Monday, February 13, 2012

The radiated!

This story is just to hilarious not to share!! 

Last week I went with a friend to Home Plus (sort of like a local Wal-Mart) and slipped on a wet spot on the floor. Now I know most of you are thinking, "haha that floor had an all points bulletin out for her" and yes I know coordination has never been my strongest suit. Anyway the pain was a bit intense but I figured I could just walk it off. It's been a few days now and it still isn't feeling much better and I have hardly slept at all, so Jeff decided that it was time to go and see someone. We left directly after school today to go to a doctor that we had never met before and did not have an appointment to see. Despite the language barrier and not having an appointment,  they said the doctor would see me as soon as he could. Besides the ER I don't know of anywhere in the states that would get you right in to see not only a doctor, but an orthopedic surgeon! While waiting Jeff tried to make the time go by faster by pointing out the pictures of the huge needles and what he referred to is "instabond." He was sure if it was broken they would just give me a shot of that stuff and send me on my way. Not being fond of needles I was not impressed with him and like a 5 year old, flat out refused to get a shot.
After about 15 minuets the nurse called us in to see the doctor. He asked what we were there for and after a quick explanation he got right to the examination. Now I don't know why doctors feel the need to ask you where something hurts then proceed to push on it as hard as humanly possible only to then ask "how does that feel". Now the honest answer would have been "It feels as though you are enjoying a little too much dropping me to my knees and watching me twitch in pain so much so that I could be confused for an epileptic" but the answer I gave was, "that hurts, a lot!" So he explains he thinks I have broken my Coxis (tailbone) and wants to take a few x-rays. 
This was hardly my first x-ray so I pretty much thought I knew the routine, but this was nothing like I had experienced before. After I walked into the little x-ray room, that is positioned right behind the waiting room, I was asked to lay down on the table. The x-ray technician then asks Jeff to also come in before closing the hollow wooden door behind him. Jeff helped me to lay down and then answered a few questions for the technician who in the meantime came over and pushes down gently as hard as possible on my hips to make sure I am positioned correctly. Wow thanks, that felt great! 
After I am all positioned where he wants, he goes into the little room in the back. I am now expecting him to ask Jeff to step out, but nope, instead I hear the distinct sound of the x-ray machine going off. Did he actually just take an x-ray of me with my husband standing about 4 feet away? It wasn't like he didn't know he was in the room! Not trying to be mean, but it's not like he was small enough to hide behind anything in the room. At the very least he could have offered him one of those led gowns, but instead he just let him stand there and get radiated. Jeff and I both kind of look at each other but didn't say anything. The technician then came out and repositions me two more times and again radiates the both of us. At this point I am so shocked that I just start laughing. After Jeff and I go out to the waiting room he tells me that he tried to hold my jacket with the zipper in front of him as much as possible to try and absorb some of the radiation. Hah sorry Jeff, I don't think that little zipper is going to help.   After that I can't help but to question just how much radiation the people in the waiting room not to mention the receptionists are getting every day. I am sure that hollow wooden door isn't holding much back. Now I KNOW this would only happen in Korea.
After a little while of waiting Jeff starts to laugh to himself. When I ask him what is so funny, he tells me that he would pay big bucks to watch them cast my backside if it is broken. I know at this point he is actually picturing it in head and I am not too impressed. Although I too can not help but laugh thinking about it. After all they obviously do things a bit different here.
After another few minuets the doctor calls us to come in and proceeds to show us that I have in fact broken my Coxsis and fractured my pelvis. He then tells us how he will not cast me. which makes Jeff start giggling behind me, and that it will probably take about a month to heal. He then asks me if "I am feeling the pain" haha yah
     After we finally leave, the next hour is spent trying to pick up a few things from the store with Jeff cracking every joke imaginable. The high point had to be when I tried to find a soft pillow to sit on and happened upon a Micky Mouse doughnut pillow.  Jeff then had to hunt everywhere for a spot for me to try it out. As much as it hurts, I have to admit this has been one of  my more humorous injuries and as  grateful as I am for Jeff being there to make me laugh and take my mind off of it, he better go to sleep tonight with one eye open.
Oh and the cost of all of this, including medications was less than $40.00

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Our First Full Day on Vacaton

 Our first stop on our Asian vacation was Cambodia. Despite being there for only three days, we got to experience so much. Mostly in part to our wonderful Tuk-Tuk drivers. They were waiting at our hotel first thing in the morning and drove us around until late into the evening. By the time we left they truly felt like family. 
Our Tuk-tuk driver

first day's stop was Angkor Wat temples. The ride to the temple did not take that long, but we did see some fun things along the way. One being a group of kids sliding down a huge rock pile on plywood.

These guys were so cute. They tried their best to talk to us, but they couldn't quite keep up. 
Now that guy has some strong legs!! That cart is attached to his bicycle. 
That was a really short ride.
The temples are spread out for miles. This was the first one we went to.

When we walked under the head in the first picture, this is what greeted us.

Tyson loved all the bats, but I was a bit nervous that they would start to fly, so we didn't stay to watch them for too long.

It was very surreal walking around seeing things that I dreamed about. I honestly thought that things like this would only exist to me in the pages of a book.

 My Mom was standing right under him and never knew he was there. Lucky for her I captured the moment.

Tyson has some big feet to fill.

The view as we were talking back to find our Tuk-tuk drivers.

When we got to the next temple, this was the sign at the entrance.
How true it is though. If you don't choose to walk through, the possibility is lost.
Thankfully we decided to make the possibility our reality. 

Mom and Dad on our way to the temple. 

Tyson and I were not allowed to go into this one with everyone else, him because he was too young and me because I was pregnant.  After hearing how hard the climb was, I was happy we didn't go. Instead Tyson and I decided to walk around and take some photos.

