Jan 18, 2019


Well, Dearies, I am in the d-chair and hooked up to the machine. There is really no way for me to tell you what the needle insertion was like, but I can honestly tell you I am surprised, glad, and relieved that I survived it.


It was as bad as I imagined.

My team surrounded me and Miss Lori actually cried right along with me, which was oddly comforting somehow. Even the poor maintenance guy took pity on me and stopped vacuuming the rug outside my pod while they were working. (i swear I saw him bow his head in prayer, but that could be the Tramadol talking.)

Now that the trauma is over, I'm going to settle in with my goofy juice, my breakfast cookies, and Flosstube. I am not going to fret about another thing today...I'm all fretted out.

No plans for the weekend. We are anticipating weather, so that means I will hunker down with something in the crock pot and Netflix. If I can, I will stitch, but my poor arm might need a little more time before that can happen.

Thank you for your love and encouragement. Hopefully this will become a distant memory soon and we can get back to our regularly scheduled programming!

Hope your weekend is wonderful! Stay warm and safe and dry and stitch all the things! 


  1. Oh tenacious one - that you made it to the D-chair is meritorious....Had hoped the surgery would have eased the
    insertion process... Your Miss Lori is a treasure and she
    probably sees you as one, as well. Settle now into Flosstube
    and enter the weekend prepared to be hunkered down in warmth,
    comfort and enjoyment with JB. God bless.

  2. So sorry your poor little body has to go through all of that! I think I must have missed some portion--- is your sister able to help you out? In any event, keeping good thoughts for you, and hope your journey has a speedy and happy ending in sight!

  3. I've been thinking of you all morning and praying that things would go smoothly today. I'm glad to hear that you finally got hooked up, although I'm sorry it was so awful (Miss Lori sounds like a star!) Hope all goes well for the rest of the day, and then you can rest and relax this week-end! Take care.

  4. Sorry you are having such a time! You are in my thoughts and 💓. Very good to have such great people at the D place. That is a big help. Hope the session goes well for the rest of your time today.
    We are expecting a small storm this evening and a larger one Saturday. I have one more errand and then I'm home for the duration. I have books, groceries, and a few treats. I don't need the treats but---what the heck.
    Enjoy the rest of your day and the weekend.

  5. I plan to 'hunker down' too, Coni. I will be thinking of you and praying for you. Love, hugs and prayers, Cathryn ♥♥♥

  6. Hope hugs and drugs make this bearable.

    Susan Anonymouse

  7. Take it very easy and hunker down as long as you need. Praying things will get much easier soon!

  8. Best wishes! If you're watching Netflix check out "Grace and Frankie" You will love it and it WILL take your mind off of thingd, new season available tonight!

  9. ....I get by with a little help from my friends....
    I'm so glad you are surrounded by caring and praying professionals. You are one. tough. cookie. I hope your weekend is peaceful.

  10. I'm glad I was sitting down when I read this because the thought of your needle insertion in that freshly wounded area gave me a case of the vapors. You are so brave and so strong. And can you give Miss Lori a hug from me and a thank you for taking such loving care of you. (I cried along with a burn patient once. Made us both feel a little better)
    Everyone, if you are snowed on this weekend please stay safe and warm.

  11. so sorry for your pain and discomfort. If you are bored, please visit my blog and see what I am stitching: https://stitching-the-night-away.blogspot.com/

  12. Oh Coni! I do hope that the session was issue free. You deserved that after the after insertion process. Hugs!

  13. Lori is a star but that cleaner - boy! That is waaaaaay above the call of duty! LOL Hope the session progressed smoothly after the difficult start.

    Sydney, Australia

  14. I do hope your next session is easier. A virtual medal for your bravery from me! xx