Dec 22, 2017

D-DAY




This woman is pregnant.

She is running in a race.

She won the race.

While pregnant.

And while wearing a Wonder Woman sports bra and flowers in her hair.


Really, Alysia?  Really?  You manage to do that and still look completely fabulous, and I can't get it together enough to GO SIT IN A FREAKIN CHAIR.  Girlfriend, you just gave me the kick in the heiney I needed to pull up my socks, quit my fretting, and get the heck on with it.  This sitting around catastrophizing is just for the damn birds.  So, I'm a kidney patient.  So, I have to start dialysis.  I'm fifty-one years old and have been through far worse and done it all with far less.

Enough.

Thank you, dear friends, for cooing gently and stroking my fevered brow while patting my back and propping me up.  I confess that the feeling if sinking into that particular warm blanket has been lovely, but...

I.  Got.  This.

Now let's get on with our Fabulous Fridays and see what trouble we can get into.  Rumor has it that I am going to spend this Christmas holiday planning my stitchy rotation for next year.  Visions of Miras and Red Velvet Cake are dancing in my head!  Maybe a new journal or WIP tracker too.  And threads!  And LJP's!  And lots and lots of laughs and love with all of you and my stitchy guild sisters!

Woo to the Hoo, people!  Woo to the Hoo!


32 comments:

  1. You can do anything you set your heart on Coni. Just think of all the energy you're going to have. Have an absolutely fabulous Christmas, you know we're all sending you love vibes.

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  2. That's the spirit girlfriend. And I'm taking my cue from you ... between bouts of cooking, I'm going to sort out my canvases, get one or two of them on bars, and Get. On. With. It. I don't think, however, I'm going to wear a Wonder Woman bra while doing so :) Hang in there Coni!

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  3. Chin up, Coni! Bet you will meet some wonderful, encouraging people at your treatments, medical sorts as well as fellow patients! You may find that you can ease someone else's fears/depression as well! Take some stitching!

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    1. I agree with Chrie. You never know who you are meant to inspire and support, Coni. There might be some other patient or employee that you can support in some way during your dialysis (sorry, meant to say, spa) sessions. You can do it!

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  4. Praying for you, Conni. Think I’ll do a little stitching while I’m at it. You DO have this. πŸ˜‰

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  5. We're with you m'dear! Luv,
    MaryO1230
    πŸŽ„☃️⚘🌷🌼🌻🌺πŸ₯€πŸŒΉπŸ΅

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  6. Prayers for your first dialysis procedure. Remember this holy season that's upon us, and take some comfort in the birth of Jesus. He will be holding your hand through your experience, and forever after.

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  7. Alysia rocks and inspires, and so do you. You have limitless strength and peace available through Jesus. In Him you are mighty indeed, so go shine that Light at the dialysis place, girl!

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  8. Damn straight you got this! Now go kick some butt!

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  9. Coni, you continue to inspire and amaze me. You are the most spectacular person.
    Good luck with the first day of the rest of your life in good health.
    Big heartfelt hugs!

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  10. You're a tough cookie, Coni. I have no doubt that you will get through this and will be even stronger when it's over. ❤️

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  11. Fabulous. Attitude determines altitude!

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  12. I can't improve on what everyone else said, just reinforce it.

    Coni - you are AMAZEBALLS!!!!

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  13. Just be you, and take it one day at a time. Thinking of you today and sending great big hugs, please let us know how it all goes, as time allows.

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  14. Now that is the spirit and the Coni we know and love. We know you can handle this and still have time for Rich and stitching and this wonderful thing called life! :-)

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  15. Somehow you are absolutely hilarious, courageous, and a model for us all All.At.Once. Whoever is in charge of the happy juice today is going to look forward to seeing you each time to shake things up around there. Onward and upward as you would say. Glad to hear. Thinking of you as I travel (and try to not to be freaky)!

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  16. You got this! Then you will have a wonderful Christmas with Rich, and a bright new year after that.
    Carolyn

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  17. You are in my prayers today, and always. The Nurses will love you as much as us.

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  18. That is so cool. What a great role model

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  19. You just made my day Coni. Courage is being afraid of what's facing you, and facing it anyway. Cheering you on.

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  20. Coni-You have got this! Think of your time there as a spa for the inside of your body since the dialysis will remove the toxins. Just an idea. I am stitching my first piece that has beads. It is Celtic Christmas by Lavender and Lace. I can’t wait to see what you pick out to stitch. Take care!

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  21. Yes, indeedy. You and Alyssa are bigtime winners. Only the details are different! Good thoughts coming your way☺

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  22. Here`s to hoping you are feeling better right now than you have in some time!! xo Mj

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  23. You go, Girl! Yay for you! You've got this and we're all rooting for you!

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  24. Here cheering you on, Coni! You do have this and hope you are hearing the cheering that is helping you to go forward. You have got this!

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  25. We are all on the sidelines of your race, cheering you on.
    You are a great match for Alysia in the determination dept. Face to the current, sailing through... Brava !!

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  26. Of course you can do it! We had no doubts at all!!

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  27. This is the post I was expecting after your first dialysis appointment not before. Good for you! And that woman is amazing! She should be wearing a spots bra with her own picture on it that says "Wonder Woman"!

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