Friday, March 18, 2011


I've just posted the preview video of the production of Phantom that I got a part in. :) If you watch the video there's a bit that has a little boy crying in the middle of the floor and then you hear some people singing "Vierge Marie save me," etc....I'm part of that group. There's actually a part a few minutes before that in the show that is a quartet of ladies singing that by themselves, and I'm one of them. I guess you can tell that I got a part in that show that I auditioned for. I didn't get the job that I interviewed for, but oh well. I interviewed yesterday for another job at the library as a full time Customer Service Assistant, so hopefully I'll know the outcome of that by the end of next week or beginning of the week after. I was the first interview and they are going to have them until next Thursday.
Anyway, other than the show and work, Rex and I haven't been up to much. I was excited to have last night at home. We open tonight and the other cast got to do the preview performance while my cast has opening night. By the way, every show they do at this theater is double cast so the actors don't have to dedicate themselves to the show for 6 performances a week for 6 weeks. It's quite nice!

Phantom at Artisan.mp4

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Results #2

When I got up this morning, I was really hoping that I would find out what the results of my biopsy were. From there, we would be able to decide what needs to be done, whether it is continue on medication or surgery or whatnot. Well, I got to my appointment this morning and when the doctor came in, he got on his computer to see what was going on. He then spent a couple of minutes reading what was on the screen, and I knew that the results wouldn't be good. When he finally started to talk, he said that the results came back exactly the same as before. Mostly normal cells, but some atypical cells as well. Then we started talking about my options. Basically, I could go ahead and have surgery to have the lump (and possibly my thyroid) removed, or I can have another biopsy to see if this time it will be conclusive. I opted for the third biopsy because I don't want to have surgery unless it is absolutely necessary. So I get to wait until April 12 so I can make sure my thyroid is healed from the second biopsy because if you do it right away it can skew the results. After April 12, I'll have to wait another 3 weeks so I can get the results again.
On the bright side, the doctor said that since I got the exact same results this time that the lab isn't going to charge me. I don't know if that is going to apply to the entire procedure or just the lab results, but either way I'm saving several hundred dollars. I also lost 2 pounds since my last appointment 3 weeks ago and my blood pressure was 112/72. So that's good anyway.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Happy New Year!

So it's a new year, and I guess I should update with what's been going on here. The weekend before Christmas, Rex and I went to visit my family in Arkansas. We spent a lot of time with the family, which was nice because we don't get to do that very often because of living 6 hours away and work schedules being crazy. For Christmas Eve, we spent the evening with Rex's family eating pizza and having a white elephant gift exchange. It was good times.

I got my second biopsy done about two weeks ago, and now I am just waiting on the results. It went better than the first time because I knew what to expect. Also, my lump didn't get inflamed this time, so that's good. But it still wasn't much fun. Something about getting a needle repeatedly stuck in my neck just kinda makes me woozy. Thankfully, my friend Valarie was able to drive me to my appointment. Otherwise, I would not have been able to drive from being all shaky and stuff. So, to sum up, it was better than the first time, but not as much fun as having the flu. Hopefully this time when I get the results they'll be able to tell me what it is instead of just normal/abnormal.

Rex and I are now getting ready to go to our first Mavericks game of the season. We discovered that eBay is definitely the way to go for cheap good tickets! We think we'll use it more often.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Another month, another apartment

I know it's been a while since I've posted, oops! A lot has happened since August 19. My brother and his wife are pregnant, so hooray for them! I've started eating less and exercising more and lost 20 pounds and over 15 inches, so hooray for me! I've interviewed for and not gotten a full-time position at the library I work at, so hooray for the person who got it and boo for me! Rex's job stopped paying health insurance so in order for us to keep it we have to pay an extra $300/month and my bills for the biopsy are coming in so we moved into a smaller apartment in the same complex in order to save money, so hooray for that! We just moved a week ago on the 3rd, and I've been working on getting the place in order and unpacked and everything, but then I got sick on Sunday and am just now getting over it. I sang in a production of the Messiah (well, the highlights since the entire production is very long and we had limited time and resources) and lost my voice after the first performance so I didn't get to sing in the second one. It's funny, I usually get sick and then lose my voice, but this time I lost my voice and then got sick. It's been a very strange sickness, completely backwards. Anyway, that's what's been going on here in a nutshell. :)

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Thyroid lump scare

As some of you may know, I found a lump on my throat over Memorial Day weekend. I went to the doctor, and I was sent to get an ultrasound done. It turns out the lump was in my thyroid, so I was sent to an endocrinologist to see what it was. Six weeks later (July 26) I had my first appointment with the endocrinologist. He told me that I have a complex cystic nodule in my thyroid, and he wanted to do a Fine Needle Aspiration biopsy on it on August 4. So I went back for the biopsy a week later and was told I'd get the results back in three weeks, and that I would have some pain and tenderness for a few days. Two weeks later (this past Monday), I was still having a lot of pain and it seemed like the lump had gotten bigger and it was giving me a perpetual sore throat and I could feel it when I swallowed, so I called the doctor to see if that was normal. He said it wasn't and to come in that day so they could see what was going on. I got there and the doctor examined it and said that it was just inflamed, which can happen when you get several needles stuck into your neck. He also said they got the biopsy results back early and that most of the cells were benign, but there were a few atypical cells in there, so they want me to come back in 4 months and do another biopsy. Even though all of my thyroid levels are normal, they're going to put me on thyroid medication to try to shrink the lump. So hooray for no cancer right now, not so hooray for having to get another biopsy done.

Monday, July 26, 2010


I got an ultrasound done on my neck to see where the lump was. Turns out, it's on/in my thyroid. Today is the day that I have my initial appointment with the endocrinologist to see what's what. I've been doing really well not thinking about it or worrying. Until last night and today. It feels like the lump has gotten smaller, but that could just be my wishful thinking. I guess we'll see for sure today. If they even do anything about it today. It's just the first appointment.