Thursday, December 20, 2007

Crappy Update

Well I spoke to my mom today. She has surgery tomorrow for her cancer situation and it should be an in and out procedure. She has good people going with her, so I feel good that she'll have good people with her while she is there.

Now the bad news... She has to have spinal fusion surgery on 3 herniated disks in her upper back on January 3rd. She will be out of work for 6 weeks in a huge brace and then a few more out with a different kind of brace. The biggest problem is the fact that she doesn't have enough sick time to take all those weeks off. She only has 20 some days... I don't know what she'll do. I wish i could help... I don't have the means to help her... I don't know what I can do. She can't be without a paycheck for 5 weeks... I don't think she can go without one for one week. I can't be without work for a few days and I'm already in trouble. We are not a rich family. We work hard for our money and our careers. Always have. Just once I wish we could catch a break. Especially mom. She has worked so hard and sacrificed so much for all of us, she deserves better then that. She deserves some happiness and some relaxation and not this crap. Don't you think cancer is enough to deal with?!?! Dammit... come on. give her a break, she finally deserves a break... come on.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Life... its a Mother F&$*#@r....

Well life has been a bit insane since I last wrote. In the span of a 2 days, I moved again, found out my mom had cancer and got a huge promotion at work.

On the Mother front, Her doctor found the cancer after a routine pap smear. Which is odd, because she had a hysterectomy last year and was told she didn't really need to go get a pap... Well, the lord works in mysterious ways. They caught it early. So the wait begun to get an appointment with the oncologist. So on the 11th, she went down to the cancer doctor in the Minneapolis. My Aunt Kathi went with her. The doctor sat down and explained that it wasn't even full blown cancer! It was stage 2 of pre-cancer!!!!!!!! YEA!!! If you can get good cancer news, this is it. She has to do one 45 minute laser procedure and then get checked every six months for the rest of her life, but this is good news!!! YEA!! The power of prayer and positive thinking works again!!!

She has also been having severe pain in her shoulder and no one can figure it out... acupuncture, chiropractor, physical therapy, almost anything you can think of. Well she was in the ER about a week ago. The pain was just too much to take. So they got her an emergency appointment at a good orthopedic doctor's. They did an MRI last week and found that she has 3 herniated disks in her upper back. So they have finally found what the cause is of the pain. She wasn't even able to sleep, write, pick up a pencil... it was bad... so they are going to try physical therapy to see if they can move the muscles enough to fix the disk... if not, they will have to do surgery... but at least they know what is wrong and what the next step is... plus, I'd rather have this result. If we wanted one to have a bed result, the one with the shoulder was the one to be. A herniated disk won't kill ya!!! YEA!! Just a little surgery.... Ok, so its not just a little surgery, we can handle that. So my family is doing well... yea....

Now to my promotion... I got an email saying that they wanted to talk to me about starting class... So i called in the morning and spoke to the guy i needed to. He said that one of the other guys had to leave class because of a medical condition. So with no preparation and no notice, I started class the next day. It was crazy intense... studying 10 to 12 or more hours per day. Trying to get my brain to take it all in. I had planned on going home for thanksgiving, but after the news and the no notice, I couldn't risk not being ready for my oral, which was the Monday after Thanksgiving. So I went in and took my oral exam that monday.... passed with flying colors. YEA!!

On Tuesday we left for Dallas to go to the Simulator. It was a really intense week, more studying, more practice, but the result was great! The FAA examiner came down and gave me my flight test in the Simulator. Then on Tuesday, back cold ass detroit we came... I finished up some stuff in the actual airplane with the examiner again and was officially a captain. It's almost unbeleiveable. I am a Captain!! Of a JET!!! After all this time!! OH! Finally all my hard work and dedication is finally showing!! Plus I got a pay raise, so bills will be easier to pay now. Life has been a madhouse lately... but I hope things are gonna start to settle down... Thanks for reading my little novel!! Have a great day

Pay It Forward

So I have decided to participate in the PAY IT FORWARD exchange. I got it from blog.

The guidelines:

"I will send a handmade gift to the first 3 people who leave a comment on my blog requesting to join this PIF (Pay it Forward) exchange. I don't know what that gift will be yet and you may not receive it tomorrow or next week, but you will receive it within 365 days, that is my promise!

The only thing you have to do in return is pay it forward by making the same promise on your blog.

"Want to participate? Be one of the first 3 people to leave a comment on this post and make the same promise on your own blog. Just make sure that you leave a link to who you are so that i can link to you later and get a mailing address!!"

Not So Random Acts of Kindness. And 365 days to do it in!!! I like this idea a lot!