Sunday, November 30, 2008

~ And other things ~

Ahhhhh..... and other things. The snow has been falling south of the city. Lucky for me it's not been at my house. They called for a mix bag today, rain, sleet, snow. I didn't venture out so I'm not sure what it did exactly. Looked just wet. I messed around with tag above. Feel free to grab it if you like... you all know all I ask is for a link back.
I wanted to announce and pimp my younger sisters blog. She's been visiting me forever and while I was at their house recovering she started her own. I helped a bit but she seems to have it up and running. Can you stop by and say hello? Not sure how much she'll write, but I think she is having fun putting in her pictures. Thanks!
Julie awarded me the Superior Scribbler award. Thanks Julie I'm flattered. I have seen this award all over the blogsper so I am thinking I'm one of the last to get it. I know there are a ton of journals out there that deserve it, but I will leave it open to grab.
Warning! You may want to skip this next section... graphic picture.
I pretty much vegged today. It was an odd day. It wasn't that I felt bad, but I didn't feel great. Just couldn't get comfortable sitting or laying. Nothing really hurt, but my foot is still driving me banana's. I go to the diabetic Dr tomorrow so hopefully she can give me some additional information. No results from the tests on Friday yet, but I know what I heard and I'm not stupid, something is not right there. I don't want to freak out but I also know what they say about diabetes and feet. Could it be related or is it in fact from the balloon pump?
Anyway in addition to just not getting comfy, I itched. My skin is dry but everything itched. My scar (warning picture below) itched like mad and as of now I cannot put anything on it. Hoping when I see the cardiologist on Wed they will give me permission. We'll see. I can't think of anything that would make me itch. Nothing has changed except for the addition of meds. Grrrrrr Maybe it's just me.
I sound like I'm whining today... didn't mean to. I actually feel pretty good. I guess my emotions are getting the best of me. I will have to ask about that as well. I know they told me I'm normal, LMAO, but I still feel out of sorts. Something I'm not use to. K.. sorry I subjected you to the picture... not sure why... but it's here and my head is telling me to post it..... out of sorts I tell you...
Hope everyone is doing well and had a great weekend. Mine was same 'ole same 'ole.


lisa jo said...

congrats on that award! Don't apologize for showing that pic...i am glad you showed it. It has to be normal after ALL that you have gone thru to have days where things seem off and there are lots of worries....i am so proud of you and how far you have come and i am so thankful you are going to be ok. I hope the docs let you have some meds on Weds. That itching has got to be awful. LOVE YOU!

MariesImages said...

We had some snow down here, nothing much, but it did stick a little. Now all gone....supposed to warm up tomorrow. I stayed in ALL weekend....maybe the weather, maybe just feeling exhausted from Thanksgiving....well,back to work tomorrow..;(

Miss Slick One said...

Hoping you heal quickly :)
Hugs and prayers,

Hollie said...

I love the graphic. I snagged it. Please let us know what you find out at the doctors when you go. I'm continuing to pray for you.....

Nancy said...

Gotta say, that's one of the prettiest scars I've seen. No joke! It's like a tatooed necklace. I'm not saying I want one or anything, but as far as scars's a beaut!


Heli gunner Tom said...

I saw my Dad's scars after heart surgery. He was a tough ass and that knocked him for a loop. I am lucky to be alive too after so many accidents-- broken neck, 12 fractured ribs, two broken arms and wrists....and that was AFTER Vietnam!

You are a brave lady- and you can email me anytime.

Warm Regards,
Tom Schuckman

Leslie said...

D, *hugs* Thats good no snow by you, yet, haa, lol. I will try my hardest to stop by ur sisters blog and say hi. Thats great she started one. Im sure she will be addicted in no time, haa, lol. Congrats on the Scribbler award. You so earned that hun! Yeah it was going around for awhile. Actually hun i do believe you were also given this award before by Brittany too. I think she had given it to you while u were still gone. Take a look at her blog back in her older entries. Im very sure she put you on there as one of the 5 ppl she picked ;) Im so sorry u couldnt get comfy today. Thats the worse feeling i can imagine. I hope the doc visit goes well I will be praying for u and that u will get the answers you need. Im sure its not just you about the itching. If you know u are, you are. Maybe you can talk to the doc too about this. Hun really i am glad too you showed that scar. Your scar looks similar to the one i have on my stomach. Yrs ago while preg with Danielle I had a cyst removal while i was 16 weeks preg. Left me with a lovely long scar after. I still see it today, it healed nicely though and its much lighter now. Anyway hun. Take good care of yourself. Rest well. ttys xo, Leslie

Bethe said...

