Weekend Recap

March 26, 2012
I don’t normally do overviews of my weekend… but this weekend was a pretty crazy one!
It’s kind of long, but stick with me!
During work, I went out to lunch with my boss and a coworker. My boss recently got a new job, so she’ll be leaving us next week :( I’m so sad! I love my coworkers and our work environment.
I came home, enjoyed vegging out on the couch, and watched Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives.
(Side note: by this point, my stomach had been hurting on and off for about 4 weeks. Me being the crazy person that I am hadn’t done anything about it until Wednesday when I made an appointment with a primary care physician. By Friday, the pain was so bad that I tried to reschedule my appointment for that day, but since I was a new patient they couldn’t take me. I had to suck it up and home that I’d be okay over the weekend.)
Nick gets home after having after work drinks with some coworkers and sees me laying on the couch, in pain. He asked if I wanted to go to the ER, but I told him that I could wait until Monday…

I couldn’t.
Saturday morning…. 3 AM:
I wake up, in severe pain and sweating bullets. I go into the bathroom to take care of business and that’s not happening… At this point I’m doubled over and call to Nick. This boy sleeps like a log and doesn’t hear me. 
I hobble into the bedroom, wake him up, and tell him that we need to go to the ER.
Here’s why I love him: He hopped up out of that bed so quickly, no questions asked. He was genuinely concerned about me and I really appreciated it. (Thanks honey!)
By 3:30, we’re sitting in the ER of Methodist West Houston Hospital.
(Another side note: this is my first time ever going to a hospital with me as a patient.)
(I feel like that should be illegal or something. What can I say? I’m pretty healthy… or lucky.)
I don’t know what it was but for some reason, we were oddly perky for it being so early (or late?). My pain comes in waves, so at some times I’m near tears hurting and at others we’re laughing about the television. 
(I want to thank the West Houston ER and TBS for playing Smallville at 4 in the morning.)
After an hour and a half in the waiting room, we finally go back to a room. A few people come in and out, doing normal medical things, then the doctor comes in. He pokes me around the stomach, asks me where pain is, etc. 
He leaves the room and comes back, asks me again when my last period was. (Yeah, TMI, whatever.)
I tell him two weeks and says… “hm mhm…..” with wide eyes.
I say, “I’m not pregnant, I took a test two weeks ago.”
He repeats, “mmhmmmmm….”
So now the freaking out commences….
I mean, I wouldn’t be totally upset if I was pregnant. I’m married, we have an income. It wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world.
I look at Nick and say, “well, get ready, this could be one of the happiest days our lives…”
Next came another milestone, I got my first IV. Tip: Don’t look at the needle whatsoever. It helped.
(I still cried.)
Very loooooong story short, I had to drink that nasty stuff and had a CT scan done on my abdomen. If I never have to have another one of those in my life, I will be perfectly fine. They took like 6 vials of blood and did lots of lab work, but I looked fine and NOT pregnant! Nothing came up on the scan, so they treated me for a bladder infection and sent me on my way.
All before 9 AM.
We stopped by Taco Cabana, got breakfast tacos, went home and are them in bed, then fell asleep for 2 hours. 
I won’t include details of the blunder later that afternoon when the pharmacy tech gave me someone else’s medicine and we had to drive back to get mine… 
(Heard of HIPPA? Yeah, that’s probably a violation of it.)
You have no idea how sad I was that I missed the H-town blogger meetup! I just couldn’t muster the strength just yet to venture out somewhere new, but I definitely want to come to the next one.
Later that afternoon I gathered my energy so Nick and I could go see The Hunger Games.
(The movie was filmed mostly in North Carolina so I was eager to see my friends who were extras!)
We wanted to go to the 4:20 showing at Studio Movie Grill. Keep in mind this is our FIRST experience at this place. We show up at 3:50… they tell us they are sold out until 7:00.
So we have like 3 hours to kill until we have to be back at this place. We wander around City Centre, browse Anthropologie and Sur La Table (my new favorite store), and chat. It’s the first time we’ve gotten out and enjoyed a day together since I moved to Houston. I really enjoyed it!
I was starrrrrving once we got to the theater, so we ordered an appetizer sampler and a pizza to share. It was really neat being able to eat dinner while watching the movie, although somewhat noisy. The seats weren’t the most comfortable things in the world, but when you’ve been laying in bed for the past 36-ish hours, nothing feels comfortable, I guess.
But the movie… oh the movie….
Con: The intro kind of caught me off guard with the text and almost documentary-like style of it all. I read another blogger who commented on the camera shots being pretty jerky, I definitely felt like that too! 
Some of the pros: The shots of the arena and District 12 made me miss home. I miss the mountains, beautiful hills… the entire time I was thinking, “I wonder where they filmed that!” I thought the characters were great, Woody Harrelson was adorable as always, and I really liked Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss. I could go on and on!
Nick loved it and went on and on about how he didn’t even understand how people could compare it to Twilight because Katniss kicked Bella’s ass, etc, etc…. I’m so glad that he liked it! He read the first chapter of the book but got busy so he couldn’t finish it before we saw the movie. 
Needless to say, even though I spent a lot of my weekend in bed, I still feel like I didn’t have much of a weekend. I’m still exhausted and in pain, but I’m trying to not use the pain pills if I can help it.
How was your weekend?
What did you think of The Hunger Games?
I'm alive!

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