Little Labor Trip to The ER

This is my catch-up and apology post! So, the last week has been a bit hectic and I know I am behind picking winners for things. I have a party I am co-hosting tomorrow night for Mom It Forward and Mile High Mamas so after that I will get caught up.

Real quick-Carter got another nasty cut on his foot in all things, the BOUNCY HOUSE. That required stitches in the ER Thurs while we were getting a new roof put on compliments of the tornado earlier this summer.

Then Sat I went out to go shopping at SNIAGRAB which is BARGAINS spelled backwards and is the big ski equipment sale here. Apparently the excitement was too much for me and I started getting chest pains. Bob took me over to the Urgent Care who called the fire department and I got a lovely ride to the ER where they kept me over night. Apparently ones blood pressure should not be 180/110. Who knew?

Nothing serious is wrong with my heart, basically I had an unexplained rapid elevation of my blood pressure and it likes being high so it is staying there. Lucky me! I have some more out patient tests to see why when I exercise it starts off a migraine….see, I knew there was a reason I have not enjoyed exercising. Something about the arteries (veins?) going to the brain constricting quickly, blah, blah, blah.

Good news! I have lost 4 pounds since the hospital…nothing like the heart attack scare diet!

Oh, here was some interesting news that came out of all of this….they think I have too much stress in my life? WHAT? ME? No, seriously though, I really don’t think of my life as overly stressful but maybe I don’t see it.

So, laughter reduces stress and here is a funny video from my friends over at Steve Spangler Science so watch it while I take a few days off from blogging…

I was there to see the aftermath of that room. It was a MESS!

Have to go figure out what I am wearing at this party tomorrow!

Quick Note

shortstory(1)Just wanted to throw something quick up to say thanks for all the calls, emails, and notes for Carters surgery tomorrow. If all goes as it should this will be a super quick shunt replacement and we should be home Tues. afternoon.

I will update everyone through a whrrl story so you can follow that in any of these ways.You only need to do one of them to get the updates.

  1. Sign up for an account there and add me as a friend: http://whrrl.com/ If you do this, you will get an email everytime I publish a new story.
  2. Check the front of page of the blog for my latest whrrl story which over the next two days will be updates on how he is. Keep hitting refresh–it is good for my stats (hee hee)

and with that I am going to bed and leaving you with one cute Carterism:

Me: You are the cutest kid ever

Carter: Yeah, you can take that to the bank!