Jan 16, 2019



Holey. Schmoley.

This one has knocked me for a loop, Dearies, and methinks it is going to be a fair bit of time before I am back to myself. Dr. Peterson, my surgeon, was able to salvage Buzzy, but it involved quite a bit of revision and a much bigger incision than before. It's a little too gruesome to share with you here, but suffice it to say I won't be showing my arms anytime soon.

The pain is rather extreme, and despite the meds on board I find myself getting hits with waves of wanting to pass out and tumble gracefully to the fainting couch. (Or in my case, face first into the Happy Chair while a horrified Magoo looks on helplessly.)

Even though it's Wednesday, I am not in the d-chair. Given the level of pain and swelling, all parties involved felt it better to skip a treatment and go in on Friday. Poor Lori is going to have to try to find two new spots to stick me, since the old ones are right in the midst of the "construction zone" and won't be ready for another four to six weeks.

(If they are unable to use my arm at all, they will install a temporary port in my neck, but this is not a route we want to go down...too high a risk for infection, especially for somebody on the dosage of immunosuppressants I'm on.)

OK...enough of this. 

We are expecting weather here, apparently, so I am writing a grocery list for Rich. If these were the old days, I could look forward to hunkering down for a week with nowhere to go and nothing to do, but alas...d-chair time is a must.

Phooey.

I'm going to spend the day moving between the Happy Chair and the big girl sleigh bed, Dearies. I don't imagine there will be a lot of stitching happening, but if there is I will be sure to update you accordingly.

30 comments:

  1. My late mother-in-law would say: this too will pass. I hope it is not with you too much longer! You are in my thoughts. If I can find my stitcher's magic wand I will get it going!!!! REST! REST! REST!

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  2. Prayers and hugs, my dear. <:(

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  3. Sorry you are having so many troubles and are hurting! Feel better soon!!

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  4. (((( hugs )))

    Susan Anonymouse

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  5. Please do rest and don't feel the least bit of "I need to do this or that" --- you need to take care of YOU and that's it! We love you!

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  6. So sorry to hear you're in such pain - sending prayers that the meds kick in and you start feeling better. Take care of yourself and rest!

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  7. Prayers going for you. Poor arm.

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  8. Geeze, Louise!! Just what you don't need. I'm sending healing vibes your direction.

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  9. Bless your heart and tenacity. Hoping the pain meds kick in to give you more relief. Would that you could take some time
    off from the Dchair until you are better up to it. Prayers are encircling you that you will prevail through it all...
    Please indulge and pamper yourself along the way.... you are
    loved...

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  10. Hope you feel better soon, You are such a trouper!

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  11. Prayers go out to you and Magoo. Hunker down for the day and tomorrow. May you be able to stay ahead of any pain.

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  12. I'm sorry you are having such a hard time. I hope the intervention will improve the situation long-term. Sending positive thoughts for you across the ocean.

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  13. Oh Coni, I hope your pain lessens and the construction area mends well. Sending you gentle hugs!

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  14. So sorry for all this pain, you are so good about it all. Thinking of you, Coni.

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  15. Phooey indeed, Coni. Thinking of you and hoping that things sort themselves out faster than expected. Take good care.

    Megan
    Sydney, Australia

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  16. Coni . . . I sat with a dear friend for 6 hours yesterday as she recieved her Chemo infusion. She is tolerating Chemo well, but what a LONG process. Thankfully, she's a sweetie and we chatted and giggled our time away. I follow your posts and I keep you in my prayers daily. God Bless, honey.

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  17. I am so sorry this surgery is bigger than you expected. It's goes with the territory. WE all wish we could just snap our fingers and fix it all for you, but alas, that's not an option either. But suffice it to know that we are holding you in our hearts to help you weather this storm. Hugs,

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  18. Coni, please take care of yourself. Hope Magoo is looking after you.

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  19. Please take care. You are held in the loving arms of God and are deeply loved.

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  20. I want to curse at the heavens that you have to endure all this. It’s not fair.

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  21. Coni, I wish there was something we could do for you. God bless, may your pain stop very soon, Blessings, Charlotte

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  22. You are the bravest person I know, I think about what you must be going through every time I read your blog and I don't think I would have the strength to do it. Take care dear Conni. Love from Ireland.

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  23. Hugs to you and Rich both. Prayers being sent also. Please rest and take care of you!

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  24. I am a Christian & have already prayed for you. I WILL CONTINUE!!

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  25. Sending love, hugs & prayers, Cathryn ♥♥♥

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  26. Coni-I hope you get better soon! You are in my thoughts and prayers for speedy recovery!

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