Sunday, February 28, 2010 1 comments

What a Weekend & Update (Part III)

So Thursday i had PT, and there was a bunch of young guys. I had a "deep tissue" massage. it hurt like a bisnatch.

I apparently have scar tissue developing between my layer of skin and my layer of muscle so he had 'break it up'. god. not a fun feeling. not a fun feeling at all. my appointment was late that evening.

Then Friday i had an early PT appointment. It went a little better. she did the ultrasonic, and then the elecrostimulator (i call it electroshock). it was simple but still still hard.

on my health front... I'm not doing so great.
Thursday morning i felt a little off, but because of the meds I'm taking for my neck i can't take day quill or NyQuil.

Friday got worse and worse as the day went on

Friday night was B's friend's birthday so we went down town for his birthday. i didn't drink at all. i was driving and drinking on my meds is a BAD idea.

then i woke up on Saturday and felt terrible. and I've basically been moving between my side of the bed and the couch. its just this terrible cough, my throat is raw and its just no fun.

so today I've updated my reading wish list, my goodreads profile (notice the new widget). and do a bunch of other really POINTLESS stuff on the computer.

that's my update.

Thursday, February 25, 2010 1 comments

Injury & Workmans Comp (Part II)

This one is super long stay with me.

So Iput my foot down. I emailed the "HR" guy and told him I wanted everything gone through WC. I didn't care how they paid for it, but I did want all the paper work put through.

So on the 17th I had a follow up appointment in which they put me on more meds. It was exactly one week and one day from the incident. I LOVED the doctor and he was great.

I had to go get a second set of x-rays on my neck. well... apparently I got stuck behind some lady that had to have full body x rays or some shit and was waiting for an hour and a half to get 4 x-rays of my neck.

(Total side bar) So the urgent care and the follow up place are in different offices directly across the hall. So when I went to get my neck x-rays they took me BACK over to the urgent care side and stuck me in a room, by myself, for over an hour. It was scary. I heard a woman screaming "OUCH! SOMEONE HELP ME", but I never saw her. There was a sick baby girl in another room (I did see her so sick, so cute) and I could hear her crying. It was scary. I made B give me a hug when I got back to the other side.

So the x-rays show nothing. No torn muscles, no bone damage. But I knew that.

So he put me on 3 doses of valum for 2 days and then 1 a day at bedtime the following days.

And a follow up in a week.

So when I went to fill my Rx. She told me my claim had been submitted, but not accepted.

(All of that was on a Wednesday)

then Thursday I got a call saying my claim WAS accepted! Thank GOD! Seriously I prayed so hard.

So I took my valum, and I was a zombie. And it was fantastic.

So Monday I started PT (physical Therapy)
He didn't do anything out of the ordinary.
he took a measurement of my movement and how far I could stretch my neck
he did a mini massage to gauge my sore spots and where I hurt
then he used the ultrasonic (I call it a vibrator) machine on my neck
then he hooked me up on this ultrasonic muscle stimulation thing. He put these sticky patches (4 I think) in various places on my neck shoulder and back. Then turned on a current. Covered my neck and back with a heating bad and left me for 15-20 min.

I felt fine when I left
but I hurt like HELLLLLLLLLLLLLL when I was done with the day.

B says it’s because it’s the first time those muscles have really been tested since I fell.

Today was my next follow up I had some douche bag doctor I was not a fan of. He told me that he didn't agree with the neck brace. I told him to bad.

I only wear the neck brace at work and when driving. When I’m at home I don't wear it unless I’m sleeping.

At work the other people sit behind me so no matter how hard I try to not turn, it’s nearly impossible.

He did keep me on my meds, which I’m thankful for because I’m sore as shit today too.
I take 1 naproxen in the morning and 1 naproxen when I get home
I take 1 valium before bed, and then vicoden if I need it.
For a while I didn't need the vicoden, but today and yesterday I needed 2 each night.

I told B that if I’m trying not to complain, but if I sit and allow myself to feel the pain, I bawl and bawl.


on the work front.
I’m keeping them updated. They’re being VERY passive aggressive about my taking time for PT and follow ups. And such.

My female boss always has some stupid and inappropriate comment to say about my doctor's paper work that I ALWAYS give to her. She nitpicks it to death.

"What does contusion mean?"
"why does your "diagnosis" change every time you go in"
"Since when did your hip come into play"

stupid crap like that

I ignore her. But it really gets old. Really really old.


