Shewww....What a week! First off, I did get my machine back. You all know how stressed I was over that thing. So once I got it, I had to wait until the next morning to get Richard to help me get it back on the frame. See, I had several customer quilts that were past due because of all of this machine trouble. I had been working on one customer quilt and ran out of thread. I thought for sure that I had another spool of it but I didn't so I had removed that quilt and ordered the thread. Meanwhile I loaded another customer quilt on the frame and while quilting it, my machine BROKE! Anyway, it locked and broke some stuff on the inside, so I had to ship it off to be fixed. Now after I got it back and got it loaded on the frame I started quilting the quilt that was on there and look!!! Do you see that huge skip?? Well I picked all of that out, I can't have that on a customer quilt and had to adjust the crap out of that machine which took me awhile. So here I was crying and stressing over it again. In the end it now works great and this quilt is finished. I have a couple more to finish up and get delivered back to the quilt shop this coming week.
* Thurs April 19th Dentist Appointment
* Friday April 20th Pelvic Ultrasound
* Sunday April 21st Church (morning and evening)
* Monday April 23rd Grocery shopping and errands
* Tuesday April 24th Hunter Dentist Appointment
* Wed. April 25th Gynecologist Appointment
* Thurs April 26th GI Specialist Appointment
* Friday April 27th Hunter's school program
If you remember back in February I had an ER visit because of severe pain on my lower left side. They did tons of tests and only found a 4.1 CM cyst on my RIGHT ovary. So I had to have another pelvic ultrasound Friday to see if it had grown any. I had to visit my Gynecologist on Wednesday to get the results. The cyst had grown a little bit, but not alot. It went from 4.1 CM to 4.5CM. So it has to come off and the ovary has to come out. I will still have my left ovary because it is fine. It is all not a big deal, just a little bump in the road. My doctor assures me that I will only be down for 2-3 days at most.
Thursday I had the appointment with the GI specialist because of the pain that I am still having in my left side. He thinks it has something to do with my intestines/bowels and also says that I have some back problems but hey everyone has some type of back problems. So in a few weeks I have tests scheduled for all of that.
My surgery is scheduled for May 7th so I am determined to get all of these quilts finished and delivered BEFORE my surgery so that I don't stress over them the few days that I am recovering.
Here is my schedule for the next couple of weeks....
* Monday April 30th Hunter has another dentist appointment
* Wed. May 2nd Hunter's Awards Day at school
* Thurs May 3rd. DELIVER ALL QUILTS
Preregister at hospital & blood work
Last day of school for Hunter
Church at 7pm
* Friday May 4th Clean house and get things ready for surgery
* Sunday May 6th Church (morning and evening)
* Monday May 7th SURGERY DAY
* Sat. May 12th RICHARD'S GRADUATION FROM NURSING SCHOOL
AND ALSO OUR 11TH ANNIVERSARY
* Sunday May 13th Church (morning and evening)
* Monday May 14th Tests for GI Specialist
AND SO ON.......
I'm already tired and I'm not even halfway through all of this!! Like I said, the surgery is no big deal and I will be back up and at it within a couple of days. So my plan is to take about a week off of machine quilting because I have a few more coming in but I have told them that I am taking about a week off to get everything taken care of and enjoy our anniversary and Richard's graduation.
Speaking of Richard I am sooooo proud of him! He has also been chosen to speak at the graduation so he is working on his speech. I'll have plenty of photos to post. He has also promised to take good care of my after my surgery too. With him being a nurse now, I guess I will have to listen to him. :) He was at the doctor with me when she told me that I had to have surgery. He said "Don't worry baby, I will take care of you" I thought.....awwwwww.....how sweet.
I just want to make sure everything is DONE before surgery. I almost have all of the quilts done so I'm not worried about that really, I just want to make sure that the house is clean and groceries are bought and wife/mommy stuff like that. My mom is home too, so I'm sure she will be out here "babying" me too. :)
Like I said....GIVE ME A WEEK and I will be back to quilting and normal! :)
Oh and while I was at the GI Specialist yesterday a horrible thing happened. Mom took me to my appointment and Richard had class. I was on my way home and he had just got home a few minutes before I called him from my cell. We were talking and I was telling him about my appointment as Hunter got off the school bus and came running in the house yelling that Bullet, Richard's stud horse had gotten out and tried to get in the other pasture with the other horses and was tangled in the barbed wire fence. Of course Richard hung up and ran out there. He got him loose but he is cut up pretty bad. He has several big gashes on him. He has been cleaned, doctored and on antibiotics, but today he is walking pretty stiff and his front leg up at the top where it goes into his chest is swollen really bad so is his hip area. All we can do at this point is keep it all cleaned, doctored and medicated.....and pray. It is so easy to get attached to these babies.
Before I finish this post, I wanted to show you all this photo of Donkey! He loves the beams in our house! Sometimes he sleeps up there!