Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Surgery blues

Some of you may have noticed I have not blogged in a while, the reason for that being is I've been having some problems with my recent breast implant surgery.  I had my breast implant surgery 14th October - this was not my first time having this type of surgery, actually it was my third time having my implants replaced, so no big drama right?  Well, at first everything went smoothly, I came home tried to rest but with 3 preschoolers to look after that's nigh impossible - and it seems that may have been part of the cause of my impending doom.
  When they stitched my they used self dissolving stitches, so in theory by the time the stitches start dissolving, your skin has already .. well for no better word for it .. stuck itself back together.  However, in my case that was not so - picking up too many toys, wiping too many dirty bottoms, too many dirty loads of washing going in and too many loads of clean washing coming out ... ?  Well .. you get the picture.
My stitches dissolved and with my active lifestyle I ended up pulling my wounds open, and which well lets just say, ended up making a big mess!
So I went in had a small repair done, but no that didn't fix it - so back in again, this time emergency surgery - came back home with nylon stitches and a tube with a bottle on the end of it, the tube sticking out the side of my chest to drain out the build up of fluids around my implants to hopefully keep my stitches dry so they would heal - boy was I not a happy camper the next few days after that one - so okay thats fine, have to deal with it best I could, still had to look after the little ones - then disaster, ripped yet another hole, which resulted in some more leaking, so in back again for a few more stitches - fine ... no more leaking, after another week had passed, went back in to have my tube that was draining the fluid out from around my breasts removed - thank god for that, as it was not much fun to have my little 1year old boy yanking at the tube trying to pull it out of me!
Today is my birthday and I went in for another check up - they removed half my stitches, and in another weeks time they will hopefully remove the other half - so whef!  Drama - drama - drama, I tell you!  Is it all worth it, you might ask?  At my age, no probably not - however after everything I've had to go through, I dam well hope so!

So okay, on to the part that everyone popped in for a visit for -

Christmas Quaker ll by ByGone Stitches - starting to look like a real sampler now isn't it - loving every stitch.

New Start - Christmas Band Sampler by Heartstring Samplery - I wanted a more warmer feel to the fabric, so I decided to use Antique Cotton by R&R Reproductions instead of the recomended Natural.
Now, there is an award called the Liebester going around, and I have been awarded 4 times by different people over the last two weeks.  Liebester?  Lie - best'er?  dunno - sounds fishy to me - please accept my apologies to everyone that has passed on this award to me, I know that you are all sweethearts and did so with the best of intentions - however, as they say in Chinese  我不想玩 - I don't want to play.
I have also signed up for the Scarlett Letter Year hosted by Jo and Nicola - am SO looking forward to that, will post pictures of my choices soon.
Take care everybody and hope to post again soon.


  1. Happy Birthday to You
    Happy Birthday to You
    Happy Birthday Dear Amanda
    Happy Birthday to You.

    Hope you continue to recover, it must have been very unpleasant. BIG HUGS xxx

  2. Wishing you a speedy recovery. At least you're able to get some stitching accomplished, which might I add, looks fantastic! Take care!
    Silver Creek Samplers

  3. Happy Birthday, Amanda!! I hope you are feeling better soon. Love the stitching progress, so pretty!

  4. Hope you heal quickly! No fun! Happy birthday.

  5. Your sampler looks beautiful! Great new start, too! Happy stitching and speedy healing!

  6. Fingers crossed all goes well, and you are feeling 100% soon.

    So understand your views about the award. I think it is wonderful how many of us totally enjoy your blog... It is a great read and always full of great information.

  7. SO sorry about all you've had to go through post surgery, post surgery, & post surgery again : ( I pray all is well now! Your Quaker is looking gorgeous! Happy Birthday!!!

  8. Well your stitching is wonderful. I hope you heal completely. I hope you never, ever go through this again.♥

  9. Happy Birthday to You Dear Friend..
    Hope you continue to recover, you are in my prayers..
    Love cucki xxx

  10. Happy birthday and quick recovery!I am sorry all the bad things happened to you on your operation but hopefully everything will be resolved!AriadnefromGreece!

  11. Happy Birthday and I hope the rest of your recovery goes well. Very nice stitching:)

  12. Happy birthday Amanda! May all your dreams come true and all your wishes be granted. May all the wounds heal nicely and boobs look best ever!

    Songs of the Season look fabulous!

  13. Happy Birthday! Hope you will be doing much better very soon!

  14. Happy Birthday, Amanda. You poor darling - it must be so awful to have to go through all that. Hopefully you are on the road to recovery now. Love your progress on Songs of the Season. You are definitely beating me at the moment.

  15. ♪ HaPpY bDaY ♫ Hope everything gets sorted soon!!

  16. Happy Birthday Amanda!!
    I hope that you continue to heal and the rest of the process is smooth.
    I love both your Christmas samplers.

  17. Sorry to hear of the drama around your healing. I hope everything is going well now. Very nice progress and love the colors/fabric you picked.

  18. Oh my goodness what drama and a mess! I love how they suggest after a procedure you not do things lift, keep your foot up, whatever and in real life we just can't do that!!!

    Christmas Quaker is looking great and that's a lovely new start!

  19. Wow! It sounds like you've had the proverbial "if it isn't one thing it's another". Do hope things are finally progressing in a more positive manner for you. Your Christmas Quaker II is looking amazing. Makes me want to start mine.

  20. What a dramatic time you are having! It's not easy trying to heal and rest with children. I hope that everything is getting better now.

    Beautiful stitching!

  21. Oh, what an ordeal, Amanda--I do hope things are on the right track now and you'll be fully healed in no time!! Take care and try, try, try to rest (and stitch!!)... Everything looks beautiful!

  22. Happy Birthday Amanda! Oh boy. I sure hope you will be okay and fully healed. That's a lot of trips to the ER!

    Beautiful stitching...I'm surprised you could do that!

  23. Poor you!! Happy Belated Birthday, so behind in my blog reading due to a certain Challenge Blog certain people are involved in LOL.

    Liebster is German for Dearest so it is a nice award to get. These things are a little like chain letters, one person gets one and has to pass it around to five more then they send it to five more and before you know it half the Blog-world is involved!

  24. Happy Birthday sweetie!!! Sorry I'm late.. catching up on my blog reading =/ I've read your next post, I know you're still working on your recovering, wish you all the best sweetie! Hope everything will work out well!!