Ectopic Pregnancy SCARE! 40th Birthday Week GONE WRONG!

Ectopic Pregnancy SCARE! 40th Birthday Week GONE WRONG!

August 15, 2019 100 By William Morgan


– During the day, I developed
this weird pain in my side.
Got ready for bed, and
when I went to lay down,
I honestly didn’t realize how
much it was hurting either.
And what I mean by that
is when I laid down,
I just laid down normal,
and I screamed out in pain.
Okay friends, it is loud in here.
We are heading over many
rivers and many woods,
and many mountains.
We are out of state officially,
going to a big family reunion
that we go to every summer.
It is going to be lots of fun.
And I am going to be
sharing tidbits of every day
for at least the next week.
My 40th birthday is coming up.
We got appointments, we got lit days,
we got all the things.
You’re gonna see it all,
so if you want to see
Jamerrill doing all the things,
here we go.
So we are going in this Shop ‘n Save.
I already got food at Costco,
but we feel like we should
add in some drinks too.
These sodas here are two for $5.
So it’s $5 for a 24-pack
would be the equivalent.
And then here they got the name brand.
Of course I’m nickel-and-dime everything.
For $5.25, ooh, real expensive.
And then they got these 10 for $10.
We’re trying to find a box
of those Hug drinks for kids.
Bring a bunch of those for
all the kids at the reunion.
But I’m having trouble finding them here.
Okay, so we got two things
of this orange soda,
four things of the root beer,
only three things of this Caprisun.
I only took $21 in there.
Expensive little country
store how they tend to be.
So Travis is getting good dad points.
He got all kinds of fun little treats.
Extra fun doing our bubbles right now.
So this is one thing they got,
and then Travis got all this stuff.
The summer stuff’s on clearance
because it’s August.
No one needs to have
fun anymore I guess so.
Got a Paw Patrol ball pit.
You guys got your bubbles going.
– [Child] Mommy.
– [Jamerrill] Yeah, are
you supervising Liam?
He’s almost got it.
Wow Liam, what is that man?
– Snakeskin.
– Awesome.
Country fun’s starting already, yee-haw.
So proof that it’s a family reunion.
We’ve got all the slow-cookers.
All those Costco chips.
All the cakes.
That’s what’s left of
Jayden’s birthday cake.
And they always do a
bubble-blowing contest,
and then kids win things.
And there’s also prizes for
whoever came the farthest,
and whoever’s the oldest,
and those kind of things.
And then Travis is filling
out for door prizes.
Everyone has to sign their name.
Okay, so we had a wonderful
family reunion all day.
If you can hear the noise, I see that.
We passed this playground on the way in
that had one of these Splash Pad parks.
So we have no towels.
But Travis was like,
“We have to stop there on the way home.”
You can, some of the kids
have swimsuits, some don’t.
They’re gonna be wet.
There’s Daniel over there.
There’s Amelia running through.
Oh wow, this is fun.
They’ll just have to dry in the sunshine.
Okay friends, so Happy Sunday.
We had a wonderful church
service this morning.
Don’t know if I even showed it.
Don’t think I did.
Made it back from the reunion.
Good nights sleep, all of those things.
So we have some driving around
we’re gonna do today after church
before we go home.
I do have meatballs in the
slow-cooker for dinner.
However, we need lunch while we’re out.
So lately we got different
large family food hacks, right?
And of course the biggest
hack is to pack lunch,
and then we would eat it
on the hour drive home.
And we also don’t have time to eat out
at a pizza buffet or anything today.
Of course this mama, I
didn’t pack our big lunch.
Went to Costco is what I’m trying to say.
So for $1.50, you get one of these huge,
it’s bigger than an average hotdog,
and you get a drink for $1.50.
So I got all the kids,
we’ve got seven kids with
us today, a hotdog, drink.
Then my mom and I each got the
Costco Chicken Caesar Salad.
Travis got, that’s what this wrapper is,
those Italian sausages.
Feeding 10 people lunch today, $29.
If you’re a large family, you know
that sounds like a deal, yes know that.
So here’s our box with all
the hotdogs and the salads.
And yeah, so now we’re going
to eat lunch on the road.
So we ate our Costco lunch.
We drove by, looked at two houses,
did a drive-by on them both.
Both passed drive-by inspection.
