What I Learned This Week

Guess what time it is?

Yup, you guessed it!

It’s time for another wonderfully, educational edition of What I Learned This Week. Except, you may not learn anything of substance.

Look, all I know is that I’ve had a hard day.

I’m at the point in life where my parents are aging, and medical things are happening. And this week will likely be a tough one for my family. Would you pray for us, please? I don’t want to go into detail, because the details are not mine to share, but I’d sure appreciate your thoughts and prayers.

Here’s what I learned this week.

1.  The worst possible place to be on a 95-degree day is driving behind a trash truck.

2. Trypophobia is the fear of objects with irregular patterns of holes, such as beehives, ant hills and lotus seed heads.

3. If you are the least bit squeamish, you should not, under any circumstance google images for trypophobia.

4. I am not particularly picky about pizza, however, bacon on pizza is nasty.

5. Sitting on the front row during a movie is an aggravation. Especially when Channing Tatum is the star.

6. The dye that is injected into your body before a CT Scan will make you think you have peed all over yourself.

7. If you have an ear ache, and you are sure your eardrum is intact, you could pour a capful of peroxide into your ear, leave it for five minutes, then turn your head so that the peroxide runs out.

8. When a Doctor is operating on two women by the name of Betty, back-to-back, he should probably call the family by last name when coming out to talk to them, or he may tell the wrong family the wrong information.

That’s what I learned this week.

Now, what did YOU learn?

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What I Learned This Week

Well, I sat down here thinking I would post all about my latest medical drama, but then I remembered that it’s Monday, and that means it’s    time to post another wonderful edition of What I Learned This Week.

To make a long medical drama story short (the best way I know how) basically, my left ear starting showing itself again. It started last Tuesday when I noticed the outside of my ear (near my jaw) was tender. By Thursday, I had an all-out sore-to-the-touch ear. My ENT Doctor didn’t have any openings, so he called in an antibiotic for me, quite possibly because he remembered me and  my complicated ear history. By Saturday, I had a swollen lymph node underneath my ear.

I decided to leave church during worship hour to beat the church crowd to the Doc In The Box Med Express. As it turned out, that was a wise decision as there was only one other person there when I arrived. I was taken to an exam room almost immediately and I was surprised to find out my blood pressure was 97/70, because in my forty years on this earth, my blood pressure has never been that low.

The Doctor was none too happy with that blood pressure, but since I seemed fine, he went on with his business of attempting to find my ear trouble. He said my ear did not look infected and also that he didn’t see anything that would seem to cause the pain.

Dang.

I was hoping he’d take a quick look in there find the culprit, give me some meds and send me skipping happily ever after into the Land of the Crazy Ear. Instead, he decided that I might benefit from a crazy high-powered antibiotic injection. As I sat in the exam room waiting for the nurse to bring the shot, I broke out in a sweat and felt like the room was spinning. I am not the type of person who is easily weirded-out by blood or needles, so it wasn’t anything like that. When the nurse brought the shot in, she told me it needed to be injected into my hip, so I stood up, pulled the waistline of my pants down, and told her almost immediately that I felt as though I was going to pass out.

She asked if there was anyone she could call for me and as I made my way to lie down on the exam table, I told her that McDaddy was listed in my cell phone as ICE (In Case of Emergency). McDaddy was at Guard and was scheduled to fly to Texas in just two short hours. (The boys and I were packed and ready to join him on Tuesday (today). Thankfully, he was able to get there pretty quickly.

Of course after my near passing-out episode, the Med-Express Doctor was ready to shove me into an ambulance and off of his watch, but, McDaddy and I decided to just drive me there, instead.

And we did.

Unfortunately, the ER Doctor was not successful in diagnosing the ear pain either, but we did find out that my heart was healthy, and all blood work came back normal, except for an elevated white cell count.

So, five hours, two Doctors, and no doubt several hundred dollars later, I was right where I started.

With unexplained, undiagnosed ear pain in my left ear.

My ENT Doctor saw me today.

And, guess what?

He couldn’t diagnose the pain, either.

Instead, he gave me a TMJ referral and ordered a CT Scan of my neck.

So, I guess its safe to say I learned that ear pain is an aggravation.

Oh, and I also learned that the first 38 hours after giving up Coca-Cola classic cold turkey wasn’t so bad after all.

That’s what I learned this week.

Now, what did YOU learn?

