Well, lets see what's new ... mmmmm, well we've been visiting w/Davis, since he is home from college since Ike had all the kids evacuating from A&M Galveston! Uncle Mark and I went to the Fossums on Friday as Mark had lost a crown and wanted Greg to resecure it! Mark took everything needed to make a couple of his delicious chicken pot pies for dinner, so we all enjoyed that! Everyone had second helpings! Mark worked on Saturday w/his City job, while I did tons of laundry and cleaned the kitchen. Mom called and wanted us to "hang out" and we ended up going out to the island again, as she wanted to give Davis some of Grandmas chicken soup! Man do these kids rate or what? Mom even took masa to make tortillas for him! Markie Poo Hoo was in San Antonio visiting friends, so we didn't see him over the weekend!
As far as avm news : the area under my left eye is very swollen and puffy! That seems to happen a couple of weeks before I go back to CO and that sometimes means I'll have a bleed! Sure enough, on Monday night I was watching TV in the living room and felt something on my neck. Got up to look in the mirror and noticed blood on my hand where I had wiped my neck. Not much - but only because Mark had previously put surgicel on the wound area and that was helping keep the bleed from being really bad! Pulled off the tegaderm and everything covering up the wound and found where the bleed was coming from! Put another piece of surgicel on there and waited a bit before wrapping the wound up. (See photo Mark took before he wrapped up the wound. The white piece on the wound is the surgicel)! I've been having a bit of a hard time controlling the pain lately, so I've been calling Rhonda Sharp (Dr. Yakes P.A.) to prescribe some steroids to help w/the swelling and pain! She didn't return my call yesterday - she had Dr. Yakes nurse, Julie write me an e-mail that she would call me today.
Well, today I had an appt. w/another wound care place @ Spohn Hospital to get a second opinion on whether the Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment would benefit my wound. I'm lucky my Supervisor, Mr. Rios is very understanding about my avm situation and my having to go to all these appts.! Met w/Dr. Larkin and her nurse removed my wound bandages to take a look @ the wound. Dr. Larkin seemed to feel that the HBOT would not benefit my wound, but probably hurt it in the long run! Fine by me - I saw the tube they would put me in for the treatment and since I'm a bit claustrophobic, I was not looking forward to that @ all! I was just exploring my options and looking for something that might heal the wound area quicker! Dr. Larkin decided to use some different wound supplies - so instead of using ointment, and Aquacel Ag and non-adherant dressing, then mepilex and then the tegaderm: she wants to use XCell - Antimicrobial and that also has the silver like the Aquacel Ag, then the mepilex and then seal it w/the tegaderm! Dr. Larkin seems to feel this way I can change the dressing every 48 hours instead of every 24 hours like we have been doing! I have an appt. w/her Friday afternoon to look @ the wound area and see how it's doing! Mom was nice enough to pick me up @ work and go with me to my appt.! Also along for the ride was Saba! I told the Dr. that I like to bring my peeps on my appts!
Oh! Last night I finished reading Breaking Dawn! Wow! Can't wait for the movie Twilight (the first book of the Stephenie Meyers Series) to open on Nov. 21st!
Did anyone watch Dancing With The Stars last night? I was a bit disappointed! I was looking out for Kim Kardashian as I enjoy her Reality Show and thought she was ok. Susan Lucci is waaaay too thin! Yikes! She looks frail! Cloris Leechman looked healthier than Lucci! I don't have a super favorite person like in the past years when I was rooting for Kristi Yamaguchi or Apollo Ohno, so I may not tune in this season! Takes up too much time anyway!
Ok, we're heading to the grocery store now and hopefully my steroids will already be in! So, I'll be bouncing off the walls soon and lets see if my left eye gets back to normal!
Thanks for tuning in and coming in for a visit! Love to all!
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Posted by Dulce at 6:34 PM