Thursday, November 5, 2009


So its been awhile, I don't have the excuse of a busy life of kids..but I do have the excuse of working over 32 hours plus school full time and taking care of two kitties =)

So here's a little update!
Scott and I went on a cruise to Alaska w/our friends Shawn and Shannon. We had a lot of fun and were able to go to Skagway, Juneau, and Victoria Canada. We also went through this one area where we were able to see glaciers, but do to safety issues we couldn't go all the way through because the water was iced up.
So the fact that it was my first cruise I did pretty good. I didn't sleep the first night because I was just waiting for the sign that the ship was sinking and I didn't want my life to end like Jack and Rose from the Titanic. I also got sea sick only 2 times out of 7 days, so not bad!!
Oh I forgot, we ported out of Seatle, Washington, so before we left to go to the airport we went on a little tour of Seatle.

These are some pictures from our train ride in Juneau

Yes I was the photographer. It didn't take long for everyone to hate my picture taking =)

This is on our way to Juneau. If you look closely you can see a glacier

Tracy Fordg where it was iced up and you could see glaciers!

Below is my favoriate picture! You can see the sky and clouds through the light hitting off the sea!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Temple trip

On Saturday we attended a session at the LA Temple with Scott's sister Carolyn and her husband Abraham. It was a packed session (and yes we were in the last row). There were many people receiving their endowments in the session also. It was neat to see the smiles on the girls faces as they were preparing to marry their companions. It reminded me of when I went to the temple for the first time and had Scott right there. I would always look at him and have this huge smile on my face. I realized that in every session I still do the same. If I glance eyes at him he sends me a wink back and I give him this huge cheesy smile with watery eyes (I can't wink, its more like a twitch thats not very attractive or suttle lol). How blessed I am to have married him in the Temple and to receieve those blessings. Going to the temple brings me so much closer to him. When I first got married I wanted to keep getting married (of course to Scott!) because I never wanted that feeling to go away. I've realized that the feeling never goes away and how grateful I am for that and each time we attend the Temple just makes me fall more in love with him.

Yes, we are still newly weds However , I do not believe there's such a thing as "the newly wed phase" I believe when you first get married you are on cloud nine and nothing can come between you, but then you realize certain things and learn to communicate more. The feelings I felt the day I got married grow stronger each day and I know that as we keep the Lords commandments and follow his teachings that our happiness and love for each other will grow and that we can work anything out between us. I know that if I do these thigns that I will be in that "newly wed phase" (people call) for the rest of my life. =)

Monday, August 17, 2009


I am parasite free!! What a LOOONGGG Journey just in time for out great adventure to Alaska!! I have 14 days until school and 18 days until Alaska!!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Parasites still?

Oh boy, so after so many different Dr.'s (8 to be exact) and so many different diagnosis. I never believed any of them. Even when I went to the Dietitian and she told me I had them, she did this test of my meridians through my hands and I could not believe it. After a year of basically depression, anxiety, severe pain, stomach issues, and weight gain the conclusion is I am invested with parasites. I have had them with me for over a year now (from our honeymoon in Mexico) Not only do I have parasites, but now Fungus in me. Parasites and fungus are linked together by the way. ANYWAY, my 9th Dr. was AMAZING!! A True blessing. Right now I am taking all natural supplments to kill and pass them, gross right? They are tiny, not worm like, or else Iw ould have been dead lol I will find out exactly what I have probably next month, but they are just amebas as far as we know right now. I also found out that I am alergic to grains, oats, soy, rice, wheat, and corn (for right now). The parasites have taking all the minerals out of my body, and have done major damage to my body. I have been so swollen and inflammed for a year that I just had enough so I'm looking forward to feeling "good" whatever that feels like<~~I have totally forgotten!!! Right now I have to be on a "stage 1" diet. Which is just meats, vegtables, and eggs. I can not put anything on the meat or vegtabels eithe rjust salt and pepper. I'm REALLY trying to get creative, but its hard, it IS getting easier though. I just hate it when people around me can eat yogurt, fruit, or bread, it makes me crave it, but I have been strong and only splurged once! =)

So sometimes prayers do take a year to be answered, and sometimes we do have to struggle physically and mentally. I know my faith has been so week and my hope was gone. So given this trial has really helped me grow and be able to trust the Lord.

