Coming Up For Air…

Whew! It has been a WHIRLWIND of a week, and it isn’t over yet.

– Finals were on Tuesday & Wednesday. Once I figured out that I only needed a 40 on my Biology final and an 80 or so on my Algebra final, I put the books away Monday night and got some much needed sleep! I have been *so* tired lately, so I figured sleep was a lot more important than reviewing the same information over and over. The only grade I know so far is Biology and I GOT A 101 FOR THE SEMESTER GRADE!!! WHOO HOO!!! I’m so thrilled. Beyond happy. I hope that my other grades are just as strong. (I have confidence that the Algebra grade will be, but I’m still nervous about Chemistry.)

– Wednesday, as I left my Chemistry final, I was thrilled (*cough*) to find flash flood conditions on every road I took as I headed for home. So I didn’t come straight home – I went to Twisted Yarns since it is just off of I-45 and on my way home. It was nice to have a little refuge from the storm, even though I was soaking wet!

– Yesterday I did housework, laundry, had a nice long nap, and knit. A lot. And then some. I made a gift, and I finished up a pair of socks. (I have to graft the toe tonight, but otherwise they are done!) I abused my hand a lot, but that’s ok. I’m having surgery on Tuesday to make it all better.

– Pre-op appointment was today, but all they did was ask a lot of questions and take my blood pressure. (128/83) They were able to use the bloodwork from 2 weeks ago along with my EKG from Dr. Has-a-Clue’s office, so no additional tests needed. Yeah!

Now on to the big news – the results of all of those tests I had done. Here is the big news…

… nothing. We know nothing. There is nothing wrong with my gallbladder as far as the tests showed. All of my bloodwork came back within normal ranges. I do have an itty-bitty kidney stone, but it isn’t in the part of the kidney where it would be causing pain (she explained it better) and isn’t causing any damage so we’re not taking it out yet. Plus the abdominal pain I keep having is up under my right rib cage – nowhere near my kidneys. Dr. Belly will be doing a scope of my belly (and my *ahem*colon*ahem*) in January, so hopefully we will figure it all out then. Since my hand surgery was already scheduled for next week, he wanted to keep that in place and give me some healing time first.

There was also nothing wrong with my MRI – the facial numbness is most likely from neck tension from stress. Now that my finals are over, I have to admit that it is a lot better. So I will keep an eye on that and wear my sexy bite guard thing when I sleep. Grrrrr… nothing says hot like wearing a TMJ bite guard! (Well, I guess that sexy wrist/thumb splint thing might be close. Hot. Damn hot.)

Tonight I plan to finish up some Christmas decorating, and make a list of the cookies and goodies we are going to bake this weekend. I have some shopping to wrap up, both in stores and online. I have some holiday visiting I hope to do too this weekend, but I have to take care of things at home first. Off to make my Santa list!

By Christine

Christine is an Avenger of Sexiness. Her Superpower is helping Hot Mamas grow their Confidence by rediscovering their Beauty. She lives in the Heights in Houston, Texas, works as a boudoir photographer, and writes about running a Business of Awesome. In her spare time, she loves to knit, especially when she travels. She & her husband Mike have a food blog at Spoon & Knife.