Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Dr. Walker, skiing 2, and of course, more Tonyaisms!

Dear bloggers, so if you actually still check my blog at all, you should REALLY let me know. Just comment on here or something, please!! Even if the only thing you comment is, “I still check your blog.” Anywho, so this blog report is here to tell you about my second adventure skiing, also about an additional Tonyaism. Actually as I just added it to my list of Tonyaisms, I found that there’s another one that I have yet to tell you guys about. Anyway, so let’s start with the first Tonyaism, then talk about me skiing then about the second Tonyaism.

Okay, so once upon a time, Tonya and I were talking and she says “I don’t like ATEC.” So I respond in, “Tonya, I thought you loved ATEC.” She then says, “I know.” Lol, I personally thought it was funny. Oh and by the way ATEC is where Tonya goes to school part time and it’s essentially a learning center for people with disabilities to go to train for a potential job and stuff.

Okay, so now, my second adventure skiing. Today, after my doctor’s appt with Dr. Walker, (which I need to tell you all about) my daddy and I went up to go skiing again. So yeah, that’s exactly what we did. We went skiing and this time I fell a whole lot more, but it’s justified because we were doing harder things, such as going on blues and stuff. Then I have 2 awesome things to tell you about. 1. I barely went off of a couple little teeny tiny jumps today and didn’t even fall! Woo! 2. I totally skied backwards today. A couple of times actually, but one time I was like turning and stuff, it was awesome!

Now, this is the time to tell you the newest, latest, almost greatest Tonyaism. So we were talking about her little baby doll that she got from child care and how she had two of them. The first one was named Zach and the second one was named Matt. So we were talking about how she would confuse them sometimes. So she says, “Daddy, I’m confused in my brain, in my head.” It’s like as opposed to what? Your brain in your butt? Lol

Okay, then now I need to tell you about the appointment at Dr. Walkers, then I just remembered yet ANOTHER Tonyaism! Okay, so Dr. Walkers; the reason why we went here was to talk about the loose screws in my head as well as this dumb, stupid ridge on my forehead. Anyway, so after we talked to him for a while he decided that what they would need to do would be to open up my whole skull again to take it all (the screws as well as the plates) out and then move the bone to get rid of the ridge. So yeah, the thing we had to make sure of though was to make sure he would NOT shave me bald again. So he agreed, it made me very happy! J The other thing we brought up to him was that I’m constantly tired. So he gave a great solution, or problem rather, just identified the problem. So what he thinks may have happened is that my hormones got all screwed up with this stupid brain injury, which he says is actually pretty common. So there must be some amount of thyroid that is not being produced enough of or something. Yeah, so hopefully that’s it, because that would be great, considering there’s an easy fix for that! (Taking medications to restore some of the lost thyroid.)

Then, the last Tonyaism I have to report today is this. It wasn’t too long ago when she just walks in the room and tells me, “Shannon, I have a new Tonyaism for you.” I don’t even remember what it was, but it was still so cute that she found these Tonyaisms as a good thing! Lol! Anyway, I love my sister!!


Monday, March 14, 2011


Okay, so here’s almost all of the Tonyaisms I have since I started recording them. One, the classic Tonyaism. Like for reals. If someone ever asks you one of the funniest things you’ve ever heard and you say Tonyaisms, this is the one to tell. So once upon a time Tonya walks in to my dad’s office and was like “Dad, can I have this candy bar, say no” So my dad, kind of confused, says “no” then she responds by SCREAMING “WHY NOT?!?!?!?!” Yes, so that’s number one.

The next one, we were randomly sitting around the table, probably playing a game or something, and Tonya just says “If I burn the house down, I will be mad.” It was so funny because it was SO random.

Next, is one that not everyone thinks it’s funny, but I for some reason, find it hilarious! So Tonya was just playing with my dad’s phone (before she had one) and dropped it in her oatmeal.

Then, next, she said “I don’t like adapted P.E.” but we all thought she said, “I don’t like dad to pee.” So we were like, “What? Why not?” and of course, she thought we had understood her, so she says things like “I just don’t, it bugs me,” things like that. It was great, but something you just kind of had to be there for.

Mom said “Why don’t you go take a cat nap?” Tonya: “I can’t take a cat nap, I’m a person!”

So one day we are just in the car, and Tonya randomly starts laughing. It was weird, anyway, so then I was like, “Tonya, what are you laughing about?” “Oh, I’m just giggling in my mind.”

This one is another one of those ones that no one else really thinks it’s funny, but I think it’s hilarious! Anywho, so we are just sitting in my mom’s study room, with my backpack facing us sort of. And there’s like 7 pens and like 2 pencils. But she said, “Shannon, I like your pencil collection, it’s really cute.”

