Sunday, May 23, 2010

Change. friend or foe?

I hate change, and in the last 9 days I have endured too much of it for my taste!


April 24: My mom called me, "Kristin I found you a surgeon in Lubbock! Quick! Call him, send him your medical records, I read a blog about him, and how the Ravitch procedure is better for adults!"
"Okay momma, I will be Saturday his office will be closed, I will call him on Monday"

April 26: out of obligation, I sent the good doctor my medical records.

April 28: He called. I about fell outta my chair, I was shocked that he made personal calls. He needed a little bit more information and my ct-scan disk. We agreed he would look at my information and call me back within a week.

May 6: A week and a day later, I hadn't heard from him, so I called his office. Turns out, his assistant has been out of town, and he hasn't even reviewed my information. But he would and call me back.

May 13: Still nothing. I called @ 3:36. His office apologized, and said he would look over my information and call me back today or tomorrow.
3:45, I was driving home and the Dr. called me back. I answered my phone, "this is Kristin" and he said, "Hi, Kristin this is Dr.____, and I think I can help you!
By 4:30, I had a a consult appointment scheduled for May 17, and a surgery date set for June 04.

May 14: I started the process of filling for emergency leave of absence-effective May 24.

May 17: We drove the 5 hours to Lubbock, spoke with the doctor for 2 hours and drove back. The surgery is on!
come to find out, my heart is sandwiched between bones and cartilage and sitting on top of my lungs. No damn wonder, I am tired all the damn time!!

May 18-21 Worked my booty off trying to get my classroom set and ready for me to leave.


This week starts my quarantine period until the surgery. I can't risk getting sick, and with my weak immune system, Chad has me lock-down. I managed to get Chad to "let" me go see Sex and the City premiere, but I am going ALONE at 12! I tried to pick the least busy time! haha!!

It sucks I can't finish the year out with my kids.
I am so sad about that, but honestly I don't think I could have finished the school year, my fatigue is starting to get the best of me. It was getting harder to make myself do into school each morning.

2 comments:

  1. so happy for you. you're in my prayers.
    xoxo MMW

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  2. I will be praying for you girl .

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