Back from honeymoon..(and hospital)

July 31, 2009

Well it has been a week and a half (or so) since I got back from our honeymoon so I figured an update was due!

I guess since the wedding worked out so perfectly that it just wasn’t in our cards for our honeymoon would be as well. As a whole it ended up going alright since it was about 10-11 days away but the beginning of it..not so much. As most of you know already the plan was head to DC for a few days before heading to our ultimate destination which was a beach house rented for a week in the southern outer banks of NC..followed by a stop in MD on the way back up to break up the drive. Wellll..due to me being on the pill for about 8 years and being in the car for 7 hours+ driving down from NY to DC I ended up getting a blood clot in my right calf. We even stopped about 3 times through the drive to use the restrooms and let Zoe walk a bit and empty out. Still got a clot though :(. I didn’t realize it until the next day either! See, we got into DC probably round 7:30pm-8pm and my legs and butt both hurt and ached but I figured it was normal since I had been in the car most of the day and shrugged it off. The Sheraton Suites of Old Town sent up aƂĀ  delicious cheese and fruit platter free for being on honeymoon so we munched on that and some local calzones for dinner before heading to bed with hopes of seeing DC the next day. That, however, didn’t happen. I woke up basically unable to walk on my right leg because whenever I would stand up sharp pains would shoot up through my calf and it felt like heat and blood was rushing to my calf. The last thng was thinking was that it was a blood clot so when Ryan ran to grab so groceries I told him to grab some muscle rub and a bandage to wrap my leg to attempt to still enjoy the trip. While he was at the store I called my cousin who is a registered nurse and she insisted I go to the ER because what I was describing to her sounded like a blood clot. Went to the ER round noon and was stuck in there till that Saturday diagnosed with a blood clot in my right calf. We were supposed to make second half of the drive down to NC that Saturday but instead got another night at the hotel to recoup. The hospital allowed me to make the trip Sunday as long as I stopped every hour to walk (more like limp!) around and stretch..and take nightly blood thinner injections to prevent the clot from moving to my lungs and killing me. (Fun huh!)

We got to NC safely and by the end of the week when it was almost time to leave I was starting to walk normal again and got to see and walk in the ocean, see the wild horses on shackleford banks and collect some neat seashells before heading back to MD and home.

Needless to say I enjoyed being away from Rainchester and experience summer for about a week but could have done without spending the first third of the honeymoon in a hospital bed on an iv with blood draws that were happening almost constantly. I still enjoyed NC though..(Well, mostly. I can do without the prehistoric sized bugs that are there since they don’t really (if ever?) get snow.)

I’m now trying to get back to normal with my business and taking care of the house but I’m struggling a little because I’m on so much medication from the clot that I feel like ass all day. My primary doc still has me on nightly injections of lovenox which is an instant blood thinner into my stomach (given by my doting husband <3) and coumadin pills which are a gradual blood thinner with almost daily morning blood draws to check my blood thinness. Stillt rying to get the blood thin enough to be in what they call a therapeutic level which is between 2 and 3. On Wednesday it was at 1.88 and I had a draw this morning..I’m hopinh when I get a call (any minute now) it’ll be above 2 so I can stop the nightly shots. (They burn like hell!)

It really sucks because even with insurance the medical bills are adding up to cost more than our whole honeymoon even did. We have to stick to a tight budget now just to make sure we can cover my doctor bills. Ugh. Suckage. Oh well. We will pull through on top in the end..We always do. It’s just the in between struggle that sucks!

Here are some honeymoon shots… šŸ˜€

ryan loves lilly beach

wild horse shackleford banks nc

crab on our private beach

me and the whelk shell i found on the beach

cape lookout lighthouse

I'm a Mrs! :D

July 8, 2009

Well I’m officially a Mrs! The day went perfectly..The weather..the food..the ceremony…the reception..EVERYTHING! I couldn’t be happier šŸ™‚

We are leaving now for our honeymoon (DC for a few days and then a beach house in NC Outerbanks for a week!) so I will have a better update when we return. In the mean time watch my flicker for honeymoon updates!!

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I'm getting married…tomorrow?!

July 3, 2009

Yea…WOW! I’m getting married tomorrow. It didn’t start to feel real till yesterday afternoon when I finished up wedding things. I woke up this morning at 5am with a nervous tummy ache as it is all feeling real today. Ryan’s family are all probably leaving Binghamton right now to drive up here for tonight’s rehearsal and rehearsal dinner at 6pm. I think that’s what’s making it feel like it’s happening. Knowing my family and his family are on their way today for our wedding. Crazy!!

I’m feeling so nervous right now. Not about the marriage..I have no doubts about that. I’m actually nervous about the details going as planned and worried I’m going to be a big cry baby and over emotional tomorrow and really don’t want to be! I am excited and can’t wait though. It has rained all week but it looks like the weather is going to break for tomorrow and be partly sunny and 74 which is perfect when you are wearing a tux and a huge heavy ballgown. Our city of Rochester turned 175 years old this year so they will also be doing a huge fireworks show tomorrow night at 10pm only a couple blocks from the hotel and we are supposed to be able to view them on the patio of our reception area..SO cool!

It has been a crazy year with an extremely hectic past week or two and an overwhelming current week. On top of finalizing all the wedding details I also had to put my 8 year old ferret to sleep on Sunday(6/28) because of her Insulinoma. I miss her like crazy! It was one of the hardest things (if not the hardest) I’ve ever had to do in my life…but I didn’t want her to suffer from the cancer and knew me saying goodbye to her wa sthe best thing for her. She fell asleep while I rubbed her little head. I love her so much..she’ll forever be in my heart. On Tuesday I saw the most beautiful huge rainbow appear over our house where it looked like the end disappeared in our backyard…I hope it was her rainbow bridge.



Well I’m signing off…I have to finish some odds and ends here at the house and then get ready for rehearsal! Next time I blog I’ll be a Mrs <3