Saturday, May 31, 2014

Mrs. McIsaac

So, I was recently at the pharmacy to pick up my prescription. I am so happy to say that I am on very few medications and I hope to keep it that way. Anyways, the pharmacy is the only place where I am still Ms. Radford, everything else I have changed to Mrs. McIsaac.
At first it was hard to get use to going by a different name but I really wanted to change it when I got married. To me it meant that we became a family.
When I talked about changing my name around other friends they would sometimes say, "I am not changing my name is reminds me of my mother in law." But being reminded of my mother in law is not a bad thing. Mrs. McIsaac, or Della or Momma Dee as I sometimes call her is one of the most caring, confident and funny people I have ever met in my life.
Ever since the day I met her she treated me like family and now that I am married to her son, I am very proud to be "Mrs. McIsaac."
Over the years the lines between in laws and relatives have blurred. I feel like Zane's family is my family and I hope they feel the same way about me.
In fact the night before our wedding I asked Della what time she was coming over for pictures. I almost forgot that she would be spending the day with Zane, her son.
I consider myself to be a passive person and over the years Della has encouraged me to be more assertive, she has tried to make me a more confident person. She has also raised the best husband I could ever ask for and for that I will be forever grateful.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014


So, Currently the World Congress is taking place is Austrailia. A good friend of mine told me that she met a wonderful wonderful person who is working on a factor 5 product. This is very very big news because as I've mentioned before there have been NO advancements in factor 5 products since it was first discovered in 1943.
I'm not sure of all the details but I've decided to make a top ten list of things I will do if I have access to a recombinant concentrate.

1. Get my wisdom teeth removed- According to my dentist I have 5 impacted wisdom teeth. At the moment they are causing me so much pain, my face is swollen and I can't hear out of my left eat. So I would elect to get these removed just so I wouldn't have to worry about it causing pain again.

2. I would get my gallbladder removed- I was diagnosed with gallstones when I was 12 years old. So far I've been able to control it with diet but I have had a few very painful attacks. It is always in the back of my mind that I will have an attack. Especially when I am travelling.

3. I would have a baby. If I had a concentrate I would definitely try having a baby or two or three.

4. I would play sports. I always loved playing baseball when I was a kid and I think I would start playing in a rec league or something fun like that.

5. I would travel move. At the moment I hate traveling because its always such an ordeal, I have to contact the hospital and worry about if I will get a bleed and how good or bad the hospital will be. 

Some of the others things I might do would be maybe a small tattoo, another ear piercing. I can't think of a full ten but staying out of the hospital as much as possible would be nice!