The Sunday Salon: School Events, Tennis and Medical Tests Suck

I was a bit of a mess on Friday. I organized a PTO event for the school and although the event itself was fine, the prep right before it stressed me out and I got all worked-up over it. I thrive on stress. It makes me move faster, things get done, etc. But, Saturday had me in bed with sore muscles and a headache. Which would not have been a big deal if I could have taken something for it, but more on that later.

The day was sunny, beautiful and warm but not too warm so I dragged myself out of bed to take The Girl to her first tennis lesson.

My Little Tennis Player

The class was great!! There are over 18 kids in it but she saw an old friend from her pre-school days and there is a boy from her class in there too so she was happy. Looks like a good group of kids. Should be a lot of fun.

Now, on to the medical test. I am scheduled for “the test that shall not be named” this Tuesday. Although I am not within the normal age-range for such a test, these food allergies and the problems with my esophagus have prompted the need for further testing. So, I am on a limited diet for two days and then pretty much fasting for another two days.

I am not happy and sort of miserable so I am incredibly whiny and cranky. I can’t take Motrin since it’s a blood thinner and that happens to be the only thing that gets rid of headaches for me so I must endure it. I am taking Monday and Tuesday off and will spend the day reading. That is really the only bright side to all of this.

Sunday Salon Button

On the book/reading front:

I am almost through with I’d Know You Anywhere. It’s taken a turn and I am hoping it changes direction because I am getting an uneasy feeling about where it’s all going.

Still re-reading Atonement for class. God, I love that book. I had forgotten how much until I picked it up again for this class.

I should be starting Animal, Vegetable, Miracle this Monday. How appropriate for me to read about local farming when I am starving out of my mind.

On a bookish note, I posted about the award panel that I was asked to be on. I am very excited about it and can’t wait to see which books you nominate as the best for 2010.

I am off to drink more fluids (blech) and eat more Jello (double blech). Think good thoughts for me on Tuesday. Another blogger passed out from hunger while going for the same test last week. Although I love her to death, I really do not want to follow in her footsteps.

37 thoughts on “The Sunday Salon: School Events, Tennis and Medical Tests Suck”

  1. No busted lips, Ti!! Probably a good thing that you and I live far apart this week, as I was pretty cranky myself. What a fine pair we would make. I will think happy thoughts for you and this test. Please let us know how it all turns out…

    1. I am trying not to take my grumpiness out on anyone because I know it’s just me and me being hungry and me being tired blah blah, but sometimes it helps to vent. I was hoping wine was part of the limited diet. It’s clear!! Or can be, but no fruit. $#%*!

  2. Sorry to hear you’re feeling crappy and can’t do anything about it. I think I’d be cranky and miserable if I were in your shoes, too. I hope the time before the test passes quickly, so you can get it over with and get back to eating (and taking painkillers when the need arises…). I’ll be thinking of you on Tueday – good luck!

    1. Thank you Helen. I go through most of these tests just to rule stuff out, but I am a little worried about this one. Thanks for the kind words.


  3. Oh man, I was never so cranky as I was on my ‘limited diet.’ And you feel dumb telling people that you’re ANGRY because you’re HUNGRY. Jello is not food and fluids aren’t, either.

    Bonne chance, as they say.

    1. Thanks Raych. That is exactly how I feel. I went to Whole Foods with the Fam to find something to eat and I ended up with nothing. I was irritated with the kids eating pizza and the Hub eating fried chicken right in front of me. I came home and had crappy noodles again.

      Enough of me…

      I hope you are doing well. I know you’ve been through the ringer with your medical stuff as well.

  4. All the best from this side of the ocean (I’m a lurker, but this post was the perfect excuse to de-lurk :). Let us know how it all goes.

    On Atonement, I completely share the feeling, I was a bit obsessed with it the first time I read it. I just couldn’t disconnect. What did you think about the movie? I was a bit afraid, but actually think it did it justice, within possible…

    1. Thanks for posting. I haven’t seen the movie yet. The professor did say that it kept pretty close to the novel, for the most part. I plan to watch it after I finish it this second time around.


  5. Oh Ti, sorry to hear this. Hope all goes well with the testing and that you are soon ready for a huge meal!

  6. Sorry to hear that you are so miserable. Hope you get the results you are looking for from your tests. Your daughter is a real cutie!!!!

  7. Ugh, you are a trooper… feeling crappy but still being on top of Mom Patrol. I’m no good with a limited diet either.. super cranky, so I feel for you. Will be thinking of you on Tuesday and hope everything goes smoothly. Maybe you can think of the ultimate meal that you want after it is over (no matter how bad for you it is) as a reward! Hopefully your trusty friends (books) will keep you occupied until then.
    P.S. Glad your daughter liked her tennis class. I played growing up and LOVED it. Still like to play when I can. It’s a great sport.

  8. Oh my! I hope your headache passes. Do you know some reflexology to help? Yoga? You would be amazed to see how helpful it can be.

    Good luck with the test on Tuesday, as long you keep up with fluids you shouldn’t pass out (thank goodness) πŸ™‚

    Can’t wait to hear you thoughts for I’d know you anywhere… what do you think of Barbara?

    1. I cannot stand Barbara. She is written as being sort of “well-to-do” but I see “tacky” when I read about her. She’s a piece of work.

  9. Hoping your tests go well. I am excited for you to be judging the Literary Fiction book nominees. I have several I would like to nominate…how do I know if they meet the criteria?

    1. Well, you can only nominate one in each category and it must be a book published in 2010. For Lit Fiction, we are focusing more on literature that must be interpreted in some way. Not popular fiction. My challenge is that a lot of what I read is older stuff, so although they fall into the category nicely, I can’t nominate them because of when they were published.

      I say, if you have any doubts, say so in the comment area (there’s one for each genre) and ask someone contact you if your submission does not fit. Then you can submit another title.

  10. I think I know what test you mean and the prep for it is awful, but the actual test is nothing – you won’t even remember it. I hope all goes well for you and they figure out what’s going on.

    1. That’s what I hear, but they are never able to put me into a twilight sleep. I am wide awake for most procedures. I am one of the few that have a really high tolerance for drugs so it takes an awful lot to put me out. I just want it to be over.

  11. I know what you mean about being irritated at seeing your family BETRAY you by eating regularly and LIKING it! Think good thoughts about the great meal you can have AFTER the test! No matter what it is – well, except jello – it will taste wonderful!!!

  12. Ti, I feel for ya! I suspect I know the test too and Kathy is right, prep yuck, test no biggie. Hopefully, the twilight will work for you because that is a lovely thing.

    I finished I’D KNOWYOU ANYWHERE this weekend too. My blog tour post is next week. I was pretty disturbed by some of it. I think I overreacted a bit and felt kind of silly later, but the topic was creepy.

  13. I think I know which test you’re having also and the prep is rough and I hope that they can get you into that twilight state this time! Hope all goes well and plan a really nice meal for after the test!

    Love the picture of your daughter and the tennis class sounds wonderful!

    I had to push myself through Atonement but liked it in the end. I liked the movie and found it was close to the book.

    1. Right before the procedure, I almost passed out but I was expecting it so I was hanging on to something when it happened and they got me hooked up to the IV immediately after that. I find out the results on Tuesday.

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