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8th September 2004

7:17am: wow, I only got 1 reply for this question in my other journal, so I shall post it here too because I really need to know before I go to the doc today.

What meds are you on for anxiety?

4th September 2004

7:48am: incase some of you didn't see my post, I am now using seducarain for my journal, so go add me if you want.

18th August 2004

9:33pm: I got a wild hair up my ass and moved to South Dakota!!

30th July 2004

8:42am: ha

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24th July 2004

8:52am: Wow, I can't believe this thing is still here! I've missed you all so much. Kind of sad that nobody has wrote me a snail mail letter, but I understand that people are busy.

I'm up at my moms in South Dakota. I had my hysterectomy on the July 13th, so my mom came and got me on Thursday to relax up here. That isn't happening. For some reason or another I started hurting really bad yesterday, and bleeding. I actually think its from my UTI I got in the hospital. My pee-tube wasn't draining...so I ended up getting a urinary tract infection. I don't think the medicine they gave me cleared it up. My back hurts so bad, so I'm wondering if it hasn't turned into a kidney infection. Shane is actually on his way here right now to take me to the hospital. I won't go to the one in Sturgis. That place has to actually page a doctor to come to the hospital to see you. I'm sure it won't be like that in a few weeks when the Rally starts. So Shane said he would take me about 45 minutes away to Rapid City. From what I've heard, thats an excellent hospital. *sigh* I just want to feel better.

The surgery went fine. I was up and walking the same day as my surgery. And I was supposed to stay in the hospital until Saturday, but I asked my doctor nicely on Thrusday and he let me go!!! The original plan was for him to save atleast one ovary...but they were both so bad, so he took them too. My left ovary was coated with Endometriosis...and my right tube was clogged with it, and both were growing on the back of my uterus again. 26 staples is what I ended up getting, and had those taken out 6 days later.

I hope you all are doing well. Please feel free to write me an email and let me know how you are doing and what you've been up to, it would take way too long to go through the journals. I promise I will write back. I have nothing to do here, and I don't feel well enough to go to the casinos....YET!
Current Mood: sore

29th April 2004

6:22pm: I feel so stupid making entries after I said we are getting rid of our phone line. But we have to wait for Shane's new cell phone.

I went to the doc today.....my right ovary is growing on the back of my uterus AGAIN, so he said after going thru all of my history, he wants to do the hysterectomy. We agreed a complete one would be the best since I do have more cysts on my ovaries. I'm supposed to call tomorrow and tell him which date Shane and I think is best. I'm thinking begining of June or so.

So now, I need to find a babysitter to stay at my house for a couple weeks after to help me with Devin. My mom is taking Brandon for awhile, so its just the baby that needs a fill-in mommy lol I was thinking maybe blackraspberry would like to come stay with me for a few weeks *bats eyelashes at her* lol

24th April 2004

7:58am: everything went good yesterday....he hasn't even asked or mentioned the pain medicine they gave him. Damn, I'm sooooo proud of him. If I were him, I would be taking those pills every 4 hours. The nurses thought he was the coolest ever. After they gave him the "cocktail" to relax him, he was telling them how he is going to be mayor and work his way to President. He was cracking everybody up hardcore (even before the medicine was given).

Thanks to the two people who replied to my post. It made me feel better knowing atleast a couple people read and care.

This will probably be my last post. So goodbye all!

5th April 2004

10:10pm: everything is going okay I guess. I just hate the feeling that I'm being lied to again!!

Here is a cute joke....

frog goes into a bank and approaches the teller. He can see from her nameplate that her name is Patricia Whack.

"Miss Whack, I'd like to get a $30,000 loan to take a vacation."

Patty looks at the frog in disbelief and asks his name.

The frog says his name is Kermit Jagger, his dad is Mick Jagger, and that it's okay, he knows the bank manager.

Patty explains that he will need to secure the loan with some collateral.

The frog says, "Sure. I have this," and produces a tiny porcelain elephant, about half an inch tall - bright pink and perfectly formed.

Very confused, Patty explains that she'll have to consult with the bank manager and disappears into a back office.

She finds the manager and says, "There's a frog called Kermit Jagger out there who claims to know you and wants to borrow $30,000, and he wants to use this as collateral."

She holds up the tiny pink elephant. "I mean, what in the world is this?"

The bank manager looks back at her and says..."It's a knickknack, Patty Whack. Give the frog a loan. His old man's a Rolling Stone."

