Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The Martins!

So here is the cute family that I take care of. I have pictures of the two little girls but I only watch the little boy for an hour, because then he goes to school, so I dont have any pictures of him yet. But these kids are such sweethearts, I have truly been blessed with having them in my life.. These little girls teach me so many new things everyday. We have so much fun, going to the park, playing tag, playing with dolls, watching movies, eating, and running around! They parents are some of the nicest people I have ever come across in my life. The mom (shannon) has become one of my best friends, I tell her everything and just love chatting with her, her and I click SOOOOOOOO WELL!!! I dont her husband (Jared) very well but from what I have met he is the nicest guy! Anyway here are some pictures that I took today right after our little walk we went on! Thanks Martins for being so so good to me, you guys are all amazing and I just love you all so much!!! :) Thanks!

It was REALLY bright!

This is Paige, isn't she so stinking cute!!!

This is Lucy the littlest, oh my word she has the funniest personality, she is so stinking cute!

Gosh aren't they just the cutest little girls alive, I just love em!!

This is obviously me with the girls, gosh my FAT FAT face is covering lucy!!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Braces are off!!

Alright well here is a blurry nasty picture of my teeth!! Its not the best photo at all so i am sorry!!! But there ya have it, 2 1/2 years and they are finally off!!! yay!!!

Friday, September 19, 2008

I Am Finally Recovering!!!

So I am finally recovering from sweat surgrey that I had last tuesday. Can I just tell you it was one of the most painful surgries I have ever had!!!! They made three cuts under my left arm and two under my right. They then put little clips on my sweat gland so that I dont sweat as much as I used to! Yah for those of you who knew me well knew how NASTY my hands were, they were always so wet and sweaty, it was so GROSS. Oh and you cant forget how sweaty my armpits got... it just all around was gross!!!! They also put chest tubes in me, cause they collapsed my lungs, and that was probably the most painful part of the surgrey those things kill, and those are what is taking so long to recover!! My back is bruised from them where they cut me open.. for my surgrey only being a week and a half ago I am recovering very very well!!!! MY HANDS ARE DRY!!! yah I love it!!!! any way enough of that!!
Below: This is just a picture of what i had and some info of what they did!!!

Neurosurgical Spine Services Division
Hyperhydrosis and Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD)
Hyperhydrosis and reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) are two disorders with a common cause and treatment. Hyperhydrosis is a commonly noted as sweaty palms and feet. Patients generally note increased sweating in the palms of their hands, feet and possibly also in the trunk.
RSD is a painful condition involving one or more of the extremities. Both of these conditions result in an overactivity of the sympathetic nervous system. The sympathetic nervous system generally controls the "fight or flight" activities of the body. Treatment for both hyperhydrosis and RSD is injections or surgery. The surgery is a minimally invasive, transthoracic endoscopic sympathectomy. Our results have been extremely positive and most patients leave the hospital the following day.
Drawing of technique for endoscopic sympathectomy used to treat hyperhydrosis (extensive sweating) and reflux sympathetic dystrophy.

So a little bit of sad news I actually dropped out of school! (ok that makes me sound like such a lazy bum.) Well I got so so far behind from surgrey and my teachers were all jerks about it. Also my books that I was waiting for still hadn't come in yet... CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT, 4 WEEKS into school and they still haven't come in! What the heck!! So I got so far behind with not having any of my books it just all fell apart! Also I will tell you the truth, this is the second time that I have tried going to school and it just didn't work out.. School is just really not my thing, I guess. I was talking to to my mom about it and I was just so frustrated that I am 20 years old and till haven't gone to school. She made me feel so much better about it, she said school is just not for everyone and that there is nothing wrong with it. So I felt a little bit better, it just frustrated me that I didn't have an education, and I know how important it is to have one, but it really is just not for me.. Lol I also complained that no guys would ever date me cause I didn't have an education. My mom laughed so hard at me and said, "Sammie, if guys aren't dating you because of that, than they are not worth it." I laughed and felt better about the situation once again. So I decided that I really wanted to do physical therapy in some way. So I found this awesome m.a.t.c program to be a physical therapy assistant. I am so excited, I am probably gonna try and do that in January! So we will see if I can get through it, lets at least hope hahahah! With the rate I go with school I probably wont, but we will see!!!

One last thing, I GOT MY BRACES OFF TWO WEEKS AGO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can I just tell you how amazing it is to have straight teeth! Man I love it!!! I will get pictures up soon, sorry I just haven't been taking pictures lately so they will come soon!!!!