Monday, February 21, 2011

Life is looking up

Ok so life is looking up.  Or maybe it is that I am looking up.  I am sick and tired of being sick and tired.  The sunshine, the blue sky, who knows, what has changed, only that I don't think I can keep feeling terrible forever!   Oh well I will run with it!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Another Day another crisis

Do you ever just wish the crisis's would end?  Work crisis, health crisis, church issues, friend issues?  I really need to get a break here, but today it has all come to a head.

Got to work early to try to get ready for the day before the interviews came, didn't really happen.  We did interviews and went late.  Got back to work with 5 people sitting in my lobby upset that I made them wait, hurry got them in and ran off the the Dr's appt, my heart rate not so good when I get there, trying to decide what to do about it, Dr gets paged from the ER (he is on call today).  Listen to him talk with the ER Dr for 20 minutes trying to figure out what is wrong with poor lady in the ER.  He focuses his attention on me again to be interrupted by the ER again.  Getting back to the heart rate we discuss what to do, add meds, live with it, etc....  He wants to start med specific "beta blocker"  I can't take that because of asthma, he looks it up, thinks it "may be ok", ask him to call pulm Dr, he says maybe not...  Do surgery???  Live with it????  We make a decision and then move on.  Run back to work desk is stacked with paperwork (where did that all come from)?  Run around all day help Pt's, boos says can you believe it's 6pm?  Freak out, people are coming to my house at 7 and it's 6:15.  Tell my boss I have to go, no options.  Pile everything up throw it in a drawer and run out, I have 3 messages on the cell.  Listen to them, issues with YW tonight (the thing at my house at 7).  Call her back figure it out, call mom to see if someone is home, can't reach anyone, start to freak out, call cell # no answer, call Dad, he is home, call person back tell them to come.  Get other messages.  Friend having a crisis, needs help right away, other Dr's office called they need to talk to me (good bad????)  call back they are gone for the day, call friend tell her I will come over after thing at my house. 
Thing at the house, turns out ok, not great, but who really cares, clean up kick people out etc....  Leave for friends house, OMG I am out of gas, stop for gas, OMG it went up 25 cents from this morning!  Call friend leave a message I am on my way, fill up, get on freeway, get a text, get off freeway, friend says don't come, text her back, turn around go home.  Friend texts back, pull over, read text, still head home, get call from friend, pull over, she wants me to come back, turn around head back to her house, drop stuff off, help her with the issue, make her promise to call first thing make sure she is ok.  Turn around come back home, mail is spilling out of the mail box, get the mail, pull up the email send email, tell her I am thinking about her, that i love her.  Go through mail, get card from other friend, she is wonderful, not sure how I would have made it through the day with everything, she is beyond wonderful, inspired.  Type this way to long narrative and them I am going to bed.  Hope I wasn't too boring, my life is out of control, I need for something to go right for a change, tomorrow is a day that I have that possibility.  Pray for my friend in crisis, she needs it way more then I do!  Peace out, good night!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Busy Bee

So today I started working in the Temple.  I was so nervous I thought I was going to throw-up, but guess what everything was fine!  In fact I am sure this will be a wonderful experience!  I am happy to be serving the Lord in another capacity!  When I was set apart I was given some pretty spectacular promises, it was a wonderful thing.  In the meeting with President Christensen he spoke of wounds unseen, I feel like I have been dealing with so many of these that it has been hard to be real to myself.  I know that things will get better, that I must learn to have more patience.  Hope everyone is doing well! 

Saturday, February 5, 2011

I just posted on my family blog, so I decided to post it here as well, you should all get most of it, if not just laugh at me, it's ok! 


My life has been super crazy lately and it has been awhile since I have gotten on. Yes I agree this should be the Becky and Lana exchange stories, etc... Blog. Life here in Utah has been pretty dang cold as of lately. For several days early this week it did not get above 20 degree's. Needless to say my walk into the hospital has been super cold as we have to park out in the north 40.
My life has been all over the map lately. My arthritis has been super bad lately that another stress dose of prednisone was needed to allow me to bend my arm. I started a new medication that has a list of really scary side effects but hopefully it helps. This medication is generic so it's cheap, the next medication is $2000 a month so I am hoping we don't have to go there. But the nausea, sores in my mouth and my hair falling out is starting to kind of freak me out. We just doubled the medicine that I have to take to counter act the side effects, so maybe that will help, it will be another couple of weeks before we find out if things are working or not.
I am loving my job, my boss is great, my patients and their families are great. We just had a major change so I think everything will now fall into place. I love the fact that the cute old people are in need of a person who cares and will listen to them. Their stories are fascinating and wonderful. Their courage and determination inspired me to no end. Oh the places you will go the things you will do, the people you will meet! Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!

I am still in Young Women's and loving every minute of it. The girls are wonderful and so caring. They are full of energy and love and I love them so much. It is so much fun to see them get older and wiser and move on to better things. I just accepted an assignment to work in the temple on Wed mornings. I am excited but a little nervous about things, but I am sure it will be wonderful! I was asked to talk in Sacrament meeting in a couple of weeks, which I really don't like doing, but I must need to. Anyone with advise on speaking on The proclamation to the World on the family, please send ideas my way.
Travel plans so far this year are a week in northern California salmon fishing with my family, we are renting a house right by the beach and it should be a great adventure for all of us. I then am going to spend a week driving up the Oregon coast with a friend (that is still in the planning phase so hopefully it will turn out). I plan on spending a few days in AZ visiting my grandma and grandpa wood. Girls camp is in August, family reunion over Labor day weekend. I am sure a couple other fun things are to come as well.
I really miss you all in Florida. I occasionally have dreams that I am there to visit. I am hoping that happens maybe next year, we will see. Spring time sounds nice for a warm weather get away.
How are thing with the family? Kids still doing well? Bethany, Jake? I heard Megan had her baby and he is cute (according to LaNece). Several of my friends are expecting and I am super excited for them. I feel like I am writing a book, so I will finish and be done for another little bit.
Keep in touch, I miss you all and love our family not matter how far away, I am sending my love and prayer and thoughts your way! May the Lord bless and keep you safe until we meet again!