Pretty Painful

Lately I haven’t had much to say. I’ve had a lot to do, of course. But nothing to say about what’s been keeping me busy. Summer seems to be dragging on. The weather has kept us in a lot. Wrangling an 18 month old and a 10 year old isn’t the easiest job in the world. I admit, there isn’t much outdoorsy type things to do where we live either. So, we swim. We do arts and crafts. We watch movies. We go on many trips to the library. And we find things to do where it’s air conditioned. It’s just too hot when it’s 102 degrees outside and 120 in the car, (we don’t have a/c in our boat).

While there isn’t much going on presently, there will be in the future. I’m going on a little bit of an adventure. Would you believe me if I said that I was going to be kidnapped by a gang of swash buckling pirates who want to throw me overboard to dozens of man eating sharks? Or what if I said I were going to the Amazon and I had to bushwhack through the forests and I come upon a tribe of cannibals who haven’t eaten in months? Or what if I said I was having a total abdominal hysterectomy?

If you chose either of the first two, then you are wishful like myself. Unfortunately, I will be doing the last of the three choices. Well, not too unfortunately. The synopsis: I have had two C Sections and two laporoscopic surgeries all in the last 10 years. Three of those surgeries have been in the last 19 months. Something isn’t quite right with my uterus, (we’ve been talking female reproductive organs all week and I’m not ashamed, * laugh *). Basically what it comes down to is that I’ve been having severe pelvic pain and the only solution they have is to take birth control pills, (done), or antibiotics, (done). Then, since neither of those helped, I could do hormone treatments but since the pills didn’t help, the hormones probably won’t work. Next is another laporoscopy, but do I really want to have to continue doing a few surgeries to see if it will help? So now it’s a hysterectomy. I’m on the fence about it. I know we won’t have any more children so I don’t worry about that. What I do worry about is the menopause. I’ll still have to do hormone replacement therapy, but I think of my mom and what her symptoms are and God forgive me but I’d rather die than deal with what she is dealing with. (She’s the uber menopausal woman!)

So that’s what I’ll be doing next week. Physicals, chest x rays, bloodwork, surgery. My surgery is set for Thursday the 17th, so keep me in your prayers. I’ll be in the hospital for a few days and have some time to recoup before coming home. So that’s the painful part. After that, I’ll be relaxing in bed with the stack of books I checked out from the library and maybe some knitting.

Which brings me to some stash enhancement, which is the pretty part:

More SunnySideEllen from Etsy in Teddy Bear. I think I’m going to make the Rhiannon socks with this.

I’ve also done a little beading here and there, (I finished both projects last night):

A set of Swarovski crystal earrings on sterling silver hoops. Montana (blue), is one of my favorite colors they have available.

And…

Another Icy Petals bracelet done in the new Swarovski crystal colors Mocca and Sand Opal. I love the browns in this. Beautiful.

As for knitting, well my sock design is finished. I have two testers working on the pattern and I hope to have it ready for purchase by August 1. I’m really excited about this and I can’t wait for people to knit it. I am currently working on the Ribs and Lace Tank which I anticipate will be done this weekend. I have a few more bust decreases and then I can work on the straps and finishing. I’d love to get it done tonight because we are taking a trip to the beach tomorrow while our apartment is re-carpeted. Who knows?

So that’s life right now. Fairly calm, fairly chaotic.

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7 thoughts on “Pretty Painful

  1. Oh my gosh! You will be in my thoughts!

    I so hope this relieves your pain and suffering. My sis ended up having a hysterectomy in her mid-thirties due to fibroids and endometriosis that kept getting worse and worse despite D&Cs and other treatments, and my mom had one at about 55 for fibroids. In both cases they were much happier and healthier after. But it is never an easy decision.

  2. I’m *so* sorry AJ šŸ˜¦ What a really scary thing to be going through. I know that if it puts an end to your pain, then it will be worth it, but still…. You will definitely be in my thoughts this week!

    I hope you’re not upset with me over the test knitting. I felt really bad but I wanted to be honest with you about what I thought my abilities would be and didn’t want to let you down šŸ™‚ But please think of me in the future for sure!!

    That brown yarn is beautiful – can’t wait to see what you make out of it! And your jewelry – lovely as always!

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