Saturday, June 02, 2012

Wounded, but alive

So, as many people know, there was a sewing meet-up in San Francisco a few weeks ago put together by Karen of Did You Make That and Beth of SunnyGal Studio (you can read more about that here, here, here, and here).  It was wonderful and I got all invigorated about blogging and it was my intention--really and truly--to blog about the event and more about crafting and life, the universe and everything.  Two things prevented me from accomplishing my goal (well three, really, if you count the normal life stuff).  One was that I teach catechism at my church and the kids I work with were going to receive first communion.  If you've done church work, then you know that there's a lot of work that goes into the seemingly simple act of a special church service.  The second was that I went under the knife about a week ago and needed to get ready for that, have it done, and then recover.

Fig. 1.  Fibroid vs. Uterus
The surgery was to remove a ginormous uterine fibroid (non-cancerous).  By ginormous, I mean about the size of a grapefruit.  In comparison, a woman's uterus is about the size of a pear.  The next time you go to the market, look at a grapefruit and a pear to see the difference in size.  So, yes, the fibroid needed to go.  The surgery was something like a C-section but instead of a cute baby, you get a fibroid at the end.  Fortunately, they could go in through the same incision point as my C-section and this has made the healing easier.  Still, I was laid up at the hospital and then at home.  This might sound like a perfect blogging situation, but my in-laws have been here helping with Cate for the last week and a half and I thought it would be sort of rude to not be social when I was awake.  My in-laws are gone now, so I don't have to be social with them, but since we are now lacking their help I won't be able to spend as much time laying around.
Fig. 2.  Saints

Bottom line:  not much knitting, sewing, or blogging to speak of.  Hopefully, I can change that soon.


  1. I totally feel your pain and wish you a speedy recovery! And by feel your pain, I mean literally - I had a myomectamy back in November for a uterine fibroid the size of a grapefruit. I had the full on C-section (difference being I hadn't had one before but now when I have babies I've been told I'll have to) and they removed one fibroid that was over 8" and several smaller ones. The recovery is no fun but you'll be back to normal in no time! I was back to working out after about 2 months, and felt totally back to normal by the time the 3 month mark came. Just think of all that space free'd up! I didn't get much of anything done the first month after my surgery though I did plow through a crochet blanket. OF course now that I'm healed I haven't had time to finish it. Anyways, sending lots of healing thoughts your way! Oh and my recap of the meet up is here:

  2. Thank you for the sympathy, Christine! I'm sorry to hear that you had to have a myomectomy, too. Seriously, if you have to have a C-section, it's completely unfair to not get a cute baby at the end. Although, not having to go through 13 hours of labor beforehand is definitely a plus!

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