It's MARCH DYK

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It's MARCH DYK
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Sat, 03-02-2013 - 8:23pm

:)

Michelle

Mom to Addison (8) & Gabriel (5)

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Registered: 10-20-2005
Mon, 03-04-2013 - 9:39pm
sounds like a good trip, michelle.
-Karen
Lily 07.01.06
Brady 12.05.09
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Mon, 03-04-2013 - 9:40pm
Alicia, I know it is easy to worry, but try not to (easier said than done. i know). talk to the ped and your ob. I bet everything will work out.
-Karen
Lily 07.01.06
Brady 12.05.09
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Tue, 03-05-2013 - 8:50pm
A, don't be hard on yourself. All kids start talking at different rates. I have been stuck in the 2 year old rooms the past week and some of the kids don't talk at all and others can carry on a full conversation.
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Tue, 03-05-2013 - 9:23pm

Trip was great overall...the kids were good (other than that one day for Gabe), even while traveling! I saw a childhood friend that I haven't seen since college...20 years! She has four kids. Addison & Gabe had a blast with them and it was awesome to catch up!! On the way home though my cornea tore again (re-injury from when Gabe poked me in the eye last July). I was in agony for 4 hours during the flight, then got home and started popping Vicodin. I saw the eye doc on Monday (different one) and she was much more helpful. I went back to see her today and have another appt tomorrow. She is going to hook me up with drops to put in my eye for the next six months until my eye is fully healed to make sure it doesn't happen again. I'm feeling so thankful to have a good doc this time!!! (Better than the last guy...he just told me to take tylenol then sent me on my way! And he is an opthamologist! I'm so glad he was booked and I saw her instead. She's an optometrist but I figured that didn't matter much.) She hooked me up with a contact lens to cut down on the pain, too.

Michelle

Mom to Addison (8) & Gabriel (5)

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Tue, 03-05-2013 - 9:58pm
DH has a 22 mile commute that takes anywhere between 30 and 90 minutes each way... LA traffic. So he did not get home until 4:30 this morning and he is so exhausted that he is really losing his grip on reality. I insisted that he stay with his friend who lives by work tonight or get a hotel room. It sounds ridiculous, i know, but i am so worried about him driving this tired. I woke up at 3:30am last night and when i saw he was not in bed, my stomach dropped. I texted him and he responded but it still took me a little while to get back to sleep from the adrenalin. the poor guy is working so hard and all the elements are against him. plus he probably has another week to go.
-Karen
Lily 07.01.06
Brady 12.05.09
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Tue, 03-05-2013 - 10:27pm
Wow, Karen - that's not crazy at all. Too bad they don't have a couch or somewhere he can crash and shower in the office...for times when it gets this intense. Fingers crossed that he gets done on time after all!!!

Michelle

Mom to Addison (8) & Gabriel (5)

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Thu, 03-07-2013 - 12:45am
Oh boy...I saw a corneal specialist today and he said there was a 50/50 chance I would need laser surgery. It's a quick procedure but recovery would be a couple of days and my vision could be affected. I have to sleep with a humidifier, use drops 4x/day and ointment at night for a few months in the meantime to get it to heal properly on its own. I would just do the surgery if it wasn't for the vision thing. Ugh.

Michelle

Mom to Addison (8) & Gabriel (5)

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Registered: 10-20-2005
Thu, 03-07-2013 - 12:55am
Oh no, Michelle. I hope it does not come to surgery. What would the laser do that could affect your vision?
-Karen
Lily 07.01.06
Brady 12.05.09
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Registered: 10-16-2007
Thu, 03-07-2013 - 9:50pm
I'm just not sure how the laser could impact my vision, Karen! They don't even know my history, since I haven't been to them for a regular eye exam. I worry though because my vision is pretty good. I THINK the last time I got tested they said I was 20/10 but farsighted. So I would hate it if my distance vision ended up being screwed up. From what he was describing with the surgery, it sounded like they would laser off some cells in the problem area in the hopes that it would heal better with a controlled cut than with a tear/gouge. I guess I'll find out more if the drops/humidifier route doesn't seem to be working.

Michelle

Mom to Addison (8) & Gabriel (5)

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Thu, 03-07-2013 - 11:30pm
Sounds like the OB excuse for an episiotomy vs tearing during childbirth... except on your eyeball... hows that for a visual? I hope it does not come to that.
-Karen
Lily 07.01.06
Brady 12.05.09

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