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Monday, July 21, 2008

Unexpected Doctor Visit

This weekend I started having these strange pangs on the left side of my belly just above the incision. They sort of came and went, but sometime when they came they were real zingers! My mom planned to leave today, so she wanted me to call the doc and see what she said. I called and the squeezed me in at 11:30 AM with a partner in the practice since my doc wasn't in today. She took a look and removed the tape pieces that were over the stitches. She said I was healing up beautifully and that I just needed to take it easy. She thinks the pain might be from an internal stitch. She gave me more meds and I asked for something other than percocet because the percocet was leaving me a little short of breath in the morning at that gave me flash back to Wednesday morning in the hospital. It would eventally go away, but who needs to added anxiety when you're trying to heal? *NOT ME!* So, she gave my Tylenol w/ codine, Motrin 800 mg and told me the motrin will enhance the effect of the codine. *good to know!* She also prescribed these patches to wear over the incision site that should help with the burning sensations I am having when I sit for long periods of time. They wanted another urine sample and drew some blood from me today. Apparently my red blood cell count was low in the hospital and she just wants to make sure it's going back up.

I did find out today that they remove 16 fibroids! 16!! *holy crap* She said two of the were about the size of her fist! She said all 16 weighted about a pound, so no major weight loss for me from the surgery *darn* Anyhoo, I am happy they were all removed, and that I am healing nicely. I just wish these pangs would go away!

Here's how Frisco is helping me recuperate. Doesn't he look so helpful?

Frisco

I did manage to finsh my sister's Luna Moth Shawl the day before my surgery! I just love how it turned out. If I make one for myself I would probably add more beads :)

Luna Moth Shawl 3
Pattern: Luna Moth Shawl (Ravelry)
Yarn: Bristol Yarn - Buckingham in a blue-green color (3 skein)
Needles: Knit Picks Options size 8
Modifications: Did more repeats, son't remember how many and added beads.

Check out the flowers that are decorating my living room! First up we have a bouquet from KozyKitty. She came to visit me Thursday evening as she was getting ready to head out of town for this week. Check out those sunflowers!
Flowers from Kozykitty

Next up is this gorgeous arrangement that I recieved from my knitting group. Look at how beautifully those roses opened up! And the lillies in both arrangement!

Flowers from Sip 'n Knit group

Last up is this arrangement I received from the staff at my NEW school! I couldn't believe it! I just love that hot pink rose right in the middle!

Flowers from staff at new school

As I was recuprating I was able to crank out one dishcloth and finally finish My So Called Scarf! No pictures of the scarf yet, but here's the dishsloth and it was a stash buster. That's the best part!
Chinese Waves Dishcloth
Pattern: Chinese Waves Dishcloth (Ravelry)
Yarn: no clue, left over cotton stash yarn
Needles: Clover Bamboo size 7
Modifications: None

4 comments:

danielle said...

I'm sorry. I was remiss in sending good wishes before your surgery. I'm glad to hear that you are recovering well. Though I only knit sporadically, I've finally joined Ravelry and added you as a friend.

Bri said...

I"m so glad that things are going well. Are you up for visitors yet?? I would love to stop by. I pass all the yummy restaurants on my way, so I could bring you anything you'd like!!!

Denise said...

Glad you seem to be feeling better - will catch up with you at Panera soon I hope!
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xx

twiceknit said...

Glad to hear you're feeling better and you're up and around. I can't tolerate Percocet, either. Glad I'm not the only one! Hope to see you at SnK one week soon!