Wednesday, December 23, 2009
It is crazy that time has flown by so fast, I can't believe that I have finished one-half of my internship! Before I know it I will be out in the real world...which is a little scary, but exciting!
The newest thing to happen to me is that I found out that apparently I tore a tendon at some point (probably one of the many times I rolled an ankle in High School), that healed on its own but some fluid built up around it. I have been having problems with my ankles popping for the last couple of years. It used to just be every once in awhile, but lately it has been constantly, and it was causing my ankles to be pretty sore. So over Thanksgiving Break I decided to get it checked out since I have met my deductible for the year. I went and saw Dr. Joe in Burley, and got an x-ray, which didn't show anything. He heard my ankle pop and thought we should do an MRI. But they only do MRIs on Thursdays, so I had to wait till I came home for Christmas break. I took my personal day on Friday the 18th, and came home on Thursday the 17th and did the MRI. I got the results on Monday and found out what I already stated above. I think I can probably pinpoint the time I injured the right ankle (the one that pops the most). It was probably my senior year one day before a game when I was doing a chair (a cheer stunt), and came down and landed on it pretty hard. I rolled my ankles quite a bit, but this time was bad. It turned black and blue and swelled up, and was sore for weeks. I don't know why I never went to the doctor then. Anyway, Dr. Joe said I could either take some anti-inflammatories for a couple months (like ibuprofen or asprin) to get the fluid to go away, or get a steroid shot. My GI doc and surgeon have both warned me to stay away from these because they can cause problems for someone like me, and since I am finally getting to where I feel really good, I didn't want to do anything to rock the boat. So yesterday I went in for a shot, and I have to say, it wasn't as bad as I expected. I hate shots, worse than anything, and I got 2, one to numb it, and the other was the steroid. My whole foot felt so strange yesterday. It was tingling and numb and I was limping around. Late last night it finally started to wear off and then I was wishing for it to be numb again. It was aching pretty badly, but today has surprisingly felt pretty good. Besides being a little sore, it's really been ok. I've also noticed it hasn't popped quite as often as usual. If it helps the right ankle we will go ahead and do the left later on. Kind of weird that I could tear a tendon without knowing it, but I'm glad I'm not crazy and that the popping really had a cause!
Well that's the latest with me! Hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas and a happy New Year!
Monday, November 30, 2009
The next day we got together at my aunt's house because my cousin Lindsay was here from Chicago and leaving on Sunday. We played a good game of Five Crowns. I lost miserably, but I was a good sport.
Monday my mom and I saw The Blind Side...and it was amazing. I highly recommend it! Then Tuesday we went and saw The Time Traveler's Wife at the cheap theater. It was good, but sad. I must say I shed a few tears.
This is Halli, Landon, and I on Thanksgiving Day. Aren't they just too cute?
I had to throw in this picture of Nathan. Is that not a great bowling pose or what? Go Nathan go!
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Shawn: Look, it's not important that it was me that saved Lassie's life, or that I was right, or that he should have listened to me from the start, because I was right. The important thing is that you're unharmed...and that it was because of me, and I was right.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
I got to hang out with Katie for 4 whole days!!
This is the Convention Center where the conference was held. I don't know what is with the big blue bear, but he kind of grows on ya.
So while on this trip I got to thinking of all the trips I've gone on, and I think I've been to some pretty cool places. Keep in mind I've only flown twice, and both times it was to Cleveland, so I have DRIVEN to most of these places. I went to California for band and cheerleading twice, and between the two trips I've been to Disneyland (twice), California Adventure (twice), Universal Studios (twice), Knott's Berry Farm, Six Flags Magic Mountain, Medieval Times (twice), and Huntington Beach (twice). I also went to Seattle for band where I rode a ferry, saw the space needle (opted not to go up in it because of time and money, but now regret it), took a tour of an aircraft carrier, went to the biggest mall I've ever seen, Pike's Place Fish Market, and tons of other stuff. And of course while on these trips we got to perform at Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm, and at a huge competition in Seattle. Thank You Mr. Floyd! Then two summers ago I took a road trip back to California with two of my roomates and best friends, Amy and McKenzie. We went to Disneyland, Universal Studios, Santa Monica Pier and Beach (that has all the rides featured in Cellular, the Hannah Montana Movie, and Bedtime Stories, and I'm sure plenty of other movies-LAME roller coaster BTW). We also stopped in Vegas and walked the strip and went to M&M World, which was tons of fun. We rode the roller coaster on the California/Nevada border, and went to the PRICE IS RIGHT! That was an awesome experience. We were on the Halloween episode, wearing our orange and black ISU shirts. Even though none of us got be contestants, it was still fun. I also took a road trip to Las Vegas my sophmore year of college with my roomate Mandy and her boyfriend (now husband Aaron) and her sister Jenny. We rode the Stratosphere (INSANE!) and the New York New York roller coaster. We were there right before Christmas so it was nice to see all the Christmas decoratons in Vegas. M&M World was decked out for Christmas, the Bellagio Water Show was Christmas songs, etc. Then the first time I went to Cleveland we went to Kirtland and saw the temple and church buildings there-a very neat experience. We also went to Cedar Point, an amazing amusement park. Kyler and I rode some dang cool (and big) roller coasters there. I want to go back so bad...Can ya tell I LOVE big rides and roller coasters? Lagoon does nothing for me anymore...I've moved on to bigger and better things. I have pressed pennies from most of these places, as well as from Yellowstone, the Boise Zoo, and the Perrine Bridge (obtained at the Twin Falls airport). Haha. So, I'm pretty sure I love travelling and doing fun things with my friends and family (like riding insanely cool rides) and hope to do so much more in the future...Next stop: BOSTON!...(hopefully).
Saturday, November 7, 2009
(Are ya digging the pink tassles?...'Cause you KNOW I am!)
Thanks to my mom and Kyler for coming!
My brother Kelby graduated from dental school in Cleveland, OH from Case Western. My mom and I flew out and attended, along with my brother Brock (who is attending dental school in Boston at Tufts University), and his daughter Taylee. We had so much fun!
My mom and I also went to Wicked when it was in Salt Lake, and it was amazing! I had always wanted to go, and I wasn't dissapointed!
I planned to stay in Pocatello for the summer for a change, but after looking and looking for a job, unsuccessfully, I moved home. Over 600 dollars of rent was wasted, but what can you do? I got a job in Burley babysitting 3 kids 3-4 days a week, which was fun. Sometimes hard, but fun.
I love my fellow interns!
So there is a little update on my life. More to come soon!