Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Snow, a link, and a giveaway.
OK, so you know the history.....head trauma, surgeries, headaches. But this last MRI did not show any bone growth, so my neurosurgeon said he thought that perhaps my sinuses were causing my facial pain.
Off to the ENT. Ct scan showed that my sinuses are generally fine, but that the openings to them are very small.
Of course they are. Pfffft.
His take on my headache is that it is a "cauldron headache". He said that with all the head trauma from the fall and the surgeries, the hole in the back of my head, the rods in my neck, that maybe the pressure in my sinuses was just ONE thing more to fill that cauldron to overflowing.
He felt that my relief from Claritin D, with the decongestant, and my distress with impending storms, somewhat pointed to my sinuses.
So yesterday I had a balloon sinuplasty done.
He had originally wanted to do it in his office, but the more I thought about it, the more horrible that idea was to me.
I've had enough torture to last me quite a long time. So I opted for day surgery and drugs.
Yesterday was a long day......and the pain in my face.........well, let's just say it topped the list of AWFUL. I was in bed early.
This morning, I have the shadows of two black eyes, and the swelling in my sinuses make me feel like my whole HEAD is a BALLOON.
Tomorrow should be better. Then we'll see if this helped, or not.
I am trying not to go there......if it doesn't help, I have no idea what is next for me.
I only know that three years of a headache every day, in varying degrees, is enough to try the patience of a saint.
And I'm not.
Moving right along.
I just want to remind you all that the Hip to Be Square looper loom, which I created to continue my recycling efforts of loopers from Solmate Socks, is now being distributed by Andrew Gustin, the son of my friend and mentor, Chris Gustin. He has done some wonderful things with my ideas, and come up with fascinating ideas of his own........more sizes, color combos. They make great Christmas gifts for adult and kids, and FOR YOURSELF.....you can see them HERE
or email him HERE
Lois and I are in collaboration on some new place mats....I am cutting and sewing fabric, and sewing hems, she is weaving.
Our placemat selection is limited, we haven't made any in a while.
Hopefully, we'll get a stack of them done between other things.
We work well together.
Oh, yeah, I mentioned a GIVEAWAY.
Well, it is Christmas, and it's always nice to get a gift you didn't plan on getting.
So, the gift this year is one of my brand new design of dish towels from Crazy as a Loom.
I will randomly pick the winner on Friday the 19th sometime in the evening. All you have to do is post a comment and mention "TOWEL".
I am trying to get through the holidays without being stressed. I am very much looking forward to 2015 and all it may bring.
I'm the eternal optimist.
I think that is what saves me, to be honest.
I can't imagine anything else.
See you in the comments!!!!