There’s always that first layer.
If they pass that, then we
might go have a look inside.
Got home, the kids had root beer floats,
they were excited about that.
I took a nap, that was my excitement.
And now everyone else is at home.
The kids were playing
then they’re doing jobs.
Travis is handling all of that.
And I went back to church.
Yes, so let’s go inside.
Tuesday morning, yep.
We have just jumped
from Sunday to Tuesday.
Yesterday I had a bunch of
video that I had to get done
that was not for this video.
I like to try to stay a week
or two weeks ahead for YouTube.
I had a Hall video I needed to finish.
I shopped for it,
before the family reunion.
And everything just had to sit there.
So yesterday, filmed the Hall video.
My mom was also here.
And we had a lovely time.
She was supposed to leave
early in the morning,
but once we got done chatting it was noon.
So that’s always a great
thing to do, right?
Sit and chat with your
mama for a long time.
Then I filmed the Hall video.
Then I had part of a
Freezer Cooking video I was finishing up.
And then life and stuff.
That was yesterday, today
I have to drive,
I think it’s gonna be
about an hour and 15 minutes
and 72 miles to go to a,
she’s like a natural women’s care doctor.
I am not having any issues that I know of,
but this is my 40th birthday week,
and this particular,
she’s a nurse practitioner,
particular lady.
I have some girlfriends who’ve dealt
with some hormonal things
or their teen daughters have
et cetera, and I thought,
“I would just like to get in with her.”
Because surely over the next 10 years,
my body will have some changes,
and I would just like to already
be under the care of someone
who takes things more
naturally and wholistically,
if at all possible.
Then, since I have to leave the forest,
I have my work bag with me.
So I’m hoping to get out of my
appointment with her by noon.
Then we’re gonna go,
what I do on my work days when I go out,
is usually go to a Panera Bread.
And I do support the business,
I’ll buy my meals there.
But I’m hoping to sit and work.
Do computer work for eight hours.
Yeah, there’s a lot that needs done,
so we might talk about that at Panera.
But right now, we’re gonna
head out of the forest.
I am hoping to stop by Sheetz,
and get myself an iced
coffee for the drive.
Well, that was a really good
educational appointment.
I did not realize I would
get an hour with her.
So good, I will circle back here shortly,
hopefully in this vlog and
just chat some more about it.
But what I’m doing right now is,
I got some mom stuff.
Got this orange juice.
You see, our oldest son is
out and about on his own.
This is fairly recent in
the recent months here.
I am dropping him off some orange juice,
and meet with him about
some work-type stuff
before I head over to Panera Bread.
From the family reunion,
tons of people, all of that,
there’s been some congestion going on.
And I asked him if I
could bring him anything
since I was coming by anyway.
He said I could spring
him some orange juice.
And even us moms of adults, we like to do,
if there’s any little thing
we can do at any time,
we still like doing it.
There you go, so now I’m
gonna go visit with him,
and then we’ll head to Panera Bread.
Hey, so I’m at Panera now,
and in my little Rewards thing they have,
I got my Pick Two for Free.
Yay, so I only had to pay for my drinks.
Yeah, so here I am.
I got this bracelet.
Today’s Friday now, and
my birthday was yesterday.
I was officially 40.
And so I got a story to tell.
I will say this story could possibly
be a trigger story for some mamas,
and I mean that I’m gonna
talk about ectopic pregnancy,
and what I just dealt with
over the last few days.
So if that in any way would be
a painful topic to hear about,
then just know that’s what I’m
getting ready to talk about.
It’s just kind of my
little bit of warning.
Also if children are watching,
I’m going to be discussing
some body systems,
some female body systems.
Some anatomy and physiology and stuff.
So those are my disclaimers, okay.
My intention for this week was
to film A Week in the Life video,
where you know how it goes
when I do these videos.
I just get some fun little
snippets from everyday
and we put it together
and it ends up being about
a whole week of footage.
And the plan, so we started,
we had the family reunion.
I shared with you some stuff from church.
And I didn’t film Monday
’cause I had filmed a lot
of other videos on Monday.
And then on Tuesday I went to my,
just natural health
practitioner appointment.
I worked the rest of the day.
I met up with Jayden for a little bit.
We’re all caught up.
And then I worked the rest of the day.
Sitting with my laptop, at Panera Bread,
and going through that to-do list.
