OMG is right!
I have honestly had a photo of this camera under my desk for 3 years! I've wanted this camera so bad! I am so grateful to the people in my life who have made it possible for me to finally own this camera, and deeply grateful to aunt Kelly (Engbarth) who, like me, believes that passion and dreams can and will come true.
Truth be told, this is (I know) not the most flatterin of photos but "A" my mom took it from a camera phone and "B" I was in a lot - A Lot - A LOT of pain (to be control thereafter by Morphine... thank God for the miracle of medicine).Anyway... the long story short goes sumpthin' like this... went in Sunday afternoon (11/30) after pain in my lower abdomen was so excruciatingly painful that I was literally moments from passing out from the pain (let me note now that I have a very high pain tolerence earning a mother-of-the-year nomination for giving birth to my 9lbs 2oz son with no pain meds).
Continuing... in the ER for 7-ish hours, my CT scan showed fluid, blood and debris in the lower abdomen and nobody could tell us what it was from. So, I was admitted. I'm not going to bore you with the absolute frustrations that I went through when I was in the hospital for 33 HOURS before I was able to see a doctor let alone get any food or water (not even so much as water or ice chips). Grrrrr.... breathe.
Okay, so after pelvic exams and ultrasounds, an endoscopy, and tons and tons of bloodwork, they still don't have an exact answer as to what is exactly wrong with me. I was begging to be released because the entire experience was not only physically painful, but truly exhausting on my mother, my husband, and myself. Dealing with incompetency is not something I do well.
As for now, I have been seen by my own Gyn and am scheduled for a Pelvic MRI Monday (12/8). From what she can tell, it could very well have been a massive ovarian cyst rupture (mind you, I have had several of these before but nothing this painful). I am to stay off my feet all weekend and rest. My body is tired, and I can feel it trying to heal itself. I hope answers are soon to come.
Also, one more thing...
Wednesday, December 3, 2008 my very dear friend Sharon Howell (shown below with me in many photos... she has long blonde hair) lost her father. Brad Howell was just like all of our dads and he will with certainty be loved and missed.