Thursday, January 29, 2009


I can't remember if I've posted updates about my grandparents before or not.

basically, my grandma johnson had an incident back in April, ended up with blood and air bubbles on the brain, spent 2 weeks in the hospital, about 4 months in a rehab center, and lost the ability to walk and a chunk of her memory. Eventually was able to walk again (with a walker, which she's had for a couple of years) and got to go home. She's had some stints in the hospital since, most recently the week before Christmas when she devolped congestive heart failure and pnymonia. She came home from the hospital on Christmas Eve around 3 or 4pm and fell in the bathroom around 9:30 or 9:45pm. Broke her hip, and eventually had surgery later that week. She spent another week or two in the hospital and then was moved back to the same rehab center she spent so much time in past year. Then the rehab center came down with a nasty virus. A chunk of the patients got it. We thought my grandpa got it after visiting grandpa. he spent quite a bit of time in the hospital. Turns out, his pancreatitis had flaired up again. Eventually he got moved to the same rehab center/room as my grandma.
We were finally able to have our 'Johnson Family Christmas' last Saturday at the rehab center. Grandma was super tired. Apparently, she slept all of the time. Anyway, long story longer... she now has an infection from her hip surgery (only happens in 1% of patients) and possibly a urinary tract infection. She's having surgery to correct the infection tomorrow around 1pm. Meanwhile, while Grandma is recovering in the hospital, Grandpa will still be living in the rehab center. no fun.

Anywhoo, so that's that. Oh, and I puked up a scab in my throat today at work. gag. gag.

My phone crapped out today. So I went to at&t and begged them for a new phone. I got one for free. I like it a lot. It reminds me if a Storm Trooper carried a phone, my phone is what one Storm Trooper would carry. Or if a Storm Trooper was destroyed and turned into a phone, they would be my phone. Oh yeah.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Who Let the Tonsils Out? Who? Who? Who? Who? Who?

So I went to the doctor today as a follow-up from my tonsillectomy. It was kinda painful when he looked in my mouth. Apparently, I'm not supposed to talk on the phone continuelessly (like, you know, what I do for a living) for the rest of the week. He wrote me a note. I'm sure work will be thrilled. Not.

The doctor did mention that everything looked good so far and the best way for me heal is to keep swallowing and eating. Honestly, I haven't been that hungry and it takes me forever to eat when I do. But tonight Isaac fixed me mac shells and cheese and I ate it! I chewed the heck out of it, but I managed. Yeah!

Oh, and he said they weighed my tonsils after the surgury. Apparently, that's procedure? Anyway, anything 10 grams and over is a pretty dang heavy set of tonsils. My were 12 point something. Live large my friends. Live large.

I left work today at 11am because apparently today was a volunteer day. I didn't know that until I got to work. hmmm. Anyway, I started falling asleep and the pain flushed thru a bit, so I figured that it was time to leave. Eventually, I went home after work and the doctors and fell asleep for 2 hours. It'll be pretty interesting to see how the rest of the week goes. I'm trying to take it easy. Honestly, I just didn't think it would so difficult! Boy was I wrong.

On a happier note, Isaac seems to be feeling better! Yeah! Hopefully, the nasty sinus infection has run it's course. And it won't come running to me. haha.

Alright, I'm going to get off of here and finish August Rush. Isaac's been watching it for a while and I've been watching while typing.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Must Love Dogs

So Chris posted a blog about cute babies...

My dad sent me this one about dogs. And since I tend to like dogs more than babies on most days... quit your whining... I thought I would post this.

Side Note: It sounds like Larry the Cable Guy is narrating, but I'm pretty sure he's not.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

whiny me

so I had my tonsils out yesterday morning. I had convinced myself that I wouldn't be in so much pain. i was wrong.

I couldn't even walk myself to the bathroom or sit down or stand up by myself yesterday. My hand hurt like no other from where they pu the iv in. I still can't talk. My tongue is so swollen it covers my entire mouth. Everything in the back of my mouth is covered in gray nastiness. My uveala is as large as what my tonsils used to be. Swallowing is so freakin hard. like, I grab a pillow or the couch when I swallow. omg.

Oh, and Isaac has been sick for a while. He went to Walgreens to see the Nurse Practioner (he heard about that from Donna Hern and Joe Boyd - thanks) and he has a viral sinus infection.

Btw - he's been a FANTASTIC supporter. He and Dad fed my ice chips and held my hand when I couldn't do anything yesterday. Isaac's gotten me everything I need and never complained once. He's a wonderful husband. He's listened every time I try and force a word out. Which is really hard, considering I can only do like one word and hour and it's gargly.

