Who ever GARY is… The rightfull owner of this image! I hope you don’t mind me using it here. (I couldn’t find any details about you to mention on the post). Love your work. “:-)
Hi there… today I have titled my post “big girl pants“.
After posting my last blog about the Suprapubic catheter, i had to tell you a little story about the image on that blog… I have told you that i have recruited my sister (who lives in Australia) to be my editor… she has a quick look over my posts and checks for any obvious “lesion related typos or mistakes”. Each time i have finished a post, I place it in the drafts section and she then searches the internet for images to go with that particular post- we are a pretty good team really.
For the Suprapubic Catheter blog she searched “Suprapubic Catheters‘ and all she could find were pretty graphic pictures with body parts showing… none of which were suitable (we don’t want to put anyone off their breakfast). She finally found a pic which was a simple line drawing of a ladies Silhouette… nothing nasty… but it did have the outline of the simple v shape. Well she decided to rectify the ladies modesty by adding a pair of black knickers to complete the opening graphic. It was not until a few days after the post was published that she sent me the image without knickers…
Receiving that email with the original image and then the black nickers image gave me a good laugh. If she is tuned in and sensitive enough about preserving the dignity of a line drawing she must also understand how important it is for me to preserve my own dignity. I thought i would write this blog to give you all a bit of a giggle… Hope you enjoy the big girl pant:
Have you seen “Bridget Jones Diary” ? Where a customs officer holds up Bridget pants, which are huge! Well those could be mine (yes I would love to wear small frilly knickers, but that’s not going to happen) the picture on the post “Bladder large enough for a Suprapubic catheter ” the girl is slim and is wearing a small pair of black pants, it’s just to show the Suprapubic catheter, In reality my knickers would cover the catheter really well… as mine go up and over my belly button …not sexy but practical and comfortable which is important when there is so many other things to worry about. I try and look as good as I can on the top layer, try to wear something nice each day with matching accessories, makeup, jewellery, purfum but underneath is another story, comfort and security is the key, if that’s ok then the top layer works.
I don’t know about you but it gets my knickers in a knot when all you ever see on the TV or magazines are slim and gorgeous bodies with the smallest piece of perfectly fitting lace and silk… Get real! how many people really look like that? I did buy some Ell McPherson knicker once… in the hope that they would make me look like her… but it just did not work. “Maybe i had them on the wrong way round”! 🙂
My sister told me about a time when she went to a lingerie party a long while ago and the woman sold her a pair of knickers “g-string hold you in pants”… well you can imagine how they would feel… and no! they did not manage to hold anything in; they just “as you can imagine” made everything bulge out in a most unattractive way. Anyway…I just had to add this image because it should answer a lot of questions about why the size and shape on simple underclothes have change so dramatically… ITS BECAUSE OF GLOBAL WARMING!
Back to some other news… This morning I had to give some blood at our Doctors surgery, they are testing my under active thyroid, my high cholesterol, my liver function oh yes and my Vitamin D levels, hope they don’t find anything else wrong I take enough tablets as it is already, I rattle now… well I would if I could walk.
I asked for three of these tests as I haven’t had a blood test since been given tablets for my thyroid and cholesterol. I don’t know if the tablets for my under active thyroid are working or not, do they need increasing? My cholesterol level was 7.3 and I believe I’ve managed to lower it to within the preferred limits – now 4.4 so do I really need to be on statins any longer? (my Consultant doesn’t think so, he personally doesn’t like Statins) I think the liver test is to see how all these tablets are effecting my liver, it can’t be doing it much good, but don’t know what other options I have.
The vitamin D test is something my MS nurse wanted me to get tested. Its one of the things that they have been looking at re the causes of MS, vitamin D deficiency! In my case I was brought up in Africa so had 10 years of sunshine vitamin D, but my MS nurse said that apparently you can’t absorb Vitamin D until you reach puberty, I don’t know if that’s correct but if it is and I have no reason to doubt my nurse I maybe do have Vit D deficiency, I do take extra in the form of tablets now but will see what the blood test says. The last blood tests I had were in November 2014 so think it’s time to see if things have changed.
Well thats all for now… Hope you enjoyed reading Big Girl Pants!feel free to comment and why not add your own personal story about – What gets your knickers in a knot?
We can all have a giggle together.
Over and out A L.