Journal - January 7, 2009 (Wednesday) Day +179by Sheri Nocelli on 06/14/13
What another crazy week! Last Tuesday, Luciana tripped on a toy in the living room and hit her head on a coffee table. She had a really big wound that kept bleeding no matter what we tried. There was a nurse here at the time because her son was taking a guitar lesson, and she tried to butterfly the cut closed. It was in Luciana's hair line though, so that didn't work. And every time she cried, it would start really bleeding again. So I called my friend Mya, and she came right over to look at it. She thought it could use 2 or 3 stitches, so off to the ER we went! Of course that's the last place in the world I should be is an ER full of sick people, so I wore my mask and gloves. The staff there was wonderful and got us right into a private room and looked at the baby right away. It ended up she needed 6 stitches! They put the dissolvable kind which was awesome, and were really good with the baby. She didn't cry at all, she was a real trooper. I don't know what I would do without Mya, she's always there when I'm in a pinch, she's the best friend I could ever ask for.
The week went on pretty uneventfully thank goodness! We spent the weekend taking down the Christmas decorations. It didn't take too long, which was good because I was really worn down from the week and needed to rest a lot. Lucien had to keep yelling at me to get back on the couch and stop doing too much. It was really nice to see the house go back to normal!
I had my doctor appointment Monday morning. MAN is it hard getting up at 7:30!! The appointment went really well though, he said that all the new problems I'm having are to be expected with stopping the Steroids after being on them for so long. I've had swollen ankles, severe arthritis pain in all of my fingers at night and every morning, and a complete loss of appetite. The appetite is a lot like being pregnant, certain foods that I usually love are disgusting! And then I crave other certain foods... but anyway, the doctor said this was all normal. The only thing we're going to watch if it gets worse is the finger pain, it does really interfere with day to day activities, I can't even play guitar right now. Everything else looked really good though, and now I go back in three weeks.
I hope I have some more quiet weeks ahead. Lucien and I have a lot of projects we're working on right now though, so work is absolutely nuts. We even have a video shoot scheduled for a few weeks from now as we resume the Deal With It Tour, there are a few videos that were planned and put on hold when I was diagnosed, that we're scheduled to resume with now. It's really exciting, and we're really happy to get back to work 30 hours a day like usual. The only difference is that I have to sleep extra hours now to keep up my energy, but it's worth it. That and the chocolate flavored Ensure Lucien bought for me, I think I'll be ready to go into this crazy year!