And I did, praise the Lord, I
did get a lot of stuff done.
Silly stuff that’s been on
my to-do list for months.
From 2:00 p.m. to probably 9:00 p.m.
I sat and worked the whole time.
Within that time, probably
about the time that
I was taking the orange juice to Jayden.
I got this odd pain
in my lower left side.
And I thought,
“Woman pain, cycle cramp.”
Something like that.
So part of the reason why I wanted to go
to that natural health
nurse practitioner was
because my cycles came back in January.
I was still breastfeeding Benjamin.
And for the last seven months or so,
it hasn’t been a regular 28 day
to 32 or whatever day cycle.
It’s been like every 58 days.
And so every other month,
I think I’m pregnant.
And of course, every other month I’m not.
It’s just been a 58 day cycle.
Which I didn’t really stop lactating,
stop making milk for Benjamin until May,
when I went on that trip to Utah.
He had been slowing down
anyway with his nursing,
and when I went away
for five days to Utah,
I figured well that would
kind of close up shop
as far as he goes.
And so I called in May
to make an appointment
with this women’s health
nurse practitioner
because I have some
girlfriends in real life
who’ve had some different
hormonal things and such,
and I figured since I was only cycling
every other month pretty much,
it’d be good to just go
ahead and get in there.
And, “Hey, I’m about to turn 40.
“And let’s just run that hormone panel.
“Let’s see how my thyroid’s doing.”
And she was gonna do the saliva test
and then the blood work,
but she wanted to wait until
I have not been breastfeeding
for three full months before she met
with me and did the testing.
Because by that point, my
hormones should be back
where they need to be.
So there’s some backstory for you, okay?
So when I went to her on Tuesday,
it was just a really good
informative appointment.
She felt my thyroid and
’cause I do a lot videos,
I get a lot of criticism.
People will think I have
different health conditions
because of the size of
my face and my neck.
I know, it’s just what I deal with
because I put my face out there, right?
So on that day, I had seen her.
I took Jayden the orange juice.
I chatted with him.
I started to get this
odd pain in my left side.
My cycle had just started a few days
before and it was ending.
And that was the first one I had
that had been a 37 day
cycle instead of 58.
So I was thinking,
“Oh, this is great, I must
almost be level again.”
It continued throughout the day.
And so that whole time
I was at Panera Bread,
from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. it was there.
I just kept sitting, it didn’t go away.
But I was sitting a lot of that day.
A friend came to meet with me
about the time I was finishing up work.
And then I had to go
into Walmart of course,
’cause I drive by Walmart
and I have to go in.
But I had a list of
some things for Walmart.
And the whole time I was walking
in Walmart that evening, it was hurting.
Then I got home, and I hadn’t
mentioned to Travis yet
that during the day I developed
this weird pain in my side.
I got ready for bed,
and when I went to lay down,
I honestly didn’t realize how
much it was hurting either.
And what I mean by that
is when I laid down,
I just laid down normal
and I screamed out in pain.
Obviously Travis jumped,
and I was startled
by how much that hurt.
And I was just explaining to him,
“Look, I got this weird pain.
“I don’t know what’s happening,
“but I’m gonna go to bed and it’s gonna
“be better by morning I bet.”
Then I got up the next morning,
and it wasn’t gone.
So what I did is
I called my OBGYN.
Because the big thing
that was concerning to me,
it was on my left side
where my left ovary is.
And because I have had
some hormonal things
for the last seven months,
I was of course thinking cyst and such.
And whenever you start googling that,
I mean it could be anything.
I could be growing a second head.
So I called my OBGYN and I just said,
“Hey, out of nowhere yesterday
I developed this sharp pain.
“It now feels like a
knife in my left ovary.
“And I can’t bend, I
can’t put my shoes on.
“It hurts real bad.
“I don’t have a fever or pain
anywhere else in my body,
“just this one spot.”
And they told me to go to the ER.
And I thought,
“Aw, I don’t necessarily
just want to go into the ER.”
“I don’t want to spend my whole day there.
“If I could get in to a
doctor, that would be great.”
And part of their concern
is she was ready to go out of town,
so she was super booked up.
Didn’t have a lot of room at all.
So I called the women’s
health nurse practitioner,
who I’d just met the first time
in just one other day before.
