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A Busy Saturday

Wow! Yesterday was a busy day that I am sure I will pay for today.

I was at the hospital by 9:00 a.m. to get my Neupogen shot. I had a new nurse (I really liked her) who convinced me to try the shot in my belly and not my arm. She said there are way less nerve endings in the belly than the arm and she promised it would be better. I agreed as long as I did not have to see the needle going into my belly. While I was getting the shot and not looking, I was chatting with a young man who was also waiting to get a shot at the outpatient clinic.

Apparently, this young man needed a rabies shot because he and his other 20 something friends caught a possum. They played with it for about five hours before one of this young man's friends decided the possum wanted some tequila. What happened next; the young man felt sorry for the possum and tried to clean his face off and the possum was angry enough to bite him. Now, daily rabies shot for him.

Needless to say, his story was entertaining enough that I never noticed the Neupogen shot! I asked if he could come back next weekend at the same time and entertain me some more, I have a feeling he has more stories similar in nature. And can you just imagine for a moment, how many wonderful stories people in the medical field must hear everyday!

After my shot, I zoomed north to hit up the Creating Keepsakes Convention at the KCI Expo center. Last year I took maybe 4 classes and did the crop. I knew I could not do that again but at the same time just really wanted to go. So, I only attended 2 classes; one scrapbooking class and one photography class. Cannon was there and offered tips and suggestions to us non-photographers on camera settings. My head is spinning with talk about light meters, apertures, white balance, shutter speeds, and ISO!!

The one super nice thing about the CKC was seeing a few of my friends. LeAnn and Jana both took classes and hung out with me in between. And Patty was in my photography class. Of course, many of my friends could not make it this year for health reasons and I missed those friends every minute I was there!

So after a much needed nap when I got home, we headed out to Julie and Charlie's house last night for a fish fry. Wayne said the fish was Spoonbill, which I am positive I have never had before. The food was yummy and sitting and talking with friends was good for the soul.  By the time we made it home, I was so exhausted that I was asleep in record time.


  1. Hey there Pam,
    I have been keeping up with your wonderful blog and it always makes me smile and I can see in your words all your strength and how you are a warrior against this monster. I believe your talents as a author is showing great promise to someday write a novel, or some type of book and then maybe produce it to a movie and win awards.....Ha! OK I know I am dreaming but I do believe you have the talent to do that if so desired. Out of this dark time will come so much more for you because of who you are. I feel so bless to have you in my life as a co-worker and a friend. Just know I am thinking and praying for you. And know how great you are and how your spirit touches so many of us in this world. Love, Kay Beckett


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