Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Senioritis Times Ten

So far the first week of class is going smoothly, except for the fact that I STILL haven't unpacked a lot of my stuff and there are dozens of things that need to find a new home. I've already got online homework but I am seriously procrastinating!! It's so much worse than it was last year. Who knows if I will ever get any work done. Just kidding. I really like all my classes....but maybe not physics...and I am really excited about Human Diseases! Mostly because I just had my gallbladder taken out and the professor and I talked about it for like 20 minutes after class. Pretty cool :)

So for classes, I am taking physics, basic astronomy, psychology of sport (online), and human diseases. Sounds easier than it really is.

And now for my huge news (which I'm sure I've already mentioned but now its a huge deal)! TOMORROW IS THE DAY I'M GOING TO COLORADO!!! Just to refresh your memory, one of Andrew's cousins is getting married on Saturday, and his parents are taking me (along with Austin's girlfriend, Audrey, cause technically we are NOT family, but it's close enough!) to the wedding! Our flight leaves tomorrow evening, and we must drive to Houston to catch our flight. I am so excited because everyone has told me how beautiful Colorado is, and it will be a nice change from this extreme heat! My camera is currently charging and I will try to take as many pictures as possible!

Have a great weekend! I know I will!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Last Night Home

My mom, dad and I successfully got Megan all moved into her new dorm. It's extremely small but she will get used to it. Her dorm room is by far the smallest I've ever seen. I think she's really going to love it at Sam Houston.

As for me, I have a doctor's appointment early in the morning as I have to get back to CS by noon. My job always has a mentor retreat and it starts at 8am but because of my appointment I'll be a few hours late :( but I'm all packed up, gassed up, and ready to roll out in the morning. Time for another semester!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Moving Day!...Again

So tomorrow is Megan's big day to move away to college! We are almost all packed up, although I haven't packed an overnight bag yet. It seems like I had sooo much more stuff when I moved to school than what Megan has. The only downside about moving her in is that since I'm only 10 days post-surgery I get tired easily. And we can't start moving in until 11am, almost the hottest part of the day....gross. And I've had the chance to meet several of my freshmen that I will be mentoring and they will more than likely be moving in tomorrow as well. Plus Audrey (Andrew's brother's girlfriend) is also moving to CS tomorrow. Hooray!

Here's hoping that everyone gets moved in smoothly and that nobody gets too hot while moving in. And I hope that I can handle tomorrow without wearing out too quickly. I'll be moving back on Monday, but since I have to go to a work retreat I won't really be back until Tuesday afternoon. But I will be back! Sooner or later!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

All of a Sudden I'm Overwhelmed....

..........and school hasn't even started yet. The stress didn't start until about 20 minutes ago when I found out that the weekend that I'm supposed to be going to Colorado with Andrew's family for a wedding is the same weekend that I'm supposed to work the Occupational Therapy Society table for Open House. People that have been at A&M for more than a year SHOULD remember that Open House is always the first weekend after classes start. And the thought never even crossed my mind. I'm the vice president for OTS. I should be more responsible than this. Ugh!

On top of that, when I got my new iPhone at the end of June I never had the chance to transfer all of the dates on my calendar and I got an email from my supervisor this morning reminding all of us about the upcoming overnight training retreat that we have EVERY YEAR. How did I forget this too??? It turns out that I scheduled a doctor's appointment (specifically to get my new retainer fitted so my teeth don't get crooked!) on the first day of the retreat. Obviously I'm going to call their office as early as I can in the morning and if I can't pick up my retainer Friday morning then I won't get my new retainer until Christmas break. And by then my teeth will have shifted more and my mom will have to shell out another $135 for another new retainer and I know she will not like that. Besides the retainer appointment, now that I no longer have a gallbladder I may need to be on a special diet for a few months. Too bad I won't know until I see the doctor on Thursday and I already emailed my supervisor that I wouldn't have any special dietary needs a month and a half ago--before I even knew that I had gastroesophageal reflux disease and that I was going to have my gallbladder removed.

Most importantly, Megan is moving to Sam Houston on Saturday, and now that I have the retreat I pretty much will have to leave from Hunstville and go back to CS, unpack my stuff and repack for the retreat. How the heck am I going to have time to do all this when I still have weight restrictions on me???



To make me feel more stressed out, most of my OT school applications are due by October 1st and I have no idea how I'm going to fill them all out and get all my paperwork in before the deadline!!!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Feeling Crafty

Since Megan is leaving for SHSU on Saturday, she started packing things today and I was able to help her out a little bit! And now I'm in the mood to make crafts and get super organized. But the problem is that I have no money to buy anything and all of my stuff here is already organized (although all my stuff in CS still needs a bit of work). Like today I helped Megan decide what clothes to take with her to school and tomorrow we will try to get all of her hangers on her clothes. AKA she bought green, blue, and pink hangers and wants to use them!