Sorry you had an "OFF" day. I was going to ask you when I visited your Journal earlier if the festivities of Thanksgiving day knocked you for a loop. Don't forget you had major, major surgery. Some days you are going to go 2 steps forward and 3 steps back. You know you are getting better. Rest when you need to. You body is doing major renovations. You are young and stronger than you think, even if it doesen't feel like it today.

The scar, that is why I always say...(Gentle Hugs)

Joyce said...

Hey Donna, you are certainly entitled to whine as much as you want to. Wow, that scar is something else. Reminds me of a train track. Maybe a tatoo is in order after you are better. LMAO.
Get well GF.
Hugs, Joyce

Mari said...

Hopefully tomorrow will be a better day

Donna - DBP said...

D - Congrats on the Scribbler Award. Well deserved! And, thanks for sharing your scar pic. Will they not even let you put vitamin E on it? That is what I used last year on the knee and ankle after both surgeries. Maybe there is a reason since it is over the sternum. I hope you get some relief soon. Bless your heart, you have been through a lot. Glad you are still with us.

Lisa said...

Donna, Congrats on the award, well deserved !!!!!!,Thanks for showing us your scar, glad you are still with us hon, Love Lisa

Maria said...

Congrats on the award..I hadn't heard of it before. Glad you are back and doing your PSP's...they are always so inspiring.

Linda said...

Sorry that today was not a very good day. It is going to take awhile till you feel totally well. The scar from open heart is kinda big but it is just a scar. The scar is your gift of life. I hope the dr. can tell you what the itching is from and make it go away! Linda

Malagutigrrl said...

Now that's a ROCKIN' scar. Much better than the one on my head!
I'll stop by your sister's blog too.

Jeannette said...

You're going to have good days and bad for a while, even though you're gettig used to it your body is still in trauma after major surgery. The itching probably means you're healing. I hope you get results at the doctors and they may have some answers about your foot too. That scar is so big, maybe a zip fastener could have been put in, pity Jan wasn't in the operating room with you, she could have got out the sewing machine! I'm glad you haven't got snow yet, hope it keeps away for a time! I'll go over and see your sister, nice to know we have another member of your family posting! Have a good week, I'm keeping you in my prayers still, hope you get tons better soon. Jeannette xx

Lisa said...

Praying for you to feel better and to recover so completely that you will not have a worry in the world about this having been. Thanks for the tag too and I hope the itching goes away. Thank you for sharing the scar... you have come through a lot and it is normal to be a little out of sorts after major surgery. It will take a bit of time to get to feeling back to normal. May you have a wonderful Christmas season surrounded by family and friends.

Kathy said...

Itching from the healing perhaps? All things considered it doesn't look bad, but I think you might want to put your pole dancing career on hold. ;)

Congrats on the award ... you are a masterful scribbler!

Darlene said...

Hi D, the scar is something else! But, everytime you look at it just think of how close you came to leaving this world! A constant reminder of how precious life is and how fast it can be snuffed out. As with any wound, itching is a sign of healing so hang in there chick. Glad you're getting your groove back. Will def check out your sis's blog!

Joyce said...

I have seen your weather on the news. We had freezing rain all weekend here...very depressing. Your scar is not as bad as some I have seen. Thank you for is not bad at all in my eyes. Hope you have a much better week..many hugs and love you!!!!

Brittany said...

I had selected you for the Superior Scribbler too, But it was back when you were still getting well :)

Thanks for sharing the scar!
I knew it was big but i wasn't sure just how much!

Chris/cacklinrosie101 said...

Aw, D, sorry you are off today. You will have those kinds of days. Make a list for your doctor with every question you have so you don't forget anything. The scar BF's itched like crazy because it was healing. The more it healed, the itchier it got. Yours is looking pretty good. I see it looks like it's healing from the bottom up. That's how BF's did also.

Open heart surgery knocks your whole system out of whack for a while. I say my prayers for you every day.

Off to visit your sis...Love you!

Tabby said...

The tag is great, thank you. Congratulations on your award! That is some scar, I am happy you are here to show it to us all.

Maria said...

Cogratulations for your award!
Will visit your sisters site here in a little while.
It is totally understandable to have bad days... they will come with good days as well.
The pic of your scar is profound. I hope you will heal very quickly and you will be back and bouncing around soon. Take it easy and find time to enjoy every day....good ones and the bad ones.I am sending my best wishes your way. Hugs, Maria

Debbie said...

