Saturday, January 27, 2007

Alive and Well and Snags or Tags

        

I can't believe it's been almost a week since I've left an entry.  Bless all of you who were concerned.  Love you all!  I'm fine just whooped and feeling the January blahs.  Plus I can't seem to break the temptation of nicotine while at the computer.  LOL...I believe a crazy lady lurks inside of me.

Megan had her cryosurgery on Wednesday.  Great news is that it's very mild dysplasia; milder than it appeared.  Now to the procedure....my life is Murphy's law totally.  It extends into the lives of my children.  The clinic is about three blocks from the main hospital.  The doctor had a tank and froze Megan's cervix for 3 min.  2 mins down time; then 3 more mins of freezing.  He said her cervix looked like a sno-cone.  They then let it sit for 2 more minutes to kill the cells and switch the machine to the "thaw" setting.  Well, guess what, the "thaw" setting crapped out totally and he couldn't "defrost" Megan; his words exactly.  She burst into tears, and I started laughing inappropriately but still couldn't stop.  It was an insane situation.  Megan then started laughing and crying at the same time.  They called in the senior nurse who is probably in her 50's like me.  She is the expert on the machine mechanics.  She thought the tube had ice crystals in it....nope...it just died, which caused Megan to get more hysterical.  Of course, I just saw it as an episode of the Keystone Cops; surreal to say the least.  They tried swabbing but it wasn't working; then pouring saline into her; didn't work.  The senior nurse dug out a thing that looked like a turkey baster.  It was plastic wrapped but ancient.  They filled it with saline and voila...my baby was "defrosted."  Basically, a 20 minute procedure took almost an hour.  Megan developed a migraine so they treated her for that.  Off she went to eat and take more meds.  I dropped her off at class.  She was recovered by then and laughing as hysterically as I was.  We just had to discuss the way things happen in our lives continuously against the grain.  Nothing is ever simple or basic.  I live always waiting for the other shoe to fall, which invariably will happen.

I've been totally whooped all week.  I've been working non-stop and making myself adjust to working five days a week.  Honestly, 10 hr days was so much easier but working every day does help with my non-smoking.  It's been cold and snowy here all week.  I can't wait for spring time, flowers, daylight, etc.  This winter season has been brutal on me this year.

Thought I'd make some light, springy tags in anticipation.

 

               

 

27 comments:

nightmaremom said...

Sorry but I had to chuckle.. having the procedure I know how quick it should be...
hugs to you both!   Love the snags they are gorgeous!
love ya
d

lanurseprn said...

OMG I can't believe that happened at the Doc's office.  It's stressful enough, but then to have that happen. Sheesh!  At least it worked out ok. I had that done in my 20's, too.  It doesn't hurt...just a pain.
I know the smoking is hard. Especially when you're used to having one at the computer. It's a trigger.  Even if you're not thinking about it, you sit down and the trigger goes off.  I can only keep you in my prayers about this.  I've heard it's the hardest thing to stop.
Glad you're doing ok Chris....and I hope you have a good weekend.
Pam

lisa41076 said...

Chris, hope Megan is feeling better, Have a good weekend, Hugs Lisa

hugsdoodlewacky said...

(((((((((((((((((((((((CAB))))))))))))))))))))))Yikes,I am glad your daughter is fine.I would of been a mess to and my Mom.Its good to hear from you.Glad you are trying to stop smoking,I know it isnt esay,I dont smoke,but,my Mom has and my Dad still does and Mom still wants one till this day.I hope your having a nice relaxing weekend.





cherry2sweet2eat said...

thats a nice graphic and thats good her situation was milder then they thought.

jeadie05 said...

So pleased Megan is OK  now ,Iknow what you mean if its one or t'other Ialways get t'other .lol ...love Jan xx

queeniemart said...

those tags are priceless, thanks. Poor Poor Megan. Wow. Frozen coochie. Thank God the older nurse knew what to do.....you are always in my thoughts.....i am so sorry you are so tired. I know what you mean. Seems like all i do is work or clean.
love you always, lisa jo

penniepooh said...

Awwww, Chris...sorry to hear about poor Megan`s trauma.
At least you were both able to laugh about it. I know you`re both glad that`s over!!! I don`t know what it is about you and any kind of equipment or device.... they just go haywire when you`re around. :/   lol, why is that?
Love ya sweetie!
penny

jmoqueen said...

Glad the no-smoking's going ok xx Such a shame about Megan ~ I probably would've laughed too, such a strange situation to find yourself in!!

Jenny

http://journals.aol.co.uk/jmoqueen/MyLife

pharmolo said...

Sorry to hear about Megan's mishap, Chris. Have a good weekend, and keep off those cigarettes!!

fuzilady said...

I am sorry but i was laughing out loud. I can just imagine. It was probably one of the laugh or cry moments,LOL.

Glad to see you back on and the snags are gorgeous :P

love ya
jennifer

jlocorriere05 said...

