Friday, May 30, 2008

"Your mom busted in and said, "What's that noise?" Aw, mom you're just jealous it's the Beastie Boys!"

I am a very patient person. I am one to say, "hate is such a strong word." I usually use "disappointed" or "don't care for."

I HATE MEDICAL BUREAUCRACY! DO NOT WANT!

I just got a call from the insurance company that doles out Lupron shots. They were confirming my date of birth and my co-pay. They'll ship out my shot in the next couple of days. What the heck, yo? The Dr.'s office ordered it May 20th. Now, it's not like I'm really eager to go into an early menopause, but I'd like to get this whole thing over and done with. The longer insurance companies quibble with each other the longer I have to wait to get well. poop.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

"cause lately I've been thinking of combustion as a welcome vacation from the burdens of the planet Earth."

Hiya kids.

For those of you who don't know, all my blog post titles have been lyrics from whatever random song I have stuck in my head. Sometimes it means something; sometimes it doesn't. Eddie got some great advice once that's stuck with me for a long time: "Don't make it out to be more than what it is."

So here's the latest news with regards to my medical condition:

I'll be getting a shot of Lupron in the next couple of days. I'll be in a medically induced menopause for three months to calm my endometriosis down. In about 8 weeks, I'm going to have another Laparoscopy, this time done by Dr. Camran Nezhat. I'll be down for at least 8 weeks after that, trying to avoid giving myself a hernia.

I'm really trying to remain hopeful that this will be the last surgery. This time around has been so much harder on me mentally and emotionally. I've never been through anything like this last year and my mental resources are absolutely sapped. So if you feel like getting me a present, get me something from Lush or Vosges! (I need chocolate and pampering to build up my serotonin levels.)

I'm on edge most of the time, anxious, scared. My social filters are most certainly lacking. I say things I wouldn't normally say and act out of character. It doesn't take much to make me cry or rather it seems like everything in my life right now is really traumatic so maybe I have a good reason for bursting into tears!

Essentially, what this all means is I'm going to be out of commission for a few months. I won't be in the shop, my mobility is limited because of the chronic pain, and I'm not driving.

I greatly appreciate the e-cards, emails, and visits. Please, if you'd like to come visit me, drop me a line and we'll set up some time.

Monday, May 05, 2008

"Hey Baby, Hey Baby, Hey!"

Yes, I've got "No Doubt" stuck in my head. I've been watching Dancing with the Stars online while I convalesce and someone did a mambo to "Hey Baby." Now that catchy tune has worked it's way through my tortuous ear canals and burrowed deep within my psyche. "Out Psy-pest!"

And I did say convalesce. I'm sick again. Bad sick. Surgery sick. More of the same crap that happened last year is happening again. This time, I'm not messing around. I've gone to better educated specialists who've referred me on to even better educated surgeons.


Chloe Sparkle, yarn pusher. A woman barely alive. Gentlemen, we can rebuild her. We have the technology. We have the capability to build the world's first bionic knitter. Chloe Sparkle will be that knitter. Better than she was before. Better, stronger, faster.

I will be taking some serious time off to heal. Please, contact me while I'm out on medical leave. I may be sick, but I still love and miss you guys!

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