Friday, January 15, 2010

Return to Work

Tonight I leave the house and go to work for a few hours. Jason is coming with me. The Pickle is going to the babysitters. Or better put, the Pickle is being looked after by some friends of ours, their whole family is going to watch him for a few hours.

I need to go out for a few hours and not be a mommy nor a patient. The break is just what I need to feel like my normal self. Funny that I think a break is going to work.

Should be a fun evening at the Lounge, seeing many familiar faces and doing what I am so passionate about. Thankfully we have people in our lives who we trust enough to care for the baby.

I am working Saturday and Sunday for a few hours each day, here is hoping that I can handle it.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

PICC Line and the Pickle

The first photo is of my infusion bag. It contains a bag of IV antibiotics and the pump that makes it run. A home nurse comes a couple of times each week to check on me, but otherwise I am responsible for changing the tubing every 3 days and the medicine bag and battery daily.

The pack gets worn around my neck in the attached black bag that houses everything. And yes I wear it 24 hours a day, 7 days a week as the pump runs constantly. In my right upper arm, is the catheter that attaches to it all and where the medicine runs into. It's two feet long and goes up my arm, over my shoulder and across my chest, where it then goes downwards and ends in a vein above my heart. I sleep with the pack and take it everywhere.

Truthfully just getting dressed is a challenge, never mind trying to sleep with it on or trying to nurse a baby in the middle of the night it, or the worst ... wearing a snuggly with the baby in it, a coat, a diaper bag, my purse and the pump pack. It is cumbersome.

Bathing is ok. Not that bad, but certainly not easy. Just keeping all the dressings dry is the most important thing of all. Everything is more effort these days and since Pickle is only 6 weeks old, this is not exactly the best time in life for me to have a bone infection. Long past was this all a dental issue, once it got into my bones, the whole situation became a medical one.

I'm still nervous about wearing it but I am adjusting. I am just glad to not be in the hospital during the 6 weeks that I am have to do this. Being at home with my family is the most important thing in the world to me.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

What's important

I am an over achiever.

I am hard on myself.

I feel as though I am falling behind in life.

It is obviously time to reassess my priorities.

Health issues and a new born are soaking every last morsel of energy I have from my reserves.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Drop In Sampler Event

This Friday January 15th is this months Exploratorium. It is looking to huge, we have an abundance of volunteers running stations and people eagerly awaiting the chance to sample their offerings ... join in, it is a DROP IN event.

If you are a Lounge member that does not have our new address, simply send me an email and I'll forward it along to you.

* FRIDAY JANUARY 15 7:00 - 10:00
* EXPLORATORIUM - a fun, sampler event
* DROP IN Event - NO Reservations needed
* No Dress Code
* Cost: $25 member * $45 member couple * $30 guest of a member

Please note that you must also have your $25 cash renewal cost on you if your member number is PRE 516. And your renewal is good for 12 months.

The Exploratorium is a smörgåsbord of BDSM activities -- drop in when you want (bring a friend!) and sample a selection of kinky delicacies you may never have tried before, in the safe environment of the Lounge. Have you ever been tied up, mummified with plastic, spanked, flogged, or caressed with the electric Violet Wand? If not, this is your chance.

There will be a myriad of stations set up. You may sign yourself up for ten-minute long samples of a variety of activities being offered by skilled practitioners in our local sex community, your choice what to do and what to sit and watch others partake in. In each of the booths you will be given an opportunity to negotiate for exactly the type of play YOU are comfortable with -- your communication is pivotal. The leaders in each booth will help you determine and maintain your personal boundaries, whatever they may be.

Although no two Exploratoriums may be exactly the same, the scheduled January booths and activities include...

* Body Painting
* Poke me! -- needle play
* Spanking and caresses
* Restrictive bondage
* Electricity play (e-stim)
* An Oiled Massage
* Suspension Bondage
* Suction cupping
* Delicious flogging
* Sensation Seeking
* Intimate kissing
* Crops & Bats
* Mummification
* Caning