21st February 2004

5:16pm: I pinched a nerve in my neck the other day. Now my wrist and fingers get these sharp electric feeling pains. I really should go get the muscle relaxers my doctor prescribed.

Brandon is going to the dentist soon. I need to call and make an appointment. He wants braces so his teeth will be perfect. Can't blame him.

Devin had his 4 month check-up the other day. He is now 15lbs 1oz and 26 1/2 inches. Its funny, you lay him on his tummy and he scoots already.

Anybody wanna fly out here and see David Bowie with me? Shane doesn't like him, and I'm not going by myself.

8th February 2004

10:06am: I figured I should learn how to put pics on here again, so I hope these work

*Warning* they are life size!! lol I don't have time to make them smaller
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26th January 2004

10:32pm: boring travels
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10:24pm: They called today....the tests didn't show anything. The doctor told me to keep an eye on him and write down when he has them and what he was doing when it started. Thanks to everyone who sent good vibes this way!
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11th January 2004

9:11am: Shane is officially done with the blazer. Well, at least its drivable again. We still are going to put a new lift on it, new tires, and a soft-top, but for now, its drivable again. So, do you think if I put my car in the newspaper for $1.00 anybody would actually call? LOL I mean, its ugly as hell, but runs. We get over 400 miles on a tank of gas, but I have no room for it. We only have a two car garage, and I don't want it sitting in this little parking area by the mailboxes. When we first moved in, there was this blah truck, and someone put like 50 signs on it that said "move this shit box" So, I must part with it. I guess I could always take it to the junkyard.

All is going well here. Devin is now 12lbs 11oz, and 25 inches long. He is growing like a weed. I just wish he wouldn't suck his thumb. He must have done that inside of me. He won't take a pacifier, but will suck his thumb/hand. He discovered his hands a while back, so its getting worse. If he pulls it out, he looks and it and makes this high pitched yell and sticks it back in. Its almost like he is yelling at it for not being in his mouth. lol Quite cute. I have a feeling this will be a hard habit to break. Hot sauce I heard works well, but I have to wait until he is older.

I had to take Brandon to the doctor the other day. He woke up with hives under his eye. He missed 2 days of school, so this weekend has been nothing but homework, homework, homework. The doctor gave him some medicine that he has to take nightly. Makes him fall asleep quickly too, but works. She said this spring we would do some allergy tests on him.

18th December 2003

10:59pm: entrancing
You have an entrancing kiss~ the kind that leaves
your partner bedazzled and maybe even feeling
he/she is dreaming. Quite effective; the kiss
that never lessens and always blows your
partner away like the first time.

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16th December 2003

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My True Love gave to me...
12 angelabsinthes a-winking.
11 badfaes a-flaming.
10 blackraspberrys a-singing.
9 brokendollis a-dialing.
8 bubbleteas a-ranting.
7 fallenrhapsodys a-yelling.
6 ghostasylums a-piping.
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Current Mood: amused

14th December 2003


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7th December 2003

3:51pm: I have mailed out my first batch of Christmas cards. Everyone who asked for one got one, and I still have soooooooooo many left. Last year I ran out, so I made sure I bought enough this year, and hardly anybody wants one. *pouts* So again, if you would like one, please email me your name and address. (my email address is SeducaRain@yahoo.com)

2nd December 2003

10:25pm: quiz time

Romantic movie! You probably won't star in a porno
anytime soon. You seem to be really into the
whole "love" thing...romantic sex
with perfumed sheets and candles all over the
place. You're probably a hopeless romantic. You
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really love Christmas and everything it
entails. You're the one out there actually
enjoyimg Christmas shopping and talk about a
PARTY ANIMAL! haha you're just like me...well
done and Merry Christmas!!! :D

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24th November 2003


My goddamn rock solid ghetto shiznit name is Rock Hard Jones.
What's yours?
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6th November 2003

12:13pm: We've been going to the doctor atleast once a week since Devin has been born. Finally today, he was well enough to get off the oxygen. Its so nice not carrying around a tank with tubes. And he looks soooooooooooo cute! I've only seen him with oxygen tubes on his face and up his nose. I thought he really looked like Shane before, but I can actually see some of me in him. Poor little man. lol

We are going to try and go get pictures done tonight (if we can get the sticky tabs off his cheeks that were holding the tubes in place), and then I will try and figure out how to post pics on here again.

