Category Archives : Year 4


Hello!

Hello everyone! I’m sorry that there has been such a gap in between posts. Everything has been going pretty good on my behalf, minus trying to fight off something right now. The Dr. thinks it’s a virus. I’m just glad it’s not pneumonia. Thank god I have not had that since July when I had my neck surgery. Speaking of surgery, everything is still going great regarding my baclofen pump. I had my two week follow-up last week when he took off the strips holding my incision together. He was very pleased and does not want to see me, unless there are any issues, for a year! I feel very fortunate. March 24, 2014 at 4:00 PM. Now if I can only remember that for a year!

I recently celebrated what was one of my coolest birthdays to date. Obviously everyone always looks forward to 16, 18 and 21 years of age for reasons I do not have to explain. You would think anything over 30 would be a little depressing, but I do not think I will have to worry about that for the rest of my life because I now share my birthday with my stepson. It was very cool to see him getting excited for his special day, and mine, as the time got closer. I have never been a big fan of my birthday but now I have a reason to be, if only for his sake! He recently took an interest in roller skating so this is what he wanted to do for his party. We did this the week before our birthdays and it was a lot of fun. On the actual day, we had family to our house for an amazing ice cream cake which Melissa made. I will never forget the first birthday I got to celebrate with Brock!

Unfortunately, or fortunately, I do not have too much else to report. I hope everyone is doing well and I will write again soon!


NCAA Tournament

This is my favorite time of year! When the NCAA tournament begins! I love filling out multiple brackets to see how I do, although it’s normally not too great. I formed a group on Yahoo which is free and I invite all of you to join, no matter your skill/knowledge level. It’s free and should be fun. All you need is a yahoo account, which is free as well.

Please join in!

http://tournament.fantasysports.yahoo.com/t1/group/2960


Installed

I now have a Baclofen pump. It feels a little weird. Something I will have to get used to overtime I’m sure. Not to mention that it is still swollen and my body is still adapting.

I was always such against having this because the idea of something foreign in my body is a little creepy. I already had some metal in my foot and more importantly my neck that I did not ask for. Going through with the surgery guarantees that this will be in my stomach area for the next 6 to 7 years, unless something happens to the device before hand. What a commitment. My spasms have just gotten too out of control, past the point of medication, and I was running out of choices. Being constantly hesitant about going out and wondering if you can enjoy yourself without spasming and needing pulled up gets old after a few years. I was obviously ready to take whatever steps necessary to do what I thought would improve my quality of life.

So, how did it go? According to the doctor, perfectly. According to me? I realize it’s very early, but so far, not a regret in the world! My mom picked me up from the hospital and from getting dressed, out of bed, getting into my wheelchair and leaving, the ride home to entering the house, no spasms! It’s unbelievable. It’s like I’m in someone else’s body. Unfortunately they just happen to be paralyzed as well! :-)

That’s where we are right now. I’m sure just like with anything else there will be good and bad things to come of this. I will obviously be updating everyone as the time goes by and let you know of the changes I experience. I appreciate any of you that may have read my posts and prayed for me. I have no idea who even follows this blogs anymore since I neglected it for some time. Hopefully some of you are still around and I can win you back! If only for 5 minutes a day!

Hope everyone is doing well and I will write soon!