Other than that, we have been doing good. It's summer so its HOT which means we are BUSY. We went to Havasu for Fourth of July with the family, it was great, hot but great. I can't believe the summer is almost gone!! However, that does mean that we will be leaving for Alaska soon!! Scott told me I need to take more pictures =/ So I am going to try my hardest!!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Whats next?

Warning: context may be graphic

I have never been to the Dr.'s so many times in my life! The last 4 weeks I have been to the Dr.'s 4 times, and not be choice. Ever since I got back from my honeymoon I have been miserable and in pain whether its just joints (elbows, hands, or knees) or my abdominal. I have had to pee in the cup more than twice and be checked for hemorrhoids (which is like the worst procedure EVER!!). I take Scott in to the Dr.'s room with me in case I forget to say something. At this point in time I am very frustrated and in pain. I have been diagnosed with 5 different things and then the test results came back negative but I get to hear "by your physical symptoms" you definitely have "this." When I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis the specialists sent me a referral to see a stomach specialist. Well I never went b/c I didn't like the Rheumatoid Arthritis Dr. and she made me feel like I was dying (I'm in denial w/everything by the way lol) Well my last two trips to Urgent Care said I had to go see him. Well I did and next week I will be having the honors of getting a colonoscopy. Now I just turned 22 and this procedure is for people 50 and over. So you can imagine when I was waiting in the Dr.'s office the average age was 70 lol. I can tolerate pain that I'm going through, but I CANNOT tolerate pain people due to me like needles, pelvic exams, hemorrhoid exams, shots, etc. SOOOOO this should be fun!! I hear the worst part is cleaning your system out, but honestly what i have experienced in a year I think I'm pro haha. Anyway WISH ME LUCK!

Monday, May 25, 2009

And the semester has ended!!

I am so glad to be over!! I have exactly one year to graduate!! Majority of people know I can NOT make up my mind at times it can be really frustrating, so I thank those who put up with me, especially Scott =) So technically I should have graduated this semester but I went from a Psychology major to a Math major, then a Liberal Studies Major, then a Double Major in Family Life Education and Child Development. So that explains why it has taken me this long. My final verdict is I am finishing up my major in Family Life Education and I have just completed my minor in Child Development along with my GE credits and Capstones. The longer I stay in college I do feel smarter. So I have a quick break before Summer School starts. With all the budget cuts I have to try and get into all the classes and take summer and winter now. However, they did raise the prices, so for me to take one summer class which is 3 units its $800!!! It will be worth it I think...haha.

So right now Scott has been working hard and we were in the process of trying to buy a house. We love our condo, but we want to try and take this advantage of the houses being low.

As for my health, I have been in so much pain that I went to urgent care the other day and they were just RUDE! They only wanted to hear one symptom and disregarded all the rest. Then all they did was like look up symptoms on the computer, kind of like a webmd thing. So they sent my urine sample in and that's it. So the result is, I am still in pain, not a happy camper!! So at this point I am diagnosing myself. The only thing I have to really work with is I have high C-Protein. It should be under .8 and mine is at 1.47. So those disease of inflammation consists of diet and exercise. So I am in the process of doing a food elimination test and also I can only have fruit, veggies, and proteins.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Disregard my previous post... =)

So I make pretty good food I must admit. My husband has not once barfed, not eaten, or ordered pizza.

