Sunday, November 09, 2008

Catching up

Well since our trip and my last blog post we have stayed busy. After I got home from the trip I was able to go and speak to a group of young adults down in Denver with the Ameri Corps. I signed up to volunteer with Komen and they asked me to come and speak here. It was a really neat experience to tell my story and just raise awareness about breast cancer and the realities of that diagnosis. I was able to bring my parents down with me and it was neat to be able to share that experience with them and just get to hang out with them for an evening. I am really looking forward to speaking again and raising awareness about the disease.

We have also passed Halloween. Fun for the kids. Olivia was a witch, Alex was Liohna (from Barbie and the Diamond Castle), and Cody was a Broncos player.

Ah, how cute! They were all able to dress up for school, the church party, and for trick-or-treating.

Work has been going well. Staying really busy trying to work 3 days a week and trading off watching kids with a girlfriend seems to be working well. I have been dreading my upcoming surgery this week. The kids have all had a little cough and the sniffles and it seemed to hit me head on this last week. I haven't been sleeping well because I have been stressed about having the surgery so I called the surgeon on Thursday and I am not allowed to take anything like tylenol or motrin because they are blood thinners and I can't take them for a week before my surgery. I was left with trying an over the counter sleep aide and a plain decongestant.

That got me through Thursday with the kids field trip to Centennial Village. This is a historical village in Greeley. The kids were able to walk around and see the old buildings but had a hard time keeping their hands to themselves. They weren't allowed to touch any of the artifacts. Unfortunately also there was a huge freezing wind storm in Greeley that day as well so everyone was dressed in their winter gear. Here are some pictures.

The rest of the weekend has been pretty horrible. My cold has gone from annoying to horrible. I haven't even left the house for the last 3 days. I have a horrible cough and bad chest congestion. I was able to get some ambien so I have been sleeping better which I think is helping but I still feel horrible. I also started my juicing again on Friday and just trying to do anything that will get me healthy in the next few days. Unfortunately with not being able to take anything pain reliever wise I have been super miserable. My whole body aches. Jon has been awesome at taking care of me and has even managed to finish up the trim in the basement. One more thing to check off the list. My mom has also been a big help with the kids, picking up my wheat grass, and bringing us dinner. I guess I am destined to be sick the week before I have surgery. I got a cold right before my last surgery as well. I will call the surgeon on Tuesday and see if I am still able to go in or not. Hopefully I can just get it over with since I have been a basket case for the last week and a half! Pray I can kick this cold in the next 36 hours!!


Jer said...

Hey, sorry to hear you have a cold. We've had that crap going around our house as well recently and it sucks. I hope that you get better soon and that all goes well with the surgery! I'll be thinking about you!

Denver Sims said...

Oh, Eliza, what are we gonna do with you always getting sick before surgery?? Wait, you're having surgery?? I want to help you this time...who do I call? If you can't get back to me I'll call Alyssa. LOVE YOU!