Suture self
Sunday September 13th 2009, 12:27 pm
Filed under: Non-Knitting

But I did all that, I’m done with all that, months and months of that, just, no! No more of this too tired to walk across the house nonsense.  Nonono.

Okay, whine over.  This is temporary, this is the easy stuff, it’ll be over in days.  My apologies to the Purlescencers I exposed–Thursday night I felt peachy-fine.

Wednesday I had had a follow-up at Stanford because my feral immune system seemed to be revving up against what was left of my dissolvable stitches and I wanted it checked out; I’m not supposed to start bleeding again now. (None today, finally.) But if I’m allergic to that suture material they needed to know.

The new Cancer Center, which is where my surgeons work, has waiting rooms that are quite small and partitioned off from each other, I imagine as a way of cutting down passing germs between immunosuppressed patients.

And so the man who came into Section A clearly feeling miserable had nowhere to sit but quite close to me.   (Dude.  Three words: face mask, reschedule.)  Friday I woke up with the flu.

I took that picture yesterday of the knitting I’d gotten done up till Thursday night partly as a way to try to entice myself to do some more–go, feel productive, work with stuff you love, go!  And then I went back to bed.

Today I might manage it.

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Feel better soon!

Comment by Julie 09.13.09 @ 12:53 pm

Bed + nap = good

Hope you feel better soon!

Comment by Kathy in San Jose 09.13.09 @ 1:09 pm

I believe I would start carrying a face mask in my purse, and whip it out to wear at the first hint of sommeone like that.

Sorry you had to be exposed. Get well soon!

Comment by Barbara-Kay 09.13.09 @ 1:11 pm

I’m sorry you were exposed to this man’s illness and became ill yourself. Do feel better soon.

Comment by Joansie 09.13.09 @ 2:07 pm

My advice: Listen to your body, not your brain. When it says sleep or rest or sit down, it is wise to obey. Hope you get over the germies soon.
Hug a Leukocyte!

Comment by Diana Troldahl 09.13.09 @ 3:41 pm

I’m sick too! Low grade fever, aches, bad cough… Hoping to keep Gil from catching it! Let your Drs know if fever, etc comes in to play. Hope you feel better very soon…

Comment by bev 09.13.09 @ 3:50 pm

Oh no! Hope you’re feeling up to snuff soon.

Comment by Michelle 09.13.09 @ 4:01 pm

Get well soon! There are sick people that just don’t get it. The last time we went to Disney a man coughed directly in my face our second day there. I got so terribly sick! I wonder how many park goers got that one mans flu?

Comment by TripletMom 09.13.09 @ 4:43 pm

I know how hard it is to rest after all that you have been through recently…but you must take care of yourself!……….PLEASE!!
That’s my $.03

Comment by Sheila E 09.13.09 @ 6:12 pm

I’m so sorry to hear that you’re sick. We’ve got a bad case of the Whine Flu here, but with two teenagers and the first week of school, what can I expect?

Comment by LauraN 09.13.09 @ 6:28 pm

Oh, rats! I really hope you are feeling much better, and keep resting just to be sure. You know, I can send more yarn! Take care.

Comment by DebbieR 09.13.09 @ 6:33 pm

I hear from the grapevine that bug cost you some mighty fine ice-cream. Hope you’re on the mend. Never heard of “Whine” flu before but I had it this summer for a week. I think it’s one of those things that people can spread before they even know they’re contagious.

Comment by LynnM 09.14.09 @ 4:38 am

Yep. I was very grumpy about the sick tree trimmer who showed up at our house over the weekend. Ick.

Comment by Channon 09.14.09 @ 6:12 am

Soft afghan, long naps, and, if you have the strength, a really good book. Something gentle and soothing, such as The Country Diary of An Edwardian Lady.

I hope you are better today.

Comment by Patty Day 09.14.09 @ 7:23 am

Oy, I hope you feel better!
Please rest up as much as possible.

Comment by karin maag-tanchak 09.14.09 @ 7:51 am

that totally stinks. i hope you are feeling better!

Comment by marti 09.14.09 @ 8:00 am

You can guess what LynnM’s grapevine is. But then the only cost is time.



A mother took her five-year-old son with her to the bank on a busy lunchtime.
They got behind a very fat woman wearing a business suit complete with pager. As they waited patiently, the little boy said loudly, “Gee, she’s fat!”

The mother bent down and whispered in the little boys ear to be quiet. A couple of minutes passed by and the little boy spread his hands as far as they would go and announced; “I’ll bet her butt is this wide!”

The fat woman turns around and glares at the little boy. The mother gave him a good telling off, and told him to be quiet. After a brief lull, the large woman reached the front of the line. Just then her pager began to emit a beep, beep, beep.
The little boy yelled out, ” Run for your life; she’s backing up,”

Comment by Don Meyer 09.14.09 @ 9:39 am

Sick people who don’t bother to mask up or reschedule piss me off. Sorry you had to be exposed to both his germs and his stupidity.

Comment by Carol 09.15.09 @ 4:53 pm

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