Saturday, November 29, 2014

I'm a busy, busy girl!

Hey everyone!
Sorry it's been a while since I blogged! I had a lot of stuff going on -- most of which you probably know about, and some that you don't.
Did you guys know that 9 days ago I had surgery? Yep. They were placing ANOTHER tube inside my body! (Because a G-tube and a port aren't enough, right?) But it went pretty well, actually.
Pros of surgery:
- We weren't in the hospital for long
- I got candy and a new book!
- Hopefully, the tube makes my life a little easier.
Cons of surgery:
- It was surgery. Duh.
- Pain.... and the doctors in the recovery room kept offering me Tylenol, which I can't have!
- I was stuck in the hospital. With nothing to do except read my new book.
- Another tube?! You've gotta be kidding me!

Yeah, that pretty much sums up the entire thing.

What else has been going on? Well, did you know that a few weeks ago, my sister got her driver's license? She can't drive me or my brother (or any of her friends) for another 6 months, but she can drive herself around! ....If only we had another car.

Thanksgiving was crazy, but that's pretty normal. We went to my Nana and Opa's house (we being me, my sister, my brother, and our parents). Our cousins Megan, Savannah, and Mackenzie were there; Megan brought her husband and sister-in-law; Mackenzie brought her boyfriend, and so on. The food was absolutely AMAZING!!!! My dad made his sweet potato souffle (which is to die for), my aunt brought her famous cheesy mashed potatoes, my Opa cooked the turkey, I made the dressing, and everyone had something for dessert!! I went back for thirds, even though I wasn't hungry anymore, just because it tasted so good!

I'm working to catch up on my schoolwork that I missed while I was in the hospital. Yesterday, I started -- and finished! -- a 5 minute long video titled "The Life of a Sick Kid" for Language Arts and answered some reading questions for AP Human Geography. I'm planning on doing some work on eDesign (also known as the site where we work in Yearbook Class) today.

Yesterday, I checked my email for the first time since the hospital. There was one unread message in my inbox from my science teacher, Ms. Wilson. She hadn't put anything in the subject line, so I had no idea what the email was about. When I opened it, I was really surprised!!!! Ms. Wilson said something about hoping my surgery and recovery went well... and at the end, she added on something about the science fair, which was last Tuesday! She said that my science fair project made it to the top 10 in the entire SCHOOL!!! This was my first time ever participating in a science fair, and I'm only a freshman, so I was pretty shocked! And because I made it to the top 10, I'm going on to the regional science fair in February!!!!

So, as you can tell, there's a lot of stuff going on right now! I'm really excited about what this all will do for me later -- both in and out of school.
Have a great weekend, everyone!
~ Mattie <3


  1. Hi Mattie,
    Yup, stinkful that another tube is needed. Excellent that it went as well as it did. And HOORAY that you were able to advocate for yourself in recovery. That notification should have been on your wrist band! (Shame on them).
    HOORAY for specialty dishes and a reason to showcase them. Sounds yummy. My Brother drove almost 3 hours to come see me. Stayed 4 hours (what a treat) he was on the road LOTS longer than we chatted. THAT's love. It was also majorly cool that one of my Adult Nieces sent plates of food. Soooooo it was yummy around here, too.
    MAJOR Congrats on making it to the TOP 10 with your Project. Whoot Whoot. Sooooo VERY glad your Mom and Medical Team listened to YOU when you said: It's time to GO to school. You certainly are flourishing. Even with all you're having to make up.
    You ROCK m'dear. That's always been true, and continues to be true to this day (No worries, not nominating you for Sainthood, since then there'd be NO "wiggle room"...and we ALL need that, grin. You ARE however, on the OUTSTANDING list, grin).
    I had to cancel Marta ParaTransit, because you got out of the hospital soooooo FAST! That's a good problem to have, grin, and ya never know....we just might meet yet.
    Congrats to Your Sis and her Driver's License!
    Luv Ya, and the prayers are still flowing....
    Ms Lu

  2. Hi Mattie, this is Kylie! I just finished putting my science fair board together today and my science fair is on Tuesday. Maybe I will do as good as you. We should hangout over Christmas break. I get out of school next Thursday afternoon and won't go back for about a month, when do you get out and when do you go back? ;-)