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September 11, 2009

I'm on the mend...

{giveaway} NEWS...Xenia, expect some mail soon,
YOU are the winner of the handmade coin purse! This was our table at the Russian Fest, Rob took a turn there...I was happy to see while I sang folk songs he started making "matroshka" cards...he's quite the artist.
Shortly after the fest, I began to feel stomach pains, thought it was gas...but it persisted and I ran a fever. Sunday I tried to go to church, then finally Monday night went to the ER. At 3am Tuesday after drinking "contrast" (awful stuff that makes your insides glow), I had a CT scan, which revealed I had appendicitis and a minor perforation. So, at 7am I was moved into the surgery room...

Wednesday, I discovered I cannot have vicodin, had a horrible reaction (panic attack, strained my stomach muscles, blurred vision, dismal thoughts, I prayed through it all, but just felt like I was going crazy). Hannah took that photo of me above Thursday, yesterday, when we got home. I have ice packs on my belly. It really hurts when I cough or laugh.
I'm so happy to be home. I'm thankful for my wonderful family and friends, who've brought over food, flowers and helped out with watching the girls. Rob took yesterday off work, but went back today.
Saw an empty chrysalis when we got home...discovered the new, wet, crumpled butterfly and Rob helped her get outside so she could dry her wings...guess she flew away. I loved seeing the cycle of life!

14 comments:

DebD said...

I'm glad you are on the mend.

Gretchen Joanna said...

Thank God!

Melissa said...

Oh No!! Sending up some prayers for you---yikes. :) Even sick, you still look beautiful.

Emily R. said...

Even after surgery you can have such a lovely smile! Here is to a speedy recovery!

Xenia Kathryn said...

Yes, I agree with previous comments-- still lovely, even in recovery! I am so sorry you had to go through that.

I'm THRILLED about the coin purse!!! YAY! Thank you so much! Let me know if you need my address :)

Matushka said...

Marfa, So glad you are better! Hope you are up and about soon!

M.Michelle

Michelle M. said...

You have been through such an ordeal and you still manage to look so lovely even while convalescing! I hope you are feeling well today.

Claire said...

I hope the pain has gone away. Please feel better!

Chrispea said...

I am so glad that you are feeling better. I had to drink some of that stuff before for a CT, yuck. Oh, and I can't handle those drugs either... makes me terrible nauseous! Take it easy. If I lived closer, I'd bring you some "hunky hand grenades"! ;)

::Sylvia:: said...

Oh my goodness! Thank God you're ok! I had an appendectomy when I was 9 and weird as it is Geri just had one today! She'd been running a low grade fever since she had the baby and they couldn't figure out what it was until she went to the ER last night!

Glad to hear you're mending well! Lots of love and prayers to you!

Julie said...

Just got on here to read how you ended up sick. Poor thing, what a yucky experience. Try putting gentle pressure on your belly when you are going to cough, laugh, or sneeze. It may help the discomfort. Love the picture of you though. You look great even if you may not have felt that way. :)

Rosemary said...

Oh my gosh, Martha, I am so sorry you've had all this happen but am very pleased you're healing now.

Caeseria said...

Oh my gosh, I'm so glad you went to the ER! Thank God you're okay!

h west said...

Ooooo. . .I feel your pain. I had an appendectomy about 11 years ago and could not imagine what it would be like to have a c-section and take care of a newborn at the same time. OUCH!!!! My gut ached for quite a while. Had I had a young surgeon, it would have been taken laprascopically (spelling?), but I had an old fart who did surgery. Get better!!!!!