I have totally sucked at being a blogger. I totally admit that. In my defense, I have been going through a lot of less than delightful crappiness. I am going to try to do better though–I promise!
So, health updates first just to get them out of the way. My bad foot is still bad and it appears that the nerve damage done by the clot is here to stay. My ‘good’ foot is all about driving me crazy with the whole diabetic nerve pain thing. Apparently, I also have whacked out levels of hinky-ness going on with my blood, with some stuff all super elevated and other stuff super depleted. I am so anemic they are going to do some IV treatments to try to bring up my iron levels and such. My stomach is still being a bit of a bitch with nausea and poor digestion and such. Overall, good times and fun abound in the world of me.
I had a great afternoon/evening last week, spending time with some of my college professors that I haven’t gotten to see much since I graduated. It was great to discuss books and life and such with these wonderful people! I was super psyched to find out i may be able to participate in their prison book club again! I had the opportunity to do this twice while I was in school, and I absolutely loved it. I learned so much from those experiences and, honestly, it made me realize I had a lot more prejudice/bias than I thought. I went into it thinking we’d be all generously bestowing our knowledge with folks that would be all awed by our smarts and such. Yeah, I was stupidly, completely, utterly wrong. Those guys blew us away with their insights and intelligence. It showed me that, just because these men had lived different lives and made choices that landed them in the prison, they were far from stupid or clueless. It was an amazingly humbling experience that I would love to participate in again. I was also offered a chance to be a future guest blogger for the English program thing!
I am extremely excited about my plans for this June–I am hoping to spend most of the month with my sis and my niece and the rest of the fam!! I am soooooooooo excited to ‘get away’ for a few weeks and spend tons of time with my family! Hanging out with Carrie and Chloe and Steve and, when possible, Elise and Alex and Drew, will be relaxing and fun and exciting and amazing. Being unable to drive and spending almost all my time feeling trapped here at home is really starting to take a toll on me, and I need a break. A break from being a hermit in my room, a break from all the doctor appointments being one of the only times I get out of the house, a break from spending 90%+ of my time by myself in my room. I figure their will be some minor issues with arranging the whole blood thinner tests and stuff like that, but I am going to do my darndest to make it work. I cannot wait!
There is a chick that works at one of my doctor’s offices and she has the weirdest hair I’ve ever seen. Noodle has accompanied me to this office twice now, and both times we just couldn’t stop staring at this woman’s insane hairdo. i’ll have to get the picture Noodle surreptitiously took of that bizarre hairdo and post it so y’all can see it. Like, seriously, it is utterly baffling that she purposely does this whacky oversized bird nest looking thing to her hair everyday! Why did they have to go and try to ‘update’ all the great stuff from my childhood? My Little Pony and Strawberry Shortcake and Care Bears were fine just the way they were, darn it! Nerve pain is stupid. I think I would be a very difficult candidate for What Not to Wear, if it was still on. A tall fat chick that loathes heels and pointy toed shoes and dresses and skirts and blazers and makeup and all that–it wouldn’t give them much of a chance for their idea of success.