Saturday, October 31, 2009

A little Jack Skellington for You

[Sept 15] A visit from Matthew

Matthew came home from Hawaii at semester break so we went to Disneyland.
Choobie loves chocolate almost as much as his momma.
It gets pretty sad when the chocolate's all gone.

It was a long day full of fun!

Friday, October 30, 2009

[Sept 15] It's Genetics?

You may be thinking that sharp shooting runs in the family. After all, Maffers beat me AND got the highest ranking I've ever seen.

After seeing my mom and dad's scores, not sure if genetics explains it.

Better luck next time Grandma and Grandpa.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

[Sept 15] This Deserves it's Own Post

My highest ever score and ranking. 20th best out of all the people at Disneyland.

Of course the ride breaking down in front of a target and the low park attendance may have had something to do with it.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

For Grandpa

"Misty Moisty Morning"

When Choobie was little my dad would always sing him this song when they would walk to the mailbox. Choobie finally learned it. It is the cutest thing ever to hear him sing it with his sweet little voice.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

[Sept. 5] A Del Mar Sunset

[Sept 11] Boys Day Out

I love checking the camera when Dan and Choob spend the day together. I imagine what they did and what they said to one another. I love that they have special time together just the boys.

Dan doesn't bring the stroller anywhere. I would never attempt such a thing. He doesn't want to carry around my girlie diaper bag since it has Hawaiian flowers on it so he takes a back pack. What a man! Just 2 boys, 1 backpack, 1 theme park. Impressive.

Please click on the shark picture and notice the blue color around Choobs mouth. They definitely made an unauthorized guess is one of those giant pixie sticks from the gift shop.

Love these boys!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

[Sept 29] The Results are In.......I've Got A Protruder!

The MRI (aka modern day torture chamber) showed that I had a herniated disc in the C5/C6 cervical region. The doctor explained the three levels of herniation in a way I could relate to:

The Hostess Cupcake

Your disc is like a hostess cupcake.

First degree of herniation is a Bulging disc. The cupcake is compressed but the filling is still in tact. (See above photo)

Second degree of herniation is a Protruding disc. The cupcake is compressed and the filling is leaking throughout the cupcake but not busting out the sides.

Third degree of herniation is a Ruptured disc. The cupcake is compressed and the filling is busting out and leaking into your body cavity.

I've got a Level II Proturder. What does this mean?

No work. Physical therapy three times a week. And I get to hang out with my new best friends still. I see the doctor back in 10 days for another evaluation. If he doesn't see any improvement, I get a big ol needle full of cortisone in my neck. Worst place to put a needle right? NO WAIT! Strike that. Second worst place. Worst place is for sure the eyeball. Fire in the sky anyone?

If the shot doesn't work then he will send me for a surgical consult which will involve sedation and another MRI. Because surgeons won't read other doctors MRI's. They want their own.

At least I didn't have a level III. That would've meant surgery for sure. For now I'm gonna do everything I can to keep the filling inside my cupcake. My plan is to sit on the couch and eat. You know, take things nice and easy.