19 April, 2010

Long time awaiting

Well, I have had so much going on lately. Almost two weeks ago I ended up in the ER because of my kidney stone. I don't ever go unless the pain gets so bad I am vomiting. Well, that is exactly what happened that Tue. night. I went into the er and the doc did a cat scan and decided I had to go to the next closest town to a urologist for surgery. The cat scan showed a total blockage of my left kidney, which I am 99.999% positive it happened back in Jan. I went to the doc then and she sent me to the hospital to have a renal ultra sound done on my left kidney. When we went there to get it done they told me "NO" they wouldn't even make the appointment. The reason for that is because I didn't have $250 to give them for the down payment right then and there. It costs $519 or $517 for a renal ultra sound at the hospital we have here. I told the lady I had $100 that I could give right then and there and she proceeded to say well you need the minimum of $250 to be able to have the ultra sound done. I tried to explain to her how important this ultra sound was due to that the kidney was blocked. She still didn't care. So I told my DH that if anything happens to me or my kidney to remember this bitch's name cause he was to sue not just the hospital but this bitch herself. Well that was 3 months ago. Well three months later I ended up in the er as I stated earlier and found that my kidney was totally blocked and enlarged by about 4 times the size it should have been due to the blockage for such a long time. I was admitted into the Del Rio hospital on an emergency basis for a procedure the next day. I had to have a stent put into my ureter going from my kidney to my bladder so that my kidney could drain the toxins that had be building up in it over the months. I then had to go back a week to the day later last Wed. and have surgery. The surgery is called Lithotripsy. Well I went to the doc's office Thur. to see how the lithotripsy worked. well When I saw the KUB (X-ray), I was royally pissed off due to the stone was barely touched or at least that is what the KUB showed. I asked the doc, "Why didn't he do this in the surgery room and make sure it was small enough before they finished up?' He said he couldn't and with stones this big that it usually takes more than one time to break them small enough to pass. I asked him if I could try, and disolve it or break it up natural ways so that I didn't have to have this surgery anymore. He said to do any and everything possible just to be careful of course. The stent has to stay in till the stone is totally out of my kidney. It is the most uncomfortable thing I have ever had to deal with. Not painful anymore just uncomfortable.

The reason for the anger and everything is due to I am paying for all of this myself. I don't have insurance and to get some it is not affordable due to the kidney stones I have. I honestly don't know exactly how much I owe the hospital at this time but I can tell you it is over $10,000. Just for the emergency visit, the one where I was admitted into the hospital, was over $8,000. I don't remember exactly how much over that but it was over $9,000 and then after that I had surgery and the next day got that KUB. This is just crazy how much it cost to stay alive. At least it wasn't done at the hospital here in our town. They would have let me die before I could have come up with half of the full payment.

23 February, 2010

OM it has been such a long time since I have blogged anything.

Well lets start with my turtles. We had to put them in the arroyo (canal) today. We couldn't afford a bigger tank and they got to the point once Willow had passed that Baby and Chowder fought all the time. We point them on the ground and guided them to the water so that they would know where to go to get back to ground. DH said that they would never survive in the Rio Grand and that is why we opted for the arroyo. I felt sad but I know in the long run this was a better solution for them than in a small 10 gallon tank for the both of them.

I will update more soon I have to go and do the mother thing right now.

18 December, 2009

649 miles in less than 24 hours. sucks.

I had to go to court yesterday and I have never really made it a point to look at the odometer before I start so I have never really known how far it is. Yesterday I made it a point to look and then again when I dropped off the car today and I only went from picking to car up to home then to court and back no extra stops anywhere. I drove a totally of 649 miles even that is crazy. And I did all this driving from 1:45am Thursday morning to 7:15pm Thursday night when I got home. I was in so much pain and ache from sitting in the car for the whole damn day it was horrible.

29 November, 2009

Boooks I love books :-)

We went to San Antonio yesterday and had a blast. My favorite part of the day was when we got to go to Barnes & Noble. I got four books three I pick cause I want them and the fourth I got cause I thought it would be a nice book to start reading to the kids in the evening.

I hated reading as a kid and didn't want anyone reading to me. But Now it is all different. I am reading some of the classics like The Secret Garden I have always loved the movie and once I read the book I loved it even more. I am currently reading Alice's Adventure's in Wonderland. And we are going to start reading A Christmas Carol By Charles Dickens. I have always loved the movies based off the book but can't wait to read the book.

Okay As for the four books I got last night.
Book 1)  This is one book with three story's in it.
The CHIMES and
By Charles Dickens

Book 2)
Kitchen Witche's Guide to Brews and Potions
By Patricia Telesco

Book 3)
Cunningham's Book of Shawdows
The Path of an American Traditionalist.
By Scott Cunningham of course LOL
Anyone who likes Cunninghams books Should deffinantly go out and get this book. It was a manuscript that was lost amoungst Cunningham;s stuff in 93 after his death. There are actual Pictures that were taken from his original Manuscript and put in here so you get to see his actual hand writing and drawings of symbols and all kinds of kool stuff. There are reciepts in it for cakes and other stuff for Sabath times and blessings and just loaded full of stuff and I love how the ppl put the book together so far.

Now for BOOK 4)
By Lewis Carroll

This one I took pictures of cause of how good it looks and the price. Plus it is also one of my best friends favorite books and I wanted to share it with her. :-)

And yes that was the price. This is how I got my Wicked and Son of a Witch leather bound book.

21 November, 2009

OMGoodness where did my saturdays go?

I never thought being a troop leader took up this much of someones time. I swear I only have one maybe two saturdays to sleep in from now till the first of the year. It is crazy. All this community services stuff on saturdays and stuff is always in the morning. What happened to afternoon stuff LOL. Last weekend we had Movie Night which is my event due to I am the SHARE Coordinator and it is to raise the money for our SHARE goal. I have hosted two so far and only have one more before we reach our goal. This Saturday we were supposed to be going to the Corn Maze but due to all the rain that they have gotten in Hondo Texas we will not be attending that. The corn maze lady called me yesterday to inform us that they are going to be closed today seeings how they couldn't even park cars due to all the mud. So instead we are going to go to the CC Winn High School and do community service to help set up for the Feast For Sharing tomorrow. I am not sure if we are going to attend it tomorrow but I know we are going to help today. We have 15min to get there. Thank goodness we live 3 min away LOL.

Well we have to go. I will update more as soon as I have more intersting stuff to update on.

Oh the girls only have one more thing to do to recieve their last  Journey patch. And for that project they will be helping out the Woman's Shelter. And some time this holiday season we were thinking of letting the girls go and color or something like that with the elderly in a nursing home. I will update when I have more interesting stuff :-)

02 November, 2009

Try and say this three times.

I heard this saying from my news weather man and just loved the saying. There are two different ways to say it. I can't remember which one the weather guy said but it was one of the two the way he said it.

Fair Fall,


Fair Fall,

Which one of the two do you like?

30 October, 2009

Great Find

One of my followers is having a great Halloween giveaway. Go check it out and see if you are interested. http://silvermoonwitch.blogspot.com/2001/10/todays-first-prize-is-another-chance.html

25 October, 2009