I explained to them, and of
course you know in nursing,
when you do the whole pain level thing.
I’m telling them the pain at it’s worst
was if I tried to bend or anything.
It was like an eight or a nine.
It was excruciating.
They told me the same thing,
“You best just go in into the ER.
“It might not be OBGYN related.
“And even if it is, just go in.”
So Travis had all the kids
get ready and get book bags.
I mean there’s a lot of ways we can do it,
and that’s the thing.
Large family emergency.
Everything’s an hour away,
and I was gonna drive
myself because I could sit.
And as long as I didn’t move,
and it’s just silly.
Of course I shouldn’t drive myself.
So Travis just had the kids.
Everyone packed a book bag,
and I got my stuff together.
And we drove to the hospital,
and they dropped me off.
And then he took them to playgrounds
and to a friend’s house.
They did things all day,
and I waited at the emergency room.
Now my big concern going in
was that somehow it was
an ectopic pregnancy.
Now whenever I googled,
a lot of the symptoms
didn’t line up with that.
But it was that sudden
onset of excruciating pain
and the fact that my hormones
have obviously been wonky,
having 58 day cycles.
Also I talked to another friend
who told me that a friend of hers,
I know it’s stories passing on,
but sometimes that lets you
know maybe you’re not nuts.
Maybe it is possible.
But a friend of hers had
had an ectopic pregnancy.
She’d had negative pregnancy tests,
and she had what she thought
was a period for a few days.
But it wasn’t actually a period,
it was bleeding from where her
fallopian tube had ruptured.
And I had just had a four day period
that kind of ended abruptly,
and mine usually are seven days.
All that to say, I went in to the ER
thinking that maybe it could be.
Again, it could have also been a cyst
or maybe a cyst that have ruptured.
I have never had cysts,
but this is new.
I had read something about ovaries.
There can be different reasons that,
maybe the blood flow gets cut off,
or there’s a twisting that can happen.
It was that level of pain.
Obviously that’s why I went
into the emergency room,
because I didn’t know
what I was dealing with.
And if a blood supply
was cut off to my ovary,
just obviously well that’s all the reasons
to go into the emergency room.
So I went in there.
I waited a while.
When I did go back to be assessed,
and when I ran through
everything with the nurses
who were assessing me,
the one nurse looked at me and she said,
“As far as an ectopic pregnancy,”
and I’m sorry if I’m saying that wrong,
a tubal pregnancy, you know what I mean.
The nurse just said,
“You know hon, it presents
different in different women.
“So even though you don’t have
some of the other symptoms,
“they’re definitely going
to assess you for this
“because I mean, it could be.”
So that was the hardest part for me.
I got into the emergency room about one.
It was probably 3:00 or 3:30
before I got that assessment,
and then got taken back
to a little cubby room.
They did the pee in the
cup, the urine specimen,
and they put
a blood spot,
I don’t even know what
to call it right now.
A spot where they could
run an IV in my arm.
I have scar tissue here
actually in nursing school.
I donated plasma.
Jayden was three years
old and Ziam was a baby,
and we had a plasma
donation center in our town.
And I could get 60 bucks a week.
$240 a month for donating plasma,
and they had a little
free childcare center.
So twice a week we went
in and for an hour.
So it was 30 bucks each time.
I think they had it was $25 the first
but $35 if I came a second day,
so all through nursing school
that was our grocery money.
I would donate plasma.
You needed to hear that story.
So I have scar tissue here,
and I always tell healthcare people,
“This is actually a great spot on me
“if you need to draw blood.”
Some people it doesn’t
work well with scar tissue,
but with me it’s just a great site.
But I didn’t realize when I told her
that and she drew blood,
that she was actually leaving it in
so that they could access the vein later.
Obviously in nursing, you’re trying
to never put an IV in
antecubital space, right?
So I should have kept my mouth shut,
because then I had this
painful thing in my arm.
I couldn’t bend my left arm for hours.
So, and let me start saying at this point,
this was my last day in my 30’s.
This was my last day at 39.
This day in the ER.
And so, since I had this pain,
and since I had that talk with the nurse,
and since I had a talk with a friend
who knew someone who my
symptoms lined up with,
I spent the next four or so
hours going through waves
of getting really worked up
that it was a tubal pregnancy
and trying to calm myself back down.
