Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Sewing From The Stash: More Nightdresses

Front Opening Nightdresses
A friend of mine suggested some nightdresses that opened in the front would be convenient to wear after surgery, while recovering.  They would be easier to put on (wouldn't have to raise my arms to slip them on over my head, although, from what I've read, I'll be required to do some exercises, post-op, that would involve raising my arms!) and would make changing the bandages/dressings easier, too.  So, this weekend, I pulled out some fabric from The Stash and sewed them.  They are nothing fancy and I didn't use a commercial pattern.  They look a bit like ankle-length dusters!  But they'll serve the purpose.  I still need to sew on the snaps on the white floral one (I figured snaps would be easier to fasten than buttons).  The fabric was given to me by one of my former neighbors, several years ago.

Next up:  some front-opening, loose fitting blouses to wear at home, after surgery, while recovering.  And maybe some satin pillowcases.  I read that satin pillowcases might help minimize hair loss - I don't know how true that is, I'm fully expecting to lose my hair after chemo starts, but satin pillowcases sound luxurious, don't they?  And I do have some satin in The Stash!  Might as well use it!

In other news:  It RAINED today!  Wooo Hoooo!  Woke up to a real, honest-to-goodness rain shower!  Of course, as it usually happens whenever it rains in any quantity, here, there were flash floods, flooded intersections, flooded freeways, accidents, snarled traffic, uprooted trees, etc.  The morning commute was awful - it look me almost 2 1/2 hours to get to the office (normally a 1 hour commute).  But, it RAINED!  (We are in a record-breaking 4-year drought, so rain is very needed.)

I went to the pharmacy today to pick up my prescription refills, and for some unknown reason, I only had to pay for one of them!  And much less than what I normally pay, too! They do say "don't look a gift horse in the mouth", but I questioned the pharmacist about it, but she said that's how it showed up!  She didn't know why.  Maybe I'll receive a bill in the mail, later?  Maybe the insurance plan made an adjustment?  Maybe they decided I deserved a break?! 

On my way home from work, I stopped by the grocery store to pick up more cat food, and a few other items: disinfectant wipes, air freshener, trash bags, 2 boxes of saltine type crackers (salt-free tops), and some bananas.  Afterwards, I stopped by a friend's house, at her invitation, because she had prepared some dinner for me to take home!  She has told me not to worry about cooking when I have my treatments, that she will prepare food for me and send it to me through her husband, as she doesn't drive.  Have I mentioned that I am blessed to have such caring, compassionate, generous friends?

I also put some gas to the car, before I came home.  

Tonight, my daughter is coming home.  I will go to pick her up in a short while (she's in the air as I type).  Tomorrow morning, I have my consultation with the surgeon.  I am a little scared, but I know I have all the thoughts and prayers of all my family and friends to hold me up.

Today, I am grateful for:

- The Stash!
- Friends who make me dinner!
- Rain for our parched land.
- A safe commute to work and back.
- Daughter is coming home!
- Free medications!

How was your day?  What are you grateful for today?


  1. Glad you got some rain! Hoping everything goes well at your consultation.

    1. Thanks, Jess. It was a good consultation. My daughter had written out 2 pages full of questions to ask. The surgeon was very impressed with her!

  2. I hope you have a lovely visit with your daughter and I am glad that she will be with you at this time when you have a consultation with the surgeon to face.

    So happy that you got the rain! When it pours down here I always remind myself that we are fortunate in not having a drought and the resulting fire risk. I hope that you get some more but gentler rain soon, the kind that seeps into the parched soil, rather than causing flooding.

    1. Bushlady, thank you. Daughter and I went out to lunch at one of our favorite Japanese restaurants today (after the dr's appt.) I'm very glad she was there to ask all the questions. :)

  3. Wonderful that it rained!!! Still praying for you. So nice that your daughter will be home with you. :)

    1. Thanks, Carolyn. I'm enjoying having her home with me. :)

  4. Great Idea about the night dresses [very pretty fabric too]. And I think you NEED the satin pillowcases...even if they don't help the hair loss/ they sure will feel good.
    So happy you got the good rain..
    Happy your daughter got to be with you.. [have already read the later post.. I am going backwards.ha
    Have a blessed evening. Judy

    1. Thank you, Judy. Satin pillowcases are on the agenda for this weekend. :)


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