Monday, July 1, 2013

Rrrrrrrreeevvvvving up my engines.....

I was trying to think of a clever title for my post...but my brain is still a bit foggy from the activities of the past week.  I know I've been talking about this surgery I was supposed to have for ages, but I can finally breathe a sigh of relief as it is finally behind me.  I'm praying as I type that this post will make sense, as my brain was scrambled under anesthesia and my family tells me some things are not making sense.  LOL  All I can do is apologize in advance and hope you can fill in the holes as you see them!

On the stitching front...I received Lynda's RR while still in the hospital.  I had my ipad with me and while on Facebook, Mouse waved her paw and said she would post on the yahoo group that I had received the package.  Thanks Mouse!!  I tried to achieve a lady like drool while in the hospital, but let's face it, there's nothing lady like about those hospital gowns they insist we wear.  I think it's a conspiracy to embarrass us into leaving the hospital as soon as our little legs will hold us!  If nothing else the breeze from the hind quarter area will freeze us out of the place!!  I couldn't wait to depart and my fingers began itching to stitch as soon as I had a peek at the lovely fabric and floss.  It's been too long...and I think I will need lots of stitch therapy to overcome my latest hospital fiasco.

Did I mention the brain fog?  It did take three days to finish stitching my square of the lovely pattern Lynda sent our way.  Not only was I out of practice from stitching, but I had to do so without a hoop!!  Thankfully I was able to adjust quickly, and finished my portion today.  If all goes as planned (I can't find a darn thing since my Mother came to visit and I had to shove all my stash and projects into nooks and crannies to get them out of sight to make DJ's digs look a little more presentable.) and I find all the necessary items, it should go in the mail today.  Whew!!  That little accomplishment really rocked my small corner of the world.  So...without further ado...a picture of what has been accomplished by myself and two RR'ers before me (Gillie and Sally)...



and the portion I have stitched.



Now...for those with inquiring minds...a little info about my surgery.  It was on June 25th.  It was supposed to last 6.5 hours, but lasted 8 hours.  I was supposed to stay 24-48 hours and stayed 84 hours.  As always, I did it DJ style.  I have never done anything the easy way...LOL!!  I have never had the kind of reaction to anesthesia (at least that's what I'm blaming it on) that I did there...and they had to find 4 vertigo medicines which I took round the clock once the room stopped spinning to stop the sensation that my world was spinning out of control.  They sent me home with two and I am STILL taking them.  It was not fun my friends!  Once they had that under control, the next goals were easily met and they let me out late Friday night. It is wonderful to be home, without bright lights shining in my eyes, and someone poking and prodding me around the clock, waking me at least 8 times during the night for one reason or another.  I'm not complaining, the nurses and doctors did an excellent job!!  I couldn't have been treated nicer, and in fact, if I ran into a few of the nurses I would love to make friends with them!  Funny how you can bond with someone who is poking you with a needle 8 times a night!!  Recovery is expected to last 8 weeks...so you'll know where to find me...under my stitching lamp with a project on my lap!  

Till next time...happy stitching!

 

10 comments:

Denise SA said...

Glad to have you back. I think you are right about hospitals. The way they woke my mum up at 3:00 am everyday for a bed bath was what I couldn't understand.

Parsley said...

I hope you feel better!!

Could you tell me what this piece is called? I really like it.

Jo said...

So glad the surgery went well DJ. Love the square you stitched, so cute. You take good care of yourself and nothing more strenuous than picking up a needle and thread x

Mouse said...

well it all made sense to me ..lol well done on the stitching front and also that you are behaving yourself and stitching nicely to recover .... ...yours has been posted on and I am awaiting the next batch :) love mouse xxxxx

Gillie said...

It is lovely to stitch on, isn't it? Her last one was too. Just remember there is a speed limit around your corner of MD so no Revving your engine too much, take it slowly!

Melissa said...

I like that very much!!! :)

Maggee said...

I don't do well coming out of anesthesia either. They got annoyed at me when I had a second lump removed cause it was supposed to be outpatient, but I had to stay overnight cause I didn't want to wake up! Kinda scary! Glad you are home!! Your stitching looks fine--what were you worried about?? Take your time and recover well! Hugs!

Karen said...

It is wonderful that you are home! I'm wishing you a speedy recovery with lots of stitching distractions to get you through.

Terri said...

I'm glad your surgery went so well and that you are home and recuperating.

Great stitching!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Your contribution to the RR is lovely!