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DD Update and Ordered Sweaters on Sale

October 23rd, 2019 at 10:57 pm

The doctor wants to remove my daughter's liver tumor, but we have to go down to Seattle to have it done. He wanted to send us to the UW, but I explained the problems we've had with the doctors there and the identity theft stemming from their hack. I asked about Virginia Mason instead and he was happy to do that. They have a good hepatology department.

He said the issue is the steroids that she has to be on for the rest of her life for secondary adrenal insufficiecy will continue to make the tumor grow. It is not cancerous, but can still cause problems and pain. Also estrogen will make it grow. And a lot of time when women get pregnant it can cause it to go so fast it could burst. Her estrogen is under control with Norplant and she doesn't ever plan to have kids because of all her health issues.

We have an appointment for her to be seen on Wednesday of next week. They could have seen her tomorrow, but that doesn't leave us enough time. We'll go down the night before and spend the night. Maybe we actually will be able to have this surgery done by the end of the year. Then it will be 100% covered by insurance. Keep your fingers crossed and pray for us that this will happen.

In other news, Woman Within is having an online 50% off sale through the 24th, so I went ahead and ordered 4 sweaters that I've been waiting on for a good sale. I saved $127.50 on the sale. It came to $143.59 with sales tax and shipping. 2 of the sweaters are for me (finally getting something for myself!). WW is a plus size website and catalog that starts at size large and 12/14.

I have liked everything I have ordered from them save one, a long sleeved nightgown where the cuffs were too tight and the sleeves were too short (and I have short arms). It was supposed to be full length, but went halfway up my lower arm. It was one of those billowy nightgowns, so I ended up cutting off the sleeves and just using it as a swim suit cover up for walking from the main locker room to the pool, because I really liked the blue and green plaid.

I took off the bottom ruffle and shortened it by a foot and removed the ribbon. I turned the sleeves and extra fabric into handkerchiefs for when my nose is too sore for regular tissues. So it didn't go to waste. It is flannel and soft. It no longer looks like a nightgown at all. But like I said that was the only bad thing in years of ordering from them. I could have sent it back, but didn't want the bother. That was back when I still had access to my sewing machine.

I haven't been sleeping well the last few nights. I have dark circles again for the first time in ages. Really dark ones. Like black eyes on the third day dark. Hopefully I will sleep tonight.

8 Responses to “DD Update and Ordered Sweaters on Sale”

  1. GoodLiving Says:

    I sure hope you can get the surgery done within this year and your daughter comes through it easily. Good luck!

  2. Sue Says:

    Will operating on the tumor give your daughter relief, or is it a precaution for the future type thing? I hope whatever they do leaves her feeling well - I know she has had a very hard time with everything!!!! Glad they were able to let you go to the hospital you prefer too!!!

    Sue L.

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    Prayers for good surgery success THIS year! I'm sorry that medications are going to cause the tumor to return. I had drug side effects.

  4. creditcardfree Says:

    *hate side effects

  5. Wink Says:

    Praying for a great surgery outcome for your daughter, and I hope you can get some sleep!

  6. CB in the City Says:

    I hope that the surgery can be done this year, and that it brings her relief. I think she is wise not to plan to have children, with all this hanging over her.

  7. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I'm sorry your DD is needing surgery again, but hopefully it'll offer her some relief.

  8. rob62521 Says:

    I certainly hope everything works out for your daughter. Glad your doctor was willing to work with you.

    You saved almost as much as you spent at WW. Good job!

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