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Hard Rock Monkeys & Kick Ass Shoes

Before we get started properly on this blog entry, I just want to say that not only is this blog about my atheist musings but I also want to show that we are all the same.  I do not believe in god and I am not destined to go to hell when I die.  Instead, I am still an everyday lass – hence the subheading underneath my blog title – and I like girly stuff.  Atheists do have normal lives too!  With the aforementioned disclosure out there lets get started:

So this week has been buttloads of fun!  On Wednesday I was admitted back into hospital after 11 months of being able to stay away, I am back home now recovering from the pain and in the meantime as I write this I am listening to some quality rock.  If any of you are interested, take a peek at http://www.arfm.co.uk/ and listen to Ian Spencer’s weekly Hard Rock Asylum Live.  I listen to his Friday show between 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Usually I am at work so I am unable to listen to his live shows – being off work sick certainly does have its advantages in this respect!

Exudes the essence of fierceness and kick ass all in one!

Exudes the essence of fierceness and kick ass all in one!

So the countdown has begun for my mother’s wedding – 15 days and counting down.  I have already got a text from my mother telling me that she is getting really excited now.  I am visiting her on Sunday to try on my outfit with THESE shoes on the right.

I am going to wear them and I am going to look awesome in them.  To be fair, I am getting excited now about the day to just wear these shoes – ha ha ha!
Seriously though, my next challenge is to get my partner a suit.  He has one, just the one, it has been in his closet for over 6 years.  It is black, it is from Tesco and by his own admission its a bit tight over his manly chesticles!  All the boxes are ticked to justify why he needs to buy a new suit so last night he was dragged kicking through the internet world to find him a better suit.
We found one in his size at http://www.greenwoodsonline.com and it was bundle suit.  So for around £80.00 not only does he get the suit jacket and pants, but also the shirt, tie and shoes – bonus.  Suit sorted – just need to wait for it to be delivered.  Possible nightmare scenario – he got his measurements screwed up and it does not fit him!

For me, I am still rummaging around my extensive make up collection to figure out what I am going to use.  I am watching YouTube tutorials daily.  Today I watched a video uploaded by Dior and saw this product I have not seen from them before – Diorliner Precision Eyeliner at http://www.houseoffraser.co.uk/Dior+Diorliner+Precision+Eyeliner/804005212,default,pd.html

This is the eyeliner I have been waiting for them to bring out for YEARS – not an exaggeration here.  So next pay day that will be bought.  I am also looking at the brand new dior twin sets – http://www.houseoffraser.co.uk/Dior+Twin+Set+Eye+Duo/178931268,default,pd.html

I like “Grey Sight” and “Fishnet Black.”  Recently I have been liking the grey smoky eye but black is classic so I am torn between the two.  Knowing me, I will just buy both of them and use them both on the day!

Monkeying around with my nail art this week.

Monkeying around with my nail art this week.

On another note, when I got released from hospital earlier this week, that same evening I did some nail art on myself.  I like monkeys!  Ha ha ha – I have even painted sheep on my nails at one point.  My nails have been a bit crazy previously, at the moment, they are pretty tame – my tame monkeys!

This Sunday I am visiting family.  I have not been out much the past couple of weeks since my operation so I am enjoying looking at my closet and choosing what dress I am going to wear.

If you have had the strength to get this far in this blog entry, firstly I say thank you for sticking with me and secondly, thats all for today folks!

What are you guys getting up to this weekend?  Are you having any better adventures (probably) than me?  Also, are any of you into nail art?  I am interested in buying the Ciate Caviar Sets.  If you have used those sets, what are your opinions on them?  Are they worth it?

 
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Posted by on February 1, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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Coeliac Plexus Block: Double the Needle Usage = Double the Trouble

Yesterday I was at the Pain Clinic undergoing my second operation – Coeliac Plexus Block.  Whilst I was waiting to be called into the operating theatre I was really scared because the last time I had this operation in August 2012, I was off work for over 1 month because my back was in so much pain.  The physiotherapist told me that the left hand side of my back (where the operation focused on) was in total spasm.  Back spasm hurts like a bitch people, be warned!

Anyways, I was really scared with this one because this time, the pain clinic surgeon was focusing on both sides of my back.  He was going to subject me to 2 big major needles on either side of my back to anaethetise my solar plexus (a mixture of anesthesia and steroids).  I had every reason to be scared as well!  In the operating theatre, one of the assistants was being really stingy with the sedative.  Last time, a different assistant gave me the right amount of sedative and the procedure went along fine with minimal pain (just a few pricks from the local anesthetic to numb parts of my back they were operative on).  Even the surgeon, when I spoke to him before the operation, told me that he remembered I got through it fine.  This time though, I was screaming in pain, during which I did tell the surgeon to carry on with the operation and not stop.  Coming all this way and being on the operating table, it would make no sense for him to stop now!  Every time the assistant gave me some more sedative through the drip they hooked me onto, it was very minimal (1ml at a time it seemed) and it did not do much judging by my screams!

***In this instance, when I mean “screams” I mean me going “Argh” in pain.  So not screaming like a female opera singer.  Glad we got that all cleared up there!!!***

The coeliac plexus is otherwise more commonly known as the solar plexus.  All the pancreas nerves go through this plexus and then runs up the spine to the brain.  The pain signals would travel this route and when it gets to the brain I then start feeling the pain.  With the solar plexus blocked, the pain signals will not be able to get to the spine and get the chance for the brain to be alerted for me to then feel the pain.

So far so good, but that big ass needle in August caused so much back pain and issues and this time I had to have two of them at either side!  Double the needles, double the trouble me thinks!  In exactly one month time it will be my mother’s wedding and I really do hope I will be well enough to get through the day without too much pain.  I kinda think though that this is me we are talking about and nothing ever goes to plan but at least with that second dress my mother bought me, I will look nice whilst getting slowly killed off with the pain!

So after the first 24 hours I am out of the woods as far as any possible internal bleeding is concerned.  Best thing about that was that if the surgeon had punctured a vein, he would not have known there and then.  We would have only found out that lovely surprise when I got home, my heart beats would increase to the point where it would feel that it was trying to thump its way out of my ribs and I would then pass out.  Glad to say that has not happened to me so yay for me!

The back spasms have started though, I have called my physiotherapist earlier on this afternoon and an emergency appointment has been set for next Wednesday.  The medication I have is helping and my partner is looking after me.  I am very lucky to have him in my life.

As a thank you to my wonderful partner, yesterday I bought us a take out curry.  I am a wimp when it comes to spices.  I love my dishes plain – I am the lass that goes crazy for bread sauce and turkey at Christmas.  But never the less, I do like a chicken korma with boiled rice and chippattis (9 in total).  BUT not a hint of spice in the dish.  You see, some curry houses think that with a korma, they can put a little but of spice in and it would not hurt.  It does with me, even a little bit and I can’t eat the rest of the dish, it does burn the roof of my mouth off – NOT an exaggeration.  I am simply a wuss/wimp/[enter your own appropriate descriptive word here] when it comes to curries.

If anyone tells me that they are going to pray for me and my health I really get so frustrated.  It is like they are bypassing the praise that should actually go on the doctors, nurses and surgeons trying to get my pain under manageable circumstances.  Their efforts mean nothing because there is a big invisible man in the sky that will make everything better for me instead.  Well by your logic, it was that big invisible man in the sky that gave me this sodding illness in the first place…..why would he then want to make me better when he was the cause in the first instance!?  You have just proven that your god is incompetent and contradictory, well done!

 
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Posted by on January 17, 2013 in Health Related

 

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