I have PT

then Monday

Then wednesday i leave work at noon and i have a 4 day duty weekend to make up for the one i missed. but because i'm off the 3 day valium i can make it.

thank you for listening if you did make it through all that.
i get so frustrated
my BFF A doesn't care about my issues
and B gets tired of me venting

thanks for listening.
this is the first time i have been undrugged enough to type it all out.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010 1 comments

Injury & Workmans Comp (Part I)

So I'm going to break this up, because its a SUPER long story

So Feb 9th, i fell down the stairs at work.
Feb 10th, went to urgent care and filled for workmans Comp (W.C.)

Feb 12th, started the fight. work vs. me. they said that they were going to pay for my visits out of pocket and that they were going to 'tell' W.C. but not file thru them.

So on Saturday(13th) my Good SIL came to visit with us. I was unaware that her H actually works for W.C.!!! So I got to bend her ear for a while.

She said to tell them that I wanted them to file the claim through workman’s comp. and she also suggested going to the urgent care I went to and asking them to also file the paperwork through W.C

She also said that I would probably get a call from a W.C, and then I would be able to tell them my story and what my work has said to me about this.

So today I emailed the HR guy and requested a sent/delivered/read receipt. I received the sent & delivered, but never received a read receipt.

Then later this afternoon I get a call from him saying that I "misunderstood" that WC gives them an option of paying out of pocket or paying through insurance. They’re just choosing to pay out of pocket.

I said okay, and hung up the phone. And my boss heard the whole thing and I understand that she's looking out for the best interest of the company. And she got UBER defensive of me questioning anything.

So Then we called Good SIL and her husband. Hopefully they'll give me something else to try.

This thing is just so shady

i've never had to deal with this before. i'm really trying to handle this truthfully and honestly. but its really hard when i feel the other party isn't.

i'm just frustrated.

B's frustrated because i didn't get a copy of the paper work i filled out for the company with my signature on it.

when i first filled it out i didn't think i was going to file.

then i did.

so i signed the paper and turned it in.

i'm trying

really hard.
but when you're up aggainst dishonest people with more power, its hard.

I'm really frustrated

Tuesday, February 23, 2010 0 comments

Must step away from amazon

I've spent the first half of my lunch hour going over the books i just added, looking at the next book in the series's I've been reading and so on. my book wish list is seriously 6 pages long.

seriously 135 books on the list

granted some of them I've borrowed from friends, but want to buy and own.
some of them (the twilight series) I've read, but i want the box set

but I'm seriously obsessed.

and yes 99% of them are vampire books.

I can't wait till B gets a job so that i can support my book habit.

I'm trying to finish the black dagger brother hood series
then i have book 2 in the immortal instruments series.

then i can venture into new series or finish other series.
must finish these first.

p.s. when my list is printed... its 12 pages long.
Sunday, February 21, 2010 2 comments

I would have Rocked the 1950's

I could have totally rocked the 1950's house wife era! I decided that today was "spoil my husband day"

1) made his coffee
2) made waffles (his favorite) with his favorite syrup.
3) doing laundry
4) took out the the dog (normally his job)
5) took out the trash (normally his job)

Dinner, I'm thinking about something fancy like stuffed shells. or pot roast (but we had that last weekend).

I'm also currently washing all the bedding.

I woke up this morning feeling slightly better, I'm still super stiff, and a little sore, but I'm in a GREAT mood.

Lets talk about the fashion too. OMGSH!

Look how amazing their dresses they have. I'm So in love with them. Back when woman with curves were a thing to be treasured and adored. they were classy and elegant. They were perfectly styled, never a hair out of place.

Speaking of hair...

The hair. Mostly short as far as i can tell from what little research I've done, and it it was long was mostly in a pony tail. So perfect, so sleek, so adorable, so feminine! goodness.

I could go on and on about the 1950's. the bathing suits, the subtle sexual undertones... I just love it all.
Saturday, February 20, 2010 0 comments
Warning: Military related. if i don't make sense let me know

So i emailed my supervisor Wednesday night after my follow up appointment. I had to let him know that the meds i was on won't allow me to drive, so the 3 hr drive to drill this weekend was not happening. I emailed him because it was late and he has 3 kids, so i didn't want to interrupt dinner, bed time, etc.

So Thursday morning i texted him and let him know he had an email. he texted back saying he would check it.

Thursday early afternoon, i texted him to see if he had checked it. he said no, but he'd get to it.

So i got frustrated and texted my friend asking for advice. my friend happens to be my supervisors supervisor. I text him on and off after drill during the weeks, he's my friend. So he says "omg, i hope you're okay. I'll take care of it" That wasn't the purpose of my text to him, but it worked out. I trusted him that he would help me out. He's truly a great man and if i was 20 years older and single, I'd so get with him. if that makes ANY sense. lol.

