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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Alabama Bound

Early tomorrow morning, mom and I are making the trip home from Florida. I am really sad! I love being here with all my family. Seeing the babies(Ryleigh, Hunter, and Noah) has been awesome. Hopefully I'll be somewhat able to party HARD tomorrow night. If not, who cares! I was in the Bahamas for Christmas while all you people were in the cold Alabama weather.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Santa Claus came to my house

Santa came a week early on Tuesday night. Since my family and I are leaving for the cruise on Friday, Santa made a quick trip down from the North Pole to suprise my sister and I with goodies. Boy did I get hooked up! I got 2 new shirts for the cruise(yes they are girlie), some black striped tuxedo pants that are soooo adorable and cover my boot cast, 120 different eyeshadows, and the best present of all.......



I bet my mom is happy. Now she can get the Cannon back which I might add was her Christmas present last year from the big man. She only got to use the darn thing once before I swiped it and took it around the Southeast on my tour of NASCAR tracks. LOL! Boy that was a good camera, and I'm gonna miss it. But hey! I GOT MY OWN NOW! THANKS SANTA.

Santa really did my sister and I right this year. However, I've been told that Santa may make an appearance on our cruise. Who knows what he may bring us then? Maybe Kenny Chesney?!?! After all, he'll be in St. Thomas for Christmas. HMMMMM!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Happy Birthday, Mom!

Cherished Mother
Every day since I was born,My mother cared for me.
Now that’s a lot of caring,
As anyone can see.
Please, Lord, protect my mother,
And keep her safe from harm,
For she is a cherished person,
With great wisdom, love and charm.
Lord, it’s my mother’s birthday
So please, help her to see
Just how much she means to us,Her loving family.

By Karl Fuchs


Monday, December 15, 2008

Only a matter of time...

Things have been really hectic since my family and I are getting ready for our Christmas vacation. No, we aren't pulling a Griswold's. I can't stop checking the weather for St. Maarten and St. Thomas. It is going to be hot and gorgeous! I am very impatient about going. I've busted my ass the past week so I could be off my crutches in time. I've done pretty well and am very proud of myself. We're still going to bring my crutches or as my dad calls it "my security blanket". I even called the doctor to get pain medicine. I want to be prepared for all the walking I will be doing on and off the ship. I'm so excited to see my family! It's been a while since I've seen my Aunt Ellen, Uncle Kent, and Kelsey. Plus when I get back, I get to see my cousin Brent's baby, Ryleigh. All we've seen of her is pictures!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Vacation is coming soon

WOW! This time next week I will be in Florida. I can't wait for a vacation. Heaven knows I need it. This week has been very hard for me. It started out Monday night with me crutching throughout the mall, and ended today with me talking(with no crutches) around the office. I've definitely busted my ass this week. I just want to have some strength so I am not a bump on a log while on the cruise ship.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Greetings from Work!

Earlier this week, I got the bright idea to go to work. I haven't seen Derek or Mrs. Penny in a while, and figured they'd be suprised to see my still cripple ass. Dad came to get me around 9:30am and I'll be here til 4pm. So far, its been really comical. Derek has made me laugh. I'm sure I can thank the Ultracets for that though. He is always good at putting a smile on my face. Mrs. Penny has been constantly talking to me. No one really expected to see me today, so it was hilarious to see their faces. Glad I was able to come into work...too bad I'll be feeling this in the morning.

Since I haven't taken any pictures of my ankle since I had my stitches taken out, I guess I need to show you guys how its healing. They say I'm doing great, just will take some time to get me up and walking. I am trying to survive on 1 crutch. I am really proud of myself. I had to call the Dr. on Tuesday to get some new pain medicine. Hopefully this will last me til I go on my cruise.




Thank you all for the continued prayers and support. You guys are amazing!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Crazy Saturday Night

After Alabama beat Auburn(36-0), my family decided to party the night away at Gwen's RV. It was wild and we all had a blast. My Uncle Mike, Aunt Toni, and Robert came up from Jacksonville, Florida just to see the Tide play. After a couple of drinks and shots, the DJ had everyone singing karaoke until someone made a request for him to play "Have You Seen Her?". I don't know if you have heard that song, but there is a crazy dance that goes to it. My Uncle Mike happened to remember the dance and had to show everyone. Get your tissues ready. You will laugh so hard that you'll cry.



video

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Been A While.

WOW! It's been a while since I last blogged. Sorry about that everyone. Things have been really rough on my end. The pain really hasn't gotten any better. It sort of freaks me out! I don't know if that is normal or not, but I guess I'll find out at my next doctor's appointment. I go on Wednesday to have all my stitches removed. It's going to hurt like hell and I am NOT looking foward to it. Hopefully, I can talk my doctor into giving me some kind of shot to numb it before he takes them out. It's weird. I can put stitches in, take them out, but if you do it too me I get sick to my stomach. My dad swears I'll be fine, but I don't want to take the risk. I'll definitly let everyone know what the doctor said after my appointment.

Thank you all for the continued support and prayers. Y'all are awesome!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Post-Op Appointment

As a few of you know, yesterday was my post-op appointment. I would have blogged about it yesterday, but I was in a hell of a lot of pain. Hell, I came home from the doctor and cried myself to sleep a few times. Anyways! The purpose of this was to tell everyone what the doctor said. Also, at the end of this blog there are some pictures of my incision. I hope I don't gross any of you out. So here it goes:

After waiting in the room for over 40 miutes to be called, my pain medicine was starting to kick in. Definitly not good when you are on crutches and no wheelchair around. I tried sooooo hard not to yawn because I knew that would equal me being asleep in the chair in no time. Once I got called back to the cast room, I had my surgical bandages removed and went straight to x-ray. This was a new experience. I was able to tell the staff that I do not have screws anymore. It was weird! I've been so use to telling people that. My x-rays went off with some problems. The tech couldn't stop touching my incisions and she was just being rude. I finally had to ask to get someone else in, because she was going to end up getting herself hurt.