And I was googling like mad,
trying to find out if
they’ve ever been able
to successfully take a baby
that has started to grow in the tube,
and move it to the uterus.
There’s so much they can do.
I mean we do artificial insinimation,
if I’m even saying that
right in this day and age.
Embryo adoption and all that,
why couldn’t they move it
from my tube to my uterus?
Of course, I read there’s blood supply.
There’s just a lot involved,
but I’m just saying I spent four hours
in this really worked up state
trying to not bawl my eyes out.
Because I was also at the
same time had the reality
of the pain of the knife in my side.
And I was just picturing
if the tube had ruptured
and that I was going to,
if I would lose an ovary.
And then there are women
who still get pregnant
with just one ovary,
but obviously since I’m already 40,
it just decreases my chances.
And then I kept going
through the waves of loss.
Did we have a baby?
And my tube has ruptured and I’ve lost it?
Is there still a baby there,
but there’s nothing we can do?
I don’t know.
It was just really hard.
I had the “Tortured For Christ” book
with me by Richard Wurmbrand,
and I know I’ve mentioned
his books before.
He was a pastor who,
he was 14 years tortured and
suffered in communist prisons.
His ministry now is what is
the voice of the martyrs today.
I’ve read I think all of his books.
This one I’ve had in my purse lately.
I haven’t been able to work back with it.
So the reason I’m sharing
that is that’s honestly
how I kept myself calm.
My brain kept rushing to,
’cause I’m just sitting there in pain.
And my brain kept rushing to
all the tubal pregnancy things.
I was already grieving
what I thought was coming,
so I just kept reading this book.
The waves of all that
it could be kept coming.
I just kept telling myself,
“I have no information yet.
“I have to stay calm.”
And I had to be calm,
obviously to advocate for myself,
and to follow directions,
and tell them exactly about the pain.
So I just kept reading this book.
Certainly took my mind
off of my own troubles.
And then they came and
took me for an ultrasound.
And that ultrasound showed
both ovaries just fine.
Empty uterus, no fluid
anywhere that would indicate,
nothing was swollen that would
indicate a tubal pregnancy.
So at that point, I just felt like a woman
relieved of a great burden.
I was incredibly thankful that
that’s not what I was going through.
And of course the ultrasound
tech was pretty sure
that’s what she was seeing.
Of course the doctor would
have to read it and all,
but from what I could tell,
I felt pretty confident that must not
be what I’m dealing with.
So that was great, I had my joy back.
I wasn’t dealing with that at that moment.
And I again, I’m so sorry
for all the mamas who
have dealt with that.
So they take me back
to the same little seat
in the little ER cubby.
I still have the same
excruciating pain in my left side.
About 7 o’ clock or so, I
finally get to see an ER doctor.
And none of it’s their fault.
I mean they were slammed.
But he tells me that the
ultrasound didn’t show
any trouble with my ovary
or my fallopian tubes.
It didn’t show a tubal pregnancy.
Their blood testing didn’t show pregnancy.
All of that, I did have some
inflammation in my urine.
So their plan was to just
give me an antibiotic
and some pain medicine if I
wanted it and send me home.
And I said,
“Well, awesome, so excited
“that the ultrasound found
there were no issues,”
I mean the reason that they
really went down that route
is what I was saying.
“I want to be sure it’s not these things.”
But I said to him,
“I presented with lower left
quadrant abdominal pain.
“It’s still there.
“If you send me home
“with some pain medicine
and an antibiotic,
“we still don’t know why I have this pain.
“What else could it be?”
And so he asked me if
it was diverticulitis.
I mean he asked me.
But he asked if there was a
history about it in my family,
or if I’ve ever had it.
I never had it, but I have
a family member who did.
A close family member.
And so he said,
“Well, we could do a full CT
scan and see what we see.”
And I said,
“Yeah, let’s do that.
“Let’s actually see what we can see.
“Doesn’t that sounds like a good idea?”
So he ordered that and I
went back and I tell you,
the two CT scan ladies, they were a hoot.
One had noticed it was August
7th and then of course,
they put your birthday on everything,
and she’s like,
“Oh my, you’re having a birthday tomorrow.
“What are you doing on your birthday?”
And yada, and I’m like,
“Well, right now I have
a knife in my side,
“and I’m getting ready to
have a CT scan, so ladies,
“you get to spend the last night
“of my thirties with me.
