Friday, April 18, 2014

Happy Friday!

It's Friday and sunny! That means I'll get to take Kamana out for his much needed walk. I don't know if he'll be ready for the Doggie Dash. We had to take some time off after my surgery and now we don't have a lot of time left to train. 

I think it's time to change cell phone services. We're currently with Verizon and they could care less if we left. They were trying to get us to take on Verizon Edge, but there are so many loopholes. First off, you have to have 4 people on the plan. Secondly, it's not a service plan, it's a payment plan for the phone. So you get the same service, just get to pay for the phone over 24 months and upgrade sooner. They don't make that too clear though. And then everyone has to be on Verizon Edge to qualify for the discount. Most of the time, the phones that share one plan expire at different times. It's not convenient. Anyway, I will try to switch to T-Mobile. If anyone has any advice on this (if you've switched or do have T-Mobile), please let me know. I think in the long run, it'll save a lot of money. I can tell you that I have been a Verizon customer for over 10 years and the service has been so-so and their customer service is terrible.

My sister will be in town for the weekend. I don't know what we'll end up doing.  I hope everyone has a Happy Easter and an fun weekend. 

Any Easter plans or weekend plans?

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Finally, an Update

I know it's been a while since my last post, but the recovery period was much longer than I had anticipated. So I did my salivary gland biopsy, or as some people call it, a lip biopsy. Basically they make a small cut under your lip, inside your mouth and remove several salivary glands. They numb you and everything, so it's not that painful, but it does make you a little squeamish because you are awake and can't really look away. Anyway, I survived and am still recovering. I don't heal very well (maybe a key part to figuring this whole thing out). I did get the biopsy results back and it was "not conclusive with Sjogren's syndrome", meaning it is negative. I would say that's good and bad because no one really wants Sjogren's, but bad because I still do not have a diagnosis. This is not a setback for me. I do have an idea of what to do next, so we'll keep on going. 

I was expecting boring mail today, but to my surprise, this was in my mailbox! Thank you soooooo much, Krista!!!! I also got a nice letter from one of my penpals too. And a medical bill, but we won't discuss that.

I tried eating a salmon burger yesterday and I only finished half of it because I was too tired of chewing, or attempting to chew. I've basically been on a soft foods only diet, meaning I have had yogurt, applesauce and smoothies for the last week and half. At least there are a lot of different flavors/kinds of smoothies and yogurts.

We've been having very nice weather here. :) I have to point that out because we are usually stuck with long, rainy days in the spring and we actually have some sun! I really want to plant some basil so I can make pesto sauce. It seems more economical to grow it yourself than buy it at the store. 

What are you looking forward to this spring?