Friday, April 1, 2011

Five Question Friday

I'm still trying to get things situated and settled in the new house.  

I promise I'll post pictures as soon as things are a little more organized.  It's not easy to unpack and organize while chasing a three year old terrorist and protecting his cute as a button baby sister.

But I've missed blogging, and I needed a jumping off point, so I decided to link up to Five Question Friday this week.

1. Have you ever had surgery?

Only gum surgery. 

It was actually pretty awful.  He basically cut my gum above my top front teeth, lifted it up, cleaned out the infection around the bone, which he described as looking like oatmeal  (You're welcome! Enjoy your breakfast!), then he sewed my gum back in place.

I was given strict instructions not to lift my lip to look at my stitches. Ummm, no problem, Doc!

Then I was told a horror story about a lady who had the surgery, then went to a comedy show.  She laughed so hard she ripped her stitches.

I was afraid to laugh for days.  And my kids and hubby are funny!

The worst part?  The surgery didn't work.  I ended up having to have my tooth pulled, and an implant put in by the doctor who will forever live in my memory as My Sadistic Oral Surgeon.

I guess that qualifies as surgery too?  I was knocked out (my request) for that one. 

I really didn't want to know what it sounds like to have a titanium screw drilled into my head!

2. Ever ride in an ambulance?

No, but I sat in one for a while.

I totaled my husband's car two months before our wedding.

The ambulance came, and the EMTs checked me out.  They offered to take me to the hospital, but my parents were there by that time, and I chose to just let them drive me. 

I was okay, just a little sore for a while.

3. How are you in a medical emergency? Panicked? Calm?

I always tend to hold it together during the emergency. 

It's after, when the "what if's" hit that I lose my cool.

I think my son will most likely test my ability to handle emergency situations quite a bit in his lifetime!

Growing up, I was the one with all the medical emergencies.  My mom was not the calm one. 

I once drove a go-cart into the front of a (parked) truck.  My mom was so freaked out my dad had to hit her to calm her down!

The gum surgery mentioned above?  Direct result of driving a go-cart into the front of a truck!

I do not recommend it!

4. Do you have a garden? Flowers or veggies?

No, but now that we're starting to get the house in order, I'm starting to think about the yard a little.

I don't want to do too much because we're renting and may not be here more than a year or so.

But I do want to add some color to the yard, and I might attempt tomatoes this year!

5. When did you move out of your parents house?

I was in and out throughout college, then I moved back in with them for a while after college.

I moved out for good a month before my 25th birthday. 

That's when I made the move from Georgia to Florida...for a BOY!

After 16 years of marriage and four kids, I think it's safe to say I made the right choice! 


MamaBear said...

My only surgery has been oral surgery as well. (tooth knocked almost all of the way out during a basketball game) and when I had my wisdom teeth pulled. NO WAY was I going to be awake for either of those!

Happy unpacking!

Karrie said...

Fun answers!