posted by Shrunk at 11:25 PM