Monday, November 17, 2008

Time to get excited for the 3rd annual chili cookoff!!!

They've been keeping Drew from me since he's been sick and snotty lately, even though I promised Mere Id wear a mask and tether Drew to his excersaucer, but it didnt work. Emma and Alex will be stepping in as my kiddie obession for the week....

Before I go in to Chili Cook-Off Details & pictures, Ill update you on the latest and greatest...

Came home from the home from the hospital on Friday night and got back to Cincinnati Saturday morning. John had done 100% of the work for the party so I didnt have to lift a finger. Sunday morning I woke up feeling kind of ugh...then I ate some soup, and my breathing was getting worse, and I was coughing so bad I ended up getting sick, and John winds up taking me BACK up to the hospital....like, 24 hours later. So yes, I basically got discharged for the chili cook-off and went right back.

There really wasnt much they could do. Still havent gotten my PET scan at this point, and they only did an ultrasound on my legs to see if there were any blood clots. Just trying to rule everything out with the breathing. The ER doc called Romer and he said to call the office first thing Monday and get an appointment.

We go in today (Monday) and Romer doesnt waste anytime letting me know we've got to make some changes quick. He's putting me back on the same drug that cleared up my lungs last time (I was feeling better in a matter of days), and, just as I had been fantasizing, HE GOT ME STARTED ON IT TODAY!!! And since we're already moving in our new direction and with the Cat scan and the tumor markers indicating bad news, we both agreed the PET was really unnecessary.

My legs were really sore last night and I took some pain killers that helped me get to sleep, but as usual, completely RUINED my day with nausea and stomach aches, but getting my lickety-split spoiled brat treatment at Romers pretty much made my day. So, Im not healed, but things are finally heading in a much more positive direction and just that makes me feel better already.
Now onto the 3rd Annual Chili Cookoff pics!!


Look how big (and cute) Luke is getting!! I was watching a show on the Nazi regime today and how Hitler promoted the coupling of those who could spit out genetically perfect offspring.....and well....you know who came to mind....


I promise, mom! I only got off the couch for like five minutes to take a few pictures of all the action in the garage..... Flick, Chuck, Tony, Hater....


Everyone gathered in the Living room for the big awards ceremony....




PEOPLES CHOICE AWARD: Casey's "Son of Spite" Chili

Worst Chili Award - Hula's "Overdid it on the Caribbean Jerk Paste" or "Tastes Like Soap" Chili

Pauly takes the "Hosts Choice" (Basically J-Macs Choice since I didnt particpate) and tells the crowd something to the effect of, "Piss off, J-Mac's opinion is the only one that matters..." Curt takes "Hottest Chili" for the 2nd time in three tries.
and FINALLY!!! The Ladies, the Ladies...REPRESENTIN'!!! GRAND CHAMPION, Brandi, or "B" to the girls takes the cake!! Women CAN COOK!!! The all-male chili revue is put to an end, the glass ceiling is broken. CONGRATS TO ALL!!

Emma claims, "I Hey-lped!" .....(am i too old? Does anyone get that reference?)
Kyra was digging in my scarf basket and oops! Looks like Ive got moms 3-day scarf. Vivi and I put them on for a quick picture:

AND FINALLY....Thanks Mandi for the beautiful basket! You can swim in my PJs anyday, and Ill make sure Ive got my lung capacity back for Ya-Ya weekend so I can go deep sea diving for all your lost jewelry....xoxoxo!!!

Well, thats it folks. Im heading back to the 'Nati tonight to make sure my husband hasnt forgotten about me. Im hoping to have my breathing back to kind of normal so I can make it back to work sometime this week.
Everybody keep sending the positive thoughts and prayers, and Ill keep sponging them up and getting better everyday. Also send some positive vibes Drew's way, because If i dont see him soon, its gonna get ugly.
Hugs!

5 comments:

Karyn said...

Glad you got to come home for the chili cookoff and glad Romer is hooking you up...Hope it will make you better...

Love you girl and will continue to pray for ya!

Anonymous said...

Hey Fort! Thinking of you as always! You never cease to amaze me with your strength! I think Romer may be my new hero:) Sending love and positive vibes your way!

Cheers,
Krause

Anonymous said...

You're the most amazing spoiled brat I've ever seen. I hope you froze some of the chili to enjoy later this week. Prayers are spilling out all over the place along with the hugs coming your way - give Romer one for me! Love you, Sue

Anonymous said...

Sending you many positive vibes from Charleston. Looks like i'm old too: "it's Shake 'n Bake, and i heylped!" :)

Netti said...

Sending you postive thoughts today Fort! Sorry I couldn't make it to the cookoff (didn't it rain last year too???) Glad you are feeling better!