Tuesday, August 16, 2011

All sorts of good news including a rescued wadder!

I got my bloodwork and brain MRI results by calling the doctor's assistant 7 times yesterday morning til she picked up the phone. I don't have Lymes disease and my brain MRI was normal (so no MS, brain tumors, or a host of other things)! So I don't know what is causing my numbness/lightheadedness but it is intermittent and not as bad as when it first started a month ago. I see the neurologist on the 25th. He said based on these results he might order more MRIs or a spinal tap.

I had the pelvic ultrasound yesterday which didn't show any real issues except a less than one centimeter fibroid.  So my ab pain is still a mystery--it's either my pelvic kidney or a muscle issue or ???

Thank you for all of your comments on the Butterick 5559 dress! I wore it to work today and got lots of nice comments. The boat neck is a little wide; it might need some bra strap holders.

You might recall the problems I had with Burda 7696, and I couldn't wear it because the torso is too long.  Here's what it looked like on me (and then the following weekend I redid it from scratch and shortened the torso).
yeah, it's all proportionally wrong

I showed it to my coworker Marsha, also a sewist, who was able to make it work by adjusting the sash, hemming it, and adding the buckle!  She is taller than me so the torso length was fine.
Here she is in the dress. LOVE the buckle.
Marsha in the Burda dress
She treated me to lunch, super super nice!  Thanks Marsha for lunch and for rescuing one of my wadders!

Buddy has taken over my house, and my sleep.  I hate being sleep deprived!  But he is fun to have around. 

Be well and good night!


  1. So very happy for you! Wonderful news!

    The dress looks wonderful on your co-worker, great save!

  2. Again, we are so, so glad to hear the good news!! Keep at them to determine the cause of your symptoms so it can be treated, but you are basically HEALTHY!! Yay! We love you! M and W

  3. Such great news! Wonderful that someone else could benefit from the hard work you put in that dress, too.

  4. Great news! Hope you will continue to feel better. Your friend got a beautiful dress!

  5. That is wonderful news! And your friend does look fab in that dress, good for you for giving it up. You are a good friend! :)

  6. That's great news. One woman's trash is another woman's treasure. Glad to see your hard work didn't go to waste.


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