Monday, February 28, 2011

I get my first injection tomorrow at the pain center.

I have no idea what this will be like, but I imagine something like this:


and I'm trying not to yell. :)

Saturday, February 26, 2011

I'm doing a 5K run to raise money for the Grand Theatre!


You know how important that theater is to me.  I was married there.  I made life long friends there, and it broke my heart when it collapsed.  It was a "home".

So now I'm doing another fund raising event to bring it back.

Please check out my Pledge page!

http://roadcompany.dojiggy.com/erinblackwell

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Mickey Mouse on Cake Wrecks...

...it's a MUST read!  (But then, everything on Cake Wrecks is a must read!)
http://cakewrecks.blogspot.com/2010/04/taking-mickey-out-of-em.html

And now a moment of "....the hell" as they say on MST3K:

Talked to my physical therapist

about how I've been feeling.  I'm so glad I did.  She told me that my injury was significant, so it would take months to recover and get back to more normal living.  After the doctor had said 4 weeks of therapy, I thought that was all.  And everyone else was telling me that "it could be worse" and how everyone had this, so I didn't think of it as a significant injury or months of getting better.  I'm glad Chris told me the reality, because now I know this is how it's supposed to be and I'm not overreacting.

I also have an appointment with the pain center on Monday and then a follow-up with the orthopedic.

Monday, February 21, 2011

I'm tired of hurting.

Right now, I'm in pain and I'm very tired of my back and leg hurting so much.  I want to be able to do things again like have fun with my friends or even just roll over in bed without hurting so much. 

I did have some fun this weekend; I went to lunch yesterday with friends and Saturday was an adoption day with my animal shelter.  That's probably why I have so much pain now.  I can't help at the shelter like I used to and I miss it.  But I'm tired of living my life by laying bed, nothing else, and can't even sit up for a length of time.

Visiting friends is worth it, I just thought I'd be better.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Philadelphia Train Station


Philadelphia Train Station, originally uploaded by eblackwell.

We're going to Harrisburg to spend the day with family, and decided to enjoy the trip by taking the train.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Test results

I'm fine!  I have a fibroid tumor but it's not causing any problems, so they're just going to monitor it.  I have to go back in 6 months for a follow up.  If I start getting bad pain or other problems, they'll first do medicine to reduce it before surgery would be necessary.

So I'm fine.

My physical therapy is going well; I started feeling a difference in my back and leg, but somehow, I hurt my back in the past couple of days so I have a setback right now. I do have to pay a copay for each session after all.  Whee. 

Thank you to everyone for staying in contact, asking me how I am doing and what the test results were.  I really appreciate it!

Monday, February 7, 2011

I'm going to start going to the vet...

Here's why.

Oddly enough, Casey and I both had to get pelvic ultrasounds today.  She got her results right away from her doctor.  I have to wait until the 16th.  Hopefully, I might hear on Thursday over the phone and if it's serious, they'll squeeze me in.

The nurse there said they would put me in a crate right next to Casey's next time.  Now I just have to get them to take my insurance.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

To Verizon Wireless Disney fans with a Droid, Blackberry, or new iPhone

I love the Disney Mobile Magic App.  I heartily recommend it and that's coming from someone who knows a lot about Walt Disney World.  We found it very useful on our last 2 trips with FastPass information, show times, and, for one trip, wheelchair accessibility.

But!  You can't get it on the Verizon Droid, iPhone, or Blackberry which is a real shame.  John has a Droid 2 and I'd like to upgrade to one this year.  However, I won't until I can get this app. (I know, silly, but true.)

So if you're a Verizon Wireless with one of these phones and want them to offer this app on your phone, make these 2 contacts:
  1. Call Disney Mobile Magic's guest services at 888-819-5546 and tell them you want them to create this app for these phones.
  2. Contact Verizon Wireless by calling *611 from your cell phone or (800) 922-0204.  You can also send an email through their site.  Tell them the same thing: get Disney Mobile Magic on these phones.
The truth of the matter is: they'll make it a priority if enough of us say we want it.

Thanks!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

A new "Simon's cat" cartoon!

I so love these!  I missed this one when it debuted in December, but still another wonderful episode!

When will this New Year get Happy?

Because I keep seeing too many tragedies.  A couple of my friends are battling cancer; one will not survive.  Friday, someone else lost their brother when he had a car accident.  Today, a friend of mine at my previous job got kicked out the way I did: no good reason like suffering from the economy.  Just thrown out because "your position is being eliminated".  Meanwhile, mine was given to a buddy of the president and now they hired someone to do my job.  So it wasn't eliminated: it was Old Boys Club living up to its fine reputation.

In January, the majority of people I know suffered heartbreak in at least one way.  And all the cliches about "You got to let it go" and "It could be worse" and "It's time to get over it" only brings a fresh wave of bad news

If you know me or read my blog for awhile, you know I stopped celebrating Happy New Year in 2008 when my mother went to a big celebration, telling everyone with a big smile on what a great year it would be!  She would turn 80, she had a new great-grandchild on the way, she had a wonderful trip planned, and so much more.  She saw none of it.

But even I wish the cliche would come true and the Happy will now start.  We really need it.