Sunday, December 14, 2008

SAY WHAT????? and Snags

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The tree is up and decorated. Whoo hoo! I put the decorations on Tuesday night after work.

Now, strange but true....the surgeon said Joey does not have a hernia. He could feel nothing. Over the past two years, two ER doctors have said there is a hernia. This last one said he could stick his finger through it. WTH??? I asked what was causing the terrible pain. Hmmm....don't know. Pfft...not a good answer. Maybe a tendon pull. Ugh. Joey just happened to have a follow up appt. the next day with the GI specialist. He feels a small bump, which he's not worried about but says it's not a hernia. So.....I'm sending him to my new doctor here for a 3rd opinion. Something doubled him over.

Fun, fun for me Tuesday. My new doctor is having me get a baseline colonoscopy done. I have to start drinking this God awful stuff tomorrow and can only eat broth and jello. I'll be a biotch with a capital "B". My new doctor also asked me if I knew I had a heart murmur? Nope. So, I had an echocardiogram done last week. The technician said there's nothing to worry about. I still need my mammogram done plus a Pap Smear. I'm so tired of taking days off for appointments.

Megan's graduation is Friday. We have 11 people going. I'm taking them all out to lunch afterwards at a very, very nice place plus Daddy dearest who hasn't offered a cent towards this gathering, which includes many of his family members. Oh well, some things never change. Her health insurance expires Dec. 19th. The college will renew it until May for $500. Ugh, I'm praying to come up with something or some way to pay for this. Financially, this year has been difficult but at least I have a job.

Sorry, I haven't been around. I plan to try and get caught up today. Once again I had damaged AOL files and had to uninstall and reinstall. This ususally happens a couple of times a year but it's been a while. It seems to take forever to do this, then my DSL was out....grrrr. I apologize if I've missed an entry. Let me know.....

And there is a Christmas giveaway raffle going on. Go visit Koda, the handsome little Corgi in California. Here's the link; just click and leave a comment (send him a doggie treat and your chances are even better):
a corgi in southern california.

HUGS TO ALL.........


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24 comments:

Pamela said...

I sure hope they figure out what's going on with Joey soon. That's got me concerned.
Good luck with your colonoscopy! UGH...I'm dreading having that even though I know that the actual procedure isn't bad.
Good luck sweetie!!
Congrats to Megan!!! I hope she has a wonderful time celebrating!
Love ya, Pam

Jeannette said...

Good luck to Joey, surely they must find something, pain doesn't come unless something is wrong. I hope the colonoscopy is clear and also the mammogram and pap smear when they're done. I've got my mammogram on Friday. Enjoy the graduation meal and congratulations to Megan for getting through! I lost my internet connection this morning right after I did my entry. Nothing would bring it back then I noticed the phone line wasn't working so I plugged in a spare phone which did give a dial tone ~ still no internet so I gave up! Got back from Andy's this afternoon and tried again, I was connected straight away! I don't know what went wrong there, I'm just happy to get it back without paying extortionate rates to some geek to repair it! Lol! Jeannette xx

Bethe said...

Busy, busy, busy. I wonder if a CAT scan can be done on Joey to see what the cause of the pain is. Congratulations to Meagan-WoW, the baby graduating college. Good luck with your tests. The colonoscopy isn't too bad. It's the prep and even that isn't toooo bad.

hugsss...

Sugar said...

wish they'r hurry & get a correct diagnosis for joey! have they done an ultraound, or some other test? grrr
i still haven't had my colonoscopy, when i last had my appt, that stuff i had to drink made me so sick i puked & pooped for 3 days, was weak as a kitten, called them that morning & they said to resched as i still wasn't clear. grrr
get your pap & mammo soon, then you'll be all set!
congrats to megan! way to go!!!
huggies...

Sandra said...

I do hope they soon find out why Joey is suffering so much pain, there has to be a reason.

I found out years ago that I have a heart murmur but after tests I was told not to worry either, apparently there are quite common.

Love Sandra xxxx

Hollie said...

Man you have soooo much going on. Praying that all works out well...

