Wednesday, February 1, 2012

donuts and blood tests

This little guy of mine was quite the trooper today.  He came on a 3 hour voyage with me just so I could use the carpool lane.  We dropped Alexis off at school and headed straight to UCSD for some blood work (for me, not him).  He was so excited about going but after 4 minutes in the car he was already asking if we were there.  The sun was shining and felt so warm on my face but for him it was absolutely horrible.  The next hour was spent listening to his sob story about the sun melting his face off in between the awe of all the bridges.  A great breakfast was promised for coming along with me.

 

We arrived without burns thankfully and went straight to the lab.  At this point, it had been 30 minutes since Wyatt's last snack and he was STARVING.  Just a quick blood test and we'll eat, I kept promising him.  Of course, "quick" and "test" don't belong together when it comes to my health.  We sat in the lab for a bit while they tried figuring everything out.  Luckily they put us in a large room all to ourselves where Wyatt was able to use my cane as a vacuum cleaner.  Turns out they don't do these tests very often.  There was a special way the test had to be taken, stored, and sent out.  Sitting next to me on the table was a stack of papers, some that needed my signature.  I looked over it and saw "dx" written 3 or 4 times with some large words following.  I asked what that was and the lab tech said it was my diagnosis.  Now I'm thinking they might either have the wrong person or someone isn't telling me something.  Unfortunately I don't have a photographic memory and of course I didn't write anything down so I'll just assume that all is well.


We walked right over to the cafeteria to get the wonderful breakfast I kept promising Wyatt.  Well... the lab took a little longer then expected and the breakfast was done.  Gone.  I quickly began scanning my eyes through the cafeteria to come up with something before Wyatt realizes there's no food.  I found donuts!  Thank you God!!  The man we paid said hello to Wyatt and gave him great advice to stay in school.  He said otherwise he'd be doing what he was doing.   (I think Wyatt was thinking his job was pretty darn cool)  The mister was quite kind and asked if I was his sister.  Wyatt laughed at that one.  The man told me to keep doing what I'm doing with my look.  This confused me since I showed up with out make-up, wearing sweats and unwashed hair.  But if that's what is hot, I'll keep it up!  We sat down to our donuts and juice to hold him over until we got home.  3 minutes into the drive... are we home yet?  Why don't we live down here?


If we lived in the city, we wouldn't have rides home that looked like this everyday.  Much better than stop lights and traffic, in my opinion.

12 comments:

  1. I would gladly trade regular breakfast food for donuts! You know, if I were 5 and could actually do that without it causing major bloat in the belly area...

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  2. what a beautiful picture!!!!! and wyatt is a little ham, he is so handsome!

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  3. i heart your positive outlook on life, karen. that drive looks like a beautiful one, albeit a 'melting the face' one as well!
    <3

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  4. what a gorgeous drive! i love driving from temecula to sd. donuts sound like a great breakfast with your little man

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  5. what beautiful scenery!!!! hang in there mama! :) blessings!

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  6. I'm glad his face didn't melt off! : ) Hope you are feeling good this week!

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  7. Beautiful pictures, I remember you posting on Fb about the donuts lol, or twitter? I forget.

    Dx has to be good, you deserve the best!

    Tab
    my-cliffnotes.blogspot.com

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  8. I have a picture of Adam and I just like the one of you and Wyatt up there, so cute!! I hope all is well and you look great as always!

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  9. what a beautiful drive!! and a fun driving partner! :)
    and as a side note-- having been through many a doctor after doctor extravaganza with family members-- who can remember all they say anyway?? i ALWAYS get the medical records before i leave. that way you can look at them on your own time and in your own space and with your own google. ;) sometimes they get a little huffy but usually they just make copies you sign and there you go...legally it's your right to have all your own medical records. :)

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  10. such a sweet boy! glad he was there to keep you company.... and that picture of your drive is gorgeous.

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  11. Looks like the drive up to my brother's house in Santa Ysabel :) this was such a sweet story about your every day life... I loved it!

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