Published on Apr 6th, 2008 by Adam in Adam's Blog with 519 Comments »
I guess yesterday’s post was a little serious, and because I cannot be serious for too long at one time, I decided to lighten up a little bit.ย I mean life is too short to be mad isn’t it?
Today I was able to watch my brother compete, and he competed well, losing close to the returning national champion in the finals.ย I thought he had some calls go not his way, but I do know that I will make sure he is prepared for the nationals.
Along with watching and being able to coach a little bit, I was also able to run into a bunch of friends, talk and have a positive trip.ย It is tiring though, this whole process is exhausting.ย I think it couples with stress and the fact that my mother wakes up at 5 and thinks that I do as well.ย I like to sleep late, but all my appointments are scheduled at like 7AM.ย Seriously, it is beginning to get annoying.ย I told her I will not be participating in chemo before 10AM.
Tomorrow, or today I guess, I get to take another trip to the sperm bank so if there is a chance I cannot have kids the good old American way (or Russian, Italian ect.) I can have artificial insemination.ย It makes me feel better about possibly being sterile, but I still do not want to lose anything. Now the trip is at 7:00AM.ย I honestly have all day except for church to go do what I have to do, but my mother insisted the appointment be at 7.ย I can assure you that after the Monday appointment at 7, there will be no more appointments that early.ย I wouldn’t mind getting up at 8 or 9, but 5:30 comes too early.
On that note, let me tell you an experience.ย I will keep this G rated I promise, but it is too funny not to tell.ย Ask my high school coach, he was crying.ย So, Friday, after hearing everything, I had to take the drive to McGee’s Woman’s Hospital.ย Now the sperm bank is there.ย Being the only patient that was a guy, I felt like they may have well tattooed “going to the sperm bank” on my forehead.ย So after getting there, I get a key to “Private Room A.” ย Now the walk of shame from the reception area to the room was about a quarter mile, through two hospital wings, up a trap door, and beyond the corner off in the horizon (all is true but the trap door).ย It was long.ย And everyone knew what I was doing because I had to carry my little test tube the whole way.ย So, I get into the room, and the whole time I am thinking, now my mother knows.ย All men know that the last person they want finding out, or even hinting at it is their mother.ย I lasted 22years without a hitch.ย And my mom’s words of encouragement “Ok hunny, go do what you have to do and make sure you do not miss the tube.”ย So, you could see why I was a “little tense.”ย ย ย I will omit the next part for the sake of everyone.ย It is too personal even for me to share, of course.ย Afterwards, I took the walk of shame all the way back through the labyrinthine halls with all the nurses and doctors staring at me through the room where my mother was waiting to drop it off. ย Well, Anyways, in my haste, forgetting to read the directions to leave the specimen in the room cost me big time.ย I asked where to place my specimen at the front desk and basically had to take the walk of shame all the way back again.ย It was miserable.ย The worst sexual anything I think I have ever had in my life, bar none, hands down.ย So men, if you ever have to venture into “Private Room A” please, do not be like me and read all of the directions, highlight and take notes even.ย It is the best way.ย Ladies, if I offend, I apologize, apparently enough people today convinced me to put this in my blog.ย And to my mother: you have just scared me for life without doing anything just by being somewhat present and removing all doubt of you knowing why sometimes my door may be locked.ย Yeah, thanks.
In other news, I did get the T-shirt design up and I would personally like to thank Sue Sula for doing that, she did a fantastic job and they are going to look great.ย We only have the black one up, but it is under gear.ย As soon as the foundation gets finalized so I can have my NCAA status, we will be selling them out to everyone.ย I hope you all buy them.ย They are just sweet.
Anyways, That was about it today.ย I ate great, slept nil, and am signing out and hitting the sack.
“Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the LORD.”
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