Wednesday, February 18, 2009

medical update

More than a week ago I went for my CT scan. I got a call from the Dr office to go there Friday. Then on Wednesday I was asked if I could baby sit Gwen for a couple hours all by myself and I quickly called the Dr office and changed my appointment. Patty asked me if they had wanted me in urgently and I told her no they never said that so she was thinking that my CT scan must have been good. I told her either that or it was too late for me and was no longer urgent but if I had the CT scan a month ago it would have been urgent. Now most of you may not find that funny but I said right from the start that you have to deal with whatever comes along so might as well do it with humor. Well I went to see the Dr yesterday and they are 90% sure its nothing. It is a 10 cm yes I said TEN cm in diameter tumor that has attached to my abdominal wall. It has not protruded through it which is a good thing. The Dr asked me how long I have had this and I said you tell me you saw it first. She is making me an appointment with a surgeon and it may take a couple weeks. Then we will go from there. I've been showing everyone my lump telling them I'm pregnant with an alien baby. I'm thinking of adopting it out but I may decide to keep it if patty says its ok. Patty is pretty dissapointed that I cheated on her with the the alien and never confessed. I guess its too late to cry rape. I never planned on being abducted but I never avoided it either. To be honest I don't remember much so I'm assuming they put me out and implanted it. All I know is I pooped green for a week and a half. Well that's all for now till I find out what the surgeon wants to do.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Hamilton Spectator

Chronic pain sucks the joy out of life and leaves one feeling demoralized

February 14, 2009
Alice Gower
The Hamilton Spectator
(Feb 14, 2009)

Re: 'Chronic pain needn't ruin your life; But patient-physician 'shocked by relative indifference' of society' (Opinion, Feb. 5)

I could relate to this article on chronic pain, as I suffer with chronic migraines and feel living with daily pain can ruin your life.

You go from leading a normal, healthy life, working full time, enjoying hobbies, spending time with family and friends, then it all comes to an abrupt halt. I now live with daily pain and no longer can enjoy the things I used to.

There just aren't the resources out there for those of us who suffer with chronic pain. Nobody understands it unless they know first-hand what it's like. You also have to deal with insurance companies for months to be accepted for disability. I can't even afford the premium you have to pay for a drug plan. Chronic pain affects you emotionally and financially. It demoralizes you. I'm taking it one day at a time.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

About time !

Thought before anyone told me I'd post another blog. Its hard when not much is going on in my life. Still living, still loving and still very much in love with my wife!

First off the tax man has finally caught up to me. After sending me about $1800 for past returns they realized I owe them money. I called and talked to someone and asked why they wouldn't just keep my money till the final total was in. She didn't have an answer as she thought they would have kept the money they sent me to pay off the old one that I owe on. Stupid government!!! So the taxes I owe for 2004 with late charges and interest has tripled in the amount originally owed. I'm making payments on it now. Would like to be caught up before I find out how much I owe for last year.

Friday I went into Vic Truss to get some medical forms and talked to a few ppl like the owner but avoided others like the manager. Didn't work too well as an hour or so after I got home they called me to start back Monday (yesterday). I was enjoying my time away and hoped they would wait till the end of this month. Not sure how long this will last as it just might be to get caught up from last year when we got all the snow. Boy was I hurting when I got home last night!! Patty woke up as I was getting ready to climb into bed. She must have heard my creaking old bones. She offered me a back rub and I never refuse those lol. It felt so good and then it started to heat up and really made me feel better. Isn't she the best!

Saturday we had a visit from Gwen and she brought along her parents and Mary's mom. We had a nice visit and of course I took a few pictures. She gets bigger every time I see her. Can't wait till shes walking and talking. Sunday we got up and drove down to their place where we all went out for brunch with some friends of theirs and their not so little baby boy Jacob. He is a cute kid but reminds me of Tyler when he was a baby. Growing very fast and eating anything he can get his hands on. Hes not shy and I took him for a while before or breakfast showed up. Patty and I took turns cause hes so big you get tired quickly especially if your lifting him up in the air. Aparently Jacob and Gwen are going out on a play date on Valentines day. We told them to take lots of pictures.

Well tomorrow is my big day. I go for the CT scan so no breakfast for me. I can't wait to get it over with and find out the result. I wonder how long before I can go into surgery. Whatever it is I want it out. I will post the results after I see my Dr probably Monday ?

Friday is Patty's birthday and I'm not working at Vic Truss because I was already scheduled at Wal-Mart. Adam, Mary, and Gwen are hoping to come up so we can all go out to dinner. Patty likes the Rock Cod Cafe in Cowichan Bay. It will be a little early so I can get to work around 6pm. Other than that I'm working all weekend so not much going on. Also Patty isn't working that day so we can spend it together. If she plays her cards right she just might get breakfast in bed, which means I'll have to get up and drive Ben to school.