Friday, December 26, 2008

Merry Christmas!!

A little late I know but the season lasts for at least another week. I had an awesome Christmas even though my husband just got laid off a week ago and I have been jobless for over a year now. Every hurdle is a learning opportunity and a gift. That is how we are choosing to look at it. He is thinking about going back to school. I start back to school Jan. 5. Luckily, we had finished Christmas shopping before we knew and the kids were able to get what they desired most. Everyone was happy and it was a peaceful day which was nice. Two years ago we lost a baby right before xmas and last year I was pregnant for the first time since losing Gabe (our first baby together) only to lose that pregnancy on New Years day. So it was nice to not have trauma this holiday season.

I have been diagnosed with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) and Inappropriate Sinus Tachycardia (IST). The cardiologist tried me on Midodrine which works by compressing your blood vessels and keeping your blood from pooling into your legs and such. It vastly improved my Reynaulds but raised my blood pressure too much so they discontinued that drug and put me back on Pindolol which is a beta blocker. It slows my heart too much I think (I did cardio and my heart rate was only 66 and I was very dizzy and nauseous). I was on this years ago. We will have to see what the cardiologist has to say. At least I know why my heart does what it does.

I need to address a question from Alax. First, I apologize for not answering sooner. That goes to out to all. I am the worst at checking this blog. I just get so busy, life goes on ya know. Anyway, addressing the question on how much hair does Di remove, I simply can't remember. Sorry. I do know that after meeting two of his other patients for lunch at the CC, my hair had been shaved the most. They had only a very small patch missing and I had a good 3-4 inches of hair gone. I think someone was talking while shaving and OOPSY DAISY'ED. But, I had the better stitch work done on the scar so it was a give-and-take. Maybe it is because I have curly hair which is harder to judge where it begins and ends. If you have long hair you will not have a problem hiding it. I find it harder since it is growing out. Again, due to the curls, it makes it frizzy underneath. My hairdresser mentioned it was like the hair cuts in the 80's when the girls used to shave the back of their hair. I remember that. I figure if I go for the peacock front and the shaved back, I will be a regular Valley Girl! How sexy!

OMG, I chuckled when I read that Di whipped out the napkin and borrowed a pen. That man is an absolute HOOT! Please let me know how it goes in January. If I can answer any questions until then I will. I promise to check the site more frequently.

God Bless All,
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