Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Faster Stronger Better

Hello, gentle readers!  I wanted to check in and let you all know that my surgery went fine although I wasn't completely numb on my left side.  Basically when they got back into my sphenoid sinus on that side I could totally feel it.  Having a balloon inflated inside your skull is not something I highly recommend without sufficient numbing.  The worst is when you're hurting and the medical staff thinks taking it slow will be better.  I'm normally like "GET IT OVER WITH ALREADY!!"  But, as with all things that hurt, I just look at it as something that I know will be over in a set amount of time and just power through.  The right side was fine and they even numbed me extra.  Oddly the left is the same side that my epidural didn't work fully on when I was in labor.  Maybe I have screwed up nerves on that side?  Only one other patient has ever done the balloon sinuplasty without valium at their office.  It was a man and he had prior sinus surgery so the doctor said he had a lot more space to work with.  Everyone was amazed at how well I did with it.

I spent the rest of yesterday blowing my nose and getting all the blood out.  Maegwin was quite fascinated by it and kept asking to see.  I love that she isn't afraid.  This morning I can breathe mostly and it feels very odd.  I feel air all the way back up in my face and it stings.  Guess I'm not used to getting that much oxygen!

I'm feeling quite springy and have the urge to finish up all my knitting projects and start some summery sweaters and tees.  I got two projects done yesterday while I was home.  The first is Bunny Bootees by Debbie Bliss which I knit with the last bit I had of some Lorna's Laces in Periwinkle.  This stuff has made four baby and kid projects at this point so I'm pretty happy at how much I got from it.  I used Knitpicks Comfy fingering weight for the ears and the soles are also white though you can't see them in the photo.

bunny bootees

The other thing I finished was a Hippo from Itty Bitty Toys. This was knit with some Knitpicks Imagination in the gingerbread house colorway and I used accents from some Craftsmeow Ice Cream Sundae yarn in Cherries Jubilee colorway. I really want to get a whole skein of this stuff but I'm trying really hard to knit from stash for a while until we get through all the medical stuff. :)

hippo with face

He will be part of my swap package that I hope to send out this week. I'm working on a set of handwarmers as well but they are going really slowly. They use the daisy stitch which involves knitting three together, yarn over, and then knit the same three together before dropping off the needle. It makes the stitches very tight and they make my hands hurt quickly but they are so pretty.

Today I'm home with no Maegwin and I intend to knit and read books for a while. I do need to do some laundry, dishes, cleaning, etc. Days off for me tend to not really be days off but I'm going to let myself relax and try to ignore for a few hours at least. Cheers, all!


  1. Glad your surgery was successful!
    Love to all - CA Mom

  2. Those are adorable! You're so talented.

    I'm glad surgery went well and you're feeling better. Big hugs to both of you!