“Aren’t you excited?”
We just had a good laugh over all of that.
So they injected the dye,
and they did the full body scan.
I was nervous, I’d never
had that dye put in before,
and it does make you kinda warm all over.
It’s just different.
So and even that I was nervous,
but I was like,
“Well, protect me Lord.”
(laughs)
So after that, I went back
to sit for another hour.
And they did offer me pain medication
to take while I was there,
but the thing I felt about it was,
as long as I held still
and wasn’t trying to put
my shoes on I was okay.
There was obviously something wrong.
But I wanted to feel where it hurt
and I wanted to feel how it
hurt so that I could give them
that information in their troubleshooting
and in their assessment
and their diagnosis.
So I had declined it.
I said, “I will sit still and rotate
“Tylenol and Ibuprofen when I get home.”
So Travis and I had been communicating
via text message all day.
I had several good friends
who, being super helpful,
were trying to bring me dinner
at the hospital and such.
And I just again, I kept thinking,
“We’re gonna get answers
and get out of here.”
But I got to the point
where I told Travis,
“Have Ziam go into 7-Eleven,
“get me a little bag of
some kind of trail mix
“and a ginger ale or something.
“And have that drive-by,
and feed mom some snacks.”
So this was real quick
in the last 30 minutes
after being there all day.
It’s 8:30 at night now.
And the ER doctor came back and he said,
“So we got your CT scan results back.”
He said, “It doesn’t look
like diverticulitis.”
So meaning it was not my intestines.
All my other body systems
and organs looked excellent.
He said, “What it is,” drum roll please.
And let’s see if I can say this correctly.
He said, “What you have
is an omental infarction.”
And apparently, and he said,
You’ll just have to google it.
He said, “But basically, in our abdomens,
“we have a layer,”
it’s like a fatty layer, and it can get,
it’s just one of the layers.
I explained it to the kids
like if we had layers of paper.
He said, “That part of that layer,
“and that layer in particular,
“hangs over our intestines
and our lower organs.”
He said that
it’s rare, but what could happen
is that layer can get twisted,
and it can get scrunched up.
And he said that is what
has happened to mine.
So on the left side, the CT scan showed
I had a twisted, scrunched
up layer of my omentum,
I believe how you say it.
He said, “What will happen is
that layer will actually die
“because the blood
supply is cut off to it,
“and my body will reabsorb it.”
It just sounds wild.
I just never heard of it before.
And it should take about a week.
And he said in about a week,
I should have no more pain.
And I’m just taking all this in.
Again, still being so thankful
that it wasn’t a tubal pregnancy.
I’m listening to all this and I said,
“Well, okay, so if it’s gonna take a week,
“and there should be no
more pain by that point,”
I said, “Will it hurt
worse than this now?”
And he said, “Probably.”
And he said if I’m still having
pain in two to three weeks,
I should go back and have another CT scan.
Okay, so this layer in my abdomen’s
gonna die and be reabsorbed.
That’s interesting, and by the way,
might hurt worse than it already does.
And so he said,
“I’ll get you a script
for some pain medicine.
“Should be good in a week.”
So I left,
and on the way home,
of course I was checking
in with my friends
who’d been praying for
me throughout the day.
Checking in with my mom.
And I forgot with that doctor,
’cause he had mentioned earlier
there was inflammation in my urine.
I had forgot to mention,
I needed to say,
“Oh, you had mentioned earlier
there was some inflammation,
“and I could have some antibiotics.”
I forgot that.
So right now, we’re two days
past when I’m filming this.
When you see this, it’ll
be weeks past I’m sure,
but we’re two days past
where I went through this.
I realized I went home
with the pain med script,
but no antibiotic.
I didn’t get a printout of
the condition or anything,
’cause it’s not super common.
But in going to Google University
about it the last few days,
I have learned that it
can clear up in a week.
And the body can reabsorb it fine.
Obviously though, that process of it dying
and my body reabsorbing it,
people who have issues is when
their body doesn’t reabsorb
this tissue death well.
An infection grows and then
they can get an abcess,
and it can get real nasty.
Some people, the pain continues,
and they have to have a
minor laposcopy surgery,
and I’m sure I’m
butchering that name wrong.
And they have to go in there
and just straighten things back out.
