Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Zara Double Breasted Coat

While looking for the pink blazer I came across the double breasted coat.  Love.  Unfortunately, the only sizes left are XS and LG!  Bummer.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Zara pink blazer

I saw this blazer on Pinterest a few months ago and loved it but wasn't too keen on the price (I'm cheap, what can I say?).  Then tonight I was roaming the internet and came across it again.  It's not on the site, so I googled it and found it on Ebay for $17.99, I paid that plus $16 in shipping.  So, I got it for half the price I saw it for on the site a few months ago.  This is my first time purchasing clothing on Ebay, so let's hope I actually get what I paid for!
Cute, right?

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Kidney Stone

Disclaimer:  I'll be posting a photo of my stone, so if that grosses you out, I'd close your eyes!  Or don't read this. :)

So, to review, I woke up Sunday night in crazy pain and it just got worse from there.  With the blood in my pee, I assumed it was kidney related and I had kidney stones back in like 2003 and only passed one, so I figured it might be a stone.  Monday I went to the regular doctor, they gave me Percocet and told me to get an x-ray.  My sister took me for an x-ray at the hospital that night and the stone was still up in my kidney.  I called a urologist in hopes of a quick appointment and the woman literally laughed at me, luckily I didn't take no for an answer and she gave me another branch to call.  I found out later they have TWENTY doctors at that location!  But, I'm glad it worked that way, because I ended up seeing the doctor I did and I love him.  He's nice, helpful, smart, and he dressed well.  Seriously, I'm in love.  Anyway, I saw the doctor Wednesday.  He told me to get a CT scan Friday and then see him again with a plan to do that sound wave surgery to get the stone out next Thursday.  But, when I saw him Friday my CT scan showed that the stone was now very close to my bladder so he could no longer do the sound wave surgery.  He thought I'd pass the stone this weekend if I drank lots of fluids, but if not, he'd laser the stone out Monday which would give me a little window to possibly still get pregnant this month!  See, he's awesome.  But, no surgery needed because I passed the stone last night!  It's pretty freakin huge and I am so happy it's out!
See, isn't it huge?!  That thing has been hanging out inside of me for like 8 years!  Crazy.  Okay, now I have to go bathe before my husband gets home.  Stinky me doesn't help my cause.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Jamie Eason plans thwarted by kidney stones

I was planning to start the Jamie Eason Live Fit 12 week program on Monday, but Sunday night I started peeing blood and in the middle of the night, the pain came.  Pain that brought right back to that night in college when I thought I was going to die.  I literally thought I should keep the bathroom door unlocked so my roommates could get in if I died.  Turned out to be 2 kidney stones.  I passed one of them and as of this March when I was in the hospital for other reasons, the other one was still there hanging out.  I was told it was rather large so it probably wouldn't move.  Ha, guess they were wrong!  I went to the doctor yesterday and of course they were barely helpful, gave me a prescription for percocet (which is not really helping the pain and only causing me to vomit) and Flomax to loosen my urinary tract and help me pass the stone more easily, but apparently my insurance company thinks only men get kidney stones and need Flomax, so I'm still waiting on special permission for that one!  I also went for a stomach x-ray yesterday.  Not that anyone told me what it showed.  Tomorrow I go see a urologist.  When I called to make an appt. the first woman on the phone actually laughed at me when I asked for an appt. today and told me that they are a specialist so I won't be getting an appt. for 2-3 weeks! I told her that was ridiculous and by then I'd probably no longer have a problem.  She gave me the number of another of their offices.  Funny how when I called there, that woman was helpful and personable and got me an appt. for tomorrow!
I'm pretty amazed that this kidney stone has decided to move this week of all weeks.  This is my week for baby making after my last month of Clomid before I see a specialist!  How I'm supposed to make a baby in this pain, I'm not so sure.  Maybe this is my body's way of telling me a baby is just not in my cards right now or maybe it wanted to get rid of the stone before the baby.  Because I definitely would not want a kidney stone while pregnant!  So, I'm trying not to get too upset about the timing of it all.
The pain is a lot better today so far, so who knows, maybe I'm about to pass it!  I'm going to drink lots of water today and hope it helps!
And Jamie Eason will have to wait until next week!

