Spring, Sprang, [unicorns], Spaceships, Sprung

This is no joke, I swear but Happy April Fools day though! I’ve only been fooled once so far today.. so hopefully it doesn’t get any worse than that! Anyway, here’s another vlog update!! I wanted to introduce you to someone new, but as you’ll see, it was very hard for her to want to stay still…

Enjoy your weekend! Hopefully these April showers won’t bring you down too much, love you fools ❤


March Update

Well hello there! I hope everyone is as ready for Spring as much as I am! If you haven’t already heard, I just recently celebrated my 24th Birthday! HOORAY!!  …there really aren’t many milestones for when you turn 24, other than being a year away from turning a quarter of a century old. So, I guess that’s exciting? …anyway

So here are some updates with my health and healing and all that.
Over the past infinity amount of weeks I have been to and fro between home and my endless amount of doctor’s appointments, most of which were located an hour away in Philly. This month alone I think I’ve been up and back at the very least 10 times each way.

I’ve mostly had to go up to see my surgeon. My arm still wasn’t fully healed from the last surgery. So, I had been checking in with my surgeon at least once a week.
However, I saw his Physician’s Assistant last Wednesday and she was happy to say that I’m finally doing a lot better!
Now, a week later, my arm is all finally healed up! (What a great birthday present, right?) She also told me that I won’t be needing to see them again for another 4 weeks!

Also among my many numerous amounts of Philly doctor visits, I was able to see my Hematologist (blood disorder doctor) and my Rheumatologist (lupus doctor). Both of whom gave great reports so far, but we are still waiting for some blood test results to come in.

If you’re squeamish, skip to the next paragraph =D.
My two doctor’s ordered so many test results that I ended up having to give 12 vials worth of blood -_- I’d say about half of them were a little smaller than the rest.. but still. That was a doozy.

Anyway, outside of my medical life, I have finally been able to get myself up and out of my house for extended amounts of time without feeling too tired! It ended up working out so that I was able to actually go out on my birthday weekend and even enjoy a few beers at our local Beer and Music Festival!

So, what have I been doing during my many many weeks of recovery? Well, I became best friends with HGTV and I also got a lot of writing and organization done for the book I’ve been working on, too.

And I made this little treat for all of you!

Being in the hospital is absolutely NO fun. But if I start to get a little stir crazy when I’m there, I’ll try to make the best of it and entertain myself in whatever way I can. So, since I was in and out of the hospital so much, I began to document what that kind of boredom looks like. So I hope you like it! If not, at least way down the line somewhere I’ll have it to remind myself of what this past year and a half of my life has been like!

Sorry for the delay…

I’ve once again broken a promise to update you within a timely manner.. but as life goes on, sometimes life also happens to get in the way. This is my way of telling you that unfortunately, although I was discharged the hospital and sent home, I had to return to the hospital a few days later. Upon my return, my results showed that I (once again) developed a hematoma and seroma. The day after I was readmitted, I underwent an unexpected 14th procedure where they extracted the collections of fluid.

I am however, happy to share that I am once again back home and feeling better than ever! It will of course take me some time to explain the details of what happened during the blur that was the past week and a half of my life, but hopefully I won’t have to do it in a 3-part-saga as I did when I explained what happened during my 12th surgery. I promise that I am okay though. I wasn’t near death, nor was I in any life threatening situation, but as I said I will explain more later.

I actually happened to take an unnecessary amount of pictures during this second hospital stay. This may not come as a surprise to you, but as the social media present youngin’ that I am, I do have a (private) snapchat account and during my stay I was sharing pictures with my closest friends and keeping them up to date with my snapchat stories. It also may not come as a surprise to you that the pictures and videos I took were purposely ridiculously and stupidly silly and sarcastic. So I thought it might be fun to tell you what happened by showing you some of the snaps that I saved. [Also if you were one of the lucky friends who happened to see them originally, feel free to let me know if you thought some snaps were particularly more interesting.. or less appropriatethan others to share with the world]. I am debating whether or not to free my account from being private, but I can also always save my snaps for later and collect them as Youtube videos or vines.. decisions decisions…

Anyway, I am very happy to be back home where I don’t need to have an IV in at all times AND where I don’t have to sign into the wifi network any time my phone locks itself. Stay tuned on my Instagram, Twitter and Tumblr accounts as I may preview a few pictures here and there. So in the meantime, in-between time I’m outta here! Platinum. Take ’em home.