Saturday, December 22, 2012

It has been a long time-I know!

It has been a while since I've blogged. To be honest..I just didn't feel like it.

I didn't feel happy.  Downright sad, in fact.  Have I done a complete 180 and now feel completely awesome?  No. But, I do feel better. I received so many messages of encouragement and support, and I really appreciated them. I happened to get one particular comment and I just happened to read it at the exact time that I really needed a pick-me-up.

So what can I say? I'm a work in progress. I'm still down about everything I blogged about, especially the whole job prospects thing...but I'll keep trying.  I'll keep trying.

Since my last post, I suffered from a bad case of food poisoning.  My dad picked me up from work and we were on our way home as we passed by the local KFC.  I hadn't had KFC in a long time, and was suddenly craving it when we drove by...so I asked me dad to stop. Bad decision. I was literally sick for an entire week.  This was on a Monday, and thank goodness I had a vacation day scheduled on the Wednesday so I could just stay home and not worry about calling in sick.  I went to work on the Friday, and also went in to do some overtime on the Saturday..but I was still under the weather.  This was 2 weeks ago. Because I was so sick, I was quite dehydrated.  When I did my bloodwork, I got a call the next day telling me that my creatinine had went from the usual 67-68 range all the way up to 110. This was all due to the fact that I was just so dehydrated.  I re-did my bloodwork on Thursday and didn't receive any panicked easy-call messages from my transplant coordinator, so I'm guessing that my creatinine has sorted itself out.

Also, I'm travelling to Europe next month! It will be my first trip post transplant, and also the first trip where I'm actually going by myself.  It's kind of a big deal for me :)  I'm going to visit my friend who now lives in The Netherlands. I'll be there for just over a week. I can't wait! So I've spent the last few Saturdays working a few hours of overtime.  I'll be heading to work in about half an hour..first to meet a friend for a late lunch/early dinner, then we'll both head back to work. I've been doing this overtime to build up some excess spending money for my trip! :)

So while I'm still not "all smiles" yet, I'm definitely working on it. Hoping for some good news soon on the job front.

xo

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