I took a few minutes this morning to PLAY on a small quilt top
I put together last summer.
I was feeling rather ORANGE, so I thought, "Why not!"
Even though I am a day behind on getting stuff done for the shows,
after yesterday, I figured I earned a few minutes of PLAY time.
See the nice ORANGE IV cords below?
This how I spent my day yesterday. I must be all orange inside!
Every two to four weeks for the past year and half,
I've been going in for iron infusions, 2.5 hours at a time.
It seems I don't ABSORB IRON, or RETAIN IRON....
So after being very anemic for a long time,
(pills don't work, because I don't absorb it.. )
This has been my regiment... Well after 3 more doctors, they
can't find anything wrong with me,
they have said,
this is what you have to do from now on...it's just a part of me,
genetically that I don not retain or absorb iron.
So yesterday, I spent 10 hours at the hospital getting a NEW iron infusion, (yippeee)
that should hopefully last me 6 months at a time...(more yippee's!)
My fingers are crossed!
my old routine of every 2-4 weeks was making it difficult to travel...
Just thought I'd put this out there, if anyone else has had anything like this....
Believe me when I say I've had every test done and redone... I have no internal bleeding,
etc etc... it's not my diet..(I eat very well) I can't take iron pills etc etc... (no absorption)
Since it was very potent iron, it had to be given to me very slowly..
I thought I'd get all this work done... but because people can have a allergic reaction
to this, they give you a huge dose of Benydryl, and well, I can tell you,
I took TWO naps, and was feeling no pain for most of the day...
Boy, I slept good last night...
So, I really do love orange... Inside and out.
I was labeled the IRON WOMAN,
which provided a lot of chuckles to the chemo and
Dialysis patients that I kept company with most of the day.
I was in very good, amazing, strong, humorous, company yesterday.
Bless them all!
Imagine, me having energy?
How many quilts can I get done now?
Is your favorite color,
a color that comes out in your creations often?
or not at all?
I've not really made an orange quilt.... I have one in the works,
but strangely it's not my first choice...