Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Going Pink for October!

Yes, I know I'm a day early, but I wanted to 'revise' my blog for Breast Cancer Awareness Month and my Wednesday's are crazy. So for the next month "Therapy Failed" is going pink! Please click here to give a free mammogram to someone who may not be able to afford it!

Monday, September 29, 2008

Another Lame Weekend of Studying & Grading

To be honest, I am amazed that anyone stops by to read anymore. Even I'm bored with my life, and I'm living it. This weekend was another weekend of grading papers and working on my own assignments for my classes.

The highlight of the weekend was going to dinner with D and some of his friends from school. It was nice to see them again and catch up. We went to Bravo and I definitely ate too much...but it was yummy.

Don't get me wrong when I say I'm bored with my life. I love what I am studying and I love teaching...but it's tough to come up with anything interesting to say to those that aren't in my program. What I'm mostly bored with is the monotony of my life. I would love something random and radical to happen just to spice things up a bit. I'm not one for monotony...

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

I Have the BEST Husband

D knows I haven't been feeling too great with the neck/shoulder issue.
It also seems that I have picked up a head-cold...not a good combination.
I am buried in work this semester like never before and am feeling the stress.
This does not make for a very happy Krush...

However, I called on my way home from class last night to see if we needed anything. First, it was we're low on juice but don't worry about it tonight. And then, it was yeah, why don't you stop. So I stopped.

When I finally got home and opened the fridge to put the juice in, there were a dozen roses on the top shelf waiting for me...just because he knew I wasn't feeling good.

Is there any question that I have the BEST husband ever?!?!?! I love you D!!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

1999-2007 A Little Better, but Not Much

Way back in July or August of 1999 I was in a pretty bad car accident, although at the time I was in shock and didn't feel the pain. After years of physical therapy, surgeries, and nerve-blocking injections, the pain is not much better. Seems I have part of my spinal cord / brain stem trapped in my spinal column. Also there is occipital nerve damage and severe muscular damage in my neck and shoulder. Today, I was back at my neurologist for my 6-month follow-up (yes still every 6 months after 8 years). He has prescribed muscle relaxants, steroids, and painkillers. Hopefully we will not need to do another round nerve-blocking treatments as I just had one a few months ago.

The doctors and others say I'm lucky to be alive, but sometimes I wonder if "lucky" is the right word. Damn it sucks to be in this much pain all the time and not even be 40 yet!

The only good thing about that accident is that my passenger was not injured. At least, there is no guilt because I have hurt someone else (even though I swear the accident was not my fault).

Thursday, September 11, 2008

9/11/01 Please Remember

Please take a moment today to stop and remember those that were lost in this senseless act of violence! Think of the innocent lives tragically ended, those that went down fighting for the lives of others and all of the loved ones left behind.

I remember exactly where I was and every moment of that day and several after that. However, this post is not about my memories, but about those lost and those loved. Please take a moment of silence and pray for / remember them.

Also, if you fly an American flag, remember to fly it at half-mast in their honor.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Another Update in List Form

I'm starting to get in the swing of the semester. Here's an update, once again in list form:

- Soxy received a clean bill of health from the vet
- I'm already behind in my reading for my own classes
- I am enjoying the classes that I am teaching
- We are having so much fun with the Wii
- Hopefully by the end of the weekend we will have the Wii Fit
- I am attempting to use the same philosopher for both of my classes to cut down on my research
- D is enjoying being done with school and having time to do what he wants without studying
- not thrilled with my 12 hour days, but getting used to them, slowly