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******* January 26, 2017 *******

yeah yeah yeah…

I know, I know. I’m very overdue for this blog. So I think it’s time to update y’all on my Amytastic life….

 

So, I had my first surgery on the right eye for my Graves Disease. Below is the slideshow on all of that….

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I’m having the left eye surgery on the 7th of February. Just around the corner. At Jacobs/Thornton Hospital. I’ll be there overnight, so feel free to check in or visit… Bring food offerings… Hahaha! No, like seriously. I had no food last time because I got out surgery later and I didn’t have the heart to ask Rob to get me food. There’s hardly any food offerings in that section of La Jolla unless you visit the mall… Yeah, no!

Thanksgiving was especially awesome… Excellent food offerings by all three of us.

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As for Christmas, we were sad to not attend my amazing Godparents dinner because I was Looking a bit GOONIESish!

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I made the exact dinner my beautiful and hardworking Godmother Angela made for the family tasty!

New Years was even better. It’s been awhile since I’ve had a kiss at midnight…

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And so that leads us to today. Sitting a Shiley. Pre-op stuff. The best thing is…  We get to spend the night with my favorite BFFs and brothers from excellent and beloved mothers, Robbie and Gregg. And I get to see FINNIE!! I’m just now getting into Prim’s inner circle. She’s slept on the guest bed with me and STAYED!! I’m flabbergasted! She finally lets me walk her and pet her and even pick her up and hold her. Making moves there!

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So so that’s my life in a nutshell since the last time I updated!

…. And if you are Aunt Judy’s (my dads first wife) husband…. A BIG HUGE SHOUT OUT to you for keeping up with my crazy!

 

 

 

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Fun stuff I’ve been up to… Yet still single.. SHOCKINGLY…

So, like, I’ve been busy these days. I’ve had some fun stuff going on that is helping me in my…

AMY’S RESURGENCE TOUR 2016!!

Here are some photos of what

Robbie and I have been up to:

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Here are some photos of what

my dentist and I have been up to:

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    Good times at My niece Angela’s Mission Beach Volleyball Practice:

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    Ranch stuff and goings-on:

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  • Well, that’s about it. Nothing new in the liver department. Blood test are great and I’m getting back to work.. Thanks to my sister Virginia for giving me the time at sports games and practices with my niece and nephew…

  • Love to everyone… When I update, I’ll update… Otherwise follow me on Facebook and Instagram!!

Amy

1 Year. Humbled.

(As spoken at today’s meeting. March 15, 2016 – Noon.

The Huddle on Goldfinch, San Diego, CA)

  • Thank you Anna… There is no one better to have done this today. Your guidance has shaped me. Any time I had questions, needed a reading, needed advice… You are always there. You are one of the most kindest, gentle and extraordinary people I am honored to call my “person”.
  • Mom, Sitsi Angela and Parino Joe… I just can’t make amends enough..
  • Mitch, you saved my life. #BestPrivateNurseEVER!!!
  • My family. You are #Everything!

It’s not as rare anymore, being rather speechless, but I really, honestly, have nothing to say…

Except, I will say this, Humbly. To everyone here at The Huddle and those not able to be at this meeting..

Your support and love, all of the things I have done this past year. I didn’t know I needed all that support until I truly realized I needed it. If you call upon, the answers will make themselves known.

It’s not just my sobriety.

All of you have helped me accept my new journey, my life diagnosis. You have taught me how to not avoid. How to define avoidance and what it means to have acceptance and freedom from avoidance. And friendship. True, real, friendships. New and  old.

And when I have or have tried, you helped me change that defect. You all hold me accountable. I have learned to replace the negative with positivity.

I am forever grateful and truly humbled. From then, now and the future. God Bless you all, I love you.

With deep humility in my heart and soul,

Amy

P. S., See, I told you Dr. Michel Mendler, Dr. Alexander Kuo, Dr. Sathya Pokala, Dr. Irine Vodkin, Dr. Yuko Kono, Dr. Albert Ding, Dr. Joshua Rubin, Dr. Sheri Rosen, and especially my Psychiatrist, Dr. Kurtis Linderman (feel very sorry and please pray for this kind man for listening to my malaise) and all the many nurses (especially you, Joanie Salotti – knock knock… I’m talking ’bout you Joanie… We have some pickle to eat!!) and support staff at Grossmont and my beloved UCSD Hepatology and Liver Transplant Departments. I did it and will continue to do so! #LifeChange #NeverStopWorking

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The latest, greatest in photos for February & March, 2016

NEW BLOG POST!!!

Thought I would post some things I (along with my ranch hand/cousin Mitchie Pants “Mr. Step and Fetch It”) have been doing and working on here at the ranch.

