Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Getting Ready for Surgery!

Bummer! I went to the doctor yesterday, and found out that I have to have surgery at the end of February. I have two massive fibroid tumors in my uterus and an ovarian cyst. They have been causing a lot of pain and trouble for me, so it's time for a hysterectomy. I did some research on the internet yesterday, and found some support groups. I also joined some yahoo groups to help me through the process.

I've never had surgery before, so I'm quite nervous about it. The only time I've gone to the hospital was when I delivered my three sons. Now, I'm going to deliver a uterus instead. lol

I found a knitting pattern on www.knitty.com for making a knitted uterus, so I might try to knit one up before I go. I can hang it on my door as a decoration just for fun. I'll need something to make me smile when I'm there. Here's a link to the pattern: http://knitty.com/ISSUEwinter04/PATTwomb.html

I'm looking for some other things to make as well. I might make the really long socks that go up to your thighs. (I know that hospitals get really cold sometimes). http://knitty.com/ISSUEwinter04/PATTverytallsocks.html I'm thinking that knitting lots of socks would be a good idea. I might make some of these basic tube socks as well. http://www.frugalhaus.com/homepage/tubesks.htm I think those would be quick to knit. I just found another quick knit sock pattern that looks toasty also: http://www.bevscountrycottage.com/quicksocks.html But, I think the Cottage Slipper Socks on the Lion Brand Webpage look the warmest and thickets. http://cache.lionbrand.com/patterns/kwe-socks.html

Heck, I might just make them all!

I think I'll make a wrap or throw also to keep my body warm. Those hospital blankets are pretty lousy.

Back to the knitting room!

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