Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Mardi Gras 2015 in New Orleans & other updates...

Well I left for New Orleans early Friday morning with my husband and kiddos.  We stayed with family (my hubby is from New Orleans) and for the first time ever, I got to experience what Mardi Gras is like.  We attended at least 5 different parades... there are more.  Nomtoc, Thoth, Bacchus, Potreus and Orpheus.  I just want to say that it is definitely something everyone should experience.  I took my kiddos out there and we had so much fun.  I will say... I was super afraid of getting smacked in the face with beads.  Lol.  But it wasn't the beads that got me... it was a damn football they threw off a float, right in my neck.  Other than that, good times!

The king for the Bacchus Parade was John Reilly, if you don't know who he is... he played in Step-Brothers and Talladega Nights with Will Farrell.  Along with other movies...  My husband caught some beautiful beads kissed by him, as the king and we caught some Doubloons with his face on it.  It was pretty cool.

Outside of that... I will admit, I ate some food that probably was not that good for me.  I will note... if you ever go to New Orleans, buy yourself a meat pie... from Brother's Mart (its a gas station and their everywhere there).  They are sooooo good!  I wanted to just keep eating them, but my sleeve said NO!  Lol.  I attempted to eat Mexican there... from this restaurant called El Paso Mexican Grill, umm... yeah, they were lacking any spices in their food, it was the plainest tasting Mexican food I have ever ate.

The family and I spent Friday through yesterday in New Orleans and drove back this morning.  Which meant we got home by like 8:30am.  Awesome time... right?  Thinking I would be able to go to sleepy, NOPE!  I ended up going into my surgeon's office to find out the results of my ultrasound and blood work.  The good news is my gallbladder is fine, no stones.  The bad news, no real answer for why I had those pains.  I haven't had them since.  Its possible I was dehydrated or my stomach is being a butt.  They did note that I had a lot of calcification in my kidneys, that's something I knew about from when I was pregnant with my now 6-year old.  Not sure if that has caused the issues or what since the pain was on my right side.  I want to say my kidney stone issues, lead to pain on the left.  The other thing is he mentioned I had a lesion on my liver, but it is benign.  He just wanted me to be aware --- I guess in case I'm in a car accident and the vessels could bleed or something.  But he said its nothing I should really be worried about.  Blood work was fantastic too... even my protein, glad to hear I'm healthy.  I guess I will just watch what I'm eating... and see if its only certain foods or what.

Also... I would like to note that I did lose 0.8 lbs. on my personal scale... and I think 1.5 lbs. in the doctors office.  Since his scale differs from mine by a little bit, but whatever.  I am just happy I lost something while being off the normal routine for 5 days.  Now back to the usual... starting tomorrow.  :)

1 comment: said...

Let the good times roll! Great weigh in. I'm glad you get to avoid further surgery.