 I love how the trees grow all around the rocks. Life always finds a way!

 It was a bit strange seeing so many Monks on vacation with their fancy cameras.

 Jeff and Mom at the top

Tyson was going to stand inside the tree, until he saw the HUGE spiders.
 Jeff had the right idea going down backwards.

 The back side of the temple

I wish we knew just how old some of these trees were

 When you try to leave, you have to walk past a mile of vendors. Normally I love looking around and shopping a bit, but here they had little kids coming up begging for money and for you to buy something for them. Some as young as 2 years old! Being pregnant and emotional, I wanted to start handing out money left and right. Jeffrey thought it would be wise to just keep walking.

How could you resist a face like this? I couldn't. Tyson loves his little elephant he bought from him, but I just wish I could have given him even more.

 After trying to make our way through the dozens of cute kids, we decided to go get some lunch.

 Tyson' waiting patiently for his food.

Our sweat and sour chicken turned out to be more sweat and fire, but it was still really good.
After our delicious meal, we headed off the next temple. This one was under reconstruction so we didn't get to see much of it. What we did see though was absolutely unforgettable.

 I could have stood there all day looking at the ways this tree had wrapped it's way around the temple. It hardly looked real until you got up close enough to see each root digging it's way into the earth.
 The last stop of the day was by far the largest. This was more like a palace rather then a temple. We walked around for hours and still never say half of it.

 Every room or area of this place was so unique. I wish we had someone who could have told us what places like this may have been used for. 

I wish I had a better picture that would show just how steep those steps were. I couldn't imagine climbing them over and over. Hopefully that was not where the bathrooms use to be.

 The artists who cared the walls, doorways, floors and ceilings of this place could stand proudly next to Picasso or Monet.

There so cute!! 
After walking around Angkor Wat all day, it was time to head back to the  hotel for a quick clean up before heading back out for a dinner theater suggested by our Tuk-tuk drivers. 
Before we got back to the hotel though, I had to snap a quick photo of the ways families get around.

The most we saw on one scooter was a family of 7! Two adults, Three older children and two little babies standing up. 

 When we got to the restaurant, there was so much food to choose from. Cambodian, Thailand, American, Korean. The list goes on and on. 
Everyone found plenty of things they liked, and we all chose at least 2 things we had never tried before.
Here is my My Mom trying what I guessed was some sort of rice cake. 

She said it tasted alright, but she couldn't handle the texture.

Unfortunately we didn't get to stay too long because Tyson was tired.

He ended up falling asleep right on the table.

So that was our very first day in Cambodia and on our vacation. Hopefully I will be able to share all of our exciting adventures in shorter posts. Hope you enjoyed it though. ;)

Friday, January 13, 2012

For the past 5 years I have wished on every birthday candle, on every coin tossed in a fountain, on every 4 leaf clover found and every star I saw shoot across the sky. I prayed to God every night to send us another miracle to love and call our own. I knew it was not going to be easy but I never gave up hope. Finally after so long we got the call that you were finally here and that you were growing strong and would join our family in August. My heart overflowed into tears and I could not wait to holler to the world that you were finally here. We decided to wait just to make sure everything was perfect so we kept you our wonderful little secret. Oh Christmas morning I couldn't keep that secret in any longer and Daddy and I finally sat down and told your big Brother, Tyson, that you were on your way. That is something I will cherish every second I am on this earth. I know he fell in love with you that very moment and could not wait to see you. Tyson decided we needed a name for you and so he came up with Baby Bibblemin. I don't know where he came up with it, but we all agreed it was the perfect name for our little baby. Everyday he would put his ear to my stomach and tell me if you were crying, laughing or hungry. He refused to sleep anywhere except right next to me so he could be as close to you as possible. As much as we were enjoying our vacation together as a family, I wanted to get back home so we could see you again on the ultrasound. Tyson was so excited and asked every day what you would look like and if you would be able to see him too. We finally got home and before we could go and see you, we had our family Christmas together. It was so special having Nannie and Papa there with us this year and we all talked about what it was going to be like having you with us at Christmas time next year. Tyson was so sweet and told us he would give you all of his favorite pj's that he outgrew. My heart was overjoyed and my dreams were coming true. The next day we all went to the doctor together and when they finally called our name, Tyson almost screamed with excitement. Sadly with everyone watching the screen we were told that your tiny heartbeat could not be found. You had slipped away without us ever knowing. My little baby was gone and my heart was broken. Having to sit down and explain to Tyson that instead of joining our family God brought you back to Haven to become an angel was the hardest thing I have ever had to do. He was so sad and confused and just laid in my lap sobbing. That night I prayed harder than I had ever before that the doctor would be wrong and that we would go for another scan and we would find you happily bouncing around. That wasn't to be and after 8 weeks and 6 days you were taken away. My heart feels empty without you, like I lost you before I ever got to say that I love you. I don't know why you had to leave us but I hope that you hear me when I talk to you. I hope you know that I love you so much and even though I was only able to carry you under my heart for a short time, I will carry you in my heart forever.....

Thursday, January 12, 2012

My Miracle......

They say there is a reason,
They say that time will heal,
But neither time nor reason,
Will change the way I feel,
For no-one knows the heartache,
That lies behind our smiles,
No-one knows how many times,
We have broken down and cried,
We want to tell you something,
So there won't be any doubt,
You're so wonderful to think of,
But so hard to be without.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Yellow Belt

 Tyson took his test for his Yellow belt last week and I am very proud to say that he passed. I am so proud of my little Taekwondo kid.

Showing me all of his moves

He looks so grown up

So proud of him!!!