So, I’m a little PISSED this morning.. When last spoke to nurse regarding surgery tomorrow, I was informed that it would be at the hospital, not an outpatient center and that it would take about 45 minutes. Cool.. I can deal with that. Well, now the hospital nurse calls to ask questions.. like “so what brings you in tomorrow?”.. Ok, really!?! Do you not read all the information BEFORE you call people!?!? And really, what does it matter if I have 7 or 32 tattoos? They are all over a year old, so who really cares WHERE they all are. Besides all of the STUPID, IGNORANT questions, I have been informed that now, rather than being outpatient, I am now INPATIENT and that I would not be going home and that the surgery is not 45 minutes, but 2 1/2 HOURS! Oh, and I’ll be on some medication and in the hospital for about 3 days. What happened to “simple procedure?” I’m a little concerned now. So this is for my back… am I going to leave the hospital with a tummy tuck and new boobies rather than a back surgery!??! (ok, that might be alright.. ) Anyway, no idea what to expect now, but if need be, I will be signing myself out of the hospital thursday after the surgery.. I gotta work Friday.
So.. I just noticed that I start almost all entries with so.. kinda funny.. Ha! I got my replacement iPhone on Friday. Talk about a kid in a candy store. I was just beside myself. I paid LESS than I did for the last one, and I got the 16GB rather than 8GB. YAY ME!!! I forgot how long it takes to “modify” it to my liking.. LOL
So, it’s been a pretty good week.. Kinda random and funny actually.. Monday was pretty good.. worked, watched some movies, could NOT go to sleep.. was up til about 145am, then finally fell asleep (pretty sure.. ) and was up at 545am for work. Wonder of wonders, I wasn’t TIRED. Kinda nice actually. Maybe I’m getting too much sleep.. is that possible? Anyway.. Oh! My friend.. seems she fractured TWO bones, and another one got “pushed back”.. So the specialist pulled it forward and it’s in a splint now.. til like tuesday. And she’s off work.. how nice is that to have like a bazillion sick hours and be able to veg out for a whole week and do nothing.. I hate that she’s hurt, but I’m jealous of that.. 😀
So.. I hope everyone had a great weekend… I did for the most part.. LOL Went camping, even tho everyone wussed out.. No matter, it’s always fun.. My girlfriend got to come out so that was waay cool.. Even met new people and hung out and rode with them.. The kid made friends too.. Worked out beautifully.. I “almost” lost my phone. Well, not physically lost, but lost as in phone death. My iPhone is my life.. it has EVERYTHING on it. Anyway, when we were out in the desert this weekend my phone fell out of my pocket right into the ice chest.. which was full of beer and ice and water.. 😦 Anyway, I got a beer, it fell in, then I HAPPENED to see lights in the chest when i was closing it.. Opened it back up and fished for my phone and got it. DAMN IT. Anyway, it started going nuts, so I tapped the crap out of it to get the water out, took off the iFrogz case, and then put it between two slices of bread and a bag of rice. I left it in there overnight.. it was pretty hot out there, like 90 degrees.. so the next day, I got it from the bag, turned it on, and it worked.. TOTALLY amazed. There was a LOT of water “spots” under the glass tho.. kinda looked like snow camo LOL Anyway, this morning, turned it on, and it’s 100% back to normal.. no quirks, no nothing. I am convinced, if it weren’t for the iFrogz Luxe case, it would have fried. Check them out HERE They also have cases for iPods and stuff too.. GREAT cases.. So, anyway, my friend was out with us, and I showed her how to ride my quad.. (not a normal quad, as I don’t have the thumb throttle.. it’s a twist throttle like a motorcycle, which makes it more difficult to “hang on” to.. ) She was doing GREAT!! (on flat ground.. 😉 ) So she goes off to try some different places, and ended up fracturing her wrist.. 😦 I felt soooo bad.. She’s never broken anything, and this happens. The good thing is, she’s not afraid to get back on.. so she’s coming with me again.. she really did enjoy being out there, and relaxing with no cell service and no worries, and even riding.. I hope one day she forgives me.. 😉
Hope everyone is doing well.. I’m in one of those low points on the shitty rollercoaster. Nothing is going right. There is only so much a person can do to bear the brunt of EVERY single thing. I mean come on.. I can only say I’m sorry for the things that I am at fault for. WHY should I have to apologize because others are shitty!? Getting kinda tired of that crap. Anyway.. Surgery is scheduled for the 30th. Incisions, balloons and cement in my back. Good Times. I *THINK* I am going camping this weekend, altho I’m not sure now. Even took friday off to have some extra time out there. But of course, people are assholes, so who knows…
So I went to see the Vertebral specialist on Friday. Seems I have Two broken vertebrae. I am awaiting approval now to go in and have back surgery. They are going to put a couple balloons (are you kidding!?) in between three vertebrae to try to open them up to stop pinching nerves, and they are going to put Cement (WTH!?) in the two broken vertebrae. This is to fill in the cracks and hopefully start healing faster. Who knows.. At this point, all I know is that the pain pills have officially quit. So, I am praying that it comes thru quickly and I can get in so that I can start healing… Wish me luck… 😦