Sorry Chris but that was so funny! Poor Megan, bet she felt like a frozen turkey when thew nurse got the baster out! Glad Megan could laugh at it! Your graphics are gorgeous, thanks, I snagged some! I was wondering how you were, missed you! Jeannette xx  http://journals.aol.co.uk/jlocorriere05/Welcometomytravels  

stetsonsswtheart said...

Poor Megan :(  It's either laugh or cry isn't it?  better to laugh...glad you are back, the graphics are georgous :)  Have a good one, Hugz, Teresa

springangel235 said...

I'm glad it's done and over for Megan...poor girl, didn't know if she should laugh or cry...but she has a great Mom by her side...so that's a smile right there.  Hope you continue to do well, with not smoking...it is rough...I know many you have tried, done it...and more...you hang in there.  Have a wonderful weekend,
Loved all the tags, and snagged for sure!!
Hugs and love,
Joyce

mrsm711 said...

Aww, Poor Megan.  She is lucky to have you though.  I'm with ya on the winter blahs.  I've started shopping for spring.  The spring clthing is out already.  I love the Sunflower Tag  :)
http://journals.aol.com/mrsm711/LatteDah/     Tracy

jckfrstross said...

glad megan is ok:) i can see why you laugh you have to or they would take you to the nut house huh? LOL i feel for you my week was the same. enjoy your weekend

Deb

princesssaurora said...

Oh no!!!  I know a few who have had the procedure but no one had that problem... I would have laughed too.  Sometimes it is just the way to get thru it!

be well,
Dawn

tendernoggle said...

I'm sorry Chris...but I am laughing too...............
love ya,
carlene

thegirlnexdoor77 said...

Poor Megan...I had the same thing done to me about ten year ago...can't remember the dethawing thing at all...lol...But so far it has seem to work and the cell have not come back...not a pleasant feeling for sure!  big hugs to you both...TerryAnn

preciousone25 said...

POOR MEGAN!!!!!   I had 'something' like that happen to me when I birthed my son by cesarean, the CATHETER was defective and got STUCK inside me, requiring surgery to remove it..... LOL!!!!  I was fine, and NEVER felt a thing, but it WAS HILARIOUS!!!!!!  Congrats on quitting the nicotine thing, I'm proud of you!!  Thanks for the snags!!

Joann

eyesbaerle said...

Glad to hear Megan is OK. Best wishes!
Love your sharings. It would be wonderful if I could have all the creations with Maria on them.... pretty please! Thanks a bunch! HUgs, Maria

siennastarr said...

Aww Chris.. for you I will pray for spring... but don't even be asking for Summer, cause I'm not going there! lol  I'm glad that Megan is okay.  I had to have that same procedure done when I was in my 30's, for the exact same thing.  Only the machine didn't break! lol  I know it's not funny, but the way you tell it, it is!  Never lose your sense of humor, right?  Lose that, and you've lost everything.

Hang in there with 'quitting smoking' thing..   At least you haven't given up.  Just keep taking one day at a time, and do the best you can!

I missed you while I was away..

Love you
jackie

rdautumnsage said...

I'm so sorry but hahahahaha lol oh my gosh you and me both. I know it's not funny, but yeah it is. (Hugs) Boy we can sure pick em huh? Indigo

pippa1116 said...

oh, that is funny! lol.  
tina

queenb8261 said...

POOR Megan having to go through all that THEN getting a migraine. God love her.  At least she was finally laughing.  As bad as the time I was 8 mo pregnant and thought my water had broken when I woke up soaking wet. Calld DR and he said come in.  I did. Nope my water hadn't broken, said baby prob. sat on my bladder. Oh jeez.  Went home, laid back down got up wet again. This time down the side of my pants.  Our waterbed had sprung a leak!!! The Dr wanted to see me the next day, whenI told him that the only water that had broken was my bed I thought he and the nurse were going to stroke out laughing.  He said he thought he'd heard everything. LOL
Snagged your graphics .  Thanks for sharing.
Hang in there with the not smoking.  I'm saying my prayers  for ya.  I know you can do it girl. IF I can quit, anyone can. I was smoking nearly 3 packs a day!
Give Megan a hug and Hugs to you, Barb  

daisy79141 said...

I love the tag with the daisies, butterfly, and sunflowers.  My daughter who passed away 7 yrs ago loved those flowers and since her passing, the butterfly is something that reminds me of her everytime I see one.  Could I have that tagged with Susan and also one with the name Megan?  Thank you so very much.  God bless you and a better one tomorrow.

gehi6 said...

I once spent about a month on Lake Erie at Geneva-on-the-Lake.  I thought it was very beautiful there.  I remember going through a town called Alburs I think the name was that was later destroyed by a tornado.  I didn't realize tornados went there, too.  We went to Ashtabula, Ohio, I think is how you spell it.  My kids went to school there for a month.  You would see empty houses closed up and people said they had gone to Florida for the winter!  Came to visit your graphics as just this morning I saw that one tag about the guardian angel and commented on it and wondered who Cab was!  And I was resolved to find out.  Sooner than I expected!   Gerry