Monday, June 20, 2011

Bad News Round-up

Let's just get this all over and done with in one place.

Surgery Update.

Last Monday I wentback to work. For all of 1 hour. Yup. Went to work before going to get my stitches out and while at the doctor's office I was told, in no uncertain terms, that I was not to go back to work for at least another week. Not happy based mostly on the fact that I was bored out of my mind at home. Fine, I'd cope. Really, really hoping work decides to pay me for that week of sitting on my ass. Hah, Yeah right!

There's a reason I need that pay though. That's because, due to the WONDERFUL weather Edmonton has been experiencing, with about an inch of water on the roads and it pouring down, I got into a car accident this morning. Rear ended another lady in her big SUV with my little Echo. Guess which vehicle won??? Yup. The SUV. I felt (and still do) terrible, I mean, I rear ended her, it's my fault right? Her vehicle, thankfully, has minor damage. Cracked the bumper so it'll have to be replaced. My car on the other hand?
Well, a picture's worth a thousand words. Enjoy.

The nice police man I talked to while filing the police report estimated the damage to my car to be about $2000. Right where I estimate my 2000 Echo to be. Great. Really awesome because my insurance agent has already informed me that, if the damage to the car exceeds the estimated value of the vehicle, it will be written off. I still have 2 years of payments left on this car (bought second hand) and I really don't know what to do.

Trying to see the bright side of things. I'm ok, she's ok, it's just a car, things will work out. It's not working.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Surgery, Part 2

Had another surgery on Monday.

I needed to have a large cyst removed and there was the possibility that an ovary would come out too. It did. I am now a one ovary PCOS suffering woman but I'm strong and healthy so I can handle it.

Surgery went well but the recovery this time is just taking forever. They used a different anesthetic than last time and this one, well, it made me so very sick. (Last time I was so sore for days afterwards.) I spent 11 hours at the hospital on Monday, mostly trying to recover from the surgery. It doesn't help that, before the surgery, they gave me the citric acid stuff to suppress acid reflux and I was throwing that up too. Seriously, the most vile stuff I'll ever consume. Anyways, after surgery I was so sick, dizzy, nauseated and throwing up from sips of water. My darling husband came with me and spent the day at the hospital waiting to take me home and every time he came by to see how I was doing in recovery, well, I was throwing up. Poor guy! I finally begged them to let me go home, even though I was still sick. I'd rather be sick in my own bed than somewhere else. Luckily, they let me go. I've spent the past days at home, mostly on the couch as I'm still to dizzy to sit up and do anything most of the time. The only good thing to come of all this down time is that I've been able to come up with some new designs for wire worked pieces. But really? I just want to be better and back to normal, work and all.