Anyway, Shawn and Shannon came over for game night on Tuesday. No, its not the kind of game night where you gather around with couples, Tuesday night game nights are HALO nights. The guys all play on Xbox live together, for about 3 hours, or sometimes until they get sleepy. So anyway, Shawn and Shannon came over and I made my FAVORITE dish Poppy Seed Chicken. Then after dinner my loving husband told them what I accidentally did. I bought a turkey instead of chicken (the ones that are already cooked) so we had like Turkey/Chicken Poppy Seed. No one could tell which makes you think you are a good cook right? haha. I do have to describe my dessert because its one of my favorite, however it is fattening, but what dessert isn't..I mean c'mon the ones that taste REALLY good.

I took Buttermilk waffle crackers and spread nutella on them. Then I took ice cream and cut the box and too the ice cream out so its like a role of ice cream. Then I cut it to make ice cream sandwiches. Put it in the freezer and BAM! You have a cheap no mess ice cream sandwich that has like fudge (nutella) which makes it so YUMMY! I would dare anyone to try these. They are so simple, yummy, and great for guests!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

My cure for chocolate

I do not like mangoes, and I bought these for Scott because on his Mission he ate Mango's all the time and since they were "Philippine mango's" I really had to buy them. However, I found myself eating them one day on accident lol and I now am able to eat those and not have chocolate! It's the weirdest thing! I really can't even look at chocolate and go "mmm thats good" I don't know if this is a good thing or bad thing lol.

Seeing the light!!

I had the craziest week of school ever!

Since I only go to school Tuesday and Thursday that means everything is due and tests are always Tuesday and Thursday. Well one week, which was last week, I had 3 papers due on Tuesday and on Thursday I had 2 oral presentations and 1 test. My oral presentations went well. Of course they were stressful to prepare, but I don't get nervous presenting..I know weird right? So my first presentation was on Blended Families which was SO easy since I am part of a blended family in many ways. Then my next one was on a book presentation for preschoolers. The funny thing about this one was that I totally just walked up to give my presentation not realizing that I gave my teaching my rubric as I stood up which meant I didn't have any notes to follow. However I am Christie and I pulled it off so well that no one knew that I didn't have my rubric. This is because I can talk my way into anything =) So following the two presentations was a test that I had to take. I honestly studied all my notes and the book but when it came to the short answer questions I honestly thought they were in another language. If I do not know a word I try my best to dissect it. So my questions were:
What is object permanence?
What is binocular vision?
What is vocable?
I forgot the fourth question.
Anyway, so I dissecting binocular vision…I thought about vision looking through binoculars LOL then vocable I thought vocab and vocal….hmmm haha something to do with words? Anyway these questions were 5 points each which meant a total of 20 points. I got a 84 on the test..which mean my dissecting worked or my teacher took pitty on my answers =)

Right now I am working on a feltboard presentation and 3 10 page papers =) Meanwhile Scott received his 2nd degree black belt and is working and playing video games like a champ lol.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

How do you stop working?

I really try and be the best at everything I do, and its more like an addiction more than anything. I try so hard to do what I am suppose to then in some way I give myself too much to do and then become overwhelmed. As I was laying in bed on Sunday thanking Scott for doing the dishes, Laundry (2 loads), cleaning up, folding clothes, yes I can go on lol, I was telling him how I do way to much and do not have time to focus on the little things.

I have my AA already for school, I'm just working on my double major in Child Development/Family Studies and Family Life Education. I then want to get my credentials. I was thinking about getting a certificate in Gerontology, but right now I am volunteering at an Assisted Living and I am sure that is something I do not want to do =)

So my point to this is, my loving husband sat down to have a talk with me. My controlling needs of doing everything, trying to become the bread winner (I know its not possible) and be a wife is not working. He was very kind about me doing too much and not focusing on the important things. I told him that I have to bring in a pay check, he told me no. The more he told me no it was like telling a little kid they can't have candy. I cried and cried because I need to work no question about that. I can not stand to not get a pay check. I need to control my money by saving saving saving. If I do not have my own pay check I can not save and get things that I want lol. I know that sounds selfish, but working is addicting for me. Of course since we have been married for almost a year this month, the baby question came about. I asked him if would mind that we wait until he is 30 (which is only 2 years lol). He said he's not going to be thirty. So now I have to humble myself and realize that I do not have to try so hard to make money and be a bread winner with him. It might sound crazy, but it's going to be the most humbling experience for me. I think more humbling than when I was homeless.