P.S. I'm super grateful for that woman at the Delaware Valley Urology Mt. Laurel office, she was helpful and nice!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

My hair

I change my hair style and color pretty often.  I started with two face framing highlights at like 15 and have been going ever since!  Whenever I feel the need for a change, I change my hair.  If I don't like the color I can just dye it again and if I cut it, it'll grow back.  Currently, I'm growing out this cut:
I cut it at the end of July and it's growing like a weed.  I think I'm going to wait until next week and then get it cut into an angled bob.  And dye it red (it's currently blonde).  I'd LOVE to do something like the pic below, but my stylist will charge me a fortune for all those colors.  So, I might go for just red or maybe I'll do it myself, it wouldn't be the first time!
From here.

On a side note, I want to start noting things I'm grateful for every time I post in hopes that if I make a conscious effort it'll eventually be part of all my days.  Sometimes life gets in the way of the way you want to be and it's easy to forget.  Today I'm grateful for my body.  It has it's faults, but it has gotten me this far.  I have Cerebral Palsy, but it could be so much worse.  I can still walk, and ride a (stationary) bike, and lift weights like anyone else.  Essentially, I can do all the same things as someone without a disability, I just limp a little while walking.  In fact, I 'd say that my disability is the least of my problems! :)

Sunday, November 13, 2011


I initially wrote a post (that I didn't publish) on my second (third altogether) round of Clomid not working and not understanding why I can't get pregnant (or stay pregnant).  But, instead of getting into all that and dwelling on the negative, I want to talk about what I'm grateful for instead.
I managed to find the love of my life very early on in my life (we were 17 and in high school) and I'm so lucky I did.  He loves me exactly the way I am, he deals with my crazy on the regular.  He's kind, smart, giving, supportive, funny and let's be honest, pretty freakin adorable.  I really couldn't imagine my life without him.  I'm lucky to spend my life with him.
I also have an amazing family filled with a bunch of crazy people who I love so much and who love me just as much.  I know, without a shadow of a doubt, that any of them would be there for me the second I ever needed them.  I'm especially grateful for my mother.  I can only hope that one day I will have a child one day and have just as a good a relationship with my child as my mother and I have.  My mother always supports me and gives me the room to be myself.  She's more like my best friend than my mother, to be honest.  I didn't really grow up knowing my dad and my step-dad and I never got along so well, but my mother more than made up for all of that.  And my wonderful husband totally understands my need to spend so much time with my mother and never gets upset about it.  Just another way he lets me be myself.
So, everyday I get to wake up next to my beautiful husband and our puppy (and sometimes our cat) in our house that we live in as a little family.  There are a lot of things left to be done.  But for now, so far, we've come a long way and I'm a very lucky girl.  And if babies aren't in our future, I still have many things to be grateful for.  Speaking of my cutie husband, I'm going to go cuddle with him now...

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Still going strong!

I went back to the gym last Saturday for the first time in months and I'm happy to say, I kept it up throughout the week!  I initially planned to do cardio in the morning on my spin bike and lift Mon.-Thurs., alternating upper and lower body and then do a full body workout Saturday, but then I spoke to a trainer at my gym and also a guy I work with who is in like super shape and decided to change it up.  I want to be effective as possible.  So, the new plan is:

Cardio in the AM (I ordered a GYMBOSS to help me with HIIT)
Lifting 6 days a week
Monday- Back, Biceps, Abs
Tuesday- Chest, Triceps, Butt
Wednesday- Legs and Shoulders
Repeat Cycle Thursday - Saturday
Heavy weights first cycle and lighter second to switch it up

I'm setting a goal to stick to this plan until Christmas.  By then I should see real results and then I can adjust things to keep from plateauing.

I even said goodbye to Chick fila for awhile, this is serious people!