Saturday, March 04, 2006
Some Bad News
You know how when you say something that maybe you are really confident about, maybe even proud of, and it comes back to bite you in the butt? Well, I wrote awhile back about all the things that I was grateful for and on that list was " I am grateful for my health......I am the healthiest person that I know". Boy oh boy did that come back to bite me, big time! I went to the ortho doctor the other day because I have been having pain in my hips for months now. I have had an MRI done but didn't know the results yet. So, anyhow, after the exam and lots of questions the doctor told me that I have "synovitis" which is degenerative arthritis in my hips and not just that but he also told me that eventually I will have to have my hip(s) replaced. I only hope that these hold out on me for a very long time. He told me that it was from the abuse over the years of high impact activities like ballet and gymnastics etc..... All those wonderful things that I used to enjoy so much I am paying for them now. Nobody ever told me that I would end up crippled one day because I could do splits, round off back handsprings, flips, leaps, and all that fun stuff. I have something going on in my back too. We have yet to check it out and do an MRI on it too. Don't know why they didn't do both at the same time. Must be an issue with Medicaid. Thank goodness I have Medicaid. In other words, thank goodness we are living in poverty (it sounds bad but it is true) because we would be S.O.L. if we weren't Financially, we are poor but I consider myself to be a very fortunate individual. Speaking of, there are plenty of people who are way worse off than we are. Like the working poor in America who aren't able to get Medicaid but don't have medical insurance available to them either. I know I just went off on a tangent but I want people to know that I realize that there are people plenty worse off than we are (I am). So, I don't want you to think that I am whining because I don't mean to. I am kind of complaining but I am about to stop right now and end this post on a positive note. My health is okay now regardless of the bad news I am able to function and enjoy my beautiful "Sonshine". Most of all, he is in good health and that really matters the most to me. I am truly grateful!!!!
- I am the mother to the most amazing child whose name is Griffin Blaise and he was born Jan. 31,2002. He is named after the mythological creature,the griffin which was half eagle and half lion. Griffins were in Greek mythology considered to be a symbol of integrity and protection,and are said to protect hidden treasures. His middle name, Blaise, is an ancient Celtic name for fire. Griffin is half Samoan but his dad has been absent since he was born. We live in North Carolina presently but I lived in Alaska for 18 years, that's where Griffin was born. I am a former exotic dancer, I worked for the FBI undercover, I have been a ballroom dance instructor, and have worked on a commercial salmon fishing vessel. I hope that you find this blog delightful, informative, humorous, and perhaps at times a tear jerker. Share in our joy and pain as you read the chronicles of the life and times of Griffin Blaise and Lora.