It goes to show you, if you follow the rules that your specialists and doctors give you, you too can get stronger.

Be a FIGHTER! I fight for myself but more importantly, I FIGHT FOR YOU!!

364 days of sobriety! Mine, ALL MINE!! Continue reading

Grammys, my DVR & the Re-evaluation of my new path….

I felt motivated today. Not sure if it was the valued, supportive leadership of my assholeio ex-boyfriend Gary my higher power and/or the calling from the Big Book giving me a chapter (10) to read out of the Blue Book (#AA) or that today is 11 months of #sobriety (probably a combination). That with the addition of Anna discussing it with me briefly and then giving me Chapter 7 to read tomorrow, today has been quite a powerful day.

(All ex-BF joking aside…. Because it is, joking…NOT..)…..

Today I am grateful for another day sober and 11 month total sobriety. I look forward to March 15th when I get to honor and be humbled (by) to my family, friends, and all those who’ve been there – through the good and the really nasty. My needy ass #caboose is forever attached to your strong, supportive #locomotive!

So while the day progressed, as sick as I am right now, I managed to reflect on my original “wall of #disgust and #hope” (this is #truth!) and take it down and re-craft it with the new #changes in my life.

Here is the original wall I created back in April, 2015….

And today’s creation…..

Well folks… Here’s hoping I continue to grow in my sobriety. By the grace of God and my incredible support system in the program (and it goes without saying that same group are my dearest friends in life, for life)!!!!

Ok, so I’m watching the #Grammys… I’m a tad bored but I’m hanging in there… So far, I have enjoyed my beloved #Adele (who sang my new relationship theme song “All I Ask” and yes, once again, she made me cry like a 5 year old who lost her best friend!), #GAGA (#amazeballs, as always),  #KendrickLamar (no clue who he was, but I know NOW!!!), hello #BonnieRaitt, congrats #EdSheeran, my new man-crush #SamHunt, #TheWeeknd, STEVIE (and his hilarious reading the winner in “haha you can’t read BRAILLE!”).

And am I the only one, and I mean absolutely no offense here (umm, yeah I do, to him, that is…) and am completely respectful about these matters (all matters, actually), that thinks that The Biebs is a bit on the effeminate side? I smell a closet door ajar, waiting to open… #JustSaying?!?!!

Who is this one, #AlabamaShakes? I’m riveted, in an awkward way… She sounds amazing, however… (UPDATED: Corine just notified me and I stand corrected, that they are a band, not just one talented woman).

And yes, #AliceCooper!!!!! #memories


Ah, fine #memories of that night! I again thank God for again opening my eyes to new and wonderful things I normally would NEVER do or think of!

So I’m wondering why there hasn’t been a #KarTRASHian sighting? Isn’t it their MO to make EVERYTHING about them? #WheresKanye…??? Is he over at some late night talk show Kanye West-ing their program?  Probably starting a #GoFundMe page… He really should be making reservations at the nearest #Sanitarium… #ThingsThatMakeYouGoHmm!?!?!?!!! I may have #NightTerrors because of that!

I really need to #ChangeTheChannel! I’m getting bored…. Isn’t there ANYTHING better on right now or am I going to have to consult my #DVR? I guess I’ll go back to my #House reruns on my DVR.

So, what are y’all doing tonight? My guess would be watching the #Grammys… I just can’t anymore because if I see that no talent twat, #Miley, I may throw my tv outside in the horse shit!

Thank good #God it’s over! Couldn’t take much more. And I’m not sure what more I have to offer to you, my dear readers…the few of you… Lol… So I ask, please read, if you like it, please follow and hit like! The more the merrier.

Would love to know what y’all are doing, thinking, or not doing and not thinking…

Hit me up in comments down below.

Until manana…

Princess Buttercup, Tar Bucket, Motormouth, Energizer Bunny (thx Dad!), Pain-In-The-Rear,

Amy

TIPS surgery recovery diet!!!

These cookies, from Oreo, have got to be the most delicious cookies I have had in a very, very long time….

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Also on the recovery diet is all things Mexican, Italian and copious amounts of candy varietals!!!

Just wanted to share.

So like basically, my secret drawer looks similar to this gluttonous stash I had the pleasure of partaking from last week..

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And of course… burgers…

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I’m just hungry… all day… all night…

I’ll enjoy this ride as long as my weight allows…

Back to Hell’s Kitchen !!! Why can’t these chefs, who know they are going on this show, learn how to cook a damned SCALLOP?

I digress.

Until next time… I’m gonna mangia on these…

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Love and sweet stuff,

Amy