Friday, June 28, 2013


Quicky post as I am still recovering. I am 2 weeks post-op. I was finally able to paint my nails. Orly's Sparkling Garbage reminds me of a mermaid tail, and Boom Boom Room is becoming one of my favorite pinks. This mani totally reminds me of a mermaid and that makes me smile.

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Emergency Surgery...

I know I've been quiet since my Birthday. Well that is with good reason. On the evening of June 13th I started having excruciating lower stomach pain. It was intense and would not stop. I cried and screamed in pain. I couldn't even walk. My Husband rushed me to the ER.
I was throwing up in the waiting area. Once they got me back I was given morphine and a nausea med. I was running a 102+ fever. The doctor ordered a contrast CT Scan of my abdomen. She thought I had an ovarian cyst or appendicitis. The morphine kicked in and I began to feel a little better. I finally had my CT Scan in the wee hours of the morning and shortly afterward the doctor came in and said well it looks like your appendix is gonna have to come out.
I was terrified. I had never had surgery in my life. They admitted me in the the surgery wing of the hospital. Once I got to my room I immediately projectile vomited on the brand new bed. I felt awful. Thank goodness I had amazing nurses. My poor Husband slept in a little chair. He went home early in the morning to get some necessities and take care of our pups. He got back before I even woke up. They began preparing me for surgery that morning. I was in and out of sleep most of the time though. I was too tired to be scared at this point. They rolled me down to pre-op and got everything prepared and my Husband and I met all of my doctors and had everything explained to us. I was so tired. I prayed and I remember holding my Husband's hand and telling him I loved him before they wheeled me into surgery. I remember moving myself to the operating table and then I was out.
I came to and heard all kinds of strange things and a nurse saying my name. My first thought was well that was quick. Haha. I went to surgery around 11:30 am and came out around 12:25 or so. My Dad drove down and got there just as my Husband got into the waiting room. They said that was a long hour. I finally got taken to my room after 2 pm. I was happy to see my Daddy and Husband. My throat was hurting and I was hungry. Unfortunately I was put on a liquid diet to start off. It wasn't so bad though.
My Dad and Husband said the my Surgeon told them I had a "nasty little appendix" and they had to clean my abdominal wall and pelvis because of puss/infection.
My Dad sent my Husband home in the evening so he could get some rest and he stayed with me for the night. It was hard getting up and going to the bathroom and I had to do it often. I was checked out and released on Saturday morning. I had amazing nurses and care while I was at the hospital. I was happy to go home but was so sore. A good friend came by that evening and brought us food, and flowers. I was so grateful for her kindness.
Recovery has been a rough road. Our pups have been confused about what happened to me. My Husband has been my Superman, and has taken wonderful care of me. My days have been up and down. My swelling has gone down a good bit but I'm bruising and very tender. I am a little over a week post-op. I took my first walk outside a few days ago.
My Dad came to visit again over the weekend. He brought my Mom's famous chicken stew. I tell you I've got a great family support system. It will take me up to a month to fully recover. I go for my check-up with my surgeon on July 2nd. This was certainly not part of our Summer plans, but we are rolling with it. I'm just praying for continued healing and a smooth recovery.

With all that said there won't be any regularity on the blog for a little while, but I can't wait to get back to cute outfits and nail polish!

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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Weekend Wrap Up Birthday Edition

I celebrate my 27th Birthday on Friday June 7th. I'm getting old. Haha. Tropical Storm Andrea threatened to make the day a wash out however by about mid-day everything cleared up and it was beautiful. This was my first Birthday as a Mrs. and my Husband made it really special! My Dad and Brother came down that day to celebrate. We went to Red Robin for dinner, then headed home to eat birthday cake. My husband got my favorite cake. Sour cream pound cake with cream cheese frosting. (The same cake we had at our Wedding.) Yummm!

Such a special shirt!

Earrings from my husband! Gorgeous!

Birthday Root Beer Float!

Me, Dad, and Brother

Yes, I used Avengers themed party stuff. Nerd and proud!

On Saturday we went to our dear friend's Sonia and Pat's home to celebrate all kinds of things: My Birthday, our Marriage, Friend's babies you know the usual! It was lots of fun and so nice to bring our group "family" together. Lots of great food and company!

On Sunday we planned to round out my birthday weekend by going to the beach. However the rain returned and put a hold on those plans. Being the awesome person my Hubby is he salvaged the day by taking me to see The Great Gatsby and going to dinner. The movie was beautiful and haunting. It was a nice way to finish the weekend.

I'm so blessed to celebrate another year with my amazing husband, family, and friends!

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Birthday Nails

I turned 27 last Friday! (B-day post coming soon!) This is what I wore on my nails.

On my nails: Essie Van D'Go and a Happy Birthday Deborah Lippmann accent nail.

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Sunday, June 2, 2013

Weekend Wrap Up Vol. 3

This weekend my Hubby and I took our first trip to the Farmer's Market. We got a few things and ate at a restaurant that is part of the Farmer's Market. It was fun.

Top: Cold Shoulder Top (Kohls)
Bottoms: Ikat print shorts (Kohls)
Shoes: Sandals (Target)
Head Wrap (Remington)

 We got the puppies some new toys. They didn't last long. But they had fun so that's all that matters!

I've spent the rest of the weekend relaxing and watching my Gamecocks kick butt in Regionals! They are currently in a weather delay in the Championship game however. There are some icky thunderstorms moving through around here.

Tomorrow the Hubby and I will be celebrating a month of marriage. May certainly flew by!

How did you spend your weekend?

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Salon Perfect Neon Collision: Kaboom

I came across the Salon Perfect Neon Collision Polishes the other day. I was pretty excited. I really dig matte glitters and the "floam" look. I picked up 3 of the polishes from the collection.

I chose to use Essie's In the Cab-ana as my undies, and a coat of Salon Perfect's Kaboom over it. I thought it was a pretty perfect combo. Kaboom is composed of yellow and blue matte glitter. I really love this manicure!

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