Saturday, November 17, 2007

MY Version of Yesterday, and the Night Before.

Once upon a time, I went to La Jolla for a Gamma Knife "surgery". So, we went to an appointment to get an idea of what was going to happen the next day. This lady walks out from behind a big, white desk, and starts a movie. It was a horrific experience. I will not say what was on it in detail for fear that the kids who read the post will never sleep well again. But I will say that it showed what they were going to do to me the next day. It involved a big metal helmet and screwing it into place. A week before, I had told a nurse that I wanted to be completely knocked out the whole time. Well, the nurse THERE said that I would be WAKING UP before the end of the procedure. I got very nervous. So, she gave me a pill that would help me relax that night, and the next morning. Well, a few hours later, my mom, aunt, Linda, and I, found out that it should be called the "be happy pill". I was smiling, and laughing, and giggling. Apparently it was so funny, that my mom shook the bed she was laughing so hard. And that was that was just HALF a pill. The next morning, I took the other half. I was not so giggly because I was a bit more nervous. I was a little more calm though. So they to me in the back, gave me the sleep cocktail, and I fell asleep. It turns out that when the nurse had said, " waking up", she just meant drifting in and out of conciousness. Towards the end, I became more alert. I looked around, and saw lot of nurses. I also discovered I was still wearing the heavy helmet that made me want to lean forward. Well, I look to my other side, and see the the scariest thing of all. Dr. Loudon was standing there hold a big, electronic, heavy duty, screw driver! I stared in horror and asked," Will my head be numb?" Of course he laughs then says, " You will be more than numb." That was kinda scary too. But all they did was just knock me back out with more sleepy stuff. When I woke up, the helmet was gone, and I just had two big bandaids on my forehead. Then we left, and started our drive home. On the way, I ate two taquitos, a bowl of rice, two hard shell tacos, a bowl of french fries, a big glass of lemonade, and two water bottles. I also had a big bowl of brown rice pasta when I got home. Mom thinks they put decadron in my IV. It helps keep the swelling down, but makes me eat a lot. Mom took advantage of my big appetite and loaded me up, since I usually don't feel like eating. Today I feel much better!

THE END!

Kelly

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

Kelly,
I love your version of the story! Especially the part about the Happy Pill! Hmmmm where can i get some of those??!!!!
I had to take Decadron too. (Maybe that is why I gained so much weight!!) I am glad you had such a good appetite. What comes next?
If you feel like having us over, or you want to come over again, just let us know. Lauren and Kristina love seeing you! Love Debbie Meyering

Aunt Jenny & Uncle Bob, Kylie & Ryan said...

Wow, Kelly!
What an adventure you went through the past couple of days! Glad you're feeling better today! I think your detailed version of yesterday should be published! You just continue to amaze us with your wonderful sense of humor shining through!

Keep on feeling better! Hope you, your sisters, your mom, and Aunt Tracy have a good weekend together!

Love,
Aunt Jenny, Uncle Bob, Kylie and Ryan

Cousin Emily said...

Wow, your life could be a TV show! I'm so glad it went well! You are so brave!
Emily

Laurie Martin said...

Hey Kelly!

Thanks for describing your experiences in La Jolla. You write so descriptively. I can totally visualize what you went through. It made me laugh when you talked about your mom laughing so hard. Wow! You really wolfed down a lot of food! :o)
Mr. Turtle has been in hibernation the past few weeks but we saw him poke his head out of his dirt pile today. I think he's looking for you.
You take care and keep "chowin."
Love,
Laurie and Mark

Aunt Tracy said...

Hi Kelly,
You're a great writer - not to mention a very brave girl! Your writing is very descriptive! You had to face something very scary and handled it better than anyone couild imagine! I love being around you and getting to see first hand your determination and spirit! Not to mention I really like having lunch by the ocean with you!
Love you lots!...
Aunt Tracy

Anonymous said...

Kelly,
I loved your story, I'm glad you took the time to tell it from your perspective. I hope you're feeling
better today with no more pain.
Love, Terry Jenkins

bgreen said...

Hi Kelly
Its Becca, how are you
I hope your feeling better.
Maybe some miracle will happen and all your cancer will just disappear.
I sure hope so.
Feel better soon! :P

bgreen said...

Hi Kelly
Its Becca, how are you
I hope your feeling better.
Maybe some miracle will happen and all your cancer will just disappear.
I sure hope so.
Feel better soon! :P

Anonymous said...

Kelly, It was so fun hanging out with you and Megan tonite. mmmm sweedish fish hahaha. I'm so glad your surgery went well and you're feeling well.
<3 Amis Jenkis

Anonymous said...

hey kelly. it's allison. i'm very glad to hear that your procedure went well and i am also glad we got to visit you. that was a lot of fun. also thanks again for the birthday present :)i will, deffinately be enjoying that. well ill talk to you later.
-allison

Catalina Eddy said...

Hi Shining Star,

Can you snag a few of those happy pills for me? I will see you in the morning (if the airlines cooperate), but you can't see what's in my luggage. You have to wait till Christmas morning. And don't try bringing your wrapped gifts to your MRIs, CAT scans, or X-rays. That's cheating!
See you soon.

Anonymous said...

oohhh kelly you freaking crack me up. your story is wayyyyy better than your moms version.
<3 lauren jenkins

Anonymous said...

Dear Kelly,

You've maintained a great sense of humor through it all. I really enjoyed your account of the adventure.

Are you going to give happy pills to everyone on your Christmas list? I'm sure they'd be a BIG hit.

Best regards,
Henry Jackson

pamonrun said...

Hey Kelly,
Love your story. It is amazing how you can find humor in your experiences. You are an awesome person.We are all thinking of you and praying for you to get well soon.
luvya, Pam Marley

The Queen said...

Girl you are a Hoot!
Loved your version of the story. LOL I remember stuff like that, but it was my (well you know) and it's just as scary getting weird stuff done there too. Keep up the humor dear, you will do wonderful.
Hugs Love and Light
The Queen

Anonymous said...

Kelly,

Wow! What a great story!! Glad to hear that you had a good appetite!! Keep eating!!

Smiles, :^)

Charmaine

Rachel said...

You are so tough!!! My mom told me she saw you at the groomers today and you looked beautiful, as you always do. Happy pills, sounds like a party!
Love, Rachel

Aunt Denise said...

Dear Kelly,
I really appreciated your version of events. You have a future in journalism. Other people are always saying "it won't be so bad" but that's because it's not happening to them so of course it doesn't seem so bad. Catalina Eddy is winging his way toward you so I hope your Thanksgiving will be a very happy day.
Love from all of us in New Jersey
Aunt Denise

Anonymous said...

Sweet Kelly,
So glad to hear the gamma knife surgery is over and you are doing better! I'm glad you won't have to go to the clinic every day for awhile. It must feel great to be home. You are so brave! Keep giggling even without the happy pills!! Love and hugs to you and your family. Nancy Filson

Anonymous said...

hi kelly!
i loved your version of the story! it must have been hillarious to see you on those happy pills! let me know some time when rebecca and i can come visit you. We miss you so much!
<3christina

Anonymous said...

Kelly,

I absolutely believe you could possibly be one of the bravest people!!!! And I love your bright sense of humor through all this! hmm...Happy pills... : )

<333 Always,
Kriztia