Day 3
Friday August 07th 2009, 7:55 pm
Filed under: Crohn's flare

They tried to get me to walk today. but at 78/35 bp when I stood up… A little later we got it to 83/39 and I did actually make it across the room and back.

That phlebotomist hasn’t come back in here. They did hear me on that one.

I wanted to knit today, always a good sign. One problem: the resident who put in my IV (always have a nurse do the needles…) put it in the crook of my arm. Every time I bend my arm I set off the alarm, but hey, I can hear it now.

Somehow my bag of scarves didn’t make it in here as far as Michelle could tell. I haven’t made it to that side of the room yet to see for myself, but she looked pretty carefully.

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I’m so glad you wanted to knit – it’s definitely a good sign.

Sending love your way.


Comment by (formerly) no-blog-rachel 08.07.09 @ 8:03 pm

One step at a time girl! No rushing is allowed. You have plenty of time ahead of you. They’re always in a hurry to push you out the door before you’re ready. Don’t let them rush you!

Love & Hugs & Healing Prayers

Comment by Gretchen 08.07.09 @ 8:14 pm

Whooosh! One might say you do not suffer from high blood pressure.

Getting you up already? Well, I hear tell that is the procedure (it’s been done to me), and it’s certainly good news that your hearing is back and the phlebotomist has not. We keep praying for your full recovery. You know, of course, that you have a ton of support behind you.

Okay, time for the healing humor:


A couple in their nineties are both having problems remembering things. During a checkup, the doctor tells them that they’re physically okay, but they might want to start writing things down to help them remember. Later that night, while watching TV, the old man gets up from his chair. “Want anything while I’m in the kitchen?” he asks. “Will you get me a bowl of ice cream?” “Sure.” “Don’t you think you should write it down so you can remember it?” she asks. “No, I can remember it.” “Well, then. I’d like some strawberries on top, too. Maybe you should write it down, so’s not to forget it?” He says, “I can remember that. You want a bowl of ice cream with strawberries.” “I’d also like whipped cream. I’m certain you’ll forget that so write it down,” she says. Irritated, he answers, “I don’t need to write it down, I can remember it! Ice cream with strawberries and whipped cream – I got it, for goodness sake!” Then he toddles into the kitchen. After about 20 minutes, the old man returns from the kitchen and hands his wife a plate of bacon and eggs. She stares at the plate for a moment. “Where’s my toast?”

Comment by Don Meyer 08.07.09 @ 9:00 pm

Knitting makes me feel better,too. I sure hope your projects aren’t lost. And I hope you feel better each day. Remember, small steps are still steps! You are in my thoughts.

Comment by Kathy Sue 08.07.09 @ 9:40 pm

Hi Alison, It’s so good to see you posting, though I’m surprised you are up and about so soon.
As always, love, thoughts and prayers for you and yours.

Comment by Marianne 08.07.09 @ 11:19 pm

It’s another tomorrow! I just got it: you CAN HEAR the alarm!

Comment by LynnM 08.07.09 @ 11:21 pm

So glad that your hearing is coming back. It’s scary not being able to hear, especially if the loss is unexpected. I will be praying for you and your family.

Comment by Genny 08.08.09 @ 2:00 am

You sound more like “our Alison” each day. Happy, happy.

Be of cheer: an IV is only supposed to be in place in any site 3-4 days. The bad news: they have to stick you again to get a new site. The good news: knitting can happen.

Don’t you love it when knitting is one of life’s goals? Hugs!

Comment by Barbara-Kay 08.08.09 @ 2:57 am

Wow, I did not expect you to even be sitting up yet, let alone walk across the room! Someone mentioned on Ravelry that she had them put the IV in her ankle so she could knit. So glad to hear you are moving around. I hope the bag of scarves turns up this morning. {{Alison}}

Comment by sherry in idaho 08.08.09 @ 5:00 am

I can understand you’re issue with the IV — it took them 3 tries to finally get one in when I had my surgery — I was all technicolor bruises afterwards —- glad they’re keeping the offending person away from you

one step at a time — you’ll be up and knitting in no time!!

Comment by Bev 08.08.09 @ 6:54 am

I can’t leave the comp at all, can I? I go to camp, you get sick.

I hear ya on the IV. As a frequent blood donor with *amusing* veins, I told my IV people where to put teh fool thing. Of course they didn’t listen, and at the end, put it almost where I told them.

Get Better, or I shall be forced to sing more annoying Girl Scout songs at you!

Comment by Catherine mad knitter 08.08.09 @ 8:25 am

Whooooooooooooohooooooooooo!!! You walked across the room and also wanted to knit. Definitely good signs. Keeping you in my prayers!

Comment by Joansie 08.08.09 @ 9:02 am

Wow — Fantastic that you are able to get up and walk across the room. Today it will be around the room, not across it and soon, home! I’m sure your bag of scarves is somewhere, maybe left in the car. Glad you feel good enough to knit — I think the idea of using an ankle for the IV is great — definitely keeps the arms free to KNIT.

Hooray you’re feeling so good. Hugs, Nancy

Comment by Nancy 08.08.09 @ 9:14 am

Glad you’re moving around. I’m sure the bag of scarves is in a safe place!

Comment by Channon 08.08.09 @ 11:17 am

I’m so glad you’re up to posting and wanting to knit; it means the sky will not fall down quite yet :P. You know we’ll all keep the prayers floating upward and the fences in place against that phlebotomist.

Comment by Leslie 08.08.09 @ 11:43 am

So glad your hearing is back!
Good to hear your voice, too :-}

Comment by Diana Troldahl 08.08.09 @ 12:46 pm

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