Wednesday, November 30, 2011

What day is today?

  • I'm losing track of what day it is.
  • Friday will be three weeks since my knee surgery.
  • I haven't had on makeup or decent clothes in as long.
  • It's getting better but I am so over feeling like my knee is in a vise.
  • I think the pharmacists, the doctors and too many other people are a little too concerned that I might get addicted to painkillers.
  • After all I did just have major surgery!
  • Don't they know that I'll never get addicted to anything that takes away from my sewing addiction?
  • I'm just saying.
  • I'm starting to want to sew but it's still a little to uncomfortable to sit with my leg under my sewing table.
  • Not only that, I'm not supposed to be in a sitting position too long.
  • TV Evangelist Pat Robertson has to be on crack.
  • He doesn't know what "mac & cheese" is?
  • You old fart you know what it is and it's not a "black thing."
  • If you really don't know what it is, it's time to pass the reigns to someone else.
  • FYI black folks call it "macaroni & cheese" so you tell me where "mac & cheese" came from?
  • Don't get mad. Somebody needed to say it.
  • Note to self--sewing this weekend!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Thursday Thoughts 11/17/11

If you are squeamish at all, don't continue reading. This picture was taken earlier in the Fall.
  • One week post-op!
  • Knee, leg, thigh all hurts like hell.
  • Maybe I didn't have replacement surgery after all.
  • I think my leg got run over by a truck!
  • I used to think I was Superwoman.
  • I now know better.
  • If my sewing machine wasn't in the shop and I wasn't on bloodthinners...I still wouldn't be sewing.
  • Who wouldv'e thunk walking up or down 9 stairs would be such a chore?
  • The only thing I really want to get out of bed for is physical therapy and bathroom activities.
  • Sometimes you really do just need to do nothing.
  • I'm rather enjoying it.
  • I could enjoy it more without the pain!
I'll leave you all with a few pictures of my've been warned!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

I'm home!

I was released from the hospital Sunday. It should have been great day but Saturday night my mom tripped in the garage and had to spend several hours in the ER at the same hospital I was in. She wound up chipping four teeth and breaking one rib. Add to that the pharmacy wouldn't fill my prescription for pain medication and the surgery totally brought back my maralgiaparasthetica symptoms. Tonight I'll dig out my TENS equipment to help me manage the pain.
I can't do any sewing or paper crafting because I'm on blood thinners for nine more days and can't risk cutting myself.

Physical therapy has been going really well. They say I have a high pain tolerance. Really? Quite a bit of swelling has gone down now and I can barely move my knee at all! So much for pain tolerance.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Thursday Thoughts 11/10/11

  • Tomorrow is my knee surgery...wish me luck!
  • Mammogram came back no cancer. Yea.
  • Problem is that the saroma is back.
  • WTH
  • Didn't I have surgery in March to combat that?
  • Whatever.
  • I always say don't stress over the things you have no control over.
  • I love Burn Notice.
  • WTH
  • The Duggars are expecting their 20th child.
  • I'm surprised it doesn't just fall right out.
  • What is holding in?
  • You know what I mean.
  • I took my machine in to have it serviced since I won't be doing any sewing for a while.
  • Although they know I bought it there, they won't service it under the warranty because I didn't have my receipt with me.
  • That's a bunch of crap.
  • Got home and couldn't find the receipt.
  • I found the receipt for two machines I bought in the early '80s but not for the one I bought last year.
  • Oh hell.
  • I'll keep you all posted.