So this morning i FINALLY get the bed to my self and i get a call from my supervisor (the one who wouldn't get back to me) asking when i wanted to re-schedule. i told him i wanted to pull a 4 day drill instead of 2 weekends. the ONLY reason I'm not up there rocking my neck brace is because of the meds. I WANT to be there. I LOVE my unit, i love my job.

He tells me that "they" (don't know who they is) don't think i can do that. physically he means. I told him....again that its just the meds. I'm on limited duty, yes, but to be honest on drill weekends, my job isn't that physically hard.

So He's scheduling me for a 4 day drill for next month.

not even 30 minutes later i get a call from my first Sergeant. when you get a call from the shirt its a BIG Deal, so i was a little freaked out. I told him the whole story, what happened. I told him what my issue with being up there was, and that i start physical therapy next week. Apparently his wife is a physical therapist, so i think when he found out that i was 1) in a neck color and 2) have to go to physical therapy i think he believed me.

I honestly believe that he thought i was faking at first. but when i list my meds, what i have to do, i know he believed me. but dang.

phew that was long. but it felt good to get it out.

An Update

so Wednesday i went for my follow up appointment with the new doctor.

I'm still in the neck collar. Stupid stupid neck collar.

I'm on super restricted duty... and it sucks.

No sitting, walking, standing for longer than 30 min
No running, jumping, squatting.
No lifting more than 5lbs.
no push ups
no sit ups
no anything

I'm telling you! i' miss the gym.
I miss it. I'm so serious!

so here i sit, on my bum. Wanting to go to the gym... sipping my diet coke... and watching Julie & Julia.


I had to reschedule my duty this weekend. and to be honest i'm BORED! I really enjoy my duty. but i'll update you guys on that i a few.

::larger sigh::

Thursday, February 18, 2010 1 comments

I'm Loved

I was nominated for another award (back on jan 12th - thanks for letting me know lady!) by the lovely Mrs. S @ Him + Me.

As is tradition with recipients of this award, I will fill you in on 10 things that you may (or may not!) want to know about me.

1) I'm an interior design student (on hold, but still). I love seeing things come together. I like seeing things happen from concept to culmination. I like having an idea in my head and seeing it come to life.

2) My goal with my degree isn't to design multi-million dollar homes, although that would be cool. My goal with my design degree is to help the busy soccer mom who struggles to stay sain. i want to go in and help organize her life to make it easier for her in her world. I want to help that busy family who can't stay on top of things, because they don't know where its supposed to go. i want to help THAT family. THAT family was my family. Living in chaos causes stress. Stress is bad for the body. I want to help people.

3) I LOVE clipping coupons. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! I like taking that 10 extra minutes to clip coupons to save that money. Seeing that total at the end of the check out go lower, and lower, and lower is such a high.

4) I love to work out. I love going to the gym. my love for the gym and working out and that euphoric high I get from working out has caused 2 of my overly obese family members to join the gym too. I'm so so excited and happy for them.

5) When B's out of town, i can't sleep with out the TV on. CAN.NOT.SLEEP.

6) When I'm out of town, I sleep with the TV on, and the Fan on. no matter what the temp. i have to have the fan on.

7) I'm engrossed with TRASH TV. 16 & Pregnant, Tool Academy, Biggest Loser, Bad Girls Club... yep, i love them all

8) I have a little problem with blogs. I love them! I am currently following 232 blogs. i can't imagine 'unfollowing' any of them.

9) I also love to bake! cakes, cookies, breads, etc. but my favorite is by far cupcakes. I love cupcakes. I love to think about new ideas for cupcakes, new things to do for people with cupcakes. I love cupcakes. love love love.

10) I am so in love with my husband. Its sad how much I'm in love with him. We don't show our love like most mushy-gushy couples. but its sick how much i love that man.

And now I nominate:

D @ Growing up Graham

Rachi @ From the mind of a mom

Dance @ Into the Womb

GC @ After Jillian

Wonderful woman with wonderful blogs

Wednesday, February 17, 2010 5 comments

Beautiful Blogger Award

I was honored to be given an award by tw0 wonderful friends Mommy Life & Him + Me. They're both amazing woman and I'm truly blessed to know them!!

In order to receive the award, the following must be completed:

Thank the person(s) who nominated you and link their blogs.
Copy the award and paste it above.
Tell us 7 interesting things about yourself.

Nominate 7 bloggers that you love and link to their blogs.

But first, here are 7 mildly interesting things about me.

