Monday, August 3, 2009

Zoo trip = Crappy Monday

Last week Sarah asked me if I wanted to go to the zoo & I didn't that particular day. So we decided to go today.
This morning she texted me & it was clear neither of us felt like going, but both of us sucked it up & got ready. We met at Wendy's on the Trail & I parked the truck there & rode w/her b/c she has a membership & gets free parking.
Here we are waiting for Sarah to join us...

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Once she got us, we headed over to the zoo. The girls had fun standing next to the polar bear..

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We headed over to the train & went for a ride. Here are Sarah, Madison & Dominic (doesn't he look thrilled?)

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Cadence & I...

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Cadence had a blast!

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All the animals we saw on the ride..

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Sarah & Dominic checking out all the animals..

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After the ride we headed over to the new children's area. The girls has a blast! While we sat & waited for them I noticed my back (my sciatic nerve) was starting to hurt. I tried to stand up & almost fell over from the pain. It didn't get better & at this point I couldn't even walk. Sarah asked for help & they sent a medic. I was sooo embarrassed. But there was no way I was going to make it back over the bridge. It would have been impossible.
She dropped me back off at the truck - thankfully it was my left side so it didn't hinder driving.

Cadence & I got home & I couldn't get into the house. It took me at least 5 mins to make the 30 step walk. I was crying the whole time. I got into the house & balled, while she woke up Dennis.
I had my nst scheduled for 1:30 & it was already 1. Dennis helped me out to the truck & drove me to the drs. I could NOT walk into the office, so he got a wheelchair for me. He wheeled me up. They were confused - I explained my sciatic nerve was so sore I couldn't walk. They took me back to the test & just to move from the wheelchair to the chair I was crying. It was awful.
Dr. B came in & said she'd give me pain pills & send me down to rehab if they could fit me in.
They couldn't get me in b/c my NST took too long. But she sent me over to L&D & I got a morphine shot & they monitored me.
Dennis brought me a sandwich b/c it was almost 5 & I hadn't had a meal since 10. I was laying on my side eating & reached for a napkin & my back popped. It felt good.
I was still really sore, but I could feel the difference. I was able to walk w/o bursting into tears.
I went home & was told to relax as much as possible.
The issue w/me is b/c of my DVT's I can't go on regular bedrest. I have to remain active. But there's a fine line - it's hard to find sometimes.
However, at this point I'm to lift NOTHING - I really didn't anyway, but now it's even more important.
I'm happy to be home & I do feel a lot better. Still a sore, but I'm able to get around w/a lot more ease.
Here's the Princess playing around..

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And do you remember this post where I had that lady jack up my arm? Well it's been a week & this is what my arm still looks like..oh & btw, she didn't even have the correct test run!!!! I had to go back 2 days later & have more blood drawn b/c she had my PT/INR (a test for when you're on coumadin) ran - not my PTT (when on heparin). I'm sorry, they are similiar, but I saw the orders & it's hard to mistake PTT for PT/INR. I was upset...

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So that's my crummy Monday - I hate them even when I'm not working! :)

'Til next time..

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