In researching what causes this,
and so there’s a list
of what can cause it.
The biggest thing that struck me,
the only thing that’s changed
in the last few weeks,
one of the blunt force trauma can do it.
I’ve done Tae Kwon Do with the kids
for six months now or so.
We have actually taken off kind
of accidentally on purpose.
With a lot of those martial arts,
you go full-on through summer.
And we’ve just been so busy with our days
and all our summer things.
We took off half of July,
we were planning to
take off most of August
and go back in a few weeks,
about the time where we start school back.
All that to say I haven’t been
doing Tae Kwon Do recently.
I shared this picture here
on Instagram a few weeks ago.
And one of the new things
I was going to start doing
and I started doing,
I’ve been doing it three to
four times a week is running.
And I’ve been doing the
Couch to 5k program.
Again, not that this program has done it,
I’m just saying this is the
main thing that has changed.
And of course, a lot of people
who the program properly
run on a nice, flat surface.
I already have for years
I go on moderately vigorous hikes,
three miles at a time,
multiple times a week.
I’ve always loved walking.
So about three or so weeks ago,
when I started up the running,
I just have run on our same road,
which is up and down, and
across different paths and such.
And so, I will probably never
know what exactly caused it,
but right now,
let’s see, Tuesday,
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday.
Three or four days into this officially,
I’m thinking maybe it’s the sudden,
vigorous running in my life.
I do have the abdomen of a woman
who has had multiple pregnancies.
So very long story short,
I have a layer in my
abdomen on my left side
that is scrunched up
and has gotten twisted,
and it’s dying, and it’s
supposed to reabsorb.
So from the time I’m filming this,
I am on bedrest for the most
part for this whole next week
while we go through this process.
I don’t think this is
gonna make a big difference
in my videos coming out here on YouTube.
I’ve tried for a while now
to at least get three out a week.
Like Monday, Wednesday, Friday.
But with the summer and
just summer life going on,
and then I helped a good friend move,
and I put time into that.
And we were really involved
in our church’s vacation Bible school.
Just stuff, these last few weeks.
I’ve only been able to
get out two videos a week.
So I think we can just plan
on for the month of August,
while I’m healing,
I’m just gonna probably
get out two videos a week.
And then hopefully in September
we can go back up to three.
I’m just gonna sit here for the next week.
I’m two years behind in
business and computer work.
I’ve already gotten a
bunch of product stuff done
and to the designer
and other things I had,
that I’ve been trying to
get done for a long time.
So I’m being super
productive on the computer.
And I have a huge list.
I’m going to sit and
just do computer work,
and watch some Netflix and
movies and House Hunters.
You know I don’t get a lot of that,
but I love it.
For the next week.
So antibiotic wise, because I
missed reminding that doctor
to write me the antibiotic script.
And that women’s health
nurse practitioner called
to check in on me yesterday.
They encouraged me to call
the ER back and tell them,
“Hey, you forgot the antibiotic script.”
And see if they would call it in for me
because that would be super helpful,
and prevent me from having
to go out again right now,
’cause Travis can go get that for me.
Anyway, I called yesterday.
I talked to someone,
they were gonna have a
physician’s assistant
look over my records, call me back.
I heard back this
morning, and they agreed.
Yes, I should have an antibiotic,
and yes, they called it in,
and yes, Travis picked it up so yay.
And again, as long as I’m
sitting and not bending
and picking things up,
and I haven’t had any waves
of pain even sitting here chatting,
so I’m hopeful that in a week this process
will run its course and finish up.
And I’ll be maybe caught up
on my online computer work.
That would be amazing.
People who work for me
would think that’s amazing.
I’m getting back to where I think
will still be at two videos for August,
because I already have
several videos done ahead.
I think here in another week or so,
I’ll do a video showing a bunch
of the homeschool curriculum
I bought for this year.
And I’ll probably get a video done
showing me opening the box
I received for the
Homeschool Mom Box Swap.
Yeah, but again if, I don’t know.
If you go a little extra
without seeing a video,
you just know I’m just dealing
with keeping my body together right now.
Thanks for listening,
thanks for being there.
Thank you for your encouraging
words and your messages.
And it’s just a silly thing
I’m dealing with right now,
but I appreciate you guys,
and I’ll talk to you again real soon.
Be looking for those
Freezer Cooking videos.