Thursday, July 31, 2008

5 weeks 5 days

Yay!! Yesterday I went to the oral surgeon and he told me that I was healed "enough" to resume normal activities and a normal diet. Wahoo! Although, that whole "normal" thing might be a little hard. Last time I checked I'm far from normal. Have you seen my hair lately? haha. Well, that's the good news! 6 weeks is saturday, so that is really when I'm healed, but the sooner the better, right?

Also, if you or someone you know is going to be having this surgery or anything like it feel absolutely free to email me or call me. I would love to talk with you/them. I've also had a tongue surgery where they clipped some from the underneath it because I was... tonguetied? Is that the word? I can't remember, but I had that surgery in 5th grade and there are more to come. I'm going to have to have a bone graft and some implants. So I'm almost done! (That may seem like a lot to you, but to me it seems like almost done. haha)

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Bubblewrap

I love bubblewrap. and webcams. :)
video

MeMe

Okay so my friend, mother, at Turning Points tagged me in this meme.

Here are the tag rules:
1. Link to the person who tagged you.
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Write six random things about yourself.
4. Tag six people at the end of your post and link to them.
5. Let each person know they've been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
6. Let the tagger know when your entry is up.

Here goes:

1. I like to write fiction and devotionals. I also play oboe. :)

2. I have blue eyes and I get comments on that a lot, but I think I've recieved more comments on my pink hair lately. I think it stands out just a little bit more than blue eyes, but just a tiny bit.

3. I'm not sarcastic at all. Nope, never in a million years. Right mother?

4. I still play with play-doh and I'm 15.

5. I've never had a boyfriend. Nope, never. (seriously, i really never have)

6. I have a best friend ever named Eboo who is going to be tagged in this. ha.

Tag 6 people? Yeah, right.

1. My bestestestestest friend everrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr: quiet wispers
2. My youth minister : Student Ministry is Life
3. A church planter : Relative Truths

I'll stick with 3. :)

Saturday, July 26, 2008

5 Weeks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wahoo! One more week! I'm soooooo excited. I have an appointment with the oral surgeon on Wednesday and he will give me the official okay there. Hopefully all is it seems. :)It takes 6 weeks for a bone to heal, so techically I have another full week of recovery left, but officially 4 more days. I'm so ready to be able to do what I want. I want to go to six flags. Does anyone want to go to six flags with me? Or go to have a steak dinner. Next Saturday, let's go. haha. Maybe not, but I'm still so excited.

God has enormously blessed me this summer. I'm going to write a "full" ( i guess you could say) testimony later, but He has given me a speedy recovery and has even allowed me to play my oboe. Thank you my dear Lord! He is good and there is power in prayer I can promise you that right now. It's up to God overall what to do, but sometimes God will provide us with miracles, but we need to have a servant's heart. King Hezekiah prayed that God would be with them in a war that seemed impossible to win and he said he wanted it to be so that everyone would see GOD'S POWER AND GLORY!! And God was there. My friends that called me and sent me notes have a servant's heart. Thank you for your prayers. I really should stop before I start preaching as I sometimes accidentally do, but thank you everyone. I love you bunches. <3

Monday, July 21, 2008

Yes or No

Me: You know you are strange when you are inspired by a bottle of shampoo.

Bro and Mom: A bottle of shampoo?

Me: Yes

Yes or No
As you all know, it is a very hot day in Lawrenceville, GA. So, like most of probably, I took a shower after the morning service of Campmeeting. We just bought a bottle of clarifying shampoo for my pink hair and I was reading what it said. It was talking about how it removes gunk without damaging your hair. That's good, I thought to myself. Then it said "Say yes to beautiful without paying the price". Hm.
Satan says the same thing to us, "Say yes to sin without paying the price". Satan convinces people that there is no God so it doesn't matter if you sin. Or that you won't get caught so do whatever you want. He tells us we can do all this stuff without "paying the price" of hell or earthly consequences.
It kind of reminds me of the anti-drug organization that says, "Just say no [to drugs]", but it's even more than that. Just say no to alcoholism, smoking or any sort of addiction. Just say no to lying, cheating and stealing. Just say no to sin. Just say no.
Now while that is easier said than done (like most things), we need to try wholeheartedly to just say NO! We WILL mess up, but we need to try. In the long run it will actually benefit you. I guess it comes down to knowing who to say yes to and who to say no to. Do you say yes to Jesus or sin? Who will you say yes to?


4 weeks 2 days

Thats' how many weeks it's been. 1 week and 5 days until I'm done!! (for now) Campmeeting seemed to go really well yesterday. In a half hour we're gunna leave to go to the morning service. I know who's singing!! guess! guess! haha. I have to go get ready. I'll finish later. :)

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Day 25

Man, I'm ready to go back to school. Ugh! I guess I really should complete my summer reading first, but I still want to get back to school. Yesterday I was thinking about why I may want to this year and not the years previously and I came to this conclusion: Past years we've gone to Alaska, Grand Canyon, The Florida Keys, and Texas (not all in the same summer). This year we've gone to: Disney World.... and we had a family reunion here. Yup. We pretty much haven't left Atlanta. So that would definately explain it. Past years I've been busy and having fun, this year I'm at home, which is fine, I'm just ready to do something else. That's my theory and I'm sticking to it. Don't like it? To bad. :)
I even took a review on algebra 1 quiz. Of the 13 I took I got 11 correct. That's an 85%. Not to bad.
I even came up with a complete schedule for myself that goes from 5:30am-9:00pm. (School is it's own chunck. I obviously can't include my class schedule.) So yes. Now I go to eat breakfast maybe? No, probably not. I'll figure something out! Good bye, my blog-reading-friends!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Day 19 (i think. haha)

Wow, I feel like I haven't updated in awhile!! haha. Well, I'm doing fine. My face muscles keep acting weird, but whatever. We've been having a lot of fun here. :) We played Apples to Apples, Spades, Spoons, Poker, ERS, and much more. 4 of my 6 female first cousins love playing those games. (I'm including myself in both those numbers) My mom likes to play too. It's very fun. Well, short update! I hope to post pics tomorrow of my fam. We're going to mall of ga tomorrow.

