Saturday, November 13, 2010

Flashback To Halloween

Yes friends, I'm back!!

OK, no good excuse except a needed, really needed a small break from not only the computer but from stuff in general.

So, to get this party started, here's a flashback from Halloween 2010 where my hell raisers decided that gory evil was not to be had this year.

Instead we've got Shnookie from Jersey Shore, Jets Player and lol, yes everyone...Elvis does live on. :0)





Fist pumping champs, 2010...







So, Halloween this year was for sure great times.

Kolin's second playoff game...not so much. :0(
We lost to South Lake Orlando Bears, which I have to say, was an awesome and very good sportsmanlike team. Our Jackets played great, but the Bears played really great. Congratulation's to them. :0)

So, football is over until summer when conditioning practice stars again.
However, football season isn't over at all and we are all over it here in this house. Go Jets!!!

Kody's maintenance MRI was this past Sunday, as was a visit to his neurosurgeon for the results and a shunt reset and an appointment to his neurologist for his tics and seizures. It was a busy day out in Orlando but the great thing about back to back appointments is, they were all knocked out in the same day, which is wonderful news for my jeeps gas hogging tank. lol.

Oh, I bet your wondering about the results?

Well...I am beyond happy to let you all know that...


Yea baby, our Bear is in excellent health in the noggin!!!!

God is so good to us, we are so truly blessed, wouldn't you agree?

As for his eye/facial tics. Ummm, they are still there and getting worse so we are in the process of possibly trying a round of small amounts of botox to his eye muscles, which actually may or may not work. We have tried every possible medication and nothing has helped and honestly some had the worst side effects.
His tics are not tourettes, they are caused by the strep virus {yes, same strep that causes that nasty sore throat which is how years ago it started}.
More info on that can be found here....>>> PANDAS

Sorry again about the blog vacation, I will really try not to have that happen again. However, I have to say, sitting at the computer and actually having to look into the screen is getting sort of difficult, huge as this screen is. {My Vinny only provides the best, and biggest gotta love that man I swear hehe}
Unfortunately this past year or so I've been having super bad headaches, usually I can handle them I mean after all I have 6 kids, pain and me go hand in hand.
However, this past Tuesday I had one that was the absolute worst ever.
I tried all day to rid myself of it but by 7 pm it was obvious it wasn't happening plus bring on the head "pops" and super stiff neck, it was fixin' to be a disaster real fast.
So, Vinny and I spent most of the night at the ER.
Two pain drugs to the IV, a ton of blood work, one CAT Scan and one Spinal Tap {don't EVER believe docs when they say "it will be uncomfortable"...lie! lol} and we still have no answers.
So, I'll be probably getting my butt to a neurologist, which the advised be done like, yesterday lol, withing these next couple of weeks.

I just got to say, Vinny was freakin' awesome the entire night {even considering he had like pretty much no sleep the night before becuz of being called into work in the middle of the night for a broken down truck and then leaving early the next morning for his normal day}. Really scared, slightly more gray but the BEST HUSBAND EVER!! I love the heck outta that man, I really do.

Other then that mess, we are all just doing fine and I thank you all for the comments and for those who e-mailed me and especially for my bestie g-friend/sister in the whole world, Sheila, who's phone call was not only a beautiful surprise but a beautiful blessing as well.

OK peeps, times up and I got to get.

I will be blogging more frequent, just not sure about everyday at this point. :0(

Love you all..have a beautiful day!!!



Amy K said...

Welcome back Kim! I was getting worried about y'all. I sure hope you get some answers to your headaches - they can be so debilitating.
Awesome news about Kody!


Cathy Bowman said...

Hey Kim. Happy to hear you are all doing okay!!! I was getting worried over here! I'm sorry to hear about your head-aches. I know exactly how you feel as I had the same problem. No "head-ache" medicines helped me like Maxalt or any of the other ones. I had a stiff neck too and ended up in the ER a few months ago. They almost did a spinal tap on me but changed their minds. They went away eventually but like to pop in now and again. I hope you find your answers for yours! Love you guys!

Dot O said...

So glad you're back, Kim. I check almost every day for an update, but then I got to thinking that maybe you had taken a blogging vacation.

So sorry about the headache - I get'em too, although not as bad to land me in the ER - not that I haven't thought about that.

Take care. Get your "butt to the neurologist" and blog when you can. Great news about Kody!! God is awesome!!!

Maloy said...

As usually I'm full of "useful" advices, so bear with me.

1. It's SUPERcool that there is no tumor. I'm SO glad to hear that for SO many reasons!!! Good job Kody.

2. Botox in the eye muscles? Have you asked for a second opinion? This sounds quite extreme, to be honest. Maybe try acupuncture instead? Maybe some Chinese looking guy will stick a smoking needle in his palm and it'll all go? I'm serious. And YES, I realize that giving medical advices to the family, who's been fighting cancer for 8 years is a VERY brave move. But what if you haven't considered this option. You never know.

2. Get LPG in your Jeep or buy a diesel pickup truck. You'll look SO COOL in a GMC Sierra, 2500HD, Duramax, Allison transmission. OOOOH, baby! Just thinking about it gives me SUCH a huge... grin. :-))

3. Get yourself fixed soon.

Kim said...

LMFAO, thank God laughter is great medicine huh?

Margie said...

Good to hear from you Kim. Hopefully they will figure you out sooner rather than later.
Great news about the Bear.

Sea52Jay said...

Hey girl, glad to see you back and really glad that you have an appointment with the neurologist coming up. You are always taking care of everyone else, about time for you to look out for yourself too. Love ya, CJ

Maloy said...

Football is OVER!? They only played two months! How come?

Shiela in NY said...

GOOD GRIEF! I check your Blog on a near daily basis for weeks on end, finally talk to you on the phone, have a dead cell battery, have Internet problems, my own health problems, never call you back, end up giving up on my pc (no wireless Internet...grrr), FINALLY get smart and Google your blog (since it's a fav on my other pc) and, low and behold, you've been updating your Blog like crazy! :) That's great...but I feel bad I'm so far behind again! :(

First of all, I'm soooo happy to read that Kody has no signs of a tumor! Loved the Halloween pics, and congrats to Kolin's team!

Now, I haven't read your more recent updates, but I'm gonna say here that I sure hope you are doing better and got some answers to your headaches. :(

Now to try and get those newer posts read! :)

Luv yaz!


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