Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Well.... it seems like I've spent most of the month of January in the hospital. I was in because of the problems with my stomach/intestines, my anemia and low white blood count. My friend joked on my Facebook page and asked if I had my own personal room at the hospital now. Ha ha. Speaking of Facebook, I'm on there as Kelly Bradford Muhl. Another friend talked me into signing up on Facebook. I was not interested in MySpace but Facebook is ten times better. I have reconnected with old friends from elementary school, friends I knew in Europe, high school friends, current friends, etc... It's so wonderful!!! Plus it's easy to post photos on Facebook and I've been able to look at all my friend's family photos. I need to post some photos of my cats on there.
Anyways.... I have a vacation coming up to Disney World and I'm praying my health will cooperate and behave.
My GI (
Gastroenterologist) doctor referred me to another GI specialist. He is supposed to be one of the best in Houston and specializes in Celiac, severe gastroparesis and other problems with the intestines (problems I'm having). He is one of the few doctors that is able to actually go into the intestines and take biopsies. My initial appointment is next week so we'll see how it goes.
My hair continues to grow back very sloooooowwwwwwwwlllllly. I'm taking extra vitamins for hair growth but I don't know if they are working. I need to color it because what is growing back is coming in VERY gray! My hair seems to be growing back a thicker texture than before. I had baby fine hair before but it's different now. it'll be interesting to see what it'll look like in six months. Some of my friends think I should leave it super short but I just don't see that happening. I miss having a pony tail.
I'm on my bed on my laptop and all four of my cats are crashed out around the bed. Most of them are snoring and it's so cute.
That's all for now. Hope all is well with everyone. I'll post again soon......


Kathy said...

Sorry to hear that you have not been well. I hope things are looking up for you.

Good luck at the Dr.

Higgins Design Studio said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you as you go to the new doc.
As far as your hair goes, most people I know who have had chemo related hair loss say that it grows back so different than it was before chemo. And then it takes about a year for the chemicals to completely exit your system and the hair to return to 'normal' which is still sometimes different than it was originally.
Even though you cover your grey, remember that they are all silver medals that you have earned.

Tiffany said...

Hi Kelly,
good luck with the Doc, I'll bet you'll get some relief!
Have fun in Disneyland!

Cathy said...

Hey Kelly,

I just noticed you were following my blog!! AND I just realized we both live in Texas!! AND our little furbaby looks identical to your Atticus. I will have to post some pics! Want you to know Im praying for you and now following your blog as well! blessings!

Heidi @ GGIP said...

I hope that you are well enough to take your vacation.

Isn't it amazing how their are specialists within specialized medical fields? I hope that doctor is able to help you. :)

Tiffany said...

Hi Kelly--
Hope you had a good time in Disneyland.
I just wanted to let you know that I got my website up if you want to check it out.

The W.O.W. factor! said...

Hi Kelly, Just checking in on you...haven't seen any new postings in my feed, so thought maybe it wasn't coming thru.
I sure hope things are looking brighter these days.
You have my daily prayers.

my beautiful Harriet

my beautiful Harriet
This is Harriet, my sponsor child through Compassion International. She is 9 and lives in Uganda, Africa. I've been sponsoring her for about 2 years now. She just sent me this photo and said she bought the shoes and stockings in the photo with money I sent her. Please pray for her and her family.