PS. My bruise is fading! My bruise is fading! :D

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Day 15

Okay, so I know that everyone knows that my surgery went extremely well, but I want you to understand how well it went. First I will tell you about my recovery and then other people's.

My recovery time:
1) Surgery
-cutting and securing
-putting 4 rubber bands in
-drainage tubes (for getting blood out)

2) 23 hour hospital stay post-surgery
-swelling
-face humidifier (extremely annoying)
-getting drains and IV out
-pain meds
-bad pain, but not unbearable
-can drink although drooling some
3) Home
-pain, meds
-swelling
-going to church after getting out of hospital
-great decrease in swelling with a few days
-very little numbness
-talking, drinking without drooling
-a little bruising
-decrease in numbness
-able to eat mostly normal food by Day 4
-can get out and do alright

Others (same surgery)
1) Surgery
-cutting and securing
-putting 4 (minimum) rubber bands in
-drainage tubes
-splint
2) Post-surgery in hospital
-swelling
-face humidifier
-pain
-pain meds
-getting drains and IV out
3) Home
-pain, meds (some did not need them at all)
-lots of swelling
-bottom lip numb (if jaw was extended)
-some talking
-bruising
-liquid diet for awhile
-don't feel like getting out for (generally) 2 weeks post-surgery
Now, obviously, I can't speak for everyone, but this is what I have noticed. Some people also got ulsers, which I don't think I have. Hopefully this can show you how awesome my recovery has gone. Thank God!!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

2 Weeks

Wow. Two weeks. That's so weird.


Today we painted my bed frame. I got paint on my face. I don't know how though. haha.


yea, i don't know. lol

Well it's late so that and pics is all the update your getting today!! Pain has been normal. So it's been a good day. :)




no, my hair is not greasy, i just took a shower. lol


i look very white and washed out. haha.



my hair is fading. before it looked 100% pink. now you can see some blonde

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Day 13

Hello World!! Aka the world of those that read this. it's a small world. (afterall) Today me and my brother helped my dad label water bottles for July 4th. I'm so excited! :) I love July 4th. It just might be my favorite day of the year. haha. After that we played pool, cleaned the guinea pig cage and played guitar hero. That was fun.

My mouth really isn't bothering me today. I'm very happy about that. :) It's still funny to see all the reactions of people seeing my hair. It's really quite funny. "I didn't recognize you at first!" "How did you get your hair to turn that color?" "Wow! You're hair is pink!!" (or red, whatever color people think it is) "Is it fading at all?" Yea, those are a few. It keeps me entertained.

Here are today's pics:


front


right

left



CHEESE!!
Oh, and I'm going to follow my mother's example and ask: All who are reading this blog, comment! I am curious to know. even if I don't know you. :)

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Day 12

Hello Readers!! :D Today has been great! I haven't taken pain meds in 2 days. Today I had an appointment with the oral surgeon and he took out the rest of my rubber bands (yay!!) and had to pull out some of the stitches. That felt kinda weird but wasn't all that bad at all. After that we went to Johnny Carino's. It was muy sabrosa. (very yummy) :) Well here are my pics! (which were taken from my webcam! :) )



front

side

side

smile!

i'm pretty sure my mouth is healing faster then this stupid bruise. lol

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Day 10 & 11

Yes, today is day 11, but we took pics yesterday so I'm going to post those and write this as though it were yesterday. So, today is the last day of June. :)

Today was cleaning day. First we conquored moving the guinea pigs into the basement. Miah (bro's GP) has this wet spot on her butt that may a sign of a disease or something. We're not quite sure. My mom is doing a whole bunch of research. Our vet doesn't treat small animals so we're going to have to find another vet. Joy. lol.

After that we moved my desk into where the guinea pigs were after thoroughly vacuuming the room. It looks sooooo good now. I wish we had done that originally. Well that was pretty much our day. OH!

When my brother and my dad went to Scouts me and my mom started puting together a table and some chairs for in the basement. That was fun. ish. lol. But my dad was please so that is always good. Plus I got to climb on top of the large freezer. :)

I only had to take 600 mg of Ibuprofen today!! Yay! I did NOT take a Lortab because I've taken at least 1/2 of one every night since the hospital. And last night I could not go to sleep until I took it. So I'm going to take a break from that for awhile. I don't need it for pain, anyway. The pain has gone down a lot. :) Well here are the pics!!


I look really weird in this picture







yay! no more bruise!


Day 11

We just got back from Bruster's. Yum. Thank you to the person who gave me the gift card! :D I got Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. It was very yummiful. :P

It turns out that our vet does treat guinea pigs. So that is very good. My brother is going to give Miah a bath. Hopefully that will help.

My mouth does hurt some now that I just ate, but overall today is going great. :) I haven't taken any pain medication today. Wahoo! Well, I have to clean my room now. There is a whole bunch of stuff that was on my desk that I have to find a new home for. eh. I have cleaning. I hate organizing more. :/ oh well, time to continue.