A lot of you probably already heard, but I am currently on a 3 week hiatus from work to heal from surgery. If you haven’t heard the story, or if you are just the type that loves pictures & details, keep reading. I’m trying to start using more photos to keep things interesting & break up my long paragraphs.
My close friend Nikki Sexton was in town visiting with a friend of her’s in Telluride, CO, & since it was the week of her birthday I drove down six hours to hang out with them for the week. The first few days were fine. Nikki got to see her first live chipmunk & her first live deer… the ones in the photo below. Oh, & that big white building in the background is the hotel I checked into, its called The Peaks.
Saturday night we took the gondola up to eat dinner at Allred’s restaurant & enjoyed a great meal, as well as some fun after. We also enjoyed a few glasses of cotton candy moscato. Who knew such a thing existed? It was sweet though so a second glass was in order! Afterwards Nikki’s friend went home & we roamed around the city. Nikki had been experiencing altitude sickness, so we hit the Bubble Lounge & O2 Bar (local oxygen bar).
The Mushroom Festival was going on so we had a good time & met some fun people. Unfortunately I still need to get 2257 info from Nikki so I can blog photos of us together. In the meantime this generic photo will have to do. If you are dying to see a photo of us together though I do have one from a post on Twitter.
After dancing the night away we left the lounge. I fell asleep at 11 p.m., & woke up violently sick at 1 a.m.. I was so sick the bed was shaking. I’d asked the chef to put some of the mushrooms they were featuring into my dinner, so at first I thought maybe I’d ended up with poisonous mushrooms. I finally fell back asleep at 4 a.m..
When I woke up Sunday morning at 7:30 a.m. I still felt extreme pain in the right side of my abdomen. I suspected then that it was the appendix, & therefore didn’t take any pain-killers because I know that can make things worse. I went ahead & had breakfast with Nikki & her friend. When the pain had not lessened I ended up going to the emergency room, & told the front desk person I suspected it was my appendix. They ran me through a series of quick tests including a CAT scan, then loaded me onto an ambulance. Leave it to me to have something like this happen in a tiny mountain town 6 hours away from home where there are no surgeons! The ambulance transported me 1.5 hrs away to Montrose where I was rushed into surgery.
I’m slowly recovering. The first day was really the worse, I couldn’t laugh or cough without wanting to cry from the pain. Now I can at least laugh… although anything more than a giggle or two still hurts. The doctor gave me two prescriptions, one related to a medication that all of my siblings are allergic to, so I had never had before. I actually think I am allergic to it, I’ve been getting a rash & just generally itchy all over. That could be seasonal allergies, but I don’t usually get any sort of rash or itching in the throat/ear area from seasonal allergies… so I’m pretty sure it’s the medication. I’m going to keep taking it for now though unless it gets to the point that I just can’t handle it. I do have 3 incisions from the surgery, which I’m praying won’t scar!
For comparison see the before photo of Nikki & I (NSFW).
I’m on the left.
I did ask my ex (cosmetic plastic surgeon) about the scaring, & apparently I’m okay to start using the silicone sheets, so I just began using those today. I’ve been paranoid since the last surgery I had a few years ago made me go from having a perfectly round belly button to something that resembled the triangle nose of a Halloween pumpkin!
The good part about all of this is that I’ll finally have time to catch up on scheduling bookings, approving friends requests on the social media sites, update my website, etc. I hope you all are happy with that! Of course, a lot of that seems like work to me… so I am dousing my hate for it with sugary sweets.
Shopping, clothes & perfume would be better though! Yes, at this point I might have to be bribed to update my own site. I know… I’m getting bad. LOL I’m pre-planning my next shopping trip for when my swelling goes down… Neiman Marcus, Cache, & White House Black Market… hopefully I won’t miss all the good fall sales! If anyone feels like sending me gift cards to my P.O. Box I’d be eternally grateful! I’m not publicly posting the address, but if you are feeling generous I’m happy to give it out. Of course, what girl would turn down gift cards for shopping?