Jan 12, 2021


When this is all over and done with, I think I'm going to go to medical school or nursing school or any other school where I can become properly trained to know all of the stuff I currently guess at.

Dialysis patients take something called a binder. This is a simple pill that you take with meals to help eliminate phosphorous from the body, since the machine can't do that adequately. In my case, I was taking a binder last year that disagreed with me...thus the episodes of unwell that caused me to be sick and miss treatment.

Guess what?

I think the new binder is doing the exact same thing, and especially now that we increased the dosage to TWO pills with meals.


I'll meet with the dietician tomorrow to discuss our next options, but for now, at least...I feel slightly better knowing what sent me to bed the last few days.

(At least that's my guess. For all I know, it was a bug or maybe food poisoning. Who knows?)

Enough of that.

I'm sitting upright today, which is a vast improvement. There are no to-do lists or crazy plans in my future...just lots of fluid and maybe a few scrambled eggs and dry toast. I think today was supposed to be a laundry and cube room studio sorting day, but that will just have to wait.

I tucked the cardinal canvas away for a few days to play with the Mill Hill. The larger kits do take much longer to finish (as a very astute friend pointed out in the comments in this here blog), so I am just enjoying the process and it'll get done when it gets done.

The sun is trying to peek through the dense grey clouds today, so I'm hoping for a bit of napping with my face in a splash of sunlight. Oh, how I loved that afternoon snoozy nap at Chez Spinster with my face in the sun! I'm so very thankful that my bedroom here captures the same light!

That's my report for today, Dearies. I hope you will come tell me all about the comings and goings in your part of the world!


  1. So glad that you are upright and have maybe figured out what went wrong. Enjoy the sun on your face and the quiet as you stitch!

  2. So glad you are on the mend!!!

  3. Yay! Glad you're feeling better!

  4. Fingers crossed the dietician comes up with a jolly good swap for you. I now think of you glowing in the dark, stitching by your own light, if you don't have the binders!
    Here, not so much happening. But delight of delights the big bags of compost are coming today! We just don't make enough of our own to do the veg patch and the greenhouse, so this is for the new seeds and refresh the dirt in the greenhouse. And it's wet. Again. And windy!
    Have a lovely restful day and enjoy that sunshine - let the vitamin D ooze in! xx

  5. Coni, glad you are upright. Hope the dietician can figure out a good combination for you.

  6. Glad to hear you are feeling better! A nap in the sun shine sounds lovely! I am enjoying a rare day to myself. Finally got the Christmas tree undecorated and am having a bit of lunch and then hopefully started a new project. Just a great day all around :)

  7. When you or someone you love gets really sick, there is a huge learning curve. Thank God for all the specialists that you end up getting access to and what they can teach the sick one and the relatives/care givers. I've learned a lot since my husband has started down this route in January of 2020. NOt much fun dealing with the sickness/disease and covid. Just hang in there. Remember that they are working to keep you healthy.