Friday, January 11, 2008

Shake Rattle and Roll

This morning was ugly for about 20 minutes...

THE COFFEE MAKER WOULDN'T WORK!!!

It was off,  dead.  No lights, nothing.  Wouldn't do anything.

OMG... I was torn between panicked and completely defeated!!! 

Then, suddenly, I remembered!  There was a reset switch on the back!  I pushed the switch and VOILA!  It came back to life and began to heat up the water in the resevoir! 

Oh, thank you Coffee Gods!  I needed that coffee so badly!

Hammer looked scared for me!  LOL  Poor boy, thought he was going to be trapped in the house with mommy and no coffee!!!  (Hubby has the truck, lol)

I had to do my Enbrel shot.  I decided to take a benedryl 30 minutes before the injection.  Another reason I needed coffee so badly; caffeine countermeasures!

I took the Enbrel out early to be sure it was room temperature too.  I also moved the injection to my thigh, as the stomach area is too easily bumped or irritated if there is a reaction.

I had Hammer come into the bathroom to do it with me, for moral support.  The jab didn't hurt at all.  It started to burn with pushing the medicine in, and I decided to go real slow to hopefully help avoid the site reaction.  It was not fun.

I started to feel dizzy, and even after it was over, I was not good.  For the first time ever, I was really close to passing out!  Good thing Hammer was there, he opened the window to cool me off, and rubbed my back while I had my head between my knees.

Ack.  That pisses me off!  I am Warrior Injection woman!  I have done this before!  I do not get light headed!  UGH!  I am watching the injection site.  It hurt for about 15 minutes, but now it seems okay.

My dad went and got me an iced Dunkin Donuts coffee!  That is making me feel better.

Hubby is on his way home, and he has to finish packing.  This trip leaves later, so he can eat dinner with us first!  I like that. 

Pumpkin has a friend over and they are playing Uno.  Fuzzy is playing Halo 3 since he can't all weekend, and Hammer is on the computer reading his Transformer's fanfic sites, since he can't do that all weekend.

I am looking forward to a nice Mommy and Pumpkin only night tonight!

be well,
Dawn

19 comments:

sugarsweet056 said...

I have never been a coffee drinker...maybe 1/2 a cup of decaff once a week. Same with tea. But I understand those that are. {{}}
Bless your heart, that injec is no fun. :(
Have a fun Mommy & Pumpkin night. ;)
Smooches,
Sugar

coelha said...

Oh nooo!!!  Poor Dawn!!  I'm sorry about this morning!!  :(  I have yet to try one of those Dunkin Donut coffees..  There isn't one real close to where I live or work--must hunt one down to find out what you are talking about!!!  Julie :)  P.S.  Do you really remember that CHiPs episode?!! LOL...  You must think I'm really weird, huh?  LOL  It's all true..believe me.  

pharmolo said...

Sorry to hear of your near-miss with no coffee, Dawn. Hope next Embrel shot will not cause such a reaction.

astoriasand said...

OH Dear Dawn NO COFFEE that must have been a nightmare.It would have for me too.Window here comes the coffee maker,I would have been thinking LOL .Oh for the joys of reset switches Haaaaa.Poor Hammer I bet he was almost having a panick attack bless .I do feel for you with that injection to take poor girl.It must be so hard for you.How brave and so kind too of Hammer to rubb yor back.Your kids are priceless.Have a lovely peaceful evening with Pumkin.ENJOY.Take Care Praying for a a pain free weekend for you.Take Care God Bless Kath
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lv2trnscrb said...

Dawn, I think you need a backup coffee pot just in case :)

I do hope this Enbrel shot doesn't produce a bad reaction like the other one.

enjoy your weekend!

betty

glensfork4 said...

Sorry about this morning.....sounded rough, but am glad you had support!!! What a GREAT kid.

Have a fun girls weekend....

Michele

wwfbison said...

You have the best son in the world, what an angel!!!  I'm sorry you had such a rough time with the injection...you are sooooo brave.  And the horror of a possible broken coffee machine, I can't even fathom that ~ you should have a spare just in case it was really broken!!!!  LOL   I hope you and Pumpkin have a wonderful evening together.  Love the last picture!
Lisa

chat2missie said...

I can't imagine having to give myself shots of any kind!  Have a good evening.
Missie

nightmaremom said...

can't imagine giving myself a shot.. but if you have to I guess you do, eh?  Hopefully it will get better and soon.   Have a great night tonight...  ohhhhhhhhhh and glad you got your coffee... I know that feeling!
love ya
d

sdoscher458 said...

Oh..I hope taking the medicine before the shot helped with the site pain. I used to give my older kids baby aspirin before any of the baby shots and they never had a problem...then I had to switch to the non-aspirin, that seemed to be okay too. My Mom has to have a shot each day for diabetes but she has some type of unusual arthitiis that causes her fingers to bend to one side ( my grandad had it too) so she can't handle a shot herself...my sister is doing that for her each day. Bless her. Your little Hammer is a hero for Mommy too...glad you had him by your side...love, Sandi

cherry2sweet2eat said...

lol i just let my mom see that website wit the cat photos and she loves it.

martygord said...

Hi Dawn,
You're a brave soul.  I think it would take a lot of getting used to, giving yourself a shot.  I hope everything goes well and that the medicine does the trick!!
Best,
Marty

dontyouwant2no said...

lol I love the cat pictures always me laugh a lil and smile. I can see u like ur coffie tho. Theres pictures everywhere that are coffie. lol I love mine also but when I get to drinking it I can't stop. Sometimes I drink to much gives me a rush and the shakes all day. But it dose help in the mornings. Take care and have a great weekend.

eml625 said...

Ouch. You poor thing!
I hope you have a great weekend w/ the boys gone.
I was hoping for some Xbox time, but it will have to wait! They will hook up soon enough !
Big hugs
Ellen

queeniemart said...

OMG i am cracking up at that last cat pic. CLASSIC.

Dawn, i worry so about you.....and i pray for you too....i do not like to think you felt so badly as you injected that.....darn those doctors! Cant they find another shot that does not hurt you so? Thank goodness for precious Hammer and your dad.
HUGS, lj

gapurplescorpion said...

OMG, the pics you find are truly funny and adorable!  The Espresso one is me!  Sounds like it's going to be a fun time for you and Pumpkin!
 I hate to hear that about the shots.  Hang in there!

Joyce

sangrialel said...

I hope you and Pumpkin enjoyed your time together.  I hope the site isn't hurting either.  Linda

lattedah711 said...

No coffee! Whew, there was a reset!   Had that happen once years ago and hopefully never again.  Ouch on the shot!  
http://journals.aol.com/lattedah711/lattedah/    Tracy

cacklinrosie101 said...

Oh dear, no coffee...I would have been in a state of panic also.  Are the injections helping????  HUGS  Chris