Sunday, June 26, 2011

The weirdest day.

What a weird day today was...well mostly this morning.  Yesterday I wasn't feeling great.  Eric and I went to the Pre-Op/PACU luau last night.  We didn't stay long, but when we got home i was feeling worse and just wanted to go to bed. I took a benadryl because my nose was stopped up and I cannot sleep with my nose stopped up. i usually just take half of a pill because they make me so groggy, but for some reason I didn't even think about it and just swallowed the whole thing. It didn't take me long to fall asleep. I'm not sure exactly what time it was, but it was a little before Eric's alarm went off, when I woke up in SO much my eyes....what? I had no idea why they would be hurting so bad. Since I was so groggy from the benadryl, I was able to fall half asleep again...until...beep.....beep....BEEP. So loud, about every 30 seconds.  I was still groggy and so confused at what was beeping. Eric was already up by this time and getting ready for work, so I knew it wasn't an alarm clock.  When he was telling me goodbye, I asked him what was beeping and he said it was one of the smoke detectors. I asked him if there was anything I could do to make it stop and he said to take the battery out.  By this point my eyes were on FIRE. Like, I cannot think of many things I have gone through that have been more painful. It was awful! And my body was so confused because it wanted to sleep so bad but my eyes hurting and the beeping wouldn't let it. So I get up (it was about 5:45) and go to take the battery out of the smoke detector when I see that Eric already did that before he left for work. I didn't know what to do so I googled "how to make a smoke detector stop beeping".  It took me about 5 minutes to even type in the search because the light on the computer hurt my eyes so bad. What I learned from my google search: if a smoke detector is beeping and you take the battery out, it will beep more frequently. One of the suggestions on the site was to hold down the "test" button on the detector and it will reset it. So I tried this, and then another smoke detector starts beeping!!!!!! I could not believe this. I finally decided I was going to have to change the batteries. It took me so long to come to this conclusion because: 1. I knew we didn't have any 9 volt batteries in the house and 2. I couldn't fathom driving anywhere to get any...i could barely keep my eyes open. So I put my glasses on, and realize it is blurry. I look at my eyes and notice my eyes are red in a perfectly round circle, just the size of my contacts. I slept in my contacts. I NEVER do this. My eyes are pretty sensitive and I usually can't wait to take them out. But even if I do sleep in them, it never makes them hurt this bad. I think with taking the benadryl, it just dried my eyes out SO bad. I take out my contacts and i figure my eyes will start to feel better now so I get in the car to head to Home Depot (I figured if I was making a trip I might as well go there to pick up the paint we picked out for our living room/kitchen). When I was in the middle of the store at the paint counter I literally had to stop talking to the man and close my eyes. they were hurting so bad. The poor man I think thought I was a seriously unstable person and didn't really know what to do when I looked like I was crying at the paint counter. Haha! Well I got through that, then started walking to find the batteries. When I see a lady who works there, I ask her through barely open eyes where the batteries were.  She looked at me like I was nuts and it took me a few long seconds to notice the huge wall of batteries right behind her. Wow. When I was driving the 2 miles home from Home Depot, I thought I might go blind. It was a little after 7:00 am and the sun was SO bright. It was making my eyes hurt so bad i couldn't keep them open. Luckily I hit a red light and was able to close them for enough time to make it home. I honestly can't believe I didn't get in a wreck. Well I get home and finally fixed the two smoke detectors. Finally there was silence and my groggy body could go back to sleep. But no. My eyes were so painful I was actually writhing in pain.I fumble around for my eye drops I got from the doctor when I had a corneal abrasion and thought those would help...but the bottle was empty! Then I decided to just use the steroid drops. Those things stung my eyes like you wouldn't believe! I couldn't take it any more...I had come to my last resort. i open up my medicine cabinet and found the Lortab I had gotten from my car wreck. I cut one in half and took it. Now, I am NOT a pill popper. I hate taking pain medicine. After my car wreck I only took ONE of those pills.  I didn't even care though. I needed relief. The half Lortab finally kicked in and at least took the edge off so I could keep my eyes closed without writhing in pain.  I slept until 11:45.  My eyes still hurt but not as bad and I didn't want to take anything else. I still feel groggy from the benadryl and the Lortab, but hopefully tonight I will be able to sleep it off.  It was such a weird day!

I hope you all had a not-so-weird day today :)

I will post pictures of our weekend soon!


Sunday, June 12, 2011

Ocker Wedding

I realize this is really late...Sorry!

Over Memorial Day weekend we went to Dallas for Jimmy and Nicole's wedding.  It was so much fun! it was like a mini vacation, and we actually got to spend the whole weekend together, which was much needed. We also got to see a lot of our good friends from home which was so great. We miss them so much! It was especially great to see the Bentons :). Nicole looked beautiful and Jimmy was on top of the world. it was so great to be a part of their special weekend and I know they will have such a happy marriage. Congrats to the both of you. We love you!

That's us!

Rehearsal Dinner 

Dark, but Eric giving his awesome groomsman speech that started out with, "Well, I left the breast pump at home tonight..." Haha, you had to be there.

With the soon to be Mr. and Mrs. Ocker!

Hanging out at the Ritz in Dallas

At the was so beautiful!

All the groomsmen...can you spot my hubby? :)

Sweet Aimee! I just love you so so so much!

My love!

Talking with the GORGEOUS bride!

With the girls! Could Nicole look any more stunning?!

All the guys with the groom


With the wonderful Bentons

Aims and me with the groom

Eric and Jimmy on the dance floor!

The happy couple!
I love weddings! they remind me of the day I got to marry my best friend, and that was the best day ever :)

Mrs. Wise

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Knee Updates

I had my MRI of my knee on Monday...and it turns out I have this weird thing called Hoffa's Disease/Syndrome.  It is where the fat pad of the knee (gross) is inflamed and when the knee straightens out, it gets impinged between the femur and the tibia.  Apparently the fat pad is a very sensitive part of the knee so when it gets impinged it causes a lot of pain.  There is not much information on it but from everything Eric read it sounds like surgery provides the best results, where they go in and take out the inflamed part. I also have a cyst on my meniscus which is usually caused by a healed meniscus injury.  This makes sense because for the last 6 months or so, every time I sit on my knees, this one exact area causes a ton of pain and I have to move immediately to take the pressure off of it.  I'm guessing that is probably the cyst because it is in the exact same place every time. I will talk to Dr. Clarke on Monday a little more to talk about all of my options. I kind of hope  I can just get a quick arthroscopic procedure this summer while the PACU is slow and then be done with this stupid knee! 

We went to Jimmy and Nicole's wedding in Dallas over Memorial Day weekend. It was so beautiful and it was so much fun to see all of our good friends. Especially Aimee Benton! I can't wait until the day we can hang out without it involving a plane ride. :) I will post pics of the wedding on another post. 

Sorry I have been so bad about the blogs lately. Until this weekend all we had been doing was working...and Eric has to work the next 3 weekends in a row...again. We JUST did this last month. I'm definitely tired of his rotations at other hospitals.  In July when he starts being at Mayo full time and doing Urology full time, his schedule will be way more predictable. 

Hope you all are having a good short week so far!

Mrs. Wise