• Random and Odd

    Rocking this party 8 days a week!

    So it’s been a few days of absolutely NO pills in my body.  Like I mentioned, If none of them are working, I’m not taking any of them. I also stopped all soda, coffee and sugar…just in case! A couple of days it seemed alright. My insides still hurt, but I could manage it with 800 mg of Ibuprofen. This morning I woke up and nearly passed out with the pain. I called the doctor at 8am and told the nurse, “I’m coming in to take ANOTHER urine test.” Kaiser’s lab has seen more of my urine than a men’s bathroom at Yankee stadium. When I got there, it had…

  • stuff portrait friday

    SPF: SOMETHING RED

    Well, you were all expecting something all red huh? Naw. Not me. Today was a super busy day. I decided to use this picture because I’ve been thinking about my Grandma a lot lately. It’s been 14 years since she passed away, but sometimes I swear I can still hear her talking to me. Telling me little secrets about how to handle something.  She was a smart one. I miss her. She would say right now, “Well, Krissy, you just need to just need to [secret] and [secret]” and damn that woman would be spot on! DID YOU PLAY?

  • Random and Odd

    going..going…

    It’s been six months of pain, pill and frustration. I started the antibiotics; allergic reaction. I started different antibiotics; allergic reaction. 2 MRI’s 2 Ultrasounds 3 different urologists. 2 doctors. 2 OBGYN docs. 1 snazzy trip to the ER. HUNDREDS of dollars on pills/visits So many ‘second opinions’. The last bit of pills — It’s all I can take anymore. I’m stopping all the pills.  I’m not sure what that will do, but it can’t be any worse than the pain I am in now. This upcoming year, I can only say there HAS to be changes. **updated SPF**see above.

  • Random and Odd

    Damn it!

    Well, I thought yesterday those pills were it. I went all day without the ‘episode’, and I actually thought to myself, ‘you know what? I can handle the ringing in my ears and the dizzyness, and maybe I will get use to it and drive again soon!” I had hope yesterday. Hope was lost this morning.   The infection-like feeling is back. Pros: I am not  80 year old man with prostate problems. I tried it, it didn’t work, one less thing to test in the future. I will be able to drive. I wasn’t allergic to the medication and didn’t have to go through the hives like the last…

  • Random and Odd

    I did not pass out!

    It’s looking like my inability to sleep is so stubborn that even a pill that will drop my blood pressure so low that it causes blacking out, will not work on me.  Who would have guessed I would be happy for the stubborn no-sleep gene? I took the pill last night and then realized I didn’t ask the doctor, “If I pass out, do I have someone wake me?” GOOGLE. Yes, someone was going to need to wake me, prop my feet up, get the blood going back to my hear and such.  I figured within 20 minutes the pill would be in my system and the tunnel vision would…

  • Random and Odd

    “how did the doctor’s visit go?”

    Yesterday sucked, so how could today get any worse? I can go visit my doctor. “So what happened?” he asks. I tell him about how after Thanksgiving I forgot to take an antibiotic and how within 24 hours of not taking the pill, I am right back to where I was before. With a bladder infection. “No, it’s not an infection.” *sigh* That’s right. I had ‘that thing that feels EXACTLY like a bladder infection.’ “So you took one antibiotic a night for around 90 days and you missed one and had an ‘episode’?” I confirm that it was like I was right back to July when this whole thing…

  • Random and Odd

    SPF: A gift you have been given…

    Kimmy, who I can’t say enough about, is totally awesome and gave me her old Ipod. She will never in a million years know how much this means to me. I know I have said that before, but really…it means the world to me.  She knew it was something I have always wanted…and when she got a new one, she gifted me with her old one. It meant so much to me, I made a set on flickr for it. I hope to update it with different pictures, in different places. Maybe that will be next years mission along with the magazine covers. I have finally learned how to make…

  • stuff portrait friday

    Why does all the spam mail come in around midnight?

    It seems like I get all those weird spam mails after midnight. I wonder if those people work from home or if they are dragging themselves into the office at 3 am to start mass emailing. Maybe it’s a machine that send them out? I don’t know, spam is like magic, best if I don’t know how it gets there, just that it does. So, it totally felt like Tuesday all day today.  Now it’s Thursday and I feel like I missed a whole day. What did I accomplish in that lost day? A trip to the store and some minor anxiety attacks about…oh, everything. I did get to visit…

  • Random and Odd

    postcard from the 2001 kristine

    I’m trying to locate the bedroom floor again.  It’s weird how many times I do that in a month huh? I stumbled on about 7 old check books.  Not that anyone could actually get anything if they stole my identity, but I do take some precautions and destroying checkbooks from accounts that are not active is one of them.  I found the carbon copy from some checks I had written years ago and decided to look at them before I began my destruction ripping. It’s was like the past-me came up to now-me and slapped me right in the face. HARD. I spent money on real hair care products. I…