Tuesday, February 27, 2007
I don't recall the last time I missed posting on a Monday. It has been a long while, for sure. In fact, I am surprised I am posting today. I am wrapped up, front and back with hot corn bags and biding my time until my medicine kicks in...it should be soon, right?!?
Two days ago, I was getting sharp pains in my abdomen, localized on my right side. The next morning, yesterday, I woke up hardly able to walk and able to think of nothing other than the pain I was having. Matt came home early yesterday and took me to the hospital where I waited for two hours for the doctors to send me away with a paper saying get rest and take tylenol. I had an extremely high temperature and an ovarian cyst-both of which would resolve themselves with ibuprofen and rest. Constant heat compresses on the outside and hot tea on the inside are my own prescription.
Matt is a bit perturbed with the doctors for sending me away with such a high temperature. He wants me to go back but I have begged him to let me wait it out. If the emergency room doctor says it will resolve itself, than probably another doctor will say the same thing. My temperature broke last night (or more accurately, early this morning...) so, I will wait and pray that I feel better soon, to avoid ANOTHER doctor visit (since the ONLY time, it seems, I go to the doctor is when I pregnant!)
I was concerned with the possibility of an ectopic pregnancy or an appendicitis, both of which were ruled out. Praise God for His GOODNESS.
So-I suppose when it rains, it pours-only THIS time, it is I who is caught without an umbrella. :-)
For fear of this post being dreary and discouraging...(goodness me, I don't want to sound like a hypochodriac!) there are good things to announce too. The first and most important...
Andrew is on the mend and is nearly himself again! Such a RELIEF it is to see him NORMAL again. I will slowly re-introduce dairy products in a few weeks, after he is completely off of his medication to see if there might have been a problem with those things. In the meantime, I am ENJOYING his diaper changes, looking forward to fetching him from bed, and am being made content to see his belly working in a more normal fashion!
The other is much more superficial but praiseworthy, nonetheless.
I am not one that easily lays about all day-most often I need to be doing SOMETHING. So, when I am incapable of leaving my shell of a bed, it doesn't take long for me to be driven to insanity. My children and husband would not do well with an insane woman about, so I began to start another project. A *BIG* project. A CHRISTMAS of 2007 project. Yes. I am allotting myself an ENTIRE year to finish it, and will no doubt need it!
I have lots of projects in the works, now...I need to STOP adding to my list and start to FINISH them off but this is the LAST exception!!! ;-)
Truly, I am excited about this. I adapted a 7inch square pattern from my afghan sampler into an actual afghan-big enough for a double bed!!! I am making it for Matt for Christmas (I told him about it since I will OBVIOUSLY not be able to hide working on it!) and I am very excited about it. It is made of a lovely, extremely soft, yarn colored in muted blue. Below is a small picture of the pattern which repeats itself. This is my first time 'creating' a project without a pattern, so I am proud of myself and I completed four rows of it yesterday. Just another six feet to go!!!! hehehe
My crochet projects in the works are...a poncho for Corynn, my afghan sampler, Matt's afghan, and any small crochet projects I can get my hands on. I am thinking...maybe FINGER puppets?!?
The two biggest projects, the afghans, I am giving myself PLENTY of time for which is good...BUT, on the other hand, I like to see the FRUITS of my labor. I like to see COMPLETION and I love instant gratification...which is why I need smallish projects every now and again.
Today I am going to be resting, and am going to try my very best to overlook the mountains of laundry and the pages of newspaper that Andrew has strewn throughout the house. I am going to rest...and maybe crochet. ;-)