Thursday, February 26, 2009

Some Florida Pics

It was so good to be able to get away for a few days and relax in Florida. We had good weather except for Sunday when the guys went to the Daytona 500. But overall, it was a great vacation! We went out to eat everynight and for Valentine's Day we went to Giordanos.
Sidenote: Kyle is doing "The Biggest Loser" competition at work and so far he has lost 20 pounds!!!!

Monday, February 9, 2009

The Countdown Begins!!

The countdown has begun for Florida!!! Normally I start countdowns when the event is 2 months or so away, but we have been so caught up in other things that I haven't really counted down the days as much as I used to. So right now it is 4 days 21 hours 45 minutes until we leave for Florida. My parents are there right now , and I am so ready to go now because this will be the first family vacation for Kyle to go on with my family!!! This vacation is much needed for my family( at least I think so!) We have so much to celebrate and be thankful for... Now I just need to make it through the work week and we will be in sunny Florida(at least I hope it is.)
Last Friday, Katie and I were treated to massages at Design One in Grandville. After the transplant (or before, I don't remember), we were given a gift certificate from our insurance company that I work with for work. It was so sweet of them to think of us and treat us to that. What a thoughtful idea! Our bodies needed it!!! I have never had one before and it felt great!!!
Also, several weeks ago when I had my little skiing incident and had a concussion, they did a CT Scan at the emergency room to look for any bleeding, etc. They found a little spot on my brain that they said had nothing to do with the concussion and wanted me to get an MRI done. They thought it could be an arachnoid cyst, but just wanted to be sure. So I scheduled an MRI and it so happened to be on a Saturday that they could do one, so I went with that so that I didn't have to miss any work. Anyways, the results came back and it is an arachnoid cyst that is in the middle of my brain. But really it is nothing serious, it is just something that could have been there for years and wouldn't have known about it if it wasn't for the CT Scan. It is just something that needs to be checked out every year or so just to keep an eye on it.
They also said that it isn't something they would take out now, they would only take it out when the cyst gets to be about 7-8 decades. So that would make me almost 90. So I don't think we need to worry about that:)
4 months since the kidney donation, and everything is going great with both myself and Katie!!