The evening has been (I’ve been hopin’ that you’d drop in)
So very nice (I’ll hold your hand, they’re just like ice)
"Baby It's Cold Outside"
***Yes, I was reminded of this song last night watching Glee. But it really is cold here - 31ºF/0ºC. It has been cold all week!!!!! Yes, I know it won't last, but I can't help but having a Brittany moment (Glee reference) by asking Santa to make it snow here before Christmas. After all, he's magic!
***On a non- Christmas note (and a parent bragging note!), Hew's soccer team played their tournament this weekend. In the championship game, Hew played goalie in the fourth quarter and in double overtime, and his team went on to win in sudden death. I nearly had a heart attack every time the opposing team took a shot. KK has her tournament next week so it will be another nerve wracking weekend coming up.
*** A bit off the Christmas theme, but for those who have previously asked I am doing much better. Unfortunately my second experience in the hospital was horribly negative. My husband and I have walked away knowing that not only must you have someone to advocate on your behalf, but you must make a scene to be heard. We didn't do this and even though we warned doctors that I am hypersensitive to medication, they put me on a full dose while admitting they were unsure of a diagnosis. I was not told of potential side affects, include psychiatric affects such as anxiety and paranoia, as well as physical side affects such as my blood pressure shooting sky high, shaking, and inability to sleep. I was not given a follow up with a doctor, but thankfully on the advice of nurses had scheduled an appointment with an ENT, who immediately took me off the medication, and was able to diagnosis the reflux. It took more then two weeks for the medication to fully leave my system. The positive in all this is that my fear of being unhealthy and going back to the hospital has resulted in an 18 pound weight loss with a change in diet and increase in exercise. Plus to calm my type A personality down, I started practicing yoga again after a two year hiatus. A silver lining to an otherwise horrible experience.