Aside from my husband being so great, he also also makes really great ice chips in our new blender. And he feeds me medicine. And I've gotten to watch Star Wars and tons of Law and Order SVU. That's all I can do. Lay on the couch and watch tv and eat ice chips and watch the food channel. The good thing is that I'm not nauseated, so everything makes me hungry. Cheeseburgers, pizza, spaghetti. I've eaten a Popsicle this morning and some strawberry freeze that my mom made. And lots of ice chips. I love ice chips now. Maybe this will be the start of a great diet? ha. Even 2 lbs loss would be great. It's just my tongue is freakin swollen. I can't eat anything hot or swallow much. But this should still be worth it if I quit getting infections : )

I'm pooped myself out. I'm going to eat more ice chips watch some more SVU.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Bet You'll Never Guess What I Know

I have 5 followers now. I feel as if people are hanging on my every word...

I read a couple of nights ago that Jody Davis is returning to The Newsboys. From some reason that news made me really happy.

Also, I must have been the last one on the planet to realize that Ray Boltz, famed Christian artist from the 90's, came out publicly as a homosexual. An ex-wife, 4 or 5 kids... Baptists everywhere are condemning him to hell. Next time you hear "I Plege Alligance to the Lamb" or "Thank You", think of this story.

Oh, and in slightly more interesting story... I also learned several nights ago that I interviewed Katy Perry. That's right, "I Kissed A Girl" and "Hot n Cold" Katy Perry. Way back in like 2000 or 2001, Victory Videos (parent company to The Zone- the tv show I hosted on) went to GMA (Gospel Music Association) in Nashville. They were planning on trying a new show and I was going to be a host (none of my interviews were ever used. The show never aired)... we shot a bunch of interviews and I always remembered this girl named Katy Hudson. She was only like 15 at the time and she had a tiny red nose ring that looked like a zit. Katy was trying to push a new christian cd. She was cute and fiesty but I couldn't figure out why she was there. She hadn't released any cds or videos yet, and we were a music video show. And she really dug Plus One. Anyway, I used to check up on her online every once in a while just to see if she ever did anything...She sang on some POD song a while back and dated Matt Thiessen for while... Anyway, she changed her name and obviously her thoughts on some things... I just thought it was interesting. hmmm.

Saturday, January 3, 2009


hmm, things that have taken place in my life lately...

* my Grandma Johnson fell on Christmas Eve and broke her hip. Ended up having surgery and is now in the same rehab center she spent most of the summer in. The whole ordeal was much more dramatic than what I just wrote, but I'm kinda too lazy to write about it all.

* The {re}gifter came and went. It wasn't like what I did was super important or anything, but I was really, really proud to be a part of such of an amazing experience. One of the highlights of my year.

* Isaac and I got a Wii for Christmas from my in-laws. Holy cow.

* Bought a tv off of some friends. Killer deal. Took Isaac and John almost 45 minutes to carry it in the apartment. I think it must weigh close to 400lbs. They're strong guys. btw - I freaking love the tv.

* Joined a small group. I'm excited to see where this will lead.

* Broke my phone. Super glued my phone back together. Oh glory. Then I broke my phone again. Superglued my phone 3x. Accidently superglued my phone shut. Pulled it apart with a knife. Ordered a $209.00 refurb phone for FREE. GLORY.

* Spent Tuesday evening with the Boyds and Dochertys at the Dochertys. I love both of these families. I did something weird to a muscle in my chest that caused great pain if I moved a certain way or laughed. Everyone was very funny that evening. I hurt really bad by the end of the night. I also got a birthday cake with a giant candle stuck in the middle. Good times.

* Ate Chipotle with Isaac on Wednesday for my birthday. While looking for movies for some project at church, we accidently walked into an adult video store. Won't do that again. Then we rang in the new year with the Murphys and Boyds and someone named Buddha. Annie made an amazing pumkin cake. Lucky, lucky me.

* Read a hysterical story on a one legged lady who stabbed her boyfriend in the leg and then, and I quote, "Ran away on foot."

* Spent New Years sleeping in, watching movies, and eating at Outback Steakhouse.

* My boss let me off early on Friday and I spent 2 1/2 hrs at Chik fil a with Jess. I love that woman. Deep conversations over Christian Chicken. Can it get any better than this?

* Hung out with my brother this weekend and went to church tonight. Joe was really funny and I laughed alot. Especially when he said in all seriousness, "Then I nailed the screw in". omg. I laughed forever. Debbie was cracking up. Then it got all serious. Stupid conviction. Stupid churches that don't take the easy route. I hate feeling uncomfortable.

* Oh, and I'm having surgery on the 12th to have my tonsils removed. They're large and can become uncomfortable at times and my doctor thinks they're full of infection and that's why I get sick a lot. So let's get those puppies out! I'll be off of work for a week. And I can't lift anything for like 2 weeks. Grunting is bad. Apparently, I do not want to grunt for 2 weeks. In the past few days I started thinking of all of the things I won't be able to do for 2 weeks because of grunting. And then I thought, what if I can't poop? What if I become constinpated and I really, really need that last push. WHAT AM I GOING TO DO?!?!?! I can't not poop for 2 weeks.