MY BEAUTIFUL LIFE!!!

MY INTRO

ALOHA AND WELCOME TO MY PERSONAL BLOG!!! I THOUGHT WHY NOT SHARE MY PERSONAL GAINS & STRUGGLES THAT LIFE PUTS OUT TO EACH AND ONE OF US. I FEEL THAT THROUGH THE GIFT OF "GIVING & SHARING", THERE IS NO WAY BETTER THAN START THIS BLOG WHICH IS ALL ABOUT ME, MY OHANA (FAMILY), HOALOHA (FRIENDS), AND EVEN ENEMIES WHICH ARE THE VERY ONES I NEED TO LOVE AND ACCEPT.


I'LL SAY THIS STRAIGHT UP, I DON'T HOLD BACK MY FEELINGS FOR ANYONE AND IT'LL COME OUT OF MY MOUTH ON HOW I FEEL ABOUT YOU AND OTHERS. I DON'T GO BEHIND ANYONE'S BACK AND START RUMOURS WITH HOPES THAT IT WILL CIRCLE AROUND AND FINALLY HIT ITS TARGET. WHY TAKE THE LONG ROUTE WHEN I CAN GO STRAIGHT TO THE POINT. PERSONALLY, I THINK THAT IS THE "REAL" WAY OF LIVING LIFE, "BE REAL" AT ALL TIMES EVEN WHEN THE WORLD IS WATCHING.


ON THE OTHER NOTE, "I AM" THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PERSON IN THE WHOLE UNIVERSE FROM THE WAY "I SEE IT". I AM NOT SPEAKING FROM OTHER PEOPLE'S FEEDBACK OR "CONCEITEDNESS". "THIS IS" WHAT I CHOOSE TO SEE MYSELF EVERYDAY WHEN I WAKE UP FROM MY BED AND THANK "AKUA" (GOD) FOR GIVING ME ONE MORE DAY TO LIVE, REGARDLESS OF REGRETS FROM THE "YESTERDAYS" TO THE FEARS OF "TOMMOROWS".


IN MY EYES, LIVING A "BEAUTIFUL LIFE" CAN ONLY BE ATTAINED BY "CHOICE" AND IT REQUIRES "INTEGRITY", "HONESTY", "UNCONDITIONAL ACCEPTANCE", "FORGIVENESS" AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, "LOVE".


AS MY BEAUTIFUL ANCESTORS HAVED ALWAYS BELIEVED:


'Ike aku, 'ike mai, kokua aku kokua mai; pela iho la ka nohana 'ohana.


WHICH MEANS, RECOGNIZE OTHERS, BE RECOGNIZED, HELP OTHERS, BE HELPED; SUCH IS A FAMILY RELATIONSHIP.


SO ONCE AGAIN, "WELCOME TO MY BEAUTIFUL LIFE!!!"


AWWWRITE!!!


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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

ITS KNEES SURGERY TIME!!!

ALOHA EVERYONE!!!



THERE'S A REASON WHY I SCHEDULED MY SURGERY AFTER MY BIRTHDAY...  LOL!!!  BUT LETS GET TO THE ROOT OF WHY I'M GETTING KNEES SURGERY.



BACK IN 2011 I STARTED TO HAVE PAIN IN BOTH KNEES WHEN BENDING AND GOING UP & DOWN STAIRS.  AT FIRST I THOUGHT IT WAS JUST STRAINS AND STRESS.  BUT AS THE MONTHS WENT BY, I FELT LIKE IT GOT WORST.  BUT I STILL TOUGHED IT OUT AND JUST LIVED WITH IT.

7 YEARS LATER I FINALLY DECIDED TO GET IT LOOKED AT, ALSO 2 YEARS PRIOR TO 2017 I RECENTLY ADDED A NEW PART TIME JOB WITH ALASKA AIRLINES AS A RAMP SERVICE AGENT AND BEING MORE PHYSICAL THAN MY OFFICE JOB, I NOTICED MY KNEES STARTED TO HURT MORE AND 2 YEARS LATER AS SAID EARLIER I DECIDED TO GET IT LOOKED AT.

I WAS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED BY 2 FRIENDS OF MINES TO GO SEE,

DR. DOUGLAS VERMILLION AT

A WEST POINT GRADUATE AND AN ATHLETE WHO SPECIALIZES IN SPORTS MEDICINE, I FELT I FOUND THE RIGHT MAN FOR THE JOB.  HE'S SERIOUS AND STRAIGHT TO THE POINT AND BRUTALLY HONEST.

AFTER GETTING AN MRI DONE IT APPEARED THAT I MY CARTILAGE IN THE KNEE AREAS WAS GETTING SOFT AND PRETTY MUCH OLD.  WE DISCUSSED THE OPTION OF STEM CELL TREATMENT BY REGROWING MY CARTILAGE IN A LAB TAKEN FROM MY KNEES AND THEN PUT BACK IN BOTH KNEES.  IT WAS GOING TO BE A 3 PART SURGERY, WITHIN A PERIOD OF 2 YEARS AND A RECOVERY BETWEEN 2-3 MONTHS PER KNEE.  SO I DECIDED TO GO WITH THAT.


SURGERY DAY!!!

