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 🙂 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.
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.
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, it happened the day before my scheduled appointment with Dr. Bergman.
So, not only did we discuss having my arm lift, we talked “nose job” while we were at it 🙂
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. 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? 🙂
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 🙂