Liposuction is My Friend

August 25th

Wedding apron
Stationery for a new bride
Isaac Misrahi napkin turned easy peasy apron
Handmade wedding gift: initial stationery
Pink love: wedding gift wrapped and ready

A simple cloth napkin turned apron with some stamped initial cards for a new bride. What bride doesn’t want to use her new name? Mrs. Bradley J. Boner, that’s who. I went to college with BJ Boner and I hear through the grapevine he is happily married these days to an awesome girl. But seriously? That’s a crazy married name. Needless to say, this girl got a simple new last name after walking down the aisle. I’m thinking this one will love the paper and domestic love.

These photos don’t have a thing to do with the post. They were floating about on my laptop and I’m too tired to find something more relevant. Today I had to have a tiny lump removed from my side. It had been growing for about 6 months and had recently turned purple and tender. My dermatologist took one look at it pre-Africa trip and her eyes grew wide. She wanted to cut it off immediately. Needless to say, I had other things to accomplish and just got around to getting it removed today.
A couple of shots, a little cut, removal of a gross marble-sized “fatty tumor” and a stitch later I was on my way home. Thankfully, I had a great friend there to hold my hand. I could have driven myself, but am thankful I didn’t have to. Have I mentioned this week how blessed I am by good friends? I would be lost without my circle of girlfriends and this is yet another ode to them. (Could be the anesthesia, but I am feeling more sentimental than usual.) Rebs not only took the afternoon off to transport me, but talked about pop gossip during the procedure to keep my mind off of the scalpel and the such and then took me out for frozen yogurt afterward. Simply put — true friendship. And to keep me humble, she did let me know that my mini-lipo procedure would be the source of humor after the stitch came out. We laughed so hard at my new form of weight loss, I was crying in the car.
Some girls do pilates. I do fatty tumors.


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28 Responses

  1. Aww…it is so nice to have good friends to rely on. Glad you “finally got around” to taking care of yourself! πŸ˜‰ Hope your side is feeling fine tomorrow.

  2. Owie!! Hope it doesn’t hurt too much. True friends are hard to come by, I’m glad you had one to take care of you.

  3. I’m glad you are OK and it’s nothing serious. My Golden Reriever had them too, lol! I get them in the “girls”

    Pretty pretty apron!


  4. I hope you recover quickly. You deserve great friends, I’m happy to hear you do have them.

  5. i think i’d do anything rather than pilates, mabe not a fatty tumor:) fast healing my dear!

  6. That’s a funny story (after I got over the initial shock and fear that there was something bad going on with you). Glad you’re ok. You’re the last person I would imagine to have liposuction, but hey, you never can tell- that’s why you always look so good, having plastic surgery on the side!

  7. Good friends are wonderful! Hope you don’t have much or any pain associated with that procedure and all goes well . . .

  8. Hope the tumor was only fatty tissue!

    Girlfriends are the best thing ever! I would have been lost throughout my divorce without my great girlfriends.


  9. Tina in Duluth August 26, 2008

    I hope you are feeling better soon!

  10. My mama has had similar procedures…and handled them with the same style, grace & jokes. Love that. Be well Kelli…. (& stay on top of those things. My mom also joked herself right through a fast growing (internal) 23 lb’er too).

  11. I love your pretty photos and the gift you made for the new bride. Very, very nice!

    It’s scary to have these sort of medical procedures and it’s frightening to have lumps of strange origin. I’m so glad you had a friend accompany you. One time you left a note on one of my Flickr photos asking about the large scar on my arm you saw. It’s the result of a fast-growing squamous cell malignant tumor I had to have removed. It was only the first and I’ve had a number of them removed since. My sister went with me on the first misadventure and I’m so glad she did. I don’t what I would have done without her. So I am so glad your friend was able to help and that you found a new way to look at the whole thing. I think I’ll look at my own issues with this as a new form of liposuction, too.

  12. Pink Sky August 26, 2008

    Oh my I hope results are negative and that you’re on the mend soon. I’m so glad you’ve someone to hold your hand through it all.

    That was a fantastic (and sweet) gift for your newlywed friend. πŸ™‚

    Be well!


  14. Glad all is well and nothing more serious. Good freinds are true blessings – I don’t know what I would do without mine. They are always there good or bad times, happy or sad times. Love the apron you made, great colors too! That should make for a very happy new bride. Hope you are feeling well today after your procedure.

  15. i love my gifts kelli….you are the best! huggies, jess

  16. This brought a couple funny last names to mind…Dr. Peeper, Dr. Titensore. Yeah,I’m not kidding.

    I had a lump from my ankle removed 3 years ago. Yours sounded very similar to the one I had. I hope you are feeling well and I’m happy you are surrounded by good people.

    The apron and notecards are lovely!

  17. Glad you got it removed! Your apron is so pretty. Love that pink! (And, yes I’m grateful for good friendships too!)

  18. Your post reminded me of the doctor who called himself Dr. John. Why? Because his last name was Wiesenfarth.

    Laughter is the best medicine – but don’t split your side. πŸ™‚

  19. Ouch!
    Good friends are truly treasures! Glad you had one there to help you out.

  20. Hope all turns out ok. Better to get it taken care of now. Girlfriends are great.

  21. Happy to hear everything gone ok. And I’m happy you have such good friends, you’re right, nothing compares to them.

  22. Ack! I didn’t know about this! I’m so glad you are OK and had a good friend there to hold your hand – and then make fun of you for your liposuction.


  23. You and I are keeping the medical industry employed.

    Oh, and dude, get the bike.

  24. Hi Kelli:

    A friend of mine told me of your blog a year or so ago and I have been hooked ever since. I love reading and living vicariously through all of your adventures. I love, love, love the cloth napkin into the apron idea. As my new sewing machine and I still have not gotten to know each other yet, that apron would be the perfect introduction project.

    Glad you are better and yes there is nothing better than a good friend!

    Your friend in blog-ville
    Teresa a.k.a. Prairie Girl

  25. Glad you okay. Friends are great!

  26. cute cute cute apron
    feel better

  27. Robin Krill August 26, 2008

    I’m thankful the procedure went well and that you are blessed with amazing friends.

  28. Rebecca August 27, 2008

    If that was the only reason we were laughing in the car. Seriously, if I had only brought it up while we were in the room with the doctor, he might have taken out more than the fat! you might have lost an arm with a miss of the scalpel!