Friday, March 11, 2011

Medical Saga Continues

So let me start out by saying......it must be all in my head. I MUST be crazy!

I get dizzy or lightheaded usually everyday a couple times. However there are days that I don't at all. Usually it happens when I go from laying down to standing up. Sometimes sitting....to standing up. It feels as though someone is "dimming" the lights as if into a tunnel, and then it comes back the same way it goes out. Sometimes I can just continue walking through it, sometimes I need to brace myself, sometimes I just sit down to prevent falling, and sometimes I actually black out and get tingly all over.

So, I have done a BAZILLION tests! So first off when the blood tests came back normal, they thought I had a hole in my heart. So with that came the trip to the Cardiologist. I wore a heart monitor for 2 weeks. We then did a stress test (heart monitors while running on a treadmill), a bubble test (which felt like my heart was burping tiny bubbles into my head), an EKG, and when all that came back normal they checked for hypostatic tension (blood pressure drops when positioning changes). All came back free an clear minus my heart skipping a beat or two. Nothing for concern.

Weeks later, nothing had changed, so I went back in for a few more blood tests, which this time showed I could be hypoglycemic.

Tried eating better for about a month.....and once again, nothing changed.

Then went in for a TILT (Syncope) test. That test rocked! They strapped me to a table, put monitors all over me, an IV, and then they numbed my hand up with Lidacain so that they could stick some sort of monitor clear up into my main artery in my wrist. Then I was injected with something I'd like to call "death" and then they stood the table upright. I felt TERRIBLE for about 30 seconds. I passed that test with flying colors as well.

Next stop was to the ENT. Possible inner ear problem. Got checked out, did some hearing tests and all came back normal. The ENT then sent me to see a Hearing and Imbalance Doctor for a possibility of Meniere's Disease. This doctor did all sorts of CRAZY tests. Looking at my eyes, blowing cold and hot air in my ears, shoving things in my ears. And once again....it all came back looking great.

So next step was a Neurologist. This is fun stuff right here....

Nurse, "Are you claustrophic?"
Me, "Ya...but I'll just think 'tanning bed'!"

I'm now inside this "tube" thing. I'm thinking 'tanning bed'. Now if you've never had an MRI before, let me tell you....it's not just a 45 minute nap because there are LOUD, obnoxious clicking noises the entire time. They start, stop, change, and scare you. So I opened my eyes for a sec....which was a HUGE mistake! I almost felt like I was in a casket! So I close my eyes again....'tanning bed...tanning bed' Happy place....HAWAII!' Well.....today Hawaii = Tsunami's...which then makes me think of Japan, which turns into earthquake! Oh I thought I was gonna die in there. I'm sooo glad that's over!

With that being said....I'm sure this is just another test I'm gonna pass. I ROCK!

Monday, February 28, 2011

"I'm Three!"



Since when does a 3 year old know EXACTLY what they want?

"I want a pink bumblee birthday party mom. I want nilla cupcakes and pink frosting. AND I want grandma and Darla to come."
Happy Birthday to my sweet little 3 year old!

The Aquarium


While at the Aquarium, we were lucky enough to watch the penguins being fed. There was an employee there answering questions. Someone asked if the penguins didn't like the fish they were being fed. He answered telling us that there was a leak in the ceiling which caused the paint to leave a white spot where the blue sky was. So to the penguins....it was very confusing, and they felt as though their sky was falling. So they had been a bit uneasy.


As we were leaving with their souveniers. Kaisey with her penguin backpack and Kali with her seal.

Christmas 2010


So here's Christmas....minus the white fluff ball.
We are minus the two big girls. They were at the other halves for Christmas morning.
Kaisey asked Santa for playdough, Lalaloopsy, and Doll Walk for Christmas. This is "doll walk".
Kaleb made this tool box for his daddy at Scouts. He wanted to decorate it in BYU.
These two adorable girls bought presents for everyone all on their own this year....with their own money as well.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

More Cancer

I am very saddened to hear of another child being diagnosed with cancer in my area. You can read about Tim here. There is another boy I have been following named Super Spence. There are also 4 adults in my ward battling cancer at this time. It can happen to anyone at any time.

In conjunction with my last post....Please help my Wasatch Back team raise money for the American Cancer Society for research! It takes 5 minutes and even a small donation helps this cause!

YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE. Please click here!

And thank you to all my friends and family who have already donated I appreciate you more than you know!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

The American Cancer Society


Ok Blog land. I have been wanting to run The Wasatch Back Ragnar Relay for quite some time now. Unfortunately the event sells out IMMEDIATELY and has been sold out for months.....or so we thought....UNTIL my darling friend who recently lost a sister to cancer found out that we could run this if we raised money for cancer. So here I am. Asking for you to help me raise this money. Our team must raise a minimum of $4800 and each as an individual must raise a minimum of $400. All of this money goes directly to The American Cancer Society! It's a great cause. I'm running in memory of Trent Duval. This little boy was AMAZING! I know this awful disease has affected way too many people! We are each running for someone who has touched our lives. You can help by going here! (Preferably clicking on me...Amy!) :)

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Mr and Mrs. Claus


"Hmmm....I want......Legos!"
"I want my two front teeth!" (While laughing hysterically!)
"I want a Lalaloopsy, Playdough and a doll walk!"
Then Santa surprised her with some playdough!

A big shout out to Julie Williams Photography for having this event. All donations were given to the Christmas Box House. Thank you as well to Mr and Mrs Claus. Aren't they just perfect?

My two front teeth!

Kali lost her first front tooth due to being bumped by an elbow at school. She lost her second by tripping over the Christmas Blowup outside and smacking her face on the corner of the sidewalk. Poor poor little thing!
Then to make matters worse....I thought it was looking pretty bad the next day, so I swung her into the doctors office and it was infected. Poor Poor Poor baby!

Monday, December 13, 2010

2010 Christmas Progression at Dance

Kaisey was super excited. However I was really afraid that she wasn't going to even try. She is sometimes a little naughty at dance class and doesn't participate.
Uh.....turn around Kaisey!
Then there was Kali. She did a GREAT job! I cannot wait to see her perform at her first competition.
Abbi's turn. She had her cheer and competition class recitals. She has improved SO much already this year. She now has her back walk-over, her round-off back-handspring, and her standing back hand-spring. I'm so proud of her!
Here's Kaisey performing.

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