Little Blessings on the Prairie

Day 14 – November 7th … Josh’s Zzz’s and A Walk With Bren … Not!

I guess I got off on a tangent on the last post ... If you aren't used to that yet, then I'm so sorry but it is kinda part of this whole story. I'm telling what happened but at the same time looking into the deeper meaning of things and sharing my heart with you.…

Day 14 – November 7th … James Bond and Josh, His Loves and My Music Favs

Okay on to our afternoon (this is where I have a brain fart and write about what happened on Monday afternoon not Saturday so if the timing seems confusing you are on to something) ... The only other thing we had on our agenda was get out into the fresh air of beautiful Santa Barbara.…

Day 14 – November 7th … A Bath and Killer Food

The rest of the day was a great one ... I got my first bath!  I really needed one, it was hard to even bear my own stench... I'll blame the drugs which had increased odor significantly since beginning to take the steroids after meeting with a Nuerosurgeon in SLO ... that first day we…

Day 14 – November 7th … Post MRI

When I arrived back at the room, Brenda was there after a sleeping break... she was probably thinking we were about due for a relaxing hangout time...well not exactly. I just lost it, the pain in my head from the MRI just wouldn't stop and I had a full-blown panic attack, at least that is…

Day 14 – November 7th… On To Recovery And The MRI

I got put in a wheelchair to go to the recovery floor, so excited! It was totally surreal, I couldn't believe we were leaving that mind-blowing ICU floor. When we got to my room #1261, we were greeted by my RN Chelsea.  A sweet girl but serious about her position, she had a big job…

Day 13 – November 6th … My ICU Experience

Kelly and I parted ways and this is where my beloved hubby Josh and my twinner Brenda, became my two nurses. They were going to get me through the night in ICU. I think I can say that it was a good thing both of them were ready for this because they were a great…

Day 13 – Post-op Experience

I was awakened so abruptly...  just all the sudden I was talking and laughing to my post-op nurse Kelly. The first thing she said was you look exactly like a friend of mine, you could be twins! My response was that's not possible because I have a twin already. She whipped out her phone to…

Day 13 – Surgery Day Continued

Now this is where we continue the story but from the memory after my surgery, for Josh wouldn't let me be writing it down as we go to the hospital. Friends I understand that this seems impossible for me to remember with all this detail and I truly can't even begin to understand how it…

Day 13 – November 7th Surgery morning

I just realized this but it is day 13 since I got my results ... My favorite number because I'm not superstitious and besides 13 was my Daddy's sports number and mine too and my birthday!  About an hour ago Josh nudged me and said "I think it's been more than an hour", our agreement…

Day 12 – November 5th 16 Year Anniversary Celebration…Take 2

So we get home from drop off and we have about 4 hours to get ready plenty of time right? Yes I have a list ... yes it is kinda long but 4 hours should be plenty of time. We get right to it... bills to pay, money to be transferred, last minute calls to…