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Monday, January 6, 2014

Winter Coat

I don't have much to show but I am working on an older project. I'm working on my red Fleur De Lis quilt. I think I'm happiest working with few colors. It's boring, but it me. And so is this. 
Hubby bought me some special stickers for my mixer but when he said I could use them on my sewing machine I just knew it was me. I wasn't sure about the mixer but I was positive about my machine needing a facelift. Pretty snazzy ain't it!? There'll be no mistaken my Juki for anyone else's. 

Now to get personal. Last weeks surgery was fine. More than fine because I didn't have to do the second procedure. So maybe that means less money too? I have my fingers crossed on that. 
The main thing was taking care of my bladder. You see I have what my Hubby calls a "walnut sized" bladder. He laughs and sometimes gets annoyed by my frequent restroom breaks but apparently there was more to it than size. 
I have a chronic condition that is called 
"Interstitial Cystitis". My body produces too much acid and that acid is eating away my bladder lining. In actuality, my bladder is normal sized but with the inflammation and irritation it feels full all the time. Hence the constant restroom breaks. 
So the surgery was to stretch my bladder and to hopefully retrain it to remember its normal size. I was also given a cocktail of meds that I had to hold for as many hours as I could. Four being the goal, three being my limit. Talk about torture! The surgery was a breeze, it's the holding that's my problem. 
Now that my bladder has been retrained, I will go to the Dr twice a week to have more of that cocktail installed. Yes, installed. Not the normal way fluid is usually taken either. Nope, this cocktail is forced the wrong in. But the worst part, I have to shave my legs all winter! I mean I HAVE to! I wouldn't want anyone to know that my winter coat has grown in. The Dr visit is all ready degrading enough!
So think if me every Monday and Thursday morning while I hold it for four hours. Like right now! Only one more hour to go! 
I'm thinking of anything to keep from thinking about it. 
Be more entertaining on Mondays and Thursdays to help me keep  "IT" off my mind, please?

I'm going to go stand on my head for the next hour. 
Take care, Brandie


Heather said...

Oh my that sounds dreadful. Hope you are feeling better soon!

sunny said...

Well that doesn't sound like a lot of fun, but hopefully the result will make your life easier! You'll have to race the clock on med days, to see how much you can get done in 4 hours. The time should speed by. :-)

Createology said...

Oh dear. I wish I could write this upside down so you could read while standing on your head. How interesting and I will be following your progress. Sunshine and heat and dry dry can do it dear.

MamaT said...

You poor thing! I've gone through some similar tests but am putting off surgery. Hope it all mends up nicely.

Dee said...

That sounds awful! Hopefully you can find something completely distracting to do during those days to make the time go faster. I pray it works for you!

Carla said...

Oh you poor thing. I will be thinking of you. Lots of blog reading is in your future I think. The stickers are very cute on your machine

Lori said...

You make a horrible procedure sound funny! I hope it is 100% successful!! I am amazed at what they can do these days.
Love the stickers on your machine!!!!

Esther said...

Yikes, no fun at all, but you certainly can write with a sense of humor. I love the stickers on your machine, and I hope you recover fully and quickly.