I'M GETTING AN ARTHROSCOPIC PROCEDURE:

Arthroscopic knee surgery involves the use of a small camera to look inside the knee of a patient. The physician must make small cuts in order to insert the camera and other small surgical tools to perform the procedure.

I'LL ADMIT I WAS VERY NERVOUS AND I'VE NEVER BEEN UNDER BEFORE OR BETTER YET HAD ANY SURGERY DONE BEFORE UNLESS YOU COUNT WISDOM EXTRACTIONS...  LOL!!!

BUT THE STAFF WAS SUPER FRIENDLY AND I EVENTUALLY FELT COMFORTABLE AND BEFORE YOU KNOW IT I WAS HOOKED TO ANESTHESIA AND ALL OF A SUDDEN I FELT SLEEPY AND I MEAN SUPER SLEEPY, I WAS TRYING TO FIGHT IT BUT I LOST...  GOODNIGHT...  LIGHTS OUT!!!

AND NEXT THING I REMEMBER I WAS SEEING A NURSE BEING CHOKED BY ME...  WTF!!!  AND IN A BLINK OF AN EYE, I WAS IN ANOTHER ROOM ALL BY MYSELF FEELING SUPER SLEEPY AND DAZED.  THEN DR. VERMILLION CAME INTO MY ROOM AND SAID MY SURGERY WAS SUCCESS AND SAID MY KNEES WERE NOT AS BAD AS THE MRI READ VERSUS WHAT HE SAW DURING SURGERY.

I THEN REALIZED I WAS SITTING IN A WHEELCHAIR AND BOTH OF MY KNEES WERE WRAPPED UP WITH SOME PUMP MACHINE CIRCULATING COLD WATER TO KEEP MY SWELLING DOWN.

 
DR. VERMILLION SAID THAT MY KNEES ARE IN BETTER SHAPE AND IT WILL TAKE TIME TO HEAL AS THEY REALIGNED MY KNEECAPS BECAUSE THAT WAS THE MAIN CAUSE OF MY PAIN, WHATEVER THAT MEANS BUT OKAY...  LOL!!!

BUT I WAS DISCHARGED TO GO HOME AND OFF I WENT, MY COUSIN SHANNON PICKED ME UP AND DROPPED ME OFF WHERE KAHEALANI WAS WAITING.

I WAS GIVEN GOOD AND YUMMY PAIN KILLER DRUGS AND BED REST FOR THE NEXT 2 DAYS AND A SET OF CRUTCHES.

BOY DID I GET THE ROYAL TREATMENT, I HAD ALL MY MEALS SERVED AND BROUGHT TO MY BEDSIDE INCLUDING DESSERTS!!!


MY PERSONAL SERVANT, KAHEALANI.  SHE EVEN TOOK CARE OF ALL MY MEDICATIONS INTAKE AND SET THE ALARMS SO THAT I TAKE THEM AS PRESCRIBED.  SHE CHANGED THE WATER AND REFILLED THE PUMP MACHINE WITH ICE TO KEEP MY KNEES FROM SWELLING AND EVEN GAVE ME MASSAGES EVERY NOW AND THEN.  YEAH SHE DIDN'T APPEAR TO ENJOY IT AT FIRST BUT I TOLD HER I FELT THE SAME WAY WHEN I HAD TO MAKE HER MILK BOTTLES AND CHANGED HER DIAPERS AND BATHE HER FOR HER FIRST 2 YEARS AND SHE STOPPED SULKING.

AFTER 2 DAYS OF PAMPERING, I GAVE HER THE WEEKEND OFF TO GO BE WITH AUNT VICKIE AND HER DAUGHTER, SERENA.  THEY CLIMBED UP TO FLAT TOP MOUNTAIN, ATE PIZZAS AND ICE CREAM AND WATCHED DVDS.

AS FOR ME...

I GRABBED MY CRUTCHES, POPPED MY PAIN KILLERS AND...



I WENT OUT WITH THE ANAKALAS!!!

ATE LUNCH AT "F-STREET STATION RESTAURANT" AND THEN HEADED OVER TO "ALOHA STOP AND SHOP'S ANNUAL HO'OLAULEA" FEATURING HAWAIIAN MUSIC BAND, KAPENA!!!

THERE WERE SO MUCH FOODS AND FUN AND THAT IS WHERE I MET MY NEW FRIENDS, MIKE & MAYA FROM SEWARD, ALASKA!!!  THEY BOTH WERE SO MUCH FUN TO CHAT WITH AND EVENTUALLY THEY INVITED US FOR THE UPCOMING 4TH OF JULY WEEKEND!!!

I'LL BLOG ON THAT NEXT!!!

BUT AFTER THE HO'OLAULEA, WE THEN HEADED OVER TO "CHILLKOOT CHARLIES" - https://www.koots.com/  TO GO SEE H3 PERFORM.  THEY PLAYED SOME OLDIES THAT WAS SOME OF MY FAVORITES AND BEFORE YOU KNOW IT, MY DRUGS STARTED TO WEAR OFF AND IT WAS TIME FOR ME TO HEAD BACK HOME.

WHAT A FUN DAY AND NIGHT IT WAS AFTER BEING IN BED FOR 2 DAYS!!!

STAY TUNED FOR MORE BLOGGINGS!!!

AWWWRITE!!!

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