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What I Learned This Week

I can’t believe it’s Tuesday again. Summer is passing me by a lot faster than I would like. Between all-star baseball, camps, lessons and Vacation Bible Schools, I’ve barely had time to breathe the past month.

Anyhoo, here’s what I learned this week.

1. I had forgotten how fun a parade is.

2. When your kids will be riding on the back of a horse-drawn carriage in a parade, it would probably be a good idea to remember their allergy medicine.

3. When buying ingredients for pepperoni rolls, always buy ONE MORE bag of cheese than what you think you’ll need.

4. My phone and otterbox could really use a good disassembling and cleaning.

5. A campfire is not such a great idea when it’s windy.

6. According to the lady that works at Cracker Barrel, using distilled water in the fountain that you purchased there will keep the water from molding in the base of it.

7. I am not good at watching my babies grow up. Yes, they will always be my babies.

8. Level 64 on Two Dots is an aggravation.

9. When, while walking out of the house you have the feeling that you’re “forgetting something,” chances are, you are.

10. A massaging dental chair makes a dental visit more enjoyable.

11. Ditto for a nice view of the river.

That’s what I learned this week.

Now, what did YOU learn?

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What I Learned This Week

As I sit here on the big, blue, bloggy couch and type this post, McDaddy is whispering all kinds of nonsense in my ear making me do the crazy laugh.

I wish you could know him personally.

He is nine kinds of fun, all wrapped up in a handsome, patient, sweet package.

But that’s not what I learned this week.

Here’s what I actually learned this week.

1. When your non-piano-playing kid starts playing an actual song on the piano, there’s a pretty good chance his piano-playing cousin taught him.

2. When their non-piano-playing kid starts playing an actual song on the piano, the piano-playing mother AND the piano-playing father will look at each other in amazement.

3. Then the piano-playing mother will decide that her guitar-lesson-taking son should also be learning to play the piano because OHMYWORD I love the sound of the piano so much better than the guitar.

4. When you dread scanning more than 50 pictures for more than two weeks, you will feel like a boss once you finally take the time to get the job done.

5. My pepperoni rolls are best when they first come out of the oven.

6. I like my homemade pepperoni rolls better than any others I’ve tasted.

7.  As of about five minutes ago, both of my non-piano-playing children have agreed to give piano lessons a try in the fall.

8. That makes this piano-playing mama very happy.

9. Pinterest is one of the best websites of my time.

10. A mole is a scary lookin’ creature.

11. The body of a beheaded rattlesnake will still move for at least an hour after it is decapitated.

12. The rattler on a rattlesnake still rattles after its death, simply by shaking it.

That’s what I learned this week.

Now, what did YOU learn?

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What I Learned This Week

In case you’re keeping score, the crazy characters are still alive and well here on the blog.

On top of  that, I’ve had a sharp pain in my left side when I breathe in since Saturday night.

Did you get that?

Sharp pain. Left side. When I breathe in. Since Saturday.

Thanks to What’s My Diagnosis Dot Com, I discovered that I either have a collapsed lung, Precordial catch syndrome, Pleurisy, a bruised rib, fibromyalgia, muscle strain, or something a lot worse. It has been giving me fits, hurts worse while/after eating and even worse when I sneeze or hiccup.

As you might imagine, this newest medical issue has my mind racing. If any of you have suffered similar symptoms, I’d sure love to hear about it. And, as always, I will be sure to keep you posted.

Here’s all the other things I learned this week:

1. There is a gymnastics event called senior synchronized trampoline.

2. I suddenly wish I could compete in senior synchronized trampoline.

3. Y’all, this is a BIG one. Dirty Dancing was filmed a mere five hours from my home, in Lake Lure, North Carolina.

4. There is a Dirty Dancing Festival held in Lake Lure every year. The 5th annual DD festival will be held August 15-16, 2014.

This blog offers is so much more than just entertainment.

5. When you have a dream that your purse gets stolen at the mall, you will spend most of the night mourning the loss of your beloved iPhone.

6. An air-conditioned playdate is more appealing than a playground playdate in 90 degree weather with 96% humidity.

7. Legos has a website that offers page-by-page instructions for every Lego set since 1965.

8. After five years, I still maintain that eczema of the inner year is one irritating condition.

9. It’s been two years since we bought her home, but I’ve learned that there are days I still can’t believe she is mine!

That’s what I learned this week.

Now, what did YOU learn?

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