Still more vacation pictures to come but thought I’d give you all a break…I haven’t put 2 posts in a week on in ages if at all.
I thought I’d show you what kept me busy or should I say NOT BUSY for this past week.
I knew going in to the vacation that when we got back home I was going to have just a week to get the vacation things put away, house cleaned and e-mails all answered because I was having surgery on the 20th.
But as the course always is for me – I GOT A MIGRAINE – whenever something like this is to be done or if I have a little procedure on my back, whatever…even company coming for a few days…I GET A MIGRAINE. Now I don’t stress or even talk about what is to be happening but somewhere deep in this brain of mine I must stress without knowing it.
So shortly after getting home from vacation (a mere 3 days) I started getting a headache and the way it started in my eyes I knew what was ahead.
Sure enough by Thursday night I had a huge headache…I babied it for a couple days but by Sunday it was a full blown Migraine…I threw up all night Sunday night and into the morning. After a couple calls to the dr. I got Imitrex but it wouldn’t stay down so he prescribed a pill for nausea – finally got that under control and took the Imitrex. Went into surgery on Tuesday with a horrible hurting head but the pain of it had gone at least.
(I did get feeling a tad better to go to my great-nieces wedding on Saturday night though) but we left early.
So on with the surgery – I was given a spinal to put me under instead of the tube down the throat. Anesthesiologist was skeptical of my headache and nausea – thought this was the best way.
I felt pretty good when I came back to my room but then those meds are rather strong. By evening I was hurting.
I hurt in all the areas mainly because they had to cut through muscle.
What I have are Osteocondroma’s – or Calcium Deposits (bone tumors). Fortunately after having x-rays and bone scans he determined they were not cancerous (whew!!).
They have been hurting for the last year and a half at least and not only did the areas where the bones were but the entire leg ached and throbbed…so that along with my back issues put all the dr.s in a worry as to what to do first. Eliminating one problem then another till I’m left with just one area of pain. So that leaves me with the SI joint that I had RF (Nerve Ablation) done on last month so when that fully kicks in I should be good to go for awhile anyway.
Dr. said the largest one was on the femur at the knee. The one below it on my leg was smaller but it hurt just like the other one.
The one on my hip was at the hip joint and he wasn’t sure if he could get it because of all that was in the way trying to get it but he did. I have another one in the groin but that probably will not be removed…too much chance of something not good happening.
I was in overnight – came home on Wednesday afternoon feeling pretty good.
I’m on 2 fast acting Percocet every 2 hours if needed and a muscle relaxer for bedtime.
If it starts to stop the deep aching I can go back to the Vicodin to control what pain is left there and from the SI joint. One day…ONE DAY…I hope to be off all of that stuff and feeling 100%.
I do not let it get me down though…I will push through and do what I like doing….just grit my teeth a bit more some days.
So what’s fun now that I laid that on ya…things we bought on the vacation I guess which wasn’t much at all now that I think of it.
I have a thing for nice mugs…I like my milk from a mug for some reason and when we were in Gettysburg and Emily was shopping around for a souvenir I spotted this one and I thought it was done tastefully for a gimmick/souvenir item.
It’s a really dark Blue and the inside is a beautiful Aqua.
Then we stopped in at Primitives By Kathy’s so I could get some note pads – I like sending one alone with each of my orders and I spotted this oval tray set done in a really rich Gold. Price said $12.00 – thought it was for the smaller tray…nope, it was for the set.
When I checked out I see I paid $5 for the 2 pieces…wishing I was selling more things like this now because I would have bought several. They are 16 inch and 14 inch.
I’ve wanted to grow my own Bittersweet for so long now and our garden center finally started carrying it and the great thing is that now there’s a species that has both male and female in one plant. I purchased one but we will let it grow for a few years to vine out before cutting it. So until then I’ll still keep looking for some that people sell.
And here’s what we did with it – it’s in the garden at the side of the yard.
We tied it up on the trellis to help guide it so I’m hoping this works.
Not where I intended for it to be but it works best there…and yes, the garden is in bad shape.
I guess this small post turned into one as big as the vacation ones…but is that any surprise???