Updates and Follow-Up

I’ll be giving away a variety of photography-related things on my photography page/blog this week.

You can click on the “Photography” tab each day in my navigation bar to see what’s new,

And/or you can subscribe to my photography feed.

Hint:  Today I’m giving away a Sling-O-Matic 10 ThinkTank Camera Bag (valued at over $137)!



You know what’s crazy?

Trying to pull off five blog giveaways in five days, along with spending a morning at the hospital for a CAT scan, taking a cross country trip, having a teenager home from school mid-week, and also fitting in forty bazillion other things!

Who does that?

•  We have big waves here this week.  (The above photo was taken at The Wedge in Newport Beach – a famous surfing spot.)

•  I wanted to let everyone know yesterday’s CAT scan was fine.  I think I have “post eight surgery traumatic medical syndrome.”  I get very anxious having to go into hospitals and/or be in a medical environment now.  It isn’t normal.  If I ever have something seriously wrong with me, I’ll need to get over it (or get a therapist to coax me through medical appointments).

•  The worst part of the test was they needed my bum arm to be up over my head.  It doesn’t go over my head, so they moved it as far as they could.  It sounds like a little thing, but having it stuck pinned up like that was enough to send me into a bad pain flare-up.  It sucks.

•  My husband’s friend, The Best GI Doctor In The World, has already gotten in touch with me to let me know the CAT scan results were good.  My appendix is not planning to burst at the moment, and my bionic implant in my abdomen is not infected.  Whew!

•  I’m so glad I was able to get the results before I take off on my trip.  Of course, they still need to figure out what’s going on but hopefully it’s something minor.

•  I did not pee on anyone yesterday!  (You may have to read yesterday’s post to understand that statement.)

•  A huge swarm of bees showed up on my patio late yesterday and decided to stay until it got dark.  I’ve never had that happen before.  If you have any “getting rid of bee swarm” suggestions, I’d appreciate it.  It was incredible and scary at the same time.  (Do you think they’ll be back today?)

•  I’m sorry I don’t have a more interesting post today, but I’m absolutely exhausted.

4 Responses to “Updates and Follow-Up”

  1. Barb

    On the beehive situation, once it is dark, take your broom and knock the hive down nothing should fly out as they are discombobulated and don’t know what is going on. Just make sure you are not standing to close, then just to make sure they don’t come back, once the hive is down, spray it with bug spray and scoop it up and put it in a bag in the trash. This is what has always worked for me. Hope it helps!


  2. Missy

    Suzanne I had the exact thing happen a number of years ago in my yard. It’s not a hive-just a group resting together. It is the size of a hive. They leave at night and fly away. I called exterminators and bee removers at the time and they all told me to to leave them alone and they will dissapear and sure enought they were correct.

  3. Jan's Sushi Bar

    I second the suggestion to leave it alone; sometimes the entire hive migrates and the queen could be in the center of that “swarm.” They won’t stick around, and chances are they won’t be back.

    I’m SO glad the results of the CAT-scan were good. And I’m in awe that you didn’t pee on anyone, including yourself (I wouldn’t be able to guarantee that).

  4. Andrew

    …Suzanne, I was very happy to hear that your Cat Scan was good…It’s hard enough to wait out the results and keep your brain together…I don’t know how you are juggling all this, but kudos to you and wishing you all the best in the future..I had the same test and suffer from an array of spinal problems so I understand everything that comes with living with a chronic medical problem. Stay well!!


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