Saturday, June 23, 2007

Um....

the week was ok... better than last week i think... i don't know, it seems like it's been hard for me to keep up everything lately... life and time just kinda seem to be running together (and flying by!!)...
tuesday momma and i had to go back to plano to the back institute to get the results of my neurology tests... almost a 2.5 hour drive for a 25 minute visit... not that i should really be surprised though... on july 10th i go back down for a discogram but the good news is that i get the results of the test later that day... they told me to schedule it so that we only had to make one trip down... here is what webmd says about a discogram:
a medical procedure that involves injecting a dye into the jellylike center of a spinal disc to help diagnose back problems. During discography, a health professional evaluates the amount of pressure needed to inject the dye into the disc, whether it causes pain that is the same as your regular pain, how much dye is used, and how the dye appears on X-ray once it is inside the disc.

my friend, jw, had a discogram done and she said it was horrible... it will only be bad if my disc is causing my pain... (hers was a disc and she said that it lit her up!!)... i'm not looking forward to this but at least we will know if it is a disc that's acting up...
it seems like it's been raining here forever... i think it's been raining for the better part of the last 2 weeks... (read: very unusual here in tx)... tuesday night we had a really bad storm (let me interject here- r slept thru all of it! i have no idea how!)... 90+ mph winds, rain, thunder, & lightening... i was awake most of the night thanks to the back, the kitties, and the storm... r's phone rang about 4:30 wednesday morning... it was our morning cook calling to say we had no power... most of i.p.'s power went out around 2am... the restaurant's did too... ah, the joys of being self-employed... i called txu and they said they were working on it but didn't have an estimated time of restoration... that's always a good sign! r and i both got up and went to work... i was sent home to work on payroll because yup, we had no power... needless to say, as soon as i got home, rrll called and said the power was back on so i packed up and went back to work... no power up at the restaurant though... we weren't the only ones without power though... my boss let us borrow a generator... r came and got it about 1:30 or so... otherwise we would have throw out all of the food... so r was on generator duty wednesday... we finally got power back around 6:15 wednesday evening... luckily our losses were minimal, especially compared to what they could have been...
friday night jw and i went and got a pedicure... friday morning my last pain patch fell off... ok, fine, i have 1 left which i'm saving for an "emergency"... i think a lot of what i'm feeling is in my head... maybe, maybe not? r told me that morphine is really addictive... no choice but to ride it out...
this is my last week of work before vacation!! YEAH!!! i am so excited that we are on vacation... (every year the week of the 4th of july and then between christmas eve and new years day, t shuts everything down and everyone is on vacation... plus, we're closed all the other holidays...) i just have to survive 5 more working days! then friday night i get an hour and a half massage from mary! right before vacation, i am really looking forward to that!!
anyways, i suppose i've done enough rambling for now...

2 comments:

kilax said...

Yikes. It seems like everytime I stop by here things are not getting much better. I am really hoping that they will, Courtney :) I know you deserve the best. Hopefully the vacation will help!

courtneym said...

thank you!! i'm just hoping that getting all the bad out of the way means that only good can come... hopefully!!