UPDATE: Free cross-stitch patterns are no longer available on MyCraftivity.com.
I don’t always get around to blogging when I want to, so my reminders about the weekly free cross stitch pattern on MyCraftivity may not always be timely. Unless I’m on vacation or sick, the free project post should go up on the site in the evening on Mondays (with the previous week’s post getting un-linked about the same time); so if you’re interested, just set yourself a reminder to go have a look sometime during the week.
This week’s free project is very cool. It’s an Egyptian Eye of Horus pattern that can be used to make an eyeglasses case, or anything else you can come up with. Really interesting. Don’t miss it.
After six and a half months, I can finally make the announcement I’ve been longing for: I delivered my kidney stone at last!!! I first mentioned in this post my New Year’s ordeal with this unexpected medical development. If I’d had any notion at the time that I’d just now be resolving this problem, I would have opted for the procedure the ER doc suggested on December 30! (“Or you can go home and just wait for it to pass” — I was thinking in terms of days, not months.)
Fortunately, I had a long spell over the winter when I wasn’t bothered by it at all. In fact, I’d assumed it was long gone. A CAT scan in the spring proved me wrong. Shortly after that, I started having these “problems.” Nothing as bad as that initial agony, but I’ve gotten more and more uncomfortable over the past eight weeks or so.
And now it’s over! The thing that stuns me most is I didn’t even feel it come out. And when I saw it, I thought it was too “huge” to be the stone. Then I measured it, and it was less than a centimeter. When it was first diagnosed, the stone was supposed to be 3cm. I guess those herbal supplements I took DID grind it down a bit; just not enough over the long haul.