Sunday, September 28, 2008

A penny for your slots?

I know it's quite late; however, after writing the previous post I find it very necessary to follow up with a happy ending :) Let me set the scene. September 27th, Saturday the year is 2008 and I'm venturing to Mohegan Sun with my parents. I love those free concerts at the Wolfden, ever been? They're FREE, how can you not love them? Who cares if it's a Mexican band playing some cute little wind pipes, flutes, moroccas (spelling?) and you can't understand a word they're saying.. it's free. Or a fabulous cover band maybe for the symbol formulary known as 'Prince'. That's not who we saw, but I just wanted to give you some examples. We planned this trip, Leslie Gore! She sang 'It's my party and I can cry if I want to'. I'm sure you know who she is now, as you just sung that out loud.. I know you did or maybe hummed it. I know Richard Simmons danced to it on the commercial clips to his show. What ever happened to him?

Back to the story, my night with my parents at Mohegan Sun Casino. My father wanted to wait in line and let my mother and I walk around and lose our money. He's got this amazing personality where he can make friends with anyone, anywhere. This guy could get lost in the Projects and come out with 5 best friends and 2 autographs lol. I'm serious! My mom and I played a bunch of machines.. I keep telling myself I won $31 when in reality I had lost $14 LOL. My mom just kept playing until her money she put in the slots was gone. Neither of us really know what we're doing anyways, does anyone? We went back to wait in line with my dad who had already befriended this cute little old phillipino woman named 'Lucy'. She is from Chicopee, MA and took the bus with her friend 'Ricky' to the Casino. 'Can you believe we only paid $30 both ways and it includes the buffet, what a deal!' She was so cute and must have told us that atleast 3x. They ended up sitting with us at a table for 6. A strange man who never talked/looked at any one of us once sat in the 6th chair. He was SO friendly that he pulled the chair far out so he wasn't even touching our table. He was on his own island.. what a VERY friendly man, lol.

Back to 'Lucy and Ricky', they met 10 yrs ago, are not married to one another as they have both previously been divorced.. they live in the same building but have separate apartments. 'It works for us' she said! I asked 'Lucy' so many questions and within 1 hr I felt I had know her my whole life. She of course in turn asked me a million questions and of course repeated most of them :) She was very sweet. Before leaving she asked for me to take her number so if Charlie, my parents and I (yes she now knows him through conversation though he was not there tonight, lol) ever decide to visit the Hukilau Restaurant in MA to call her beforehand. They love to go there and 'Ricky' will sing Karaoke for me. They were by far two of the most interesting people I have ever met. Had my plans have been different tonight.. I would have never met them. This cute little old (when I say old roughly early 60's) truly added to the enjoyable evening we had.

I could honestly go on and tell you every detail of the conversation; however, it's late and I'm quite sleepy. Every individual we meet in life, whether it be a quick hello or a long deep life changing conversation has already helped to send us in a new direction. I'm not sure what tomorrow will bring now, as I wasn't quite sure even before I went to the Casino tonight. I know my life is different, I know it's changed. When I breath the air seems a little more pure.

Love you all, good night. Take it all in, every second. Take in tomorrow :)


Saturday, September 27, 2008

I seen you walkin' down in Chinatown

Assalomu alaikum!

So it may not be 4 years; however, from my last post (my first post) I seemed to have misplaced my motivation. Here I am at 3 minutes past midnight and it snuck up on me like a little mosquito! What a night I had (which I'll follow up with a separate post), but for now I am going to back track a little if you don't mind.

The surgery back in June went as well as it could have. The newest of masses were both benign. The larger one was removed, while the Dr decided to leave the smaller one in there. I wish I could have had a say in it, since he made the decision shortly after knocking me out with the poisonous yet delicate gas, lol. In all honesty, I was very upset at first; however, since the second mass was not close to the larger one they would have had to make a separate incision. Perhaps in 6 months or so it will grow in size and cause pain and will need to be removed.. but that'll be another blog for another day. I can't be too upset as I am extremely happy that everything turned out great. It could have been worse, right? That's such a great saying..

I'll place that a side and let me pull out the latest. I've been introduced to painful little cysts inside my right ovary and a ruptured one in the left. For those who have had it, I'm so sorry that you ever had to go through that. Anyone who has not and maybe had kidney stones.. they catergorize as the same pain. It's unbelievable how our bodies have a mind of their own, does that seriously make any sense?

So.. along the way I've had to switch Drs. Let me just say good.. no GREAT Dr's are very hard to come by. If ever you feel slightly uncertain or unhappy with a physician, switch! It seems to be a hastle at first, but believe me you'll be so much happier and secure in the end. This is your health and your life that some stranger is in charge of so be as picky as possible. Needless to say yes I had to find a great OBGYN and she's AMAZING!

Now.. I'm at a bit of a road block; however, I have an appt in a few weeks which will hopefully supply me with more answers and helpful information to move forward. I'll try and keep you updated throughout this crazy journey. I don't know what other female part of my body is not distorted, because it feels I've been cursed everywhere. Oy vey!

With all of that said I'm trying to make myself as healthy as possible. I figure I have no control over the uncontrollable so why not do everything I can do right? If I can watch what I put inside of my body, that helps. I've gone a week without biting my nails, LOL. Hey it's an addiction which is unhealthy so that is on my oh so very very long checklist! Are there things you would like to change in your life that you tell yourself over and over again but can't quite stay with it? A list is pretty cool, it kind of is there to smack you in the ass every so often and say.. 'hey remember me? i'm what you don't want to do.. did you forget about me that quickly?'.. If there are things you want to change and need someone to motivate you or just check up on you every so often, let me know. I would absolutely lovvvve to help :)

I love you all so much :) KT