Dr.’s Visit CSW

I had this day’s appointment with my Surgeon scheduled weeks in advance. We were going to discuss an Arm Lift that I’ve been waiting 5 years to have done πŸ™‚ Thanks to Job #2, extra commissions at Job #1, birthday/Christmas gifts, plasma donations, and extra income here and there from commissioned sewing jobs I’m ready to make the investment in this procedure!


For my appointment, I was going to wear Part 2 of my Blazer to Vest refashion. But the more I thought about it, the more I realized I needed something easier to slip in and out of. I was going to be examined in ALL my glory to Dr. Bergman. I didn’t want to spend 10 minutes getting in and out of button downs.

I grabbed this pullover sweater I bought at Psi Iota Xi for .50 cents instead.

Consignment Shop Wonder… ish

No big whoop. Just a comfy, green sweater that brings out my eyes…and my gynormously newly broken nose.


Thursday morning I donated plasma, like I’ve been doing off and on since 2010. I went to work afterwards, like I’ve always done. An hour or so later, I’m showing sergers to a customer and I got very light-headed. Long story short: I blacked out, collapsed, and ran into a wall on the way down.

When I opened my eyes, I was on the floor and the customer was calling for an ambulance on his cell phone. Paramedics arrived a bit later (I don’t know how long…I was pretty out of it) and took me to the hospital.

This hospital bed was my home for 3 hours

Not knowing exactly WHY I fainted, I had to undergo a plethora of tests. The Doc’s conclusion: Dehydration & low blood sugar resulting from my plasma donation. Weird.

And embarrassing.

And, it happened the day before my scheduled appointment with Dr. Bergman.

Waiting for Dr. Bergman. I think my new “accessory” goes well with the green πŸ™‚

So, not only did we discuss having my arm lift, we talked “nose job” while we were at it πŸ™‚

I broke my nose pretty bad on the tip (top). My septum is completely deviated to the right now, and I can’t breathe out of my nose at all…(especially not fun while I’m brushing my teeth…) That might change when the swelling goes down. Β Time will tell.

So, here’s my recap of February, if I may:

1.) Stomach Flu

2.) Jerk backs into Muffin’s car & drives away leaving US with the $900 bill


3.) Fainted, broke my nose, and God only knows what the hospital bill is going to be!

February 2015 is going down as the worst month ever, I think.

On the upside… I AM having my arm lift. I’ve scrimped and saved and worked my A$$ off (pun intended) and I’m going to have that done, dangit!

On the downside… I’ll be working 2 jobs for the rest of my life to pay for all the “life’s a B!tch” expenses that February decided to throw our way.

Can’t rely on Plasma donations to help because that would just be kinda stupid, wouldn’t it? πŸ™‚

C’est la vie, I guess. It could’ve been worse! I could’ve broken my neck or something! So I’m going to Thank God that I’m healthy as a horse; that these customers were with me when it happened, called 911, and stayed with me right up until I was loaded in the ambulance.

I’ll be nothing but thankful for the overwhelming concern from all my friends and loved ones: offering to cook meals, sending flowers, checking in on me… seriously, the “love” I’ve gotten in response to my little accident has been incredible.

I’m a blessed woman πŸ™‚

2 thoughts on “Dr.’s Visit CSW

  1. You are blessed Laura. I couldn’t believe when I read you’d passed out, when I’d just seen you earlier that day! Hope you’re feeling better soon. Swelling will go down and hopefully you’ll be back to normal, soon. :). Nedra

  2. Better days ahead! You look pretty good…considering what you have been through! Hope u recover soon! Love U! 😍 🌴

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