The little pain explanation may be a tad TMI. You are more than welcome to pass this by and scroll down to the more importante stitchy stuff below.
Went in yesterday for my Essure procedure. Essure is a permanent form of birth control that uses nickel/titanium coils in place of cutting or stapling tubes. I thought long and hard about going in for it but made the decision that:
1) I wasnt planning on having more children (2 are plenty for me)
2) BC pills are becoming more and more expensive and a cost sink (see item 1)
3) I could recover from this procedure a tad better than the man would with a vasectomy. I sit at a desk all day while he is moving around.
The only thing I wish I would have done a bit more research on is what would I be doing during the procedure. I had AssuMed that I would be awake with happy meds in my system but no, I was put to sleep. Which is bad as I have an adverse reaction to anesthesia (feel like I could barf up my feet). So coming out of sleeping, in pain (like really severe cramps) I felt sick. THEN they gave me fentanyl on top of the anesthesia (that was wearing off). Feeling good was so not happening for me. Took me an additional 2 hrs recovery than anyone was expecting. Had I known I was going to be put out, I would have worked with the Dr way ahead of time on some other form of anesthesia.
So after sleeping off all the fun drugs, I had a pretty good night and today only have twinges of normal period cramping. Now I get to wait 3 months, go in for verification that everything is nice and blocked – then its bye bye pills!
Darn Nora and her new letters!
Now that she has released N, I need to get going on the letters for the nieces. B, H, K & N. Dont think I will get them completed by Christmas. Its the darn “OH SHINEY” moments that get me every time!
The Dilemma - Im thinking of dying my own fabric for Ladies Night. Figure I need a Fat 1/2 to complete the job (with 3 inches around each piece to play with). Now its just finding the right kind of fabric to dye. Should I use Raw linen? Its already dark to begin with. The fabric will be a purple/royal blue or blue mix (depending on how purple the royal blue is) Talking with a friend, she thinks that white linen has already been processed and may not hold the dye well (good thinking there).
Updates! To show Ive actually been stitching (really I have!)
Tanglewood – This tree came out again this month for the Drawn Thread/Ink Circle night at A&T and stayed out all week! Train stitching and all. Of course there is still a frog hanging out in this project, I tried my darnedest all week to exterminate him.
Dragon of Fire – I havent worked on this one for a while but needed to show where I had gotten.
Baby Sampler for Mackenzie – I worked a bit more on the 2nd flower last night before going back to bed (yup, 4 hrs up killed me, lol). Hope to be able to finish this one tonight.
Tonight is Canned Nuts at A&T – 6 fun filled hrs of hen cackling (and maybe some rooster crowing – depends if they show up), stitching and eating.