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Monday, February 06, 2006


Sorry I haven't blogged for a few days, but there's been so much going on around here lately, and I am so worn out. And sick...damn period's playing up in five whole weeks straight of playing up. I am very seriously considering a hysterectomy now...blerk! So fed up with the whole thing that I just wanna SCREAM!!!! I'm anxious, scared, sore, tired, nauseous, anaemic...don't know how to feel. Just want it all to end :o( (oh, the period stuff that is!).

The kids have been so naughty too and Mark is cranky as he's torn the cartilage in his right knee in a MAJOR way so he's been off work for a month now. He has surgery on Thursday. It was meant to be today, but it was rescheduled, so an even grumpier husband I have tonight! Poor fella...the pain and swelling and not being able to do anything are driving him up the wall, to say the very least. So is the cost of the surgery...over $1000 and that's the gap fee. We also have to pay a $250 excess for his stay, and it's only day surgery! Makes you wonder why we have private health cover in the first place...but if we didn't, he'd be on a waiting list and off work for a lot longer than he has been already. Plus, he'd be operated on in least we only have to go 2kms down the road for his op, so that's a blessing, and we know which doctor will be operating on him and he is well respected in our area. Lots to be thankful for given the sad and sorry state of Queensland Health at the moment.

I am scared though...Mark has had a lot of operations in his 34 years for Binder's Syndrome. His Mum developed a septum in her uterus during her second pregnancy with Mark's sister which essentially divided it into 2 parts. She lost four babies before she conceived Mark, and he was born with no cartilage in his face, shortened limbs, a severe overbite, and very small. Binder's Syndrome is the medical name given to the collective facial malformations that he was born with. Anyway, lots of major, MAJOR surgery to fix it all in his early twenties and you can hardly see the scars now. That brings us to here...he "died" during one of his operations, but he was resuscitated after a couple of minutes of being "worked on". I'm worried that his body won't be able to handle any more surgery, and that he'll go into cardiac arrest this time too. I know, it's unlikely and irrational, but I'm still terrified about it. Hope everything goes least his knee will be better afterwards.

Good things now...I had a great postie day today! I received a pack of goodies, Julie's layout that she did for me, and Lou's photos. Man I can't wait to scrap!!! Off to Bundaberg for the day tomorrow with Mum though, so nothing's going to get done until tomorrow night. Ooooooh, Mum and I are joining the photography club here in Hervey Bay too...Mark bought me a Canon EOS 350D Rebel a little while ago, so it'll be nice to learn a bit more about it! So that's Wednesday night taken care of. Hopefully I'll get a chance to do some work after my trip tomorrow! And my canvas that I did for my class at my LSS has come home too *sigh* now I can share some pics of it too.

Well, sorry for the ramble. Hope to share a few pics tomorrow night ;P Take care everyone! And get started sending those pics *nudge nudge* ;P I have Lou's, Nellie's, and Sandi's now (ta gorgeous girls MWA!!!). In order of posting it was Lou first, then Karen, Nellie, and Nicole, etc. so get sending girls! Look out for Lou's layout which will be coming soon to my blog, bar any more dramas LOL! (finger's crossed xx)

So post me your pic Karen ;P!!!!! You're on for next week, as are you Nellie ;P YAY!!!!!!!!!

Luv Karen xoxo

P.S. I feel a bit better now ;P


Anonymous Lou said...

Fingers crossed that everything goes ok with hubby.....I think it's only natural to worry. I'm sure it will all be fine :)
Gald the pics arrived - was starting to think they got lost somewhere! BTW - there is no rush. You have alot more important things to deal with :)

7:40 AM  
Blogger cassi girl said...

Good luck for the op for Hubby and you try and stay will be all OK you have to believe that!

Thanks again for creating a layout for me, but as Lou said there sure is no hurry! Tend to life first...

Sandi :)

8:22 AM  
Blogger Shazz said...

oh karen....i am sending you a great big hug. makes my week of minor stresses pale in comparison.
i hope (and am very sure) that all will go well with hubby's op. please keep us informed.
i am hoping to get my pic sent to you asap - mark is still trying to "erase" the clothesline in the background of the pic i want to send.
hope things are settling down for you.
take care


10:00 AM  
Blogger Mel Diener said...

Karen, I'm sorry to hear things are so rough for you atm...hope everything works out so you can get back on track.

10:50 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

Oh Karen you poor darling! Sending you the biggest {{{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}}} I hope all goes well with hubby! Will be thinking of you and the famiy.
I hope you can get the period thing rectified! Nothing worse than so many bad things happening at once!
Im sorry I havent got my pic to you yet...promise they will be emailed within the next few days!...

Chin up girl!

12:54 PM  
Anonymous Rachie said...

Thinking of you Karen, hope everything goes well for Mark on Thursday and I hope you find some time for to take care of you.

9:06 PM  
Blogger Nicole Finlayson said...

Oh my goodness Karen, you have so much going on atm.

Hopefully playing with your new stuff will take your mind off a bit.

Sending you good vibes to help you along....;)

10:04 PM  
Blogger Peta said...

awww hun I wish I could say something wise and wonderful...

but alas wise and wonderful ain't my thing...

so I'll just send you all my love, hugs and best wishes!!


10:48 PM  
Blogger kathie said...

Sending lots of positive thoughts your way, Karen. You are so allowed to be irrational and terrified at a time like this. I hope it all goes well and your DH is up and about and back to normal again soon.

10:58 PM  
Anonymous Megan said...

Karen I can't believe you have so much to deal with right now. I had no idea...good luck for dh too.

Thinking of you!
Megan xx

10:56 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

I emailed the pics to you Karen... let me know when you get them!... thanks lovey...mwah!

3:04 PM  

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