Saturday, February 28, 2009

I live with a model! we have a date for CarGuy's transplant...he goes in to the hospital on March 16th and will get his transplant around the 20th. But that's not why I'm here blogging. To get ready for the transplant he had to get another bone marrow biopsy. For those of you not familiar with that process it is H.I.D.E.O.U.S!!! You have to lay on your stomach on a table and then they expose your hiney for all the world to see. They then numb up the area and proceed to drill into the hipbone and take a piece of the bone and about 6cc's of fluid out of the bone. It nearly kills me everytime I witness it. Poor CarGuy had to have it done on both sides this time and he chose not to have any sedation! I think his mother dropped him on his head one too many times as a child!! I would not only have full sedation but they better have a margarita ready for me when I come to.

So...anyway...while the PA is doing the procedure she is talking to him and asking him nebulous little questions. I think she's just trying to keep his mind off things. She asks him the basic "so what do you do for a living" question. Leave it to CarGuy to come up with the most hilarious answer it appears she has ever heard. He calmly says "I'm a butt model." She had to stop the procedure so she could compose herself. Sometimes the guy absolutely kills me!

BTW...he just came in while I was writing this so I told him that this was totally anonymous and that no one would know who he is. So...if you know me IRL, please don't ask for him to demo his modeling abilities. First he would break all my fingers so I could never blog again but then he would probably give you exactly what you asked for and, believe me, you would not like it and would most likely have nightmares for weeks on end!!! Oh, gosh, definitely do NOT tell him I just said that.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Tiny Theater Thursday

This is the coolest thing ever! I so want a car like this!!!

Thursday, February 19, 2009


Great news!! We have a perfect 10/10 bone marrow donor for CarGuy!! The donor is international so that means the cells will get couriered to Denver and CarGuy will have them infused within 72 hours of their collection. I’m hoping this international connection will not only give him the cooking DNA I am so hoping for but maybe he’ll start talking with a really cool accent too! (CarGuy thinks I’m a total crack up too so go ahead and laugh at my lame sense of humor --'s not all my doing...Hannah is the one who mentioned the accent and I thought it was really funny...but then again maybe that was because she said it in this really weird Russian/British/Irish/Unknown accent of her own making..ok, so maybe you had to be there...moving on...)

The donor has been given 3 dates to pick from – March 4, 6, or 9 – to make his donation and then CarGuy will need to go into the hospital 5 days before that for his pre-treatment conditioning which consists of high dose chemo and full body radiation. That would put us inpatient starting sometime between February 27th and March 3rd. We have to go to Denver early next week for our consent meeting and some last minute blood work and then the real fun begins!

So…everyone gather their slates and chalk because starting next week we will begin our Transplant 101 classes! I plan to walk everyone through the process as we go along and hopefully by the end you will all be ready to get your doctorates and begin your new careers! ;-)

Tiny Theater Thursday

I won't tell anyone you laughed at this if you promise not to tell anyone I did either...

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Tiny Theater Thursday

This guy is too funny! I would suggest going potty before you watch this video!!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Tiny Theater Thursday

My youth pastor turned me on to this video. He said it left him speechless. made me spew milk out my nose! Enjoy..but I recommend you stop drinking before you watch.