Friday, April 27, 2012

Lots to do before surgery...

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.  
 This is such a lovely quilt.  It has four of these preprinted barn panels in it.  I just loved it.  I have the pattern for these barns that is all embroidery but man, that is alot of stitching.  So I'm thinking that if I do the embroidery blocks they would make a great winter project.
So now on to all of this other junk...the next couple of weeks are going to be very busy for me.  I'm having a minor surgery and tons of other things that have to be done first.  Here is how the past few days have gone.  Between machine quilting, this has been my schedule.

* 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)
                                            Mother's Day
* 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 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!
BTW....this is my first post with the new blogger so I hope it all comes out okay.  Got to get back quilting.....


Narelle said...

I don't know how you manage it all :)
Keeping you in my thoughts and wishing you a speedy recovery. Lucky you to have your own private nurse :)

melanie moore said...

Good luck with the surgery and I hope you have a speedy recovery. Lets hope things calm down a little after that. x

Janet O. said...

Wow, Kristie, it just doesn't slow down for you, does it? Glad your machine is up and running again.
Sorry you have to have surgery, but how handy to have your own nurse! I'm sure you will be well cared for. You will be in my prayers!

Suzan said...

You are crazy busy! I think a little downtime after your surgery will be a good idea. I am sure all will be well. So nice to have your man able to help nurse you back to good health!!

jillquilts said...

It's going to be great to have Richard take care of you! Glad that the machine is home and that you were able to get it running well! Be sure to take it easy after the surgery and let everyone take care of you. And keep us posted on how it goes!

vtquilter said...

So glad you have your machine back all safe and working. Bummer on the surgery but so glad you have Richard and your Mom to take care of you... and let them. Trust me, you will heal faster by letting others do things for you. Maybe prep some hand work so you can just read and watch movies with your feet up for a few days. Will be thinking of you.

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Darci said...

Wishing you the best. You're lucky you have such a wonderful support system! Sending healing blessings your way.


QuiltedSimple said...

How do you do it? Do you still have my 2 quilts to be quilted? (I hope:)) Let me know when they are done - my MIL is getting antsy for her donkey quilt to come home. And the chicken quilt - I'm anxious to see it! Have a great weekend!


Rhonda said...

Goodness, you've got a lot on your plate. My prayers and warm feelings are winging their way to you!!

lil red hen said...

Oh my goodness! Your schedule leaves me breathless! Don't forget to take care of yourself for as long as it takes to make sure you recover completely.