Friday, July 30, 2010

Fridays: Sometimes They Suck It, Sometimes They Mark 1 More Week Until BlogHer

It’s Friday (my former least favorite day of the week) (although it’s kinda working its way back to that title), and I could focus on the sad parts like I wrote about here. Or I can talk about how an arrogant ENT told me that Marie has to go for a sleep study. He’s not sure if it’s Obstructive Sleep Apnea or Central Sleep Apnea. Although her tonsils are almost touching, because she’s not gasping for air at night after holding her breath, he wasn’t sure. Here is an excerpt from my efforts to learn more about Central Sleep Apnea after I told him Marie’s symptoms:
Arrogant ENT: (to Innocent Intern) Sounds like it could be central or obstructive. (To me) You will need to get her a sleep study.

Me: Why?

Arrogant ENT: Because I am not sure if it’s only obstructive even though her tonsils are almost touching.

Me: What would it be?

Arrogant ENT: Central Sleep Apnea

Me: What does that mean?

Arrogant ENT: Something centrally causing her apnea. (As a former English teacher, you should never use the vocabulary word as part of the definition)

Me: What does that mean? (Now I feel like Marie asking, “Why” a gazillion times).

Arrogant ENT: They’ll discuss this at the sleep clinic.

Me: (rather assertively) IF you don’t tell me, I’m going to go home and Google it. And scare myself. I’d rather hear from you.

Arrogant ENT: (rather arrogantly) Well, then don’t go on the computer. I won’t be able to help you then.

Me: (calm-but-don’t-fcku-with-me tone) Then tell me what does it mean.

Arrogant ENT: (mumbles) Your brain tells your body not to breath. Here’s the script. (Scurries out)

So a week after BlogHer, I get to participate in Marie’s sleep study. And since we are on the topic of BlogHer, let’s talk about that! I am so excited! So for those that want to track me down, here’s what I am doing:

Friday night, I am going to take my hair out of my rollers and have a drink with the Mouthy Housewives. I am so excited, especially since this is a last minute addition to my plans. This will be a huge night out since a big night for me is watching my DVR’d shows, The Real Housewives of New Jersey  and Bethenny Getting Married, back to back with an avocado/oatmeal face mask setting while drinking a Blue Moon (or a nice glass of Chardonnay). (And as I stated in another post, shows like this can be healing and have helped me find closure).  Needless to say, I am totally excited!!

Saturday, I am going to the actual BlogHer conference. When I bought my ticket in the winter, I didn’t want to commit to two days since I didn’t know what I wanted to do with blogging. Well, six months later, I have grown deeply attached to writing and blogging, so I am glad that I made the decision to go. I am also going to A Green Affair and Sparklecorn.

Also, this is what I look like:

Excpet now I am a tad bit bloner, and chances are my hair will be up.
 And I can't Auto Correct myself in person.

So if you see me, please say hi. I am petrified by the feeling of being the girl sitting by herself at the lunch table with no one to talk to. Also, my name is Erin if you missed that bit of info on my last post.

So tell me, Friends, are you going? If you are going, what are you doing between the last keynote speaker and the parties? If you are doing something, ANYTHING, let me know so I don’t have to eat a peanut butter sandwich in the bathroom all by myself while I make desperate, guilt-ridden calls to my Mom to make sure the Babes are alright.

Have a great weekend!

(And wow, did I add enough links in this post or what)?!


Fiorella said...

I'm new to blogging and wish I was going. If I start planning now, maybe next year! Have a great time, learn a lot and tell us all about it...

La Mere Joie said...

You are going to have a great time, and I am confident that you won't be eating a pb sandwich in the bathroom by yourself!

Your little one's ENT really should take the time to give you as much information as you ask for and then some. I feel badly for you both!

Beverly@Beverly's Back Porch said...

I can't wait to read your post after this weekend. From info I gathered these blogging ladies are fun and ever so friendly. They can't wait to meet their blogging sisters. Have fun.

Ali said...

Oh we'd have too much fun in the city. Too bad I won't be there at the conference or just to welcome you there anyways. Have a blast.
(stupid ent - he should have just said he didn't know)

Kendra said...

I pretty much won't be making it to a conference unless they hold it in my backyard, so I can't wait to hear all about it!

I apparently had pretty profound apnea as a kid; I didn't know, and it sure didn't bother me, but it terrified my poor mother (as a mom now, I can only imagine). Had my tonsils and adenoids out, and no more problems. That ENT was a jerk. I loved your threat to Dr Google his ass. A sleep study with my kid isn't exactly something I would look forward to, but I hope it goes well and that you have some useful answers.

And I hope to hear all kinds of wonderful BlogHer stories!