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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Still sick..


I caught a cold right after my surgery and let me tell you this is the worst one that I have had in awhile. I mean congestion, phlegm, coughing, fevers, body aches, I got it all.. and it sucks because coupled with the pain and bruising from my surgery and the fact that I can't freaking get a day off to rest with a family of 6.. I am not getting well fast..

I have even been sucking on cough drops at night and my percocet do nothing for me.. Sleeping hasn't happened much either.. between the coughing and getting up about a billion times a night to pee, yeah.. not doing so hot..

Other than that though.. lol.. I am doing ok.. Looking forward to Halloween, getting everything ready for our move.. Happy to be able to sell some of our gently used stuff so that I can at least make a little money to help us out. At least with going through all of our stuff I finally found my Halloween masks..lol

The move is getting closer now, we have about 2 1/2 months till we leave.. I will be getting our address sometime around the middle of October.. so I am looking forward to that. That will allow me to get all of the other things set up that I need to take care of.. like delivery of our car.

The boys are doing well in school and so is Mystry.. hopefully that will still be true once we get to Illinois.. As for me.. my goal once we get there will be to actually decorate our home for once. It will be the longest we have ever lived in one house. 3 years of shore duty.. I am interested to see how this goes.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Surgeries...

Yes that is plural on purpose.. As many of you know I had some micro-body sculpting done back in May. I can't say that I was pleased with the results. I felt as if I looked almost the same as before after waiting 4 months and seeing no real improvement.

So, after discussing my feelings with my doctor she decided to do a second surgery for me .. free of charge of course since I had already paid a crazy amount of money for it the first time around.

I can honestly say I do not regret having my surgeries and now I am actually seeing some results.

I had my second surgery yesterday and can already see a change. I don't feel as bad after this one as I did with the first and I am not sure if that is because I did not have my breasts done this time or if my body just got used to it. Either way I am walking around pretty normally, just a little slower.. Feels like I worked out for way to long.

So these are the pictures I have..
this is me from the front.. before, 4 days after the first surgery.. and 1 day after the second surgery.


Now here is me from the side, in the same order, before, 4 days after first, and 1 day after second..



I think my down time is going to be a lot less than it was last time.. especially since I won't have the breast problems to deal with..lol.. In a couple of weeks I will be posting some updated pictures.. Thank you to all of my wonderful friends that prayed for me during my surgery and for a quick recovery.. Love and blessings to you all!

Extreme Makeover Military Edition!

I was recently contacted by Corby Pons about previewing a season premiere of Extreme Makeover Home edition and I was thrilled to receive the opportunity.



I can honestly say I love this show, always have, and to see them doing a show dedicated to our military makes me very happy. So much has recently been taken away from our military. We struggle to make ends meet. Our veterans suffer through the trials and tribulations of war and return home to have their VA benefits cut and nowhere to live.

EMHE is giving our military another chance by helping Jubilee house to offer more services. It is hard for all military to transition from Active Duty to Civilian life. Even harder for those who have nowhere to call home once they sepearate from the military.

I have always enjoyed Extreme Makeover Home Edition and feel they are giving a face to an unknown problem. Our military is an important part of our lives whether we know it or not. They have fought and served to protect all of our rights and freedoms. It is only right that we give something back to them.

Being a Navy wife myself there is a special place in my heart for all military and I feel they deserve our respect and support the same way that they did for us by fighting for our freedom.


Be sure to take time out to see the Season Premiere of Extreme Makeover Home Edition on September 25th! You will not be sorry! It is a very moving episode!

A big thank you to all the Men and Women of the US Military who have served and continue to serve! God Bless you all!