So I need some advise to cope with being a stay at home Mom in the near future =)

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Don't read of you get grossed out =)

So I bet your reading this anyway though right? Sooooooo I was having so much stomach pain on Thursday that I called my mother-in-law crying saying we need to fix me. When I was diagnosed with R.A (took almost a year to have the dr.'s tell me that) Scott's family all said I didn't. My sister-in-law Carolyn was really helpful, she would look stuff up and text me and tell me I just don't think that that's what you have, it doesn't make sense she would say. Then my father-in-law and mother-in-law were just so convinced that I didn't have it. So when I called her crying she was inspired to take me to one of her friend's who is a clinical dietitian and also tests all your meridians and so very knowledgeable (or as Carolyn would call it "voodoo"). So in desperate pain and desire Kendy and I went to go see her. Kendy said a prayer before we went up to the door and then we got down to business. I told her my story exactly how I told all 4 dr.'s It start with "When I came back from Mexico I had pain in my left finger.........blah blah husband got so sick the second to last day he was just puking his brains out....." She tested my meridians and at no surprise all my meridians were in the "RED" zone which means my whole body is majorly inflamed and swollen. So after all the diagnosing....yes this is the gross part....I have 3 different types of parasites in me which have procreated and made a nice home for all their families in my body. They are like ameba's, the single cell bacteria ones...not like the insect type. So I have stopped my R.A medicine (which was small dose of chemotherapy in a pill) and now I am on 8 vitamins which gives me a total of 27 pills I take a day, but they will help me get the gross critters out of me!

I am instructed to take 2 1/4 cups of pumpkin seeds a day. They knock them out, so if anyone thinks about traveling to another country, take pumpkin seeds or pumpkin oil. =)

Now I bet you think "Well what does your husband think." Lets just say every time I go to the bathroom he has a smart comment to make. He also tells me every time I have stomach pain he tells me "well stop ticking the parasites off" So there is a lot of love and comedy in our house hold =) lol

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Not your average Valentine's Day

So this was our First Valentine's Day being married =) And yes our one year is next MONTH!
So I woke Scott up with a huge breakfast in bed...then we fell asleep again. We woke up at 1:00 in panic because he had to go do a service call. He left and Shawn and Shannon picked me up and we went over to Cheesecake Factory (b/c we had a gift card and didn't want to spend money, how frugal of us). Scott ended up meeting us there but he had to do another service call (honestly do people just not go out for Valentine's Day it wasn't even cold to me) So after dinner, I went with Scott to a service call and sat in the hour and read my book for two hours. I am finally feeling like I am married =). Anyway, hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine's Day =)

Thursday, February 5, 2009

My new addiction....

So I haven't been able to do much..which is depressing, however we have been streaming Hero's. We have just finished the first session and we are on the second, it's so AMAZING w/out commercials!!

I also have an addiction to be a super hero..I know weird right? haha...well after watching all these hero's I really want to like regenerate, be able to read peoples minds, or maybe just fly? Am I asking for too much? I guess I chose a more realistic ability for right now that ability is to be a witch....due to the dr.'s.....this is why...