Donna no need to apologize I'm sure anyone who has been through what you have would be emotional. Thanks for sharing the picture of the scar with us. I hope you get some answers from your doctors I know you must be so worried.
Thanks for the link to Nancy's journal. I've been over to welcome her but it won't let me add myself as a follower, I'll go back later and try again. She has a nack for picture taking too. Thanks!
I hope you have a restful week and hope the itching eases soon.
Love ya,

MISSY said...

I'll stop by your sister's blog.

That is a heck of a scar Donna. *M*

Bridgett said...

From my experience caring for heart patients, the itching seems to be pretty common.

No doubt it's maddening though.

And D...your scar looks GREAT! It's healing beautifully. Well, obviously, I'm sure you'd rather not have the scar, but it really does look to be healing quite well.

Were you having any trouble with your feet prior to surgery?


It's Just Me ~ Katie! said...

Your pictures are our window into the parts of your life you choose to share. We adore you and your reads. Looks as though your healing nicely. Take care of you my friend,
P.S. I shall take a peek at your sister blog - Thanks for sharing!

Yasmin said...

Congrats on your award. I see the snow has arrived again, at least you don't have to be out and about in it.
Don't worry about your scar it means your still here, and have as amny cranky days as you, will go over and say hi to your sister.



Terri said...

Thanks for sharing the pic of the scar with looks like it's healing really well! I hope you find out something from the Dr. about the test...I know that has to be worrysome. Keeping you in my prayers...I'm so glad to be hearing from you more and more...sure have missed ya girlie!

Going to check out your lil sis's blog now :) YAY!


Martha said...

Wow Donna, that's some scar! It looks really good though. I've seen a few other bypass scars, they usually aren't nearly as good, seriously! I bet with time it will hardly show. But the important thing is that you are ok! Hugs :-)

Penny said...

First time I saw a scar like yours, I thought it was the most beautiful thing . . . nuts, I know. Truth is ~ that scar means my precious friend made it through. I am grateful for you. i snagged winter . . . have never seen the little award before (where have I been?). Congratulations. You blog is one I return to day after day even when I don't comment. Off to vsit your sis now. Love you, Penny

LYN said...

now that is one hell of a scar chicky!!

mary said...

Wow d alot has happened with you since I last checked in..
So glad to see you are OK and improving.. SCARY!!
Your Thanksgiving pictures are wonderful! Looks like you had a wonderful time..
I also checked out the wedding pictures.. Beautiful! You took some awesome pictures.
Well you take good care of yourself.. Feel Better..

Nelishia said...

That is a victory scar, the mark of a warrior. You survived and will only continue to survive and do it well. I'm guessing the itching is coming from the new meds but I'm not a Dr. (I just play one on tv. lol. Being silly as usual trying to get you to grin really big) I hope the diabetic Doc says something about your foot. THat worries me. I love your tags. When I snag I promise to always be a good girl and link back here. Enjoy your winter though and the holiday season.


Jeanie said...

Congratulations on your award Donna. I have been across to your sister's blog but I can't become one of her reader's yet as something isn't working right over there yet. I'm looking forward to getting to know her.
As for you dear friend.. your battle scar is beautiful! My old body is like the'map of the world' according to one of my doctors. Lol! He was being kind..honest! Lol!
It's understandable for you to have ups and downs..your body has taken a fair old pummeling so just learn to go with the flow. Each day then week will see a brighter you.
Good luck with your diabetes tests.
Thinking of you.
Gentle (((hugs))))
Jeanie xxx

Allison said...

Wow that is quite the incision. My Grandpa had surgery like you a long time ago, he'd show us his scar from time to time.

Traci said...

You might have me beat in the scar contest! Have two major ones myself. Hey since you are just hanging out you should read Christaine Northrup's book on Women's Health. Not the menopause one but the other. Just Google her name and it will come up. It is a great book on the mind/body/spirit connection.

Lisa said...

OMG...that looks sooooooo painful! (but I am a squeemish baby LOL). I've never seen a scar like that - you poor dear. I would think after going through the horrendous things you've been through lately your emotions may be a tad out of whack. You endured quite a trauma.
Take care.

Chrissie said...

So did they steal your belly button too?
After what you been through you can whine all you want and ask for cheese too.
Take care, Chrissie