Friday, January 16, 2009

Girl's long weekend part 1

Casey doesn't have to go back to school until next Thursday. I am so excited! We started our girl's weekend when I picked her up from school today. We went to my friend Angela's house first to see some of the new things she bought for her house. She just got hardwood floors and decided to redecorate her great room. It looks so good!

We then went to Ulta and Casey bought a few things with a gift card that she got for Christmas. I bought some Nioxin products that Sara recommended. They still had the buy 2, get 2 sale going on (it ends tomorrow for any of you interested). I really hope this product works on my thinning hair.

Casey and I then met some good friends of ours and Jason for dinner at this great authentic Italian restaurant. My friend's mom passed away this week, so we thought that she and her daughter might want to get out tonight. It was great fun.. like it always is with them.

After we got home, Casey and I both worked out on the treadmill, and then watched Psych, one of our favorite shows!

Tomorrow, I think we may hang out at home and work on organizing her room. We are meeting my parents and sister for dinner. We have a few things planned the days after that. I'll try to get some pictures of our "girl time".

PS... I talked to my kidney transplant coordinator today. She wants me to start taking 10 mg of prednisone tomorrow and I can go to my maintenance dose of 5 mg in 6 weeks. That's February 27th. I'm so thrilled about that!!!! She also said my potassium is low, so I have to eat bananas and potatoes and other potassium rich foods to see if that will bring it up. If not, I'll have to start potassium supplements. She said they were happy with all other labs. :)


Aubrey said...

Sounds like a great start to your girl's weekend!
I'm glad to hear your labs are looking good!

OceanDesert said...

Too funny!.. I just went to Ulta today as well and got some more Nioxin!.. just couldn't beat the deal! Lemme know what you think of it.. I really think my hair feels thicker after using it less than a month.. And you know, keep your receipt, Ulta will take things back if you try something and don't like it.. as long as not too much of the product is gone, of course!

And yay for GOOD labs!.. again, funny.. I just went for my 6 wk labs this am :)

Jen said...

Danny (my hubby) uses Nioxin for his hair and he likes it!! Hope it works for you too..

Laryssa said...

I'm glad to hear the labs came back good. I hadn't had a chance to pop in and say hi before but I've been checking in. :) And isn't that show Psych just hilarious? DH and I love watching that but we usually just get to see the reruns, which is fine with me.

Have a fun weekend!

Cindy said...

Sounds like a really fun weekend! Glad your labs came out pretty good, and you get to start reducing you steroid dosage! Cme on, Feb. 27th!

Carrie said...

Sounds like you and Casey had a good start to your girls weekend. Daughters are so special! (sons are too but you know what i mean)....Anyway I am so glad to hear your labs were good...good for you. I hope you and Casey have a wonderful time the next few days!
Oh and thanks for letting me know Cracker Barrell uses tons of salt...I had no wonder its all so yummy!

Carrie said...

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Katey said...

Hey.the Nioxin products work GREAT! When I lost almost all of my hair after tx, someone recommended this to me...and it works amazing. I recommend though alternating. Ex: use the Nioxin shampoo one night, then your regular shampoo the next night. It will still work as good and you won't run out as quick. The key Nioxin products that really puts the thickness back in your hair is the root lifter! So make sure you have that! You won't be dissapointed in this stuff..promise! My Mom has even started using it some!

Heidi said...

WOOHOO for prednisone drop!! That rocks! also, I hate the potassium low/high. Right after tx I was too high, but then went too low! AHHH! Stock up on bananas!

mile191 said...

sounds like fun weekend. hope the hair stuff works, my sister needs something like that, thanks for the tip. hope you are well today. ♥

Christy said...

Hi –

I ran across another CF family’s blog (Cindy's) yesterday and it’s brought me to an entire world of CF blogs! I have an eleven year old daughter with CF (and an 8 year old daughter w/o). I hope you don’t mind if I start following yours!


Genevieve said...

Yay! You are almost down on the Pred!

Nioxin is magic, I used to work in a salon.