You know to change Dr.'s when:
1. You call and ask for your lab results b/c the Dr. told you to and the nurse speaks as a middle man saying "the Dr. already gave them to you." ((which I had Scott go w/me and when I asked him he said the Dr. said my results weren't in and that I needed to call))
2. You call up b/c of side effects that are unusual and they prescribe you ANOTHER medication (when they just put you one THREE!)
3. When you say "I'm on three medications and allergic to blah blah blah medications would that affect the new medication you want me to be on?" and the nurse replies with "No I don't think it should be a problem."
4. Your Dr. asked to see you back just to see your results from the TB test and prescribe the medication and to bring my husband w/me...and then THEY CHARGE ME!!! ((yes I threw a fit...but got my way and didn't have to pay =)

Yes I am now stuck with R.A and side effects that are affecting me and more pain than I started with.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

I'm 21 going on 80!

So I have had many uncomfortable symptoms for about a year, but I would say in the last 6 months I have just had so many flares that some days I couldn't get out of bed. I would miss work and literally feel miserable. So on Friday I finally was able to see a specialist. When the nurse took me in to take my vitals it turns out I had a fever....hmmm I wonder how long i have had that? Then the dr. came to see me. It was funny because she was kind of talking and explaining things to me like a kid...or in other words she dumbed things down for me. She kind of was squatting so she was at my level while she was explaining to me that I have Rheumatoid Arthritis. She is a Rhematoidologist person and I told her I didn't lol...then she explained everything to me. She then said that I have to take immediate action....ummm I'm more of a "when its convenient I will do it" kind of person. So she sent home packets of reading for me..if school reading wasn't enough for me. She said that my husband and I have to read through everything so that we know whats going to happen (I thought in my head....Scott make a decision w/me about my health....what did I get myself into haha jk).

More to the story.....So when the Dr. said we have to take "immediate action" she meant I also had to get some blood and shots today. NOW....I know this might sound weird but I literally have to talk myself into getting needles put in me, especially taking blood. See I'm white as can be so you can see my veins but in reality they are all show no action. I have to drink so much water and keep myself warm b/c they can NEVER find my veins..last blood test I had to go back 3 times and was sent to a special lab and even then it took like 20 minutes before they could draw blood. So I was extremely vulnerable at this time not being repaired that I had to draw blood or get a shot. They first gave me a TB test (I will eventually have to give myself shots once a week so that is why--but you can't take the shots if you have TB and one of the side effects is TB, go figure. That wasn't bad because they just poked me where ever they wanted. Now it was time for the blood test...I was there 15 minutes before they closed and it took 15 minutes to warm me up, but they did a wonderful job!

So in the end I have Rheumatoid Arthritis and I still have to go see a stomach specialist to look at my intestines and what not...NOT HAPPY about that at all...but I guess it will help me in the end?

In case you were wondering what Rheumatoid Arthritis is here's information below:

Arthritis is a general term that means inflammation in a joint. Joint inflammation is characterized by redness, warmth, swelling and pain within the joint.
Rheumatoid arthritis is a type of chronic arthritis that typically occurs in joints on both sides of the body (such as hands, wrists or knees). This symmetry helps distinguish rheumatoid arthritis from other types of arthritis.
In addition to affecting the joints, rheumatoid arthritis may occasionally affect the skin, eyes, lungs, heart, blood, or nerves.

Symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis include:
Joint pain and swelling
Stiffness, especially in the morning or after sitting for long periods

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Alaska Cruise

So we are excited to say that we will be going on an Alaskan Cruise in September with our friends Shawn and Shannon. This will be my first cruise and i'm not going to lie i'm really scared!! Yes maybe too much Titanic and Jaws has really corrupted me=) But I know and hope we have an awesome time!

Other news, I am officially Christie Fisher! I have finally changed my name through DMV! I'm still torn about changing my name at school because I don't want anything to happen with my credits!

Also our one year is coming up! Yes very exciting..I feel more in love with Scott and so proud to be his wife.

News about my health,..there is still no outcome. I stil have my symptoms and the Dr. has now directed me to a specialist who deals with swollen joints. Scott has also put an Air Advice system in our house to track the air and see if theres anything abnormal like mold and stuff. So I will be goingn to the specialist next Friday..hopefully I will have some results =)