Winivere said...

Ho Ho Ho Tis the season for getting poked in all places! ha ha ha ha
XX
Winivere

Julie said...

Good luck with your test, aren't they fun. Hope they find out whats wrong with Joey soon.

Missie said...

Sure hope they find out what's going on with Joey soon.

Tina said...

graduations are always expensive. couldn't dear old dad cough up the $500.00?
take care and...enjoy that elixer you will be drinking for the good ol' scope! lol
hugs
tina

Carlene Noggle said...

Yeah you know what happened to me..had to drop the ins. on SEPT 01, and then had kidney stones on Sept. 26...then this fall on OCT> 26!!! Talk about bad luck!!! Insurance is a big rip off if you ask me...I hope everything turns out ok at your dr visit.
love ya,
carlene

a corgi said...

Koda says thanks!! he put your name in the giveway with 3 chances for both items (but don't send him food; he's soooo fat, he just wanted to make sure people would sneak food to him if I ever got seriously and stopped feeding him treats :) good luck with it!

still praying for Megan......how exciting for her to be graduating!!! tell her congrats (and you too mom, congrats cause I know its a team effort)

weird about Joey/hernia/no hernia; I agree another opinion is in order

good luck with your testing!! the joys of aging

betty

Maria said...

Good luck with the colonoscopy. It sure is not a fun appointment. Hope you will do well after the procedure. Hope Joey will be helped soon. - What ever it is. Just hope it will be something easy. Congratulations to Megan! Woohoo........ you must be so proud! I hope someone will open up and give you financial help. Take care. Hugs, Maria

lisa jo said...

the whole thing with the EX and the money makes me so mad. Truly. I also can only imagine that these doctors and what they are saying about Joey makes you crazy...someone needs to get with the program and figure out what is what!! I love you and worry about you and i want you to know you are so awesome. All that is going on will soon pass.

Linda said...

I hope they find out what is wrong with your son. I had to have a colonsopy last year, I thought it was going to be horrible but honestly it wasn't bad. The prep was the worst part. Hope all goes well. Linda

Brittany said...

My ex had a colonoscopy done...they knocked him out but he still felt it and it sucked...I can't even imagine.

Joan said...

Sending good wishes to Joey hope everthing gets sorted out. Hope all goes well with your test too. Love Joan

Joyce said...

Many prayers for Joey and that they find out what his pain is...and for you and for your test. Hope and pray all goes well...
Congrats to your beautiful daughter...she is awesome!! Celebration time!
Hugs and love...love those tags...so pretty!!
Joyce

Chrissie said...

Hope you find out what's going on with your son.
Man can't your ex take care of his own people. I mean come on. Some things never change do they.
Good luck with your tests.
Hugs, Chrissie

Janie said...

Just dropping in to say hello and wish you a early Merry Christmas. Have really been busy and not on blogger. Sounds like you have really been busy too. Sure hope all turns out great with all the tests. Please pray for Terry Ann she went to ER passing blood yesterday. She needs to follow up on it. Your page looks great. Keeping you and all your family in my prayers. Hugs, Janie

Lisa said...

Chris, Hope the doctors can find out what is going on with Joey, good luck today with your colonoscopy, Hugs Lisa

Terri said...

Keeping you and Joey in my prayers...

We just got our tree up friday..lol I am behind on everything this year!

Congrats to Megan...and UGH your ex should help you pay for that huge dinner....ouch!

Hugs
Terri

krissy knox said...

Hi Chris,

You silly goose! You just found me? I commented on Dec 1! I became a follower of yours back then too, LOL. Now, uhm, did you sign the blog directory I created, so we could all find each other and keep up with each other? It is called: from jland to blogger. I will leave the address below, and if you haven't signed it yet, please do! Thanks! anyway, i love your snags tags. They are gorgeous. and cute! okay, got to run!

love you for real!

Krissy :)
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D said...

I hope they figure out what is going on with Joey.. sending good vibes.. as for you .. I know you hate the tests and appointments but please get them done.
love you my friend