18 December 2009

I slack...

I feel like I have lots to update on. Randomly while I'm doing something I'll either think of a FB update, or something that should go in my blog. :P But since no one has made any requests... I question you followers and your true followership. Nah... just kidding.

Ok. Recently, then we work backwards.

Today I found out that my pregnancy profile expires Jan 12, 2010. Meaning I am due to test in January. Then because my dental profile (no running, pushups, situps) expires Jan 27th I have 6 weeks afterwards to get in PT shape in order to test. But I'll take a test in January (before Feb 1) which will be my waist measurement (aka "abdominal circumference"/body composition) only since I'm not eligible for any other parts of the test. In order to pass I need 75pts, or I think since I'm only eligible for 30pts of the test, I assume I need 75% of that (22.5 points) aka a waist of 32 inches. OR if I am in my normal BMI (less than 25...aka 24.9) I need to weigh 145lbs. *sigh* I need to either lose 27lbs or... I have no idea how many inches in order to pass.

What does that mean? After walking into Amanda's office (Hickam nutritionist) on Wednesday and her helping me out a lot... I need to decrease food intake (while ensuring proper nutrient intake--soft food limitation) and walk for an hour a day, or at least 3xs a week. Preferably with the baby stroller. To start with food, I bought some Amy's organic soup from Costco and light Progresso soups...and today Sharon and I went walking (with babies) for over an hour. Good start...and to help curb depression (I've realized how much I miss being "normal") I am to have at least 3000mg of Omega3s/day through smart balance pb, avocado, flax seed, and fish.

Mouth/Jaw wise.... I'm doing better. I still cannot really chew more than one meal, or the jaw pops and it is kind of annoying/slightly painful. I have a huge hole on the right side where my teeth used to be... I call it my black hole. I'll have to take a pic. Swelling has gone down immensely (however, of course the day of family pics I was HUGE and not pretty... making me realize how incredibly VAIN I am) and I am grateful to continue the healing process. Appears next surgery will be in March. Dr Elyassi implies I should be able to start running before the next surgery. Hmm...Anyway. I've decided I will do the Great Aloha Run, walking with the baby. I'm hoping to find a partner. Marcus says he'll walk with me, but I tease him that he should run.

Went back to work Tues night... it was long. Supposed to checkride on the 30th for lead. That will be interesting. When I get tired, I slur my words more, my boss told me not to answer the phone. (adding to the, "I just want to be normal" tantrum I threw). Thankfully I took Friday off for church Christmas party, so I won't be working the 3day weekend--only 2 days. Easier to transition to, I think.

Well I need to sleep. Tomorrow Marcus is letting me shop for a Christmas Party outfit, so I'm determined to not wear the same dress as last year, and the dress from the year before doesn't fit well...and yeah. This year...pants :P

If you're thinking of getting me a gift this year... I'd like you to consider one of two things...

Seriously... I'd rather not get a present. A card... Ok. Hanging out with you... Ok I'll take that too. But a gift requiring purchase...please... click on the above links.

"One thing I ask of the LORD , this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple. ...at his tabernacle will I *sacrifice* with shouts of JOY; I *WILL* sing and make music to the LORD." Ps 27:4,6b

01 December 2009

Jaw Update


Sorry, it's been a while (compared to those every day posts!), but I just needed a break. Or something. I'm going through weird stuff.

Anyway. Yesterday I saw Dr. Closmann and Dr. Hsu and they weren't happy with swelling still present. Decided I'd come back (today) to go in (through mouth first then neck if needed), to drain the liquid that it appeared to be through the CT scan from a few weeks ago. Dr. Closmann said he'd let me be comfortable and put me under general anesthesia, and while we were at it, consider taking off my arch bars (the braces) since they're actually WIRES AROUND MY TEETH UNDER MY GUMS! and it's less painful if I'm already out instead of using local anesthesia. I was excited, but didn't want to get my hopes up.

Needless to say, I was ok with going under the knife again (it wasn't too major, done in the clinic not in the OR). I really have to learn to surrender completely to God's will and not keep taking it back... as I think I've been doing while trying to think about the second surgery.

They went in today, and when I woke up (groggy because they gave me something that causes memory loss, I only got more info after I called Suzie the head nurse back to double check on cleaning procedures). There was no puss/liquid to be drained. But Dr. Closmann is fairly confident that by cutting into it and airing it out will allow the swelling to go down (also, back on some antibiotics). Needless to say, seemingly since it wasn't what they were expecting, my 72hr quarters turned into 14 days of con leave. *sigh* If all goes well, I'll be back at work 15 Dec.

So backtracking a little. Last Monday I went in and since Dr. Closmann felt comfortable leaving me for the holidays, he went home to Texas. So I saw someone else on the 23rd, Dr... something like Pretzel. Anyway. Rule was if I didn't get worse, to wait until Dr. Closmann could see me yesterday (30 Nov). That's when we / they decided to go in. That's also when Dr. Closmann told me that the infection I had... was something he hadn't seen in an oral surgery patient. Something I had to have contracted from the hospital. He said normally people get staph or strep infections, I got something with two names and like 5 syllables in each name. I was excited, man I really am unique! Haha. In so many ways right...?

On the plus side tho, before this morning I went water jogging twice! Something the doc said I was good to go as long as I didn't clench my jaw, or overdo it. First time I did about 300m, second time I did about 500m--to include some sprints. I'm excited. Marcus bought me these VIBRAM toe shoes, that have grippies, PERFECT for water jogging in shallow water....deep too. I'm excited to use them. I like them.

Ok, I need to brush my teeth and sleep. Night night.

Oh-I was getting pretty bitter (towards some people in my life) the past weekend, and God provided this for me. Very amazing to meditate on...

29 Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. 30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.31 Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. 32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. 1 Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children 2 and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.
Eph 4:29-5:2