Thursday, February 28, 2008

Yes, I'm still here - I think!

Turns out that my "aggravating health problem" was a tad bit more than aggravating.

Last Wednesday, my ob-gyn put me on a type of hormone to stop bleeding. By Thursday afternoon, I was being taken out of school and to the ob-gyn because of a reaction to the medicine. After a 30 second exam, I was on my way to Medina General Hospital, where I was given Demerol for the pain and being prepped for an emergency hysterectomy.

Not fun, let me tell you. Especially since I have "tough skin" (it's on my chart!) and deep veins - it took 5 different people 8 tries before they could get a IV going!

I knew that this would be coming eventually, but I wasn't quite ready for "you're going NOW." I had the surgery at 1:00 Friday afternoon, and came home Saturday morning. (They tried to send me home Friday night, but Kevin convinced them that it would be better if I stayed).

Now I'm home recovering. The doctor okayed me to go back to work in one week (!!!!!), but I'm taking two instead. I can't sit in the computer chair for very long, so my computer time has been pretty severely limited (I think that I'd give my left arm for a laptop - daytime TV really stinks, we don't have a remote for the DVD player anymore, I can't knit or read while on Vicodin, and I'm tired of looking at my living room!!)

For those who may be interested, I had a Laparoscopic Supracervical Hysterectomy, and they also took my left ovary.

Damned fibroids.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

update, coming soon....

I've been really busy, and suffering from a blogging malaise. I've been knitting my fingers off (or at least it feels that way), planning my trip to England and Dublin in June, and trying to put together the Ohio Soaper's Gathering in April. Throw in some aggravating health things, my daily dose of juvenile delinquents and then doing home instruction a few days a week after school, and...

I need a vacation.

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Please Help Me Help Them!

Please look to the right - over there on my sidebar. I have decided to donate $2.50 of every Windy pattern sold to Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders).

It's a wonderful cause - when you get the chance, check out their website. Every little bit helps, and a whole lot of little bits adds up to quite a lot!

If you don't have a paypal account, or if you would like a paper copy instead of a .pdf download, please email me at sanityknit (at) gmail (dot) com (substitute the @ and . at the appropriate places).