Thursday, July 31, 2008

Random Thoughts...

I read somewhere that bloggers should try to stay away from the word 'random'. Probably because it's used too much, but I'm too lazy to think of an alternative word now!

I discovered this picture on my laptop just now, and had completely forgotten about it. I was taken about 7 months ago, on Christmas Eve. I was nearing the end of my 3 weeks of IV's, so I was looking pretty good here. I'm actually wearing those same jeans today, lol! (although they're a lot tighter now!) Not looking very happy though... Sorry for boring you guys with an old pic!

One of the readers, Jen asked about why I'm staying in Joburg. Sorry for only answering now, but the week's been a bit hectic! Port Elizabeth is a 11 hour drive away from JHB, and 1hr 40 mins by plane. Apart from the fact that my Drs want me to stay here, I also feel safer here. If I feel crappy like I did yesterday, it's so easy just to drive to the hosp and get myself checked out. If I was in PE then it would've been a bit of a problem, especially since none of the Drs there know ANYTHING about transplant. I do enjoy JHB though, just wish some of my PE friends could move up here!!! But they all think JHB sucks and don't get how I can like it here, lol!! So I'll just have to make enough new friends.

On Tuesday night when I was laying awake not feeling too good, I suddenly remembered something about my old lungs that I haven't even THOUGHT about since transplant... I used to spend the entire night on just 1 of my sides, trying not to turn around. This was because more often than not I would start coughing up blood if I turned around. It couldn't have been the sudden movement, as it happened even if I turned slowly. Probably has something to do with gravity!! But anyway, it's just weird how I haven't thought of it since!!! Glad I did though...

Feeling A LOT better than yesterday!!! My appetite still lacking a bit, and thought I was going to be sick when I went out just now to go buy some food! They were making something oily in the shop, and it smelled DISGUSTING!!! Ugh...

Going for bloods and x-rays and lung functions tomorrow, so it's going to be a busy morning!! Will let you know how it turns out!!!

8 comments:

MilePost13 said...

just letting you know that I always read your blog and pray for you. Hope the check-up goes well!!!

drained in sj said...

I think I read that on Nate's blog... the use of 'random' in blogs. :)
...> Also stay away from using the following words (at least, excessively):
- Random
- Musings
- Ponderings

So, I am suggesting Musings and Ponderings for the next titles....

besides.. how could PONDERINGS be a commonly used word? Is it even a real word?......

Jen said...

Thanks for clearing that up!! Hope your doctors appt. goes well and you are feeling better!! :)

Anonymous said...

jy lyk so bedonnerd soos 3 bere op daai foto ... seriously! nee, ek joke net, mar onthou hoe bad dit seker vir jou was. bly jy voel beter! en lekker aand verder!
*antoinette

Bree said...

ugh i'm sorry you're feeling so shitty. i am in the same boat. i got x-rays yesterday and am contemplating calling the docs and finding out if they saw anything in my xray. I'm in so much pain and i feel like i've fallen into a shredder or been shot.

Mc Clarey said...

Goood luck with the check up :)

I hope you are feeling better soon

Clarey xx

Danielle in MO said...

it is always good to think about how it used to be.... keeps you ever so grateful for those precious lungs.... will you always have to stay in JOH? or will you be able to go back as time goes on? Good luck at the dr today!!

Anonymous said...

hey alice

sorry to hear about the cold, holding thumbs for 2morrow.

don, SA