Archive for April, 2006

April 4, 2006

Surgery over/recovery time, My advice

Original entry and comments: http://cherryteresa.greatestjournal.com/2006/04/04/

I am out of the hospital and am already well enough that I am able to be back home now!

I think I mentioned before that I’m seeing a much bettter ob/gyn who is much more experienced with treating patients that have my disease (even though he still says I’m probably the worst he’s ever dealt with! How comforting haha). So, even though I highly doubt he reads through random journals, I’d like to thank Dr. Dwight Im of Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore for treating me like a real human being and having the expertise to not only help me greatly but to fight my insurance company to get the treatment I needed that would have otherwise been denied. You went above and beyond, and it has not gone unnoticed.

For those who know me pretty well, you probably noticed that I seem much more positive and happy about things, if you can get a vibe just from typing. That’s for a good reason. I don’t want to jinx things, but I’m very optimistic about my recovery. A huge reason for this is because even though I’m in a lot of pain right now and on painkillers, I already feel SOOOOO much better than right after my last surgery. Right after getting of my last surgery, I was in a ton more pain than I am now. The day after my surgery in September of this past year, there was no way that I’d be able to even sit down at a computer. (Even though I’m supposed to be on bed rest and not sitting up, but I know I feel a lot better. I’m just being careful not to over do things).

So when all is said and done and I’m finished with my six weeks expected recovering time, I’m hoping that this surgery will be much more of a success than my last one was. I know based on last time’s recovery that my next major hurdle to get over is that in a day or so, I’ll have a ton of shoulder pain that will last for a couple days. It feels like someone beat the living daylights out of your shoulder over and over again. It’s because they pump your stomach up with air when they put the video camera into your belly button. And the air ends up traveling to your shoulders. Then it eventually escapes somehow. But I’m hoping the results will be worth it. I just want my old life back! Or rather, a progressed version of what my life was about a year ago.

Again, I don’t want to jinx myself since last time the surgery wasn’t much of a success. But without getting into gory details, my doctor lasered, cut and removed things more thoroughly. And approached things differently. But I am really looking forward to moving on with my life and working on new things.

I’m excited about being well enough to finally work again (have to find me a job) and as always, WORKING ON MUSIC!

And as always, thank you very much to my supportive friends and family who have been there for me through this difficult time. And especially since most of my close friends are males, I’d like to thank you guys for being mature enough to inquire and let me vent about what’s going without being like “Ewww… I don’t want to hear about your “female issues”.

I’d also like to note that it was a somewhat difficult decision for me whether or not to post what’s been going on with me on a public journal. I was a little nervous about it and still sometimes am. For the most part, I’m a pretty private person and I am picky about what information I will just let people know freely. However, I wanted to not only help explain what it’s like for people who have endometriosis – an incurable, but treatable disease that that has symptoms that can vary greatly between different individuals. And another major reason is that I would like to help maybe prevent at least one other person from having to go through what I did. I think that if I was more educated about things, I would have sought out proper treatment when I was a pre-teen, so that it wouldn’t have progressed to the point where it has.

So I really want to stress to females out there (and I know that there are a few males who also suffer from this, but unfortunately I am not as clear as to what the signs to watch out for) to take care of yourselves.

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April 2, 2006

Surgery on Monday… recording new songs soon

Original entry and comments: http://cherryteresa.greatestjournal.com/2006/04/02/

Why am I feeling a little bix anxious right now? I have another surgery coming up on Monday. I’m hoping that this surgery will be much more of a success than my last one was. The recovery time is expected to be longer, though. About six weeks. But I’m hoping the results will be worth it. I just want my old life back! Or rather, a progressed version of what my life was about a year ago.

I’m also anxious in a good way about going back to the studio! I’ve been working out ideas with glittaChris and Derek. And we are going to be recording as soon as I’ve recovered from my surgery as Project BlueBird. I’m very excited about this, as we’ve been wanting to work together for quite some time, but we were always seriously involved in something else. This is going to sound like nothing you’ve heard from any of else invidually, or in other bands. And it’s nothing you’ve heard yet everything you’ve heard before. We have been working on a very cool sound that will include different aspects in different songs such as electronic, pop, funk, classical, hip pop, trip pop, international/asian, industrial, and early to mid 90s sounds and even some surf type and 60s stuff here and there. The main elements in every song will be the electronic/pop/funk/classical things mixed together in a way that blurs the genres together into a whole new one. We are all very excited about this and I can’t wait to go into the studio shortly. We’ll be posting the tracks as they are completed on myspace. I’ll update on here as well when that happens.