Then once upon a time she was at Wendy’s with my daddy. So she got this Yogi Bear toy in her kid’s meal. So she was just ranting on about how funny it was going to be. She thought it would be SO funny that she said, “Daddy, when I see this movie, I’m going to laugh my laughbox right out!”

We are in North Carolina, visiting my brother, sister-in-law, nieces and nephew. Then, this one, you have to know Tonya just a little bit before you really get this one. But so, she spells out a lot of things after she says them. So like almost every night she’ll be like, “I’m going to bed, B-E-D.” Okay, so this one she says to my nieces, “Girls, tomorrow I’m going home, H-O-ME.” Yeah, see you really just have to understand Tonya on this one.

Finally, she says “Shannon, I don’t like ATEC.” “Tonya, I thought you loved ATEC.” “I know.” Yeah, I know this one’s not as funny, but it’s still great. Oh, and ATEC is where she goes to school part time. It’s a training school, so you can someday work at a job. Yeah, I don’t know that much about it but whatevs.

Okay, so here you go folks, for those of you who still read my blog, you should comment on here and tell me which is your favorite. (The “I just got hit by a truck” totally still counts!)


Saturday, March 12, 2011


I have now gotten home from skiing for the first time since my accident. I think I did pretty well actually; even though I fell 4 times. I was on the ground a lot more than that but that was mostly because of my stupid balance issues and stuff. We started out on the bunny hill. But, I thought that was stupid. So we went on up to some regular runs. (We even had to take a blue to get there, and I didn’t even fall!) I also thought I would be done after one last run after the bunny hill. I was not excited about skiing at all. In fact, I actually thought that I would probably report on here that I was not going to ski again until I had more control of my body. After we got on the normal runs though, I actually started to enjoy it. I began to think that maybe I could do it. I even thought that I could maybe even do everything I once could do. For example, I used to LOVE going on little terrains off the main trails and going on all sorts of jumps and everything. So I started to do that. That would be where my 4 falls came from. I was going off of all sorts of jumps and stuff, and that’s where I fell so many times. Even though I guess four’s really not a lot… but still. Some of the falls really hurt though. One of them took the wind out of me. A couple of the others banged my head, but was wearing a helmet, even though it still totally hurt. But, as for me being able to do everything else the same way I could do before, I think I actually did really well. I skied in parallel the WHOLE time, and I was carving like crazy! Haha. But yeah so anyway, that’s about it…. Oh and also, I am adding a video of me skiing as well.


Friday, March 11, 2011

Sleepy Time

Dear my fellow blog readers, So once upon a time I had a huge biology term final. That was this Thursday (yesterday). So for the past like 2 weeks or so I have been studying my little butt off. So then, yesterday, I finally got to take that dreaded biology test. I say dreaded because in case you didn’t know, biology is definitely my hardest class. But anyway, so yeah, after I took it yesterday, I really just crashed. Not to mention that this week there have been 3 times where I have woken up around 4 without being able to go back to sleep. I don’t know why, but I just couldn’t. So yeah, anyway, then today was just a miserable day. I am barely keeping my eyes open, even though I’ve tried to take a nap, but just can’t. Anyway, that’s just about it for today; just kind of a lazy day. Also, I’m going to try to go skiing again tomorrow. I don’t know how well that is going to go over, but we’ll give it a shot. So yeah, if I remember, I’ll let you know how that goes, but don’t be surprised if I fall on my butt a lot.


Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Faith, Prayers and Fasting

When we first started writing this blog, we would often ask you to pray and/or fast for specific things for Shan. We saw so many amazing miracles happen because of your faith and prayers. In a little over a week, it will be 10 months since Shannon's accident. Her recovery to this point has been a long and difficult process. Shan has done amazing, especially with school but she still has a long ways to go. Doctors and therapists all say she should still make a lot of progress but she has to keep working hard at it. I tell you what, this stuff isn't for sissies! I don't think any of us understand how difficult this is except for other people who have had severe brain injuries.
So tonight I am writing and asking again for your faith and prayers on Shannon's behalf. In fact, we would love it if you join us in fasting for her specifically on Sunday, March 6th.
We are so very grateful for all that has been given to us. I have learned and grown so much. I know without a doubt that God is close by and watching over us. We are grateful for the many angels (people like you) that have come to our aid when we didn't think we could make it through. We are so grateful for those that continue to pray for Shannon and go the extra mile in giving her love and support. We hope to someday be in a position to do such things for others. We do pray that God will bless each of you for that love and concern.