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Foot update again..

Just a quick update. I had foot surgery on my left foot yesterday. It was either what's called a morton's neuroma (a benign growth on the bottom of my foot) or just so much permenent nerve pressure in the ball of my foot. I had predinose first, then cortisone shots. Then an mri which ruled out some stuff but it still could have been the neuroma. We tried a last round of cortisone shots, but none of it helped. So i had surgery on it. It went well and fast, and i recovered pretty fast from the iv sedation. It was an outpatient surgery and i could walk on it with a special shoe. Mostly i'm just supposed to walk to go to the bathroom. I have good pain meds and i'm really tired as i'm not sleeping well. But overall i'm doing well as can be expected. I have crosswords, books and my kids and husband to fetch things for me. I am sort of bored though, so if anyone wants to chat, hit me up. Til later loves.


not like anyone reads this, but I'll bite..

after a month's worth of appointments at the podiatrist, hopefully some answers next week. First I was on Prednisone to try to take down some of the swelling in the ball of my foot. Nope. Then cortisone injections. Also nope. So yesterday I went in for an MRI on my foot because, as the doctor puts it, I have "a couple different things" going on in my foot and he can't pin point it yet. He thinks it could be a neuroma, a lump on a nerve in the ball of my foot or a torn ligament. And from what I've read, it looks like I've done most of the treatment that can be done short of surgery. But we'll see. He's the professional. I have an appointment in 5 days to discuss the results, unless he wants to talk to me before that. I just want answers and pain relief after 3.5 years of this nonsense. So I'm trying to stay off my foot (not easy around here) and relax. Also not easy around here.
So here's what's up.

My stupid stone bruise/metatarsalgia whatever has been acting up again fierce in the last 3 months, and I finally got it together enough to make a doctor's appointment. I have the same insurance, they just reorganized it and rebranded it, so I can see a local doctor. So off I went about a week and half ago.

She looked at my x rays from last year, and at my foot, and then she recommended I see a podiatrist. I was very glad about that, as that's what I wanted over a year ago from the GP in Iowa City who pretty much told me that there was nothing they could do. The new doctor gave me some pain pills (which don't do a darn thing, really..) and now my podiatry appointment is this coming Monday afternoon.

I'll be glad to get the ball rolling on this. It's been about 3 and a half years total of on and off pain and if there's something I can do to get it to be LESS pain, I'm all for it.

It's been hard the last couple weeks because as I've said before, I have no physical symptoms with this injury. I have a little lump in my foot and a small black mark there. But I have no swelling, I'm not bleeding or have an obvious wound. I do limp because it hurts in the ball of my foot, and the more I stand the worse it is. So yeah, I'm just wanting some answers and stuff.

That's what's going on with me.

My kids' personalities..

My 10 year old son: Mom! The cat scratched me I'm bleeding I need a bandaid! (This is 2 seconds after the cat scratched him, it probably was his fault even though it never is, it was literally a pinhole.)

My 8 year old girl:

(We start with me, actually..) Me: wait, come here. Let me see your arm.

Her: What?

Me: What's this from? (It's a claw mark on her arm that's actually bruising.)

Her: From the cat.

Me: From the CAT? WHEN!

Her: Yesterday. (she's a girl of few words most of the time)

Me: Why didn't you tell me?

Her: I DID! (What probably happened was that she did yell "the cat scratched me" and I probably replied "were you bothering him", to which the answer is always no, and only about 20 percent of the time it is the cat's starting it. She said nothing at the time about him actually hurting her)

Me: Next time, if you're injured let me know so I can look at it and get a bandaid on it. (as I'm putting antibiotic and a bandaid on it 24 hours after the attack.)

Her: okay.

And of course, she's not a fan of me checking it and changing the bandaid.. she's always "why?".. She doesn't get that we have to protect it so it heals.

Ah, motherhood. Never a dull moment.

Just a little post..

to update you that I updated my healthy living blog. And now with pictures of me today and me at a goal weight (almost 13 years ago)

Here's the link. http://imreallydoingthisforme.blogspot.com/2014/01/new-year-new-goal-well-sort-of.html

So, uh, yeah.

New Blog post: weight loss/healthy stuff.

Just dropping in to put out a link to my blog about my weight loss/healthy eating struggles. Cause I have them in spades.

