Sunday, December 27, 2009

Not So Great Christmas...

...SO... my Christmas and semester break hasn't been going so well. Around 10pm on Christmas Eve, after enjoying my family get together, I got food posioning either from the Panera Bread food or Starbucks smoothie I had earlier that day. I was in and out of the bathroom all night... threw up alot and it was the first time I had thrown up in about 9yrs... so yea that wasn't fun. I couldn't go with my boyfriend to his family get together. I spend 99% of Christmas Day in bed and feeling ill. I do feel blessed to have had my mom to attend to me as well as my boyfriend who was up all night with me when I was throwning up. They are both awesome! I felt blessed! I did get alot of nice things for Christmas and I'm very thankful. I'm still recovering from the food posioning though, but doing better.

I have other things on my mind. I wrote a note to my cardiologist about some GI issues that came up with me again today, so I could use some prayers as I'm trying not to freak out. See, back in July I got food posioning so bad I went to the ER... I was bleeding alot from my behind. It all stopped and nothing else came up and my cardio wasn't concerned. My cardio did give me a number to a GI doctor just in case something did come up... I called the GI office in Oct because even though nothing had come up I thought I'd get checked anyways. The office said I couldn't get in till Feb of 2010, so I e-mailed my cardio... long stoy short I let the whole thing go because I don't have money to pay for another medical bill, I'm already behind because I have NO MONEY! BUT today I saw two spots of blood, thus I e-mailed my cardio and I'm trying not to freak out. I'm thanking God it is not bleeding bleeding like in July. Please, prayers would be nice. Thank you SO much!

I also thought I had a OB/GYN appointment for the yearly women check and blood draw for my cardio on Wed... guess I don't because I got a letter last month that I didn't read all the way through saying I have to reschedule. I wish they would have called, Ugh! Added on to that, I got a bill from my Health Insurance saying I need to pay for next month, but I already paid. Looks like I'm going to have to call them tomorrow, Ugh!

Does it ever end?!?!? I'm abit stressed, but doing alright.

GOOD NEWS: I have an awesome family family and boyfriend. I'm on break from school. I will be speaking at a new CHD organization near me called "It's My Heart" on Tuesday night. I'm feeling better! Looking at the positive!

Anyways, I have a lot of kiddos/adults on my mind like I always do, but one is going to be on my mind alot this week and that's Logan. Logan is going to have a risky heart cath this Wednesday... this heart cath could by him time before his next heart surgery or make is come faster. Please pray for his parents, Stef and Ryan, as well as precious Logan. Here is there blog if you want to leave them messages of support.

Thank You for ALL the wonderful messages of support and prayers! They always mean alot to me! ♥

Well, I'm going to watch some TV and then a movie when my boyfriend comes back from blockbuster... need to get my mind off of things and realize that I'm going to be ok. God is watching over me and I have lots of support from loved ones including you guys! I'll get through whatever comes me way! =D

With LOTS of Hope, Love, and Faith,

P.S.: Still needing pictures and info for my 3rd CHD Montage... please send them to:
Sweeetie 2516 (at) Aol (dot) com (you can look at the previous post to see what I need). Thank You! =D


  1. Oh Lauren I am so sorry to hear that you got so sick. :( I have a friend of mine who got the stomach flu Christmas night also. :( I've been praying so hard that the kids don't get anything, especially Natalie since her heart surgery is only 2 weeks away. If we can keep her healthy until then and for a little while after I'll have a big party. LOL
    Again, back to YOU.. LOL..I'm so glad that you're starting to feel alot better and I wish you so much luck at your speech. You're going to do great. ;)
    PS- I'll definitely check up on Logan's blog. Thanks ;)

  2. Hope you're feeling better soon!!

    Big heart hugs and prayers,

  3. Lauren,
    You are such an amazing person! Here you have been so sick and dealing with insurance/doctor issues and yet you have been thinking about Logan and our little family. Thank you Lauren.

    I really hope that you get on the mend soon. I have had food poisoning once in my life and I will NEVER forget that experience. It has definitely made me pretty paranoid about any kind off food and I have found myself avoiding certain items when we go out to eat.

    I do need to send you Logan's info for your video. I will try to get it your way today!

    Take care of yourself and I'll be saying extra prayers for you!


    Stef, Ryan, Wyatt and Logan