Sorry I haven't been replying to your journals, I'm still not used to waking up every 2-3 hours a night and feeding him. I'm sure glad I decided not to breast feed!!

I would like to thank perkygoth for the cute Halloween card. I love getting stuff like that in the mail. I felt special *hugs for the beautiful Frannie*

31st October 2003

7:15pm: My brother has a Halloween baby! They had another boy this morning at 2:45. We tried to make him name the baby Jack, but he wouldn't. Darn him! lol

Devin went to the doctor today, they want to give him another week on oxygen. Poor little guy. They switched him formula today too. The other was hurting his tummy, so he is on a soy formula now. Brandon was the same way when he was a baby. Otherwise, all is good.

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biorain goes trick-or-treating, dressed up as a fairy.
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blackraspberry tricks you! You get a penny.
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23rd October 2003

8:10pm: First off, I would like to thank everybody that left replies to the previous posts. It would take me too long to sit and reply to each and everyone, and I really don't have that long.

here is the story of what happened this past week......

Thursday I woke up having contractions, went to the doctor around 9:30 and he checked me and said I was 3cm and 70% He gave me my choice of going to the hospital or going home and eating a light lunch. I went home and was having strong contractions and finally went to the hospital around 5. I was only 4cm and 80% then, so they had me in a room with another lady while they monitored me. Finally after having contractions every 2 minutes they admitted me, and it was around 6:45 then. My doctor came in and checked me and I was 6cm and 90% so he broke my water and said it would be about 4 more hours. Around 7:45 they finally came in to give me an epidural, and it took her about 15 minutes to get it in. As soon as they let me lay back in bed, I told them I was ready to push. They checked and sure enough I was 10cm and 100% I pushed less than 10 minutes which was awesome I think. He came out grunting, so they took him to the special care nursery. His sugar levels were way messed up too from me having the gestational diabetes. I had my tubes tied friday at noon, which I was awake for since they left the epidural in my back all night. That sucked! Sunday morning comes and they tell me they are sending the baby to The Childrens Hospital in Denver that he is getting worse. Long story short, as soon as we get there he starts acting like he isn't sick. They kept him until today. It was so weird seeing all these babies born at 34 weeks and weigh 4 and 5 pounds, and here is my big boy at 37 weeks and 8 pounds lol Theres a story in itself. From what that hospital told me by doing tests...he is 41 weeks not 37. So if thats the case, I went a month too long.
We got to bring him home today, but he has oxygen. Hopefully next week he won't need it anymore.

Well, I'm gonna go get some sleep. Its going to be so nice sleeping in my own bed again.

Thanks again for all the congrats and thoughts on a speedy recovery.

Oh yeah.... his name is Devin Howard (Howard is after my grandpa and my dad)

22nd October 2003

1:41pm: Baby Update
blackraspberry once more.

Jeremy talked to Erika yesterday (or maybe the day before, he's bad at remembering messages) and all I got from him is that the baby is sick and has been taken to a children's hopsital, I believe he said in Denver but that might not be the right city. Everyone pray/send positive engery/keep him in your thoughts or whatever your beliefs are to do for him. I don't know anymore details at this time, sorry.
Current Mood: worried

18th October 2003

10:22am: BABY!!!!
blackraspberry again...

Congratulations Erika and Shane!!!

Here's the info. I got from my fuzzy answering machine, sorry I couldn't be home for your call Erika... if any of this is wrong sorry but here's what I heard:

Erika had her baby Thurs. Oct. 16th at 8:13 P.M. He was 8 lbs. 5 oz. and 20 inches long. He's spending some time in the special care nursery; he had some spots on his lungs and they're not sure if it's pneumonia, but he's getting antibiotics and all that good stuff, also his blood was a little thick so they took some out and put some fluid in for that...

Erika had her tubes tied (I'm pretty sure anyway) yesterday and sounded fine when she called, so I'm guessing that went well.

Not sure what they named the little guy, but I'm glad he's in the world and sending all my happy thoughts his way for his lungs to clear up so he can go home soon. Also glad that Erika is doing well and I'd give her a super big hug if I could!!!
Current Mood: happy

16th October 2003

3:32pm: In Labor
Hey everyone this is blackraspberry. Erika called earlier and left a message with my roommate saying she's in labor, and that I can expect another call as soon as the baby's born. I'll let you all know when I get that call... until then, send all of your super positive thoughts Erika's way!
Current Mood: excited
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