I'm really doing this for me.

Carry on.

Birthday! Yay!

It's my birthday! yay me! I'm celebrating the big 3-5 by running one more errand and then coming home and doing nothing important until the kids get home from school. I hope to catch up on the episodes of The Big Bang Theory and Elementary I missed, and maybe watch my favorite scenes from A Scandal in Belgravia. Half nekked Benny on my 46 inch HDTV on blu ray hur hur.. Then we're all going out to dinner with some family and friends, I'm coming home and doing more of relaxing! I might watch the CMA awards. I want my husband to watch another episode of Sherlock with me, which he hates, but I don't think that'll happen. (It's only my birthday, not the end of the world, I'm realistic in that respect.) I also plan on making Red Velvet Cream Cheese Brownies in lieu of birthday cake. And if I don't get all my stuff watched, I took tomorrow off of work for my son's chorus concert, so I have time tomorrow too. At any rate, I'm not doing anything horrendously important today.

I've had a nagging cough/sniffles since Saturday, and now cold sores from it. yay. But I'm glad that my back is feeling mostly better (mucked it up again Saturday.) But I really am blessed. I have a roof over my head, a job that I like most of the time, family and friends that love me, food in my cupboards, and my online friends who love and understand me no matter what. So yeah, you guys are awesome. *hugs*

I'd better get those errands run. It's cold and windy and blah, but I'm still gonna have a sunshiny day in my head for a change!

Til later, loves.

update and stuff...

I was trying to write an eloquent blog post that sounds great in my head but I can't seem to get out on screen, so you get blathering from me here instead.

Home stuff is going okay. Same old same old from there. Trying another new medicine for my son and his aspergers/adhd, so we'll see how that goes.

Work is going okay too. I still like most of my coworkers and my job isn't bad, but I don't trust some people and I'm so going to try to go back to school after the first of the year and when I get the money for the classes/tests. It's only $205 for all of it, but it's still a good chunk of change with life and bills and such. I'm saving up for it.

The anniversary of my mom's death is tomorrow, and I always get a bit melancholy, even after all these years. It'll be 16 years, my dad has been gone 17 years this last July. I just finally got some grief guilt a couple of years ago about the way I treated my mom after my dad's death, and even though I can't do anything about it now, it's still a nagging feeling at times.

I'm turning 35 next week, which for some reason seems like a bigger deal to me than 30. Maybe it's because I've usually got a lot on my mind, regarding who I really am, who I'd like to be, what I should do, what I've done in the past, and so on. I'm taking the day off of work, and it's payday, so the only plans I have so far is to go out to eat at one of my favorite restaurants. And that's about it. Unless I can figure out something else, but I'm not really the party/celebrating excessive type.

Me and the fam went to my best friend's wedding on Friday. It was beautiful but a little chilly. There are some pictures of me and the family and some other friends on my photobucket. Those are here.

Anyway, not much else going on here. It's unseasonably cold, of which I am NOT A FAN. But that's Iowa for you.

Uh, I think that's about it. Sorry, I'm a bit out of it today. I have a slight migraine and I need a nap, which I have on the schedule for after lunch. Til later, loves. <3

Fic: Brothers at odds, Sherlock, Gen WIP

Title: Brothers at odds
Fandom: BBC Sherlock
Rating/warnings PG-13, Some fighting
Disclaimer: I don't own them, but I do like to play with them.
Summary: Sherlock punches Mycroft. But that isn't the end of it. Not even close.
A/N: I don't even know where this came from.. I was writing another Sherlock fic, and then I got an idea from that, and this came out. It is a WIP. Also here at AO3.

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Frustrated with my piece of crap phone. Today it wouldn't swipe to unlock and i had to take the battery off to fix it. And lately its been saying the sd card has been removed or is absent, when i haven't touched the damn sd card because getting it out is like trying to play operation.

My husband got a new phone in July and its the same one i want. He said that if i didn't get it for myself by my birthday (which is less than a month now) he'd buy it for me. But money is so tight now that isn't happening. I understand, but part of me isn't happy about that. If the phone can last that long, hopefully i can save $20 a week from my tip money for it, and then use any money i might get from family for my birthday and some from my check to make up the difference. It's not totally critical, but sometimes i just can't seem to get nice things and it irritates me. -_-

Okay, rant over. ~carry on~