Once the Resident and my Orthopedic surgeon came in, they both got a good laugh out of me.This was the 1st time I was able to hear from their mouths how hard it was to get my screws out. Apparently, the surgeon was pulling on my leg, and the resident was taking tools to remove the screws. The bone had started to form around the screws, which wasn't very good. I was also told that the amount of pain I am in right now is completely normal. Since Halloween, I have taken 72 pain pills. I am blown away by this number. I also ended up not getting my stitches out. We've estimated about 30 stitches. Instead of a cast, I got a walking cast. Funny part is that I can't put ANY weight on it. Sorta defeats the purpose of calling it a walking cast. I go for my next appointment on the 26th. This appointment will incude removing the stitches, and hopefully getting to put some weight on it.

Thank you all for the continued prayers and support. It really means a lot. I am honored to have some of the greatest friends in the world. Words can't even begin to express how lucky I am. I wish I could repay each and every one of you back!!!!

Here are some of the pictures from my post-op:
Top of the ankle:




Worst part:
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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Sucky Day!

Oh today has been a day from hell. I have been in sooooooooo much pain today. I’m beginning to think I’m becoming immune to the pain medicine. So what I’ve decided to contact the doctor and get him to call me in something new. I need something to help with the pain. I know he‘ll give it too me. All I’ve done today is propped my foot up(above my heart) and cried. I hate this. I am over this feeling! I just hope when I go back to the doctor next week for my post-op appointment, I’ll be able to walk. However, with all the work he did inside my ankle, I’m highly doubting that one. Guess I’ll go take my night medication and call it a day. I just hope tomorrow is better.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Update on my Surgery

Yesterday morning I had surgery number 14 on my right ankle. Dr. Kirchner went in and removed my bone spurs and then removed my hardware. I no longer have screws in my ankle. It is a definite change. Over the past 3 years, I have been so used to telling people that I have them. It was a lot of work for the doctor to get them out. He had to chisel a lot of bone away to get the suckers. They were REALLY deep inside the bone which wasn’t good. Before my surgery, I was given a nerve block. This helped with the soreness. However, after 24 hours of feeling no pain it hit me like a ton of bricks. I don’t think I’ve ever been this sore! After popping pain killers, I am feeling a little bit better. Last night was rather interesting. I didn’t get any sleep because I couldn’t get comfortable. I slept some today, and I hope I can get some sleep tonight. Mom and Dad are going to leave me alone first thing in the morning. They are worried, but I have promised not to leave the bed until they get home. I hope everyone had a Happy Halloween. Thank you all for the support and prayers. It means a lot.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Surgery Scheduled

Halloween will be another fun experience for me. I will be spending this day in the Operating Room. I went in for my doctor's appointment today and we both decided that I needed another surgery. I will be heading up to UAB Highlands at 5:45am for my surgery. He is going to fix my bone spurs and remove and add new hardware. I have been telling people that I am going in for my routine tune-up. However, this tune-up costs A LOT of money. For the first time, I am not scared. I am calm, cool, and collected. That may change tomorrow night I'm sure. All I ask is for prayers. I will definitly need them. Plus, if you have my cell phone or my house number, feel free to call and check on me.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Brrr, It's Cold

Holy shit! This Alabama weather is crazy. Last week, we were all wearing shorts and flip flops. This week, we are bundled up and freezing our butts off. I even had to pull out the long johns. I don't have a winter coat, so I had to borrow one. We had to light at fire at the past 2 days, and then this evening my family had to put the heat on. Winter is coming, and we NEVER even saw Fall. Sometimes I hate living here. I want warm weather all year long. Our Cruise can't come soon enough.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Lazy Weekend

There is nothing wrong with having a lazy weekend, especially when you don't get to do it very often. Since there was no Alabama football game at home this weekend, I was able to sleep as late as I wanted to. Boy was it nice! It started on Friday and ended today. I am going to miss it. Not having plans this weekend was prefect. Actually, I even broke a plan on Friday night so I could relax. It was much needed. Too bad the swelling in my ankle didn't go down any. Stupid ankle!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Dear Santa

Yes, I know Halloween hasn't come yet, but I can't help but make my Christmas list. It is REALLY short this year. For that, I deserve a medal. All I want for Christmas is:

Digital Camera

Ride with Dale Jr Chevy Impala(Drove at Talladega in October)







Dale Jr National Guard Jacket:





I've been really good this year. Sure these presents can't fit in a stocking, but I'll take pictures in my stocking as long as I know they will be at home waiting on me!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

What's the point?

Why in the hell did you lie? Why did you pretend to be someone that you aren't? You are nothing but a cold hearted bitch who has finally gotten caught. Little do you know, I'm helping them bust you! How can you lie to everyone? You had me going for the longest time, but in the end, I stopped believing you. I considered you a friend and have done soooooo much for you. Why did you do it? Did you not think we'd be your friend? I would have liked you without the bullshit stories you told. I can't believe you've done this. I can't believe I fell for this! I hope you burn in hell. You will get what's coming to you. Hope you have a great lawyer!!!!!!! You are going to need it.