Sunday, June 16, 2013

The Story of the no examining table (bed) in the Dr. Office

This is a story that needs to be told in person but maybe you can get a visual.
We go into the hand dr and sit in our room, which was strange, there was no bed! Make a note of becomes important.
The surgeon is a big burly man that works on tiny little hands, very good, very thorough and very caring. He said the only cure is surgery but that they are not doing any more until July so that let's me out.
Next option is a steroid shot... I really need 3, one in my thumb, one in the top of my hand and one in my shoulder all related to this trigger action. However they can't do 3 shots at once,, body won't tolerate that......remember this...important.
So I opt for the one shot in my hand. Fine he goes to get it set up and I am getting antsy no bed to lie down on this will not be good.....remember the bed....I decide they are going to move me to an area that has a bed....seems to getting more important.
Nope! Another nurse brings in a jar, towel and big ASS needle and I know I am bed for me to be horizontal on....important.
So he starts and I decide I can handle it, I can actually give blood upright. Deep breath and he swabs me down with the lidocaine and says, most people don't want to watch this.....shit....
Of course not you have along ass needle headed for my thumb. I grab richs hand or something that used to resemble a hand and we are off..... Just a stick, you know how they say little stick....NEVER believe that. Then the stinging starts and I feel like my thumb is going to blow up..trigger finger doesn't hurt any more, because I have totally lost my thumb!
Ok that probably took 2 hrs out of my life, well maybe 2 minutes. He is all done and telling me to come back in 3 weeks, that the hand will hurt worse, I DOUBT that, for 3-5 wonderful days out of my life until the steroids settle in. Well that is super damn duper!
Now the real fun begins.... I tell him I feel like I am going to faint, getting light headed and he says you are having a vascular neck attack.No Doctor Dear,I am going to pass out on this floor I am going to fall down on. His eyes get big and hubs is worried and Doc keeps saying it will pass....yes I know it will, I will pass out in this non bed, room flat of my back on the floor.
He opens the door and tells the nurse to get a pillow and a cup of ice water....panic is setting in with this big man.
I say I am going down and I just nicely and oh so smoothly slide out of the chair and onto the floor. There I am an old woman, passing out, lying on the hard floor...because there is no bed... See I told you it was important.
They are hovering and I said I am going to throw up and believe me that big dr could move fast to get me a throw up bucket just in time...
They are still hovering...I am still on the floor. Now there is an audience...the door is open... I don't care, I am not getting up.
So I stay down for about 5 min and he keeps saying stay there as long as you need your blood vessels in your neck will open back up....ya think!
So now he is still big eyed and saying this has never happened.....hint...get a bed in a room cuz some people don't do shots well sitting up!!
TA-da got home ate lunch and took a nice horizontal nap. Put ice pack on my thumb and the pain comes and goes so I will live.
How was your day????

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Saturday, May 18, 2013

Happy Birthday

Today is my oldest BIL 73rd birthday and my youngest BIL wedding day. The entire Sivage family celebrate the birthday last night at Elephant Butte Lake, NM and will celebrate the wedding today.

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Saturday, May 11, 2013

Happy Trails

CKC shows are starting next month, and our first show is Houston!
Happy Trails is one of our new kits, using a Maya Road 5x7 album. The cover is done using recycled jeans, we already use the pocket, so now the legs are getting some attention.
 Canvas Corp burlap flower and October Afternoon paper make this a great album for the Texas wildflowers.

 Petaloo flowers are scattered throughout the album, along with buttons, banners and wooden birds.

 A fun little pocket to slip some small pictures into.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Bastrop State Park

Teysha came home for a weekend so we loaded up the RV for a quick trip to Bastrop. This park had a massive fire last year and you can still see the effects of the fire. It is strange yet amazing how the fire and burn hundreds of trees and leave a few in the same path untouched. The park has a long road to recovery but it is peaceful, quiet, and a great getaway for a short weekend.
We built campfires both nights, roasting hot dogs and marshmallows, even in the cold night air.
Saturday we took a walk around the camping area with the dogs and met several of our camping neighbors with their dogs. I think RVing requires at least one dog. We exceed that requirement. She studied and we took naps, a perfect lazy Saturday.
We will head home today, back to work and school, but always fun to get away for a few days.

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Location:E Sh 21,Bastrop,United States

Sunday, October 07, 2012

Basswood RV Resort

We certainly enjoyed the CKC at the KCI Expo Center this weekend. The Fall weather set in last night and even though it was really chilly it helped the leaves turn and we loved the colors. Rented a golf cart, got a blanket and we headed out to explore the campground. It has 4 lakes, cabins, a tenting site, plus the large RV park.
These are a few of the beautiful sights we saw from the golf cart.
Tomorrow we head for Branson, MO.
 Dogs ready for the ride around the campground.
 Entrance to the RV park
 Playground and pool
 Trees turning
 Small cabins on the lakes

 The road to our parking spot.

 Swing and enjoy the lake and Fall colors!

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

On the Road to Kansas City MO

Hello blog! We are on our way to CKC, Kansas City MO. It is a long way from Texas! We left yesterday and just North of Waco there was an18 that had turned over and burned. Of course we didn't know that while we sat in traffic at a complete stop for about 1 1/2 hours. People were getting out of their cars and just roaming the interstate. Made it through that long delay and continued on to OK. We usually spend the first night (if it is a 2 day journey) at the luxurious WalMart parking lot. Last night was no exception. We did made a short detour to the casino and I don't know why. They are one big smoke factory and they smell like it. I do not like Burger King but I dislike 16$ warmed up buffet food even less. We ate the Burger King and played the slots, gave them a little money and left. It used to be so much fun at a casino but now the magic has faded. Back to the parking lot at WM there were several other RV's there but also 3 cars with people living in them. However, we were too tired to care so we closed the blinds and said good night to OK.
Today we are traveling the back roads of KS and MO and almost at our destination. Strange things along the highways... A bike trail to nowhere, towns named Minnesota, Vermont, Miami just in KS. A black man with a mule and his dog walking down the road, a biker, not on that bike trail but headed somewhere. A man with a cart and a suitcase, he would carry one item up and few feet and go back and get the other load and start over again, progress was slow, to say the least.
I walked over to a Sonic to get a DP and a nice gentlemen invited me to sit in his car while I waited for my drink. nice helpful people all over the USA.

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Sunday, May 27, 2012

Family Memories

An album using glitz design pretty in pink paper. Prima birds and Tim Holtz dies

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