January 14, 2010

It was the Alarm

There I was sleeping and dreaming {cue your own favorite personal dream music]. Let’s see what was I dreaming, I was skipping through a green grassy field…no I was riding in a fast car down a two lane road…no maybe I was ball dancing in a beautiful purple flowy dress and spiked Barbie shoes? We will never know what it was because that dream was sucked right outta my head. Stupid dang ol’ alarm that went screeching and blaring and making that God awful the hotel is on fire noise! Holy CRAP! FIRE! No kidding my dear internets the alarm went off just before midnight, argh. We jumped up slipped on shoes, grabbed coats, pants, precious laptop and medicine. $hit, $hit, and my purse. We walk quickly out the door, there was no smoke, my eyes were very blurry, but no sign or smell of smoke. There was some kind of weird smell and someone asked what is was, I said that’s a skunk, but really I think someone farted. No it wasn’t me.

The Needum fire department guys were there in about 5-7 minutes. Yea-way to go team. They went up on the 3rd floor where the alarm was first set off, that would be the 2 floors above our room. The police came and went up. Firemen were walking around with tools and such. A policeman was standing near us we could not help but over heard what was going on. Yes I so did eavesdrop, you know you would have too.

Are you ready for this? Turns out someone (Room 315) didn’t want to go all the way outside to smoke a cigarette so they smoked one in the stair well. Did you hear me? THEY WERE SMOKING IN THE STAIRWELL! Lazy a$$ smoker got ticketed and fined and I think kicked out the hotel. Oh my dear smoking internets please don’t let this be you, please don’t get caught smoking in a non-smoking area it’s expensive.

So now back to me, after parading around for over an hour in my pjs we were let back in our room.

Baby Girl tossed for about 5 minutes, Beloved took 20 and me, well I lay there writing this post (not on the computer but in my head) yes complete with typos. And then I would edit it which meant I had to start it all over from the beginning. I don’t mind telling you that I’m a bit tired.

So why then was this not posted first thing today? I knew you would ask so I’ll tell you. We meet with the Oncologist down at MD Anderson. So we had to leave the not burnt up hotel house before the sun got outta bed.

Okay here’s the news for that: Protein is the same (this is good), but the cancer count went up slightly over 1000 points (this is not good) So what’s the plan you ask…

Two months complete bone scan, MRI with and without contrast, blood test and 24 hour urine test. Dr. Wang (pronounced Wong) will work out a treatment plan, penciled in for starting something in March.

Please forgive blurry photos, typos and missing words, as I know you, all of you my dear internets will.


Jannie Funster said...

Sorry to hear the cancer count is up. That wasn't what we wanted to hear but glad he'll be getting good follow- up testing, Paige.


teahouse said...

Hey, I'm glad that the fire scare was just a scare. And nice bonus - hot firefighters!

And ditto on the cancer count. I'm pulling for you.

ElizabethR said...

So glad it was only a lazy smoker!

I'm so sorry about the cancer count being up Paige. I'll be praying for you all.

BTW, You amaze me with your sense of fun.

sheila said...

That was frickin wild! OMG! I'll send some positive vibes to you my dear!

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

What a night!

Followed by not the greatest of days, I'd say...


Karin Bartimole said...

Hoping you are now having smoke free, restful nights. I'm sending wishes of wellness to you and your Beloved.
btw, I tried clicking on your links, "Shopping online" for making purchases to support IMF and thought you'd want to know they aren't working right - at least they didn't tonight.
take good care...

Dorraine said...

What a rough night. And I'm so very sorry to hear about your news the next day, too. I'm impressed that your sense of humor yet shines. Don't ever let that go. Sending prayers your way, Paige.

Jeni said...

Smoke alarm set off by a smoker, huh? Funny -and yet not funny too. My condolences for the sleep interruption there but look what you got out of it too -a great post!

Deanna Schrayer said...

I ditto Dorraine Paige - your sense of humor in the face of such rough health issues is amazingly inspiring. Bless your heart - and I mean that, I'm not saying it as we southerners usually mean it.
Do take care of yourself and I'm praying that things get better soon and you are never again awakened by stupid people.

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Can't anyone abidfe by rules?

... Paige said...

Thanks so much Karin; I have now fixed the link (at least they are now working on my end) but one just never knows about these internet things :-)

and thank you all for for your most kind support, I could never make it without you, all of you my dear internets