Thursday, March 1, 2012

Februaryyy in a nut shell

It's officially been over a month since my last blog entry. In the last month I have had my best friend come home, turned 22, and been to Seattle. To say it's been a busy month is a bit of an understatement. Although this is coming from someone who spends most of her days in a hospital waiting room, in a hospital bed or more favorably on her couch. ;D

Sooo.... I turned 22!!!! What an amazing adventure my life has been so far. My life is not glamorous, but I sure feel privileged to be living it. This year I felt super lucky to have several days of celebration, celebrating with (most) of my favorite people. It was an incredible birthday! I had so much fun. Of course the only picture of me is the goofiest thing that ever existed. My niece and nephew don't look super psyched to be on my lap, but I sure look happy to have them.

Of course the following week was busy too. I had 2 transplant clinic appointments in Seattle. So we went up to Seattle for 4 days. I actually got to go somewhere interesting. Usually we are only there for like a day so we don't really do anything. Even though I was really exhausted after the first day, it was still a lot of fun. But pretty much anything is fun when I have a Jena Brown by my side. That girl has been my little lifesaver/good luck charm all month. Love you Jbear!!

My pains have been pretty out of control this month, I've been trying really hard to manage them, but it's difficult when there are so many and they're all in different spots. That's been a struggle, but it doesn't matter that much to me. I somehow find a way to beat on. I'm due for another hospital stay in about a week and a half, so I'll have to up my gabapentin dose or something. Drrruuuugggsss! I'm all about em'. But my life is ALWAYS going to rely on modern day medicine and the massive amount of pills I take. As long as my memory holds up, I think I'll be alright. Haha!

At the end of crazy February I'm thinking to myself wow, is it really over and thank god it's over. It was the best Feb I've had in years, literally. Last year I was trying to get on the list, the year before that I looking down the barrel of a gun and "decided" to get a transplant. I can say with complete sincerity and enthusiasm that it was the best time I've had in awhile, and holy shit I'm exhausted!
Gotta live life on the edge sometimes, although I'm glad to be making up my loafing time - these times will not last forever.

I will try to keep updating, I'm just so very forgetful and lazy when it comes to blogging. I am on facebook all the time though, and I also have a new Pinterest account
Check it out, and follow me if you want. I am addicted to it! Love it so much.

And finally, to EVERYONE who made my February so incredible, a very loving and deep thank you. The main contributors (as always) My mom, my Morgan, Jena, Shane, Aunt Jeanine, Nana, and my puppies. I couldn't make it a day without any of you. I am so extremely lucky to have all of you in my life - and jeeezzusss IN THE SAME HOUSE!!!

Love to everyone,