Friday, March 15, 2013

Can I Just Say, W.O.W.

By The Way

I am alive and well.  Apparently, that saying of "things always happen in three's" is a correct statement.  Who would've thunk.

September 2012
My brother is life flighted to a hospital in Idaho Falls from Yellowstone.  He has varisies in his throat that have ruptured.  I head to Idaho to be there for him and his wife.

December 2012
Mom needs a hip revision surgery.  I spend the next 3 months in and out of a care facility/hospitals, 4 weeks with no hip, 1 hip revision, and 2 slipped out of sockets with her.  Learned all about patients rights and how to be a good physical therapist.

March 2013
Get a frantic phone call from my cwauson April.  Her four year old daughter has just been diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes.  Go up to the hospital in Twin Falls and spend the weekend with her.  Have her give me my shots, so that when it is time for her to start giving them to her daughter it won't be so scary.  

I did get her out of the hospital for one night.  My awesome baby brother got us a room at a hotel with his sky miles.  Her husband stayed overnight with Alyssa.  April had gone on about 36 hours with little or no sleep.  Now, you all know, when we are together, we do a lot of giggling and laughing.  Took her out to eat.  I'm surprised we didn't get asked to leave the restaurant.  I mean, really.  We needed to just let everything else go that night and laugh.  Which we did.  Stomach hurting laughter.   Got back to the room, she plopped on the bed, said give me 10 minutes, and was out for the rest of the night.  

What else is going on?  Well, since there are jobs, but no one is in the mood to hire me, I decided to volunteer at Primary Children's Outpatient Services in the Riverton Hospital by my house.  I LOVE IT.  I work the front desk and tell people where to go.    In a nice way.  Geez, as if I would be mean to those little tykes.   


  1. Sorry to hear about all of your family, hope this crazy streak is at an end!

  2. You are due for some good news!

    OMG, that little girl could be the doppelganger of my granddaughter!! Which is to also say very cute.

  3. Your volunteer stint could turn into a job...ask around, see if any department in the hospital is hiring.

    I bet the little tykes just love you!

  4. Wow. You've had a rough go of it. The volunteer job was a great idea. The Universe always rewards action, especially when the vibe is so good! Wishing you all the best.

  5. You have been a flight nurse for quite some time now. I hope all your kin are well and you can rest easy! Hugs and love!

  6. You're such a good friend/daughter/cousin. :)I bet those people are grateful to have you in their lives. And that's cool about you're volunteer job!! Good for you, that's an awesome way to fill your day I bet.

  7. Good Karma coming your way....
    Oh, and we need Pizza soon up at you know where.