Monday, March 28, 2011

New Hair

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Blood Work Back

My bloodwork came back normal. YAY!

But that just rules out one thing as to what is causing my thyroid to be enlarged. My follow up appt. is in 3 weeks, so I'm hoping the Dr. will have some ideas. My mother was diagnosed with Hiroshimoto's thyroid disease (sp?) a few months ago. I might bring this up to the Dr. as most thyroid diseases are genetic and this disease can present with your thyroid hormones showing up normal in blood tests.

School is going good. Lots of homework and my Mock Interview coming up next week. But in the end it is all worth it. :)

Also next Friday I am being inducted into Phi Theta Kappa (international honor society) my overall GPA is 3.88 and my GPA for last semester was 4.0 I'm hoping that my Human Biology class this semester doesn't pull my GPA down too low. It is definitely giving me some trouble. I have a high C in that class now. I"m hoping to bring it up to a B with this next test (Wish me luck!!!)

Off to shower and finish up some more homework, just wanted to update ya'll.

Oh wait! I found a really neat website, I used it for the first time at work yesterday on one of their blogs. So check it out: Bucket Craft

Monday, March 21, 2011

Short Day at Work

Because I had a Dr.'s appt. Just to get some things checked out. It took 30 min to get all the paperwork and such done and get called back so my 1:40 appt. didn't really start until 2:10. But they are really thorough on all the questions and such.

After explaining to the Dr. the original reason I had made the appt. (my fingers, which are now mysteriously better) we got to talking about my family history as far as thyroid problems go and how I'm supposed to be getting mine checked. Well apparently my thyroid is enlarged. They ran some blood tests, thyroid levels, kidney & liver function, etc. Found out I wasn't up to date on my tetanus shot (my arm is soooo sore) and scheduled my follow-up appt. for next month. I should hear back about all my blood tests in a couple of weeks, unless the Dr wants to wait to talk to me in person about the results. (so I'm thinking if I hear nothing I should start to worry). He also wants to get me an appointment to have a thyroid scan done. I'm glad I'm getting to the bottom of the possible thyroid issue, not so glad that I don't have insurance with all this going on. But hopefully we'll find out what is causing all my issues and get to the bottom of them. We also discussed my fingers and toes always being cold and purple and he is fairly certain that I have Raynaud's Phenomenon. Which I have suspected this for quite some time. But it is good to know that I'm not crazy and I'm not a hypochondriac, that there are some underlying issues causing some stuff.

Thyroid issues can cause a lot of things emotionally which could explain the roller coaster that I've been on as of late. I'm hoping to just get something resolved. Wish me luck!

Sunday, March 13, 2011


My heart goes out to Japan after the 8.9 earthquake and the tsunami that followed shortly after, this past Friday. Everything I have seen on the news is heart wrenching, and I cannot imagine what the people of Japan are going through. I worry for them, not only today, as their rescue efforts are being put out, but I worry for Japan for tomorrow and the day after, and into next year.

How is all this salt water, spilled fuel from cars, buildings, oil refineries, etc. going to affect the quality of their soil? How is it affecting the quality of their air? Also there are reports of the nuclear reactors giving off radiation, possibly melting down. What will happen to Japan after the clean up is done, and after the people are found?

I wish I had the monetary means to help, or at least that there was some sort of drive close enough to where I am that I could do something. It pains me to see so many people hurting and to not be able to do anything about it.

I am keeping Japan and her people in my thoughts and prayers.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Debt Collectors & Other Paypal Issues

Just out of curiosity, if a company tells a debt collector that they will settle for 50% of what is owed to them, then why when that 50% is paid are they still hounding me for the rest of the amount owed?

Now keep in mind that this amount that was owed to Paypal initially was taken from my bank account without them notifying me or my ex-husband that there was a problem with a sale that we had made on Ebay (this problem goes back to 2008).

This caused our bank account to go into the negative. The ex-husband paid the bank, and closed that account. (still trying to find out how a joint account was closed with only one person present, whilst the other person had no idea that it was being closed).  So as of 2009, Paypal acct. #1 was not in the negative.

Morph to Aug. 2010, Paypal has a debt collector send me a bill for the amount that was taken from the bank account in 2008. They agreed to settle for 50%. I didn't feel like doing the run around with Paypal. (That and to view why they are having issues with your account you have to have a court order.) So I sent in the money. Now Paypal has closed my current Paypal account and will not let me use it unless I pay off the original amount owed, which has now been paid twice already.

I'm not paying them 3 times for 1 issue.

I'm just not going to use them anymore and I encourage anyone who reads this to boycott them as well before your bank funds are ripped out from under your nose with no warning. You'll only find out when your bank tells you.

If you decide to keep Paypal, good luck. If they screw you over. I told you so.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Promises Promises

I'm bad about this LOL. Okay ring picture:

Can be viewed at Raen's Reception.

Oh, oh, that was mean!  Sorry! *evil grin*