I finally got out of the house this weekend! Those of you who have been following along on my health journey should know how exciting this is for me! I’ve never done a weekend recap before so I thought I would start today.
Friday: On Fridays I don’t have classes, so my weekend typically starts on Thursday nights. My doctor called me Friday morning with some test results so my Friday was consumed with more check-ups and an X-ray of my chest. It was the first X-ray I had ever had so I was surprised and how quick it was! I’m not ready to share my diagnosis yet since I’m still learning about it and don’t want to spread misinformation, but I will in about a month after I have started treatment. The highlight of my day was being able to grab lunch with my mom at Boatyard in Eastport. It made me miss living in Annapolis so much!
After my X-ray, I headed over to my dad’s house for his birthday dinner. We ate Italian and had cheesecake to celebrate. For presents this year, we decided not to do material gifts and instead give my dad an experience. Since we will all be moving in different directions next year, we wanted to have a memory where we could spend some time together. We let my dad pick from indoor go-karting or a Washington Capitals game. To my surprise, he picked go-karting! After cheesecake we all watched Billion Dollar Buyer together which I had never heard of, but now I’m hooked! In the car on the way back, I felt really carsick and nauseous so I went to bed as soon as I got back.
Saturday: Saturday was my best and worse day of the weekend. We decided to take Captain to a Doodle Romp in Baltimore! For those of you who don’t know, Doodle Romps are were a bunch of dog owners with doodle breed dogs get together to socialize and play. We had never been to one before and now I think it’s going to be a monthly tradition. On our way over, we stopped at Dunkin Donuts since I wanted to try their new partnership with Girl Scouts and the Thin Mint coffee was SO good. I’m not a huge coffee drinker so I’d highly recommend. It didn’t take long to get to Baltimore and when we walked into the dog park I swear it was heaven on earth. There had to have been at least 40 doodles at this romp. Captain had a blast running around for an hour at full speed. It was so nice to see him having so much fun. We brought my sister with us and I think she had a great time too. She texted me today asking “why can’t there be a doodle romp everyday” and I can’t agree with her more.
When we were coming back from the Doodle Romp, I started to get really nauseous and carsick again. I was having trouble breathing and really bad neck and head pain. We decided that I should go back to the ER. I went and they said everything looked fine so they sent me home. It was the worst ER stay I’ve had since my doctor was incredibly rude and just wrote off my symptoms. He didn’t run any extra tests and he discharged me so fast. I’m still mad about it since I don’t feel like I was listened to or taken care of, but I’m trying to get over it now. After I was discharged I went home and slept. I had a great time at the Doodle Romp so I’m not letting that one bad ER visit overshadow my weekend!
Sunday: I’m currently writing this on Sunday so I really haven’t done much today! I have been sleeping and resting which is just what I need. To occupy my time, I have been adding to my current shopping wish list on Pinterest. I’ll do a blog post about what I’ve been eyeing, but head to my Pinterest if you want a sneak peek. I’ve also been designing so much since I’ve been sick. I made a new phone case which I’m loving! And lastly, I’ve been having so much fun growing Captain’s Instagram. Since I’ve been stuck inside so much, I’ve been trying to be more creative since that’s a form of therapy for me.
Although it was a lowkey weekend, it was way more than I’ve normally been doing! I have a blog post coming up this week that I’ve been working hard on and I’m excited to share. As always, let me know if there are any specific post that you want to see! And if you want to work with me, feel free to reach out!