Will I be Fat and 40

Sunday, 18 October 2009


Just a little post this time about friends.

Now because I've had my op I'm going to be off my feet for some time yesterday i asked Kerry (picklesmum on rav and on mumsonline) to come and sit with me for a bit as I'd had a General A on Friday and Dave had gone to football taking Alex with him (i told him to still go as that way i wouldn't have to listen to my girls argue all day lol).

Kerry came round and sat with me, well i say sat, in reality she didn't sit that much as she washed up, wiped my cooker top and my grill pan, made me lots of cups of tea and a much appreciated fish finger sandwich. However we did manage to sit and knit a few rows/rounds and had a jolly good chat.

Then there was Olivia.
Now for those of you who don't know me that well I'm lactose intolerant and therefore drink lactofree milk in my tea and on my cereals. So me being so organised would have lots in ready since they don't' sell it in the corner shop and i can no longer "nip" to tesco or asda to get some. Well yes your right, I'm not organised, never will be that organised as it's just not me lol. Now Olivia had already text me asking if i needed anything so i asked her to get me some senokot liquid from town (ready to combat a side effect of one of my painkillers). Luckily for me (but unlucky for her DS1) Olivia has lactofree milk at home too so i text and with in 10 min's she was round with a carton for me so i could again enjoy lots of cups of tea. She'd also offered to come and pick me up at the hospital if they had kept me in over night bless her when i know her kidlets were a bit stressed.

Then there is Sarah, who has dyed me up some scrummy yarn ready for me to collect on Thursday. It's in her 'Olivia' colour way in a high twist yarn and I'm sooooooooooooooooooo looking forward to squishing it on Thursday.

My MIL also popped round yesterday to make sure i had everything i needed bless her. She's such a lovely person and she's also got a poorly DH at the moment so i wasn't expecting her to pop round at all. My Mum also came to pick Georgie up and take her to her riding lesson for me and has offered to do the same for me next week and take me for my plaster appointment in 2 weeks time.

What I'm trying to say is that i didn't realise just how many friends i had until Friday/Saturday. I've had so many offers of help and texts asking how i am and what can they do for me that it's floored me a bit. Yesterday my phone went off that many times with text message that i had to change the alert to a click because i never got to finish a sentence with Kerry lol.

So my main reason for this post today is to say


My Left Foot

Well it's 5.04am on an October Sunday morning and i can't sleep because I'm in pain so i thought I'd catch up on my blog for a change lol. I'm off my feet for a while as I've had my bunion removed from my left foot and my toe joint realigned at the same time. Now my lovely bunion hasn't been caused by wearing ill fitting shoes or high heels, in fact i wear heels about as often as i wear a frock!!!! No, these bunions have been handed down to me in my genes via my mother. THANKS MUM!!!!!!

this is what it looked like before i went in on Friday to have it done (ignore the hairy toe lol)

and this is what I've come home with it looking like

under the bandage is some plaster and a hell of a lot of pain (hence why I'm awake at this time)

Last night i managed the grand total of 2 hours kip so today I'm going to ring the out of hours Dr to see if they can give me any better painkillers as all i have at the moment is 500mg Paracetamol, 400mg of Ibuprofen and 30mg of Codeine and even if i take 2 together it's not even touching the pain.

My toes on show are just starting to go purple now lol (good job i like purple).

I can cope with most things and generally have a good pain threshold but I'm struggling with this. I think it's the lack of sleep thing. I can cope so much better with sleep.

However, for all my moaning about pain etc I'd still have this done as the pain from my bunion was horrid too and it was stopping me from enjoying the things i normally enjoy like camping and walking. Wearing hiking boots on camp and for walking were just so painful. I'm also on my feet for most of the day so by the end of it, even though i wear crocs all the time, the damn thing hurt. It was when it started waking me in the night as it was aching that i decided to get it done.

One good thing to come out of yesterday though is this :-

i started this ages ago (when i went to get my spinning wheel from the Threshing Barn) but like a lot of my projects it was hidden away in a project bag waiting to be picked up again. In fact I'm taking the opportunity of this enforced rest to finish a few of my WIP's before starting anything new!

Saturday, 3 October 2009

Flippin Heck!!

it's taken me ages to actually get over the annoyance of having to figure out how to sign back into my blog. TBH i'm a crap blogger but only because i can never get the bloody photos to sit nicely ect but if i blogged more often i may find out how to do them propper like lol.