Thursday, March 25, 2010

Brie's Back, Baby!

I missed you friends! My life is finally starting to get back to normal after my little bout of Kay Um Yeah I Can’t Breathe! I left my T’s office directly on Monday and went straight to the ER (I believe her words to me were “Do not pass go, do not collect $200, get your ass to the ER, or I’m calling an ambulance.”) So, naturally, I went. ;) With my heart rate in the 150’s and my O2 saturation in the 80’s, girlfriend was in pretty bad shape. But after a chest x-ray, steroids, yakkity schmakkity, and now more steroids and antibiotics from home, I’m feeling better. Except for my cough – it’s freak nasty, but really it sounds worse than I really am, I hope, because I sound like one of those chain-smokers who smokes ciggies through a hole in their throat because they’re dying of lung cancer but can’t stop smoking and creep people out with their weirdness. PLUS my ribbies and abs are sooooo sooooore from perma coughing! …I seriously wish I could upload an audio file on this blog just to make you eebie jeebie when you heard me cough! Sigh. Blogger, get on that!
Treatment-wise things are going well. I’ve lost some energy this week but what can you expect? With a heart rate in the 150’s and me breakin’ out in a sweat trying to breathe, it was like going to the gym without having to stare at the other Sweaty Awkwards on the elliptical next to me! I’ll definitely have a bit of making up to do in the next couple weeks, but I’m up to it. Time to get my buttso back in gear.

Got my tragus re-pierced. You like? I had to let the first piercing close up because the dude who did it the first time did it in entirely the wrong place and it was all jacked up. The diamond stud made my heart happy, but my wallet unhappy. (Note: it wasn’t a real diamond, of course, but should have been for what I paid for it!)

If you pray, please keep my lil family in your prayers that Brandon will get a job he has been called in for a second interview for. It would be ahhhmazing if he got it. If you don’t pray, then mull it around in your heart a bit and send us good luck vibes our way. If you don’t even believe in good vibes, then, well, you kinda suck. LOVE YOU.

15 comments:

Eating Alone said...

Praying for the job.

Good luck with the cough and I hope you feel better.

malpaz said...

glad your doing better. that would be so scary to get so sick when you just met you recovery goals not to mention having to back track and make up for sickness. i am now praying i do not get sick because i dont wanna be in this situation twice.

i wish there was a "do not pass go do not collect $200" for recovery, just get me to the light!

love the piercing and your hair is looking thick and shiny!

Krista said...

I hope he gets the job! Dustin told me about the new school plan. I hope it works out for him. It is an awesome company to work for... at least I think it is since my husband comes home happy and we get our benefits paid for... though that could be changing thanks to Obama.

Alexandra Rising said...

As a believer in faith in spirituality [but of no religious affiliation] I will hold your fam in my thoughts and will definitely be sending good-zinger vibes your way.

PS I cant figure out what the tragus thing is. It looks pretty and sparkly...but...oh wait, is it the other thing on the other side of your ear? Ouch! Does that hurt?

Maeve said...

I will definitely pray for your family in general and for Brandon to get the job in particular!

I'm glad to hear that you're starting to get back to fighting form. I will keep praying that you get well soon!

brie said...

thanks all for your prayers and good vibage. :)

alex, honestly? the tragus didn't hurt when i got it pierced - like not even more than your average ear piercing. but ask whit, the bestie? she called me a BITCH when she got hers pierced because she claims it killed. so i guess to each his/her own...

standing in the rain said...

Glad you are feeling better. Sounds not so pleasant to not be able to breathe!

Def. praying for the job!

alriggells said...

Sending hopeful vibes and good lucks!!!

dietcolagirl said...

I've always wanted my tragus pierced but weirdly, I don't really have one- lol- so I got my rook instead.

brie said...

aaaahhhh the rook would be sooooo painful! i had to google that shiz!

t. said...

i'll pray that brandon gets the job. and, wow, missy, you sound like you were all kinds of hella sick. i am so glad you are doing better!

tracy said...

Prayers for Brandon and all of your cute little fam.

tracy said...

i want a tongue stud...hub would l o v e that. Can you imagine me, a never grown up 48 year old doing t h a t . Hub "Well, don't expect ME to take you anyplace." not that we go...anyplace!

Heather Lindquist said...

I'm so afraid of pain...I doubt I could pull that off without swearing too. : )

Totally like your new hair though...and of course, the earring.

My thoughts are with you guys on the job search. I hope friends and family are able to help you out right now, so you don't have to go live in garbage cans or cardboard boxes are any of that shiz. Good luck on gaining more "energy" too! : ) I think I kind of like that word.....it's WAY better than the other "c" one. I may just start using it myself! My best friend from England uses the word energy for calories also, so it must be a british thing.

sprinkledwithcinnamon said...

Damn Brie, you're a trooper! Glad to hear you're alright despite the hackity cough (definitely know what you're talking about)! Sending good vibes/prayers that Brandon gets the job :)!
Haha and as usual love your commentary- especially about how it was like going to the gym without the sweaty awkwards and all ;)