Sunday, July 5, 2015

He transformed the pain of his tormented life into ecstatic beauty

Okay, I have a ridiculous amount of things to catch up. Such is the life of a procrastinator, what can I say, I'm a champ (I should get an award. When is pinterest sending me my W-2?)  We have made it to AZ! I am not kidding (not even a little bit ) when I say that it was the longest, most draining move. Misery. Though the sun has finally risen in my dark night. I completely did not expect to be as happy as I am. I will try to update in an organized matter, chances are it will be a hot mess.

Living situation- Remember back a couple posts when I mentioned that we weren't sure where we were going to live? Well, Wydo and I lucked out big time and are renting a brand spanking new house! So I originally found the listing under Craigslist. It looked pretty dicey. Keep in mind this is march, The listing said that there was a beautiful new home for rent sitting at a friendly $1200/month. However, it had no pictures of the house, only an image of what it would look like once it was built (red flag). I called the agent associated with it and asked to see the house, she hurriedly told me that I could go to the lot and view a model home. She didn't even give me an address! She just told me the road it was on! She then hung up on me. We went out to look at the model house and it was gorgeous! I then called the agent again and asked her what the build would look like and what the lot was. She told me she couldn't remember and hung up on me. Luckily the office staff working at the model home were able to tell me the Lot we would potentially be living in. At the time we were looking at living at an apartment and paying $1400/month so we decided to take a leap of faith. We called the agent and told her we wanted to rent the apartment. She told us to meet us somewhere in Mesa, mind you, she didn't give us an address or a destination just crossroads. We drove there, called her, then were told to drive to a City Bank in the next city over. We drove there, once again she was not there. We drove to another City Bank and she wasn't there either! All this time she's getting annoyed with us! Finally we ask her if she is in South Mountain, to which she replies an exasperated yes. We drive there and meet her in a gas station parking lot, fill out the rental application (as other people are driving past giving her money, and walk away sick to our stomachs. We thought for sure our identities would get stolen or that this was a scam. I am happy to report that we arrived in May to a pretty new house we would be living in! Our identities have yet to be stolen and there aren't other families expecting to be living in the same house, it's been a dream. I feel blessed every time I walk through the garage or use the garbage disposal! All in all I LOVE our new place! 

My ears- So as you know we were in a deep slump over my health. After many tests it was decided that I had Migraines and that all my symptoms were connected to that. Well I went back and insisted something else was wrong so they then gave me the diagnosis of Meniere's Disease. I was distraught, to say the very least. However, I went back to see a Neurotologist about two days before I moved and he told me that there was a pretty good chance that it would go away because it was such a mild case. He also told me that if it didn't that after I was done having my baby and breastfeeding I could take a medication called Serc that basically controls the pressure build up of my ears. He said that there was a good chance that after taking the medication for two years the disease would burn itself out. This all was so contrary to what I had read on the internet (googling symptoms is a really bad idea). Once again, I'm happy to report that after two weeks of moving to AZ my ears really settled down. The first week was hellish because I was dizzy ALL THE TIME. I was afraid to drive, frankly I was afraid to leave my house. They have since improved dramatically and most days I'm symptom free! Not sure how long it will last but I thank God everyday for my lack of dizzy spells and clogged ears. 

My Baby!!!- We are having a BOY! I'm so excited to hold a baby! I'm excited to have a newborn. Let me be clear, I'm not excited about waking up all the time and having a newborn to take care of. I'm actually really worried about how my ears will react with all that sleep deprivation (one of my biggest triggers for Menieres) I worry about that a lot. But I can't wait to hold him and love him! We have a couple names we're thinking of... but we still haven't' settled on any. 

Lastly, I thank God everyday for Wyatt's job. He likes it and is fitting in well there! I'm so happy he likes it and pray that he will continue to like it! Danny Has been so happy with the extra space of the house. He doesn't understand that there is a baby coming but he does think they're "cute" as he says. AZ is hot! I take him swimming nearly everyday but I am loving it! I miss CT sometimes, but am happy that I got to be there for at least two years. 

Well that's your catch up for the day! 


PS. Today's post title was brought to you by Doctor Who! This is one of my favorite episodes for a couple of reasons but the crowning jewel is when Vincent travels to the future and visits a museum full of his work and people admiring it. I get teary eyed every time I watch it! Fun fact, (well not fun, more like sad fact) It's theorized that Vincent Van Gogh suffered from Meniere's Disease and that it was vertigo and ringing in his ears that tormented him. Rather than madness.  Anyways, I love this part in Doctor Who, I hope you do too! 

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