One... The basics. I am a 21-year-old gal (adult or woman, just sounds odd to me) from Oklahoma (where the wind comes sweeping down the plains!) Am currently living it up at home with no job and going to school. Sounds like the life, right? Wrong. I have Severe Crohn's Disease and Superior Vena Cava Syndrome, both of which I was diagnosed with in the last two years. If you'd like to read more of these in detail just
On 10.24.09 I was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease (after a biopsy of my intestines, it was re-diagnosed as Severe Crohn's Disease). I spent 37 days in a hospital bed, following two emergency surgeries. One to remove my gallbladder and another to remove perforated bowel and create an ostomy. I have since then had the ostomy reversed (06.14.10) and thought I was doing well since my Crohn's was in remission. Wrong again. 12.14.10 I went to the ER for some unbearable pain in my right arm and also persistent facial swelling. A CT Scan revealed I had blood clots in my arms, chest, neck, and shoulders and that my superior vena cava was blocked. Thus, getting the diagnosis of Superior Vena Cava Syndrome. Had another surgery on 12.15.10 to remove a mediport placed in my chest on 12.24.09 that was put in place so I could receive Remicade (drug to keep Crohn's in remission). Upon the surgery, my surgeon wanted to try to put a stint through my blocked Superior Vena Cava. He tried through my neck and groin area and couldn't get through, it was like cement. Worst part? I was conscious and talking to the doctor and nurses the entire FIVE HOUR surgery.
Two... I am an aspiring writer. I write, I write, and I write. Some of my entries are mindless gab which is drawn out from the deepest and darkest corners of my mind. You never know what you get with me in my entries some days. Yet, some days, I write just like you're typical Dear Diary entries if I happen to let the moment catch up with me. With my writing, I'm trying to write a journal entry for one year. So, guess that's a warning to y'all. ;)
Three... I post random photos from video games, movies, literature, anything really. Don't worry though, I resize them to medium according to photobucket. Again, just another warning for those who can be finicky about their friends' page getting filled up with nonsensical photos (don't worry, I don't post them every entry).
Four... I absolutely love video games. I am a gamer at heart, and as of late I have been gaming more, thus I have entries about said video games. If I had to pick a favorite? After my very recent playthrough of Chrono Trigger, it's now tied between it and its sequel, Chrono Cross.
Five... For all those fun loving atheists out there, I believe in God and am known to go on tangents or text from the Bible. I won't personally pick you out of the livejournal friends I have and announce, "HERE IS MY ATHEIST LJ FRIEND!!" No, that's tacky. I believe that everyone can agree to disagree and if you can get past this aspect in my journal, then I could give the same respect to your journal as well with beliefs.
Six... Hoping to find some new friends here on livejournal. I'm here at least once a day to update my journal, and will try once a week at the least to read/comment on friends' journals. Sometimes I may have busier weeks due to school, but hey, I can't be on this computer all the time.
Seven... I love Andrew McMahon, if you do, then I think we will get along Juuuuuust fine.