I have no idea how or why this put me in a craft-making mood, and like I said, I have no clue what to make. I've considered the option of making more friendship bracelets, but now that I think about it, I have no idea where the string is. So that's not an option. I also still have weight restrictions on me (no more than 5 pounds!) so using my mom's Singer is out of the question. But I can use a glue gun! Who knows what I might come up with. Maybe nothing since everything costs money and I don't have a job lol. Got any crafty suggestions for me?

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Almost One Week!

It's been almost a whole week since I had my gallbladder taken out, and things are almost completely back to normal--minus the whole not eating much at every meal and not being able to stand up all the way--and I am definitely thrilled! On Wednesday, Andrew drove up from CS to check on me and he told me two very important things #1 being that he saw a huge improvement in me physically in the few days that he was here, and #2 he could tell that I've lost quite a bit of weight from not eating and from surgery. Not quite the way I wanted to start losing weight but I suppose it's a start! Andrew left Friday evening and went back to Houston so that he could enjoy a little time home before classes start up again.

Have you ever felt like you're stuck in a hole and things don't seem like changing any time soon? That's where I'm at right now. I moved into a new place with new roommates and a new school year is about to start. It will be my FIFTH year at A&M, and with the exception of 2 or 3 people my age, most of my friends have graduated and even though I have lots of friends through my health classes and work, I feel like I've lost everyone and that makes me HATE this upcoming school year. I mean, yes I know lots of people, and yes, Andrew's brother Austin and his girlfriend Audrey will both be there too, but all of the people I was super close to at school have graduated and moved home. And I know Sammie feels the same way, with living at home and being away from all her friends, so I'm sure some of you are feeling the same way. Plus, with it being my 5th year at A&M, I'm actually feeling burned out with school. I should have graduated in May, and I should be starting OT school. I know God has a plan for me, but I really don't like where I'm at right now.

So I either need to work hard and make new friends or work harder and make some of my friendships more than what they are. Here's hoping that I can do both (or try really hard)!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Successful Surgery

Everything went really well this morning with my gallbladder surgery! I had to be at the hospital at 7am for surgery at 9 and I spent most of my time waiting in the pre-op room, operating room holding area, and two different recovery areas. Once I was in the OR they realized I was too tall for their beds. Go figure lol. They laid me out and stretched both my arms out and put an oxygen mask on. Everything was blurry without my glasses but it didn't matter cause I was out ASAP. The last thing I remember was asking them to adjust my oxygen mask (it didn't reach far enough for me lol). After that I went to recovery where someone monitored me for awhile and I drifted in and out of consciousness. Finally I went downstairs where my family was able to see me. I stayed there for about 3 hours and when things first got started, the anesthesia made me so nauseated that I was to the point of tears but I needed the OK from the doc to take something stronger. And I got it after what felt like an hour or two. So now I'm home, almost ready for another nap. I'll keep you posted as to how I'm feeling! Thanks for all the sweet thoughts and prayers!!


Monday, August 8, 2011

Reckless Abandonment

I have been such a bad blogger! Things have been crazy since my last post. I managed to survive my OT shadowing at the hospital, moved back to CS and into a lovely house with two of the most fabulous girls around, went on an amazing church retreat with Andrew and God is doing UNBELIEVABLE things in my life, and now I'm back home for surgery tomorrow. Yes, you read that right, I am having SURGERY tomorrow at 9am. In a nutshell, my gallbladder isn't functioning at all and its leaking bile into my abdomen and could potentially harm my other organs. Meaning that this surgery can't wait any longer. I have to be up at the hospital at 7am, the procedure is scheduled for 9;00 and should take about an hour, then they can keep me as long as they want but I will be able to go home tomorrow rather than staying overnight. Yay! Everything with surgery should go smoothly, but in case they don't they will have to cut me open and I've already signed DNR paperwork (if things go horribly wrong) as well and medical power of attorney paperwork. So please pray for me tonight/tomorrow and this whole week that I have great surgeons and a quick recovery! After surgery (and summer school finals) Andrew is planning to come visit and make sure I'm doing okay. I love him so much and I hope that we get to spend the rest of our lives together ♥

Sorry for not updating sooner, but I promise if I feel up to it I will be blogging every day this week! There are so many awesome things that I can't wait to tell you all about!