  1. I have a serious shower ritual. If it gets interrupted, it throws off my whole day.
  2. I have a mini mild serious obsession with rubber duckies.
  3. I hurt myself more than any person I've ever known.
  4. I'd rather be barefoot than ever wear shoes any day. but i have over 30 pairs of shoes.
  5. I'm a camping, rafting, hiking girl mixed with a hair salon, pedicure, reformed tom boy.
  6. I've asked for power tools or guns for Christmas every year since i was 12
  7. If I had the money, I'd quit my job and open a bakery.

my 7 award winners are

Southern Belle Baby

Pink Haired Momma

Just Add Water

I've changed my name to mommy

love to shop mom

Jcam's Freaking Awesome Blog

My Eggs & Ham


Wednesday, February 10, 2010 2 comments

Well that sucked

So Tuesday after lunch i was on my way to clock in from lunch and i sorta kinda maybe fell down the flight of stairs leading from my office to the warehouse.

I decided to try and tough it out work the rest of the day (3.5-4 hours). my thigh and back hurt a lot but i need the money.

Then today i woke up and my neck hurt so bad i couldn't turn my head. So B and I decided to go to urgent Care. I got examined, x-ray, and got medicine.

i have a extreme strain on my neck. I'm supposed to wear a neck brace until i can turn my head with out pain.

i have a bruised back, bruised ribs, bruised hip, and a bruised thigh. I'm supposed alternate heat and ice on my thigh and back which were the worst spots.

but the best part of our trip to urgent care is.... the prescription vending machine. this thing was SO FREAKING COOL.

The nurse walks over & punches in a code. apparently they can upload you Rx to the machine. Its like a one stop shop. so bad ass.


Tuesday, February 9, 2010 0 comments


So a friend posted a link to a web article. in the article i found this: Color Career Counselor.

These are my results:

Best Occupational Category
You're a CREATOR

Nonconforming, Impulsive, Expressive, Romantic, Intuitive, Sensitive, and Emotional

These original types place a high value on aesthetic qualities and have a great need for self-expression. They enjoy working independently, being creative, using their imagination, and constantly learning something new. Fields of interest are art, drama, music, and writing or places where they can express, assemble, or implement creative ideas.

Suggested careers are Advertising Executive, Architect, Web Designer, Creative Director, Public Relations, Fine or Commercial Artist, Interior Decorator, Lawyer, Librarian, Musician, Reporter, Art Teacher, Broadcaster, Technical Writer, English Teacher, Architect, Photographer, Medical Illustrator, Corporate Trainer, Author, Editor, Landscape Architect, Exhibit Builder, and Package Designer.

Consider workplaces where you can create and improve beauty and aesthetic qualities. Unstructured, flexible organizations that allow self-expression work best with your free-spirited nature.

Suggested Creator workplaces are advertising, public relations, and interior decorating firms; artistic studios, theaters and concert halls; institutions that teach crafts, universities, music, and dance schools. Other workplaces to consider are art institutes, museums, libraries, and galleries.

2nd Best Occupational Category


Self-Control, Practical, Self-Contained, Orderly, Systematic, Precise, and Accurate

These conservative appearing, plotting-types enjoy organizing, data systems, accounting, detail, and accuracy. They often enjoy mathematics and data management activities such as accounting and investment management. Persistence and patience allows them to do detailed paperwork, operate office machines, write business reports, and make charts and graphs


I found this to be FREAKY accurate for me.

I had both my coworkers take it.

my boss her second option was more accurate. but both of mine are very fitting.
Monday, February 8, 2010 0 comments

Hi my name is rotty

::hi rotty::

and I'm a push over.

so we all know about my BFF A.

so her car died. her mom's friend gave her their extra car.
so when A got her tax return, she put her car in the shop.

well then her mom's friend calls and asks for their car back.

so she didn't have a car to get to work today. so being the friend i offered to let her borrow my car for TODAY! because she said her friend J would be willing to take her to work (they work together) on Tuesday because that's when J works too.

so i get a text message from A today
"ummmm i won't have my car until next week =/"
"ugh gotta get a new engine"

I'm like FUCK! the only way i could talked B into it was because it was 1 day only.

so i texted her back
"did you talk to J about getting a ride tomorrow"

her response was:
"she won't txt me back"

My husband is now mad because we keep bailing her out at OUR expense. and now she has my car.

i don't know what to do.
i love her.
i love my godson.
i don't want to leave her stranded. but damn.

what do i do? i don't know what to do.

then i get a text saying:
"i don't know what to do"
all i can say is "me either, I'm trying"
but I'm not willing to put a strain on me and B to help her out. I'm so lost.

so i finally got a text from her saying
"I know. thanks for letting me use your car today. dunno what to do... my mom needs to step up".

I'll leave it like that. I'm getting my car back. she knows it.

but i still feel like crap.

I'm just going to have to stop bailing her out.

i already watch our godson every Sunday for free. while she works. and do what ever i can for her.

i love her, but man does she test me.