Archive for July, 2005



July 28, 2005

Veronica from Spain,
Thank you for the cute card for my daughter, Sierra. She loved, loved, loved getting mail! She also really likes the stickers and the drawing you made. My daughter has been stuck in the house a lot because of my recent surgery, so this letter made her really excited. The bookmark is cute too! I will have to find out what those buildings are on the postcard. Sierra wants to know. Thanks a bunch!!


I’m Home!

July 25, 2005

I am in pain, but it is tolerable with the meds. I can only sit for 10 minutes per hour. That really does limit online time. Also, feel a little loopy so it is hard to concentrate on exactly what I want to post about. I knitted in the waiting room before the surgery, but have been too out of it to try to do anything since. Every day I wake up feeling better then the one before and that is good news. My surgeon said the surgery went great and he was really impressed with how well I was doing. If I did not have kids at home, I probably could have come home sooner. I just stayed as long as I could tolerate some of the nurses and as long as I still needed major pain relief. Thank you for all of the well wishes!!


Update on surgery

July 23, 2005

Hi everyone. This is Wendy’s husband, Tony. I am posting this entry on her behalf. She is doing as well as can be expected after the surgery. The procedure went well according to her surgeon. She is still in the hospital and may be there until Monday. She is in a great deal of pain but is getting around extremely well for someone who has just had the type of procedure that she did. Her physical therapist is very impressed on how well she is doing. I just wanted to let everyone know that she is well and okay. I will try to keep posting information as I acquire it.


Some Anxiety

July 15, 2005

Today I had some anxiety about the surgery. I keep questioning whether I am making the right choice of having another surgery. I went in today to get measured for a brace. Tomorrow I go to the hospital for my pre-op appointment and bloodwork. I am trying to get things in order to not be around much for the next few weeks, but don’t really know how to do it. I feel like I am going on vacation from my life, but know it is going to be a ton of pain in the beginning, then will get better. I love Tony. He will do a good job with the girls when I am recovering. I know that Sierra is going to be a big help. She already does so much for me and Madeleine.

I guess I am so stressed that AF isn’t here. That irritates me because I want to be done with it before the surgery. I am late and no I am not pregnant.

I also don’t like having unresolved issues and am saddened by an even that shouldn’t have happened and is one that I cannot understand.

Sorry I don’t have any crochet events to share. I am in a spot I haven’t ever been before. I just don’t have it in me to pick up a crochet hook or even yarn. I never thought I could be like this. I guess I really do have anxiety/stress over this surgery. I haven’t picked up a hook in over a week and really haven’t crocheted anything of signifigance in about a month….wow, that is kind of depressing.

Lady Linoleum crochets some weird things…and recently crocheted an ostomy bag for Lori, which I think is pretty awesome in a weird way. I wonder what her take on the Dynesys pedicle surgery I am having would be. I picture a wired up spine with eyeballs, ha!


Still here…

July 10, 2005

I am still here. I love my new place, it is so great. Things have been just falling into place for us. My cousin gave us a refrigerator, she said the bottom shelf was broken. Ends up a piece wasn’t placed in the right position and the refrigerator works great, not broken. The ice maker is broken, but my husband is going to fix that in a few weeks.

We were given a washer and dryer. The washer has a problem, after it agitates and starts to drain, the pump isn’t draining the water right and it ends up on the floor. Tony is going to try and fix it tomorrow or sometime this week. The dryer works fine. We are happy with that. I cannot wait to do laundry this week. (yes, that sounds crazy, but I hate laundry mats and can’t wait to just do a few loads a night, instead of 8-12 loads at a time.)

We are still cleaning the old apartment, which is slow going. We finally have the bedrooms, the patio, the refrigerator, and the bathroom finished. Tony is going to start on the kitchen tonight mainly working on things below the waist as it is hard for me to bend. Tomorrow I am going to take the kids over there and work on it by myself. We burnt out our vacuum. Luckily my brother loaned us his vacuum. When we get our deposit back I am going to buy a dyson. We have until the 15th (Friday) to finish the cleaning, and we are hoping to finish early to do a preliminary walk through. They will walk through the apartment and tell us what we need to do to get our deposit back. We have a huge deposit on that place and we are hoping to get every penny back.

My surgery was rescheduled for the 21st of July. I have been having some anxiety about it because I won’t be able to do any lifting for 8-12 weeks, which is the recovery time for this surgery. My mom is going to be here for the first 2 weeks and then after that is what I am worried about. I am not normally the type of person to worry, but this just really has me thinking. How am I going to put Madeleine to bed? How will I go anywhere? I guess the answers are…Madeleine will need a little bed she can get in and out of on her own and I won’t be able to drive anywhere for 8 to 12 weeks. Tony assures me it will be okay. My quality of life will improve. He is right. It is really only a short amount of discomfort and then things will just start getting better.

I have only been crocheting a little bit since the move. I just have too much unpacking to do and too much cleaning of the old place.

I still can’t find the digital camera, so never got a picture of all of the yarn that my Sea Of Yarn Swap partner on Crochetville sent me. Fiona sent me a gorgeous card and…well…you can read all about it here. I have been lazy sending out my swap package. The sad thing is I have it ready to send, just keep forgetting…gee…I wonder why. I will get it out tomorrow. I am also going to be mailing my reveal package to my secret pal tomorrow.

Sorry no pics….I will remedy that soon.