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Friday, July 23, 2010

Can You Wash An Electric Blanket?


Okay my friends that is a question I have wanted to ask you since last April. The reason I am asking now is because Yes it looks I am going to be needing a way to stay warm this winter because both of my surgeries results were God sent because all of your prayers. The first thing I saw when I woke up was my sister-in-law Linda and then the doctor walked in and asks me. “What do you want to be when you grow up?” You’re good on both ends and there were no polyps! I have scar tissues in my throat from not being able to swallow for a while but otherwise good. YEP you read it right! All is Good!

I cried from happiness and praised God for all of our prayers being answered. Saying Thank you does not ever seem enough for all that you do for me. It is time for another Thank you giveaway and I am working on it now and will let you know in a few days what it will be.

Your comments were helpful about having a colonoscopy and don’t think for a minute I did not read each every one of them and appreciated all the advice. So if anyone ever wants me to leave a comment about my experience I would have to say it would read something like this :
Go to the store and buy these products to save yourself a lot of pain and aggravation. You will need a big jar of petroleum jelly or Vaseline and the biggest box of Depends on the shelf and the twenty-four pack of toilet tissue. Softest money can buy!

Now then you will be ready for the night of horror. Read the instructions carefully on the kit and two hours after taking the two pills be ready to Run like Hell! Yep it totally happens without any notice and that’s where the Depends would have come in handy.

Then two hours later you’re drinking the mix that will make you think that you were a dang fool for agreeing to such punishment. Several hours after your drink from hell then you guessed it is time again to run like hell. Once again Depends are needed.

Oh and then several hours into the running you might just throw your guts up. This does not happen to everyone but it can and does happen. I was one of the lucky ones.

By the next morning you will figure out why I told you about the Vaseline. Also don’t fool yourself into thinking this running only last a few hours. Nope mine lasted until they wheeled me into surgery. Oh and if you think the running stops after surgery take my word for it It Don’t! haha
So much for my comment….its all over and I am so ready for the next chapter in my life.

Oh and I know the question you all are waiting for me to answer was my doctor a Penguin or a McDreamy? I was hoping for a in between but he was more of a young Clint Eastwood and his bedside manner was all this ole lady could of hoped for. We got to talking and I asked him if he was married. I know how could I but I am one of those crazy mothers looking for Mr. Right for her daughter. He laughed and asked,”Why?” I laughed and told him and he said,”Oh I thought maybe you were wondering if I was like the doctor in Something’s Got to Give and I go for older women. Of course everyone laughed then and I was beet red….then I said, “A girl can dream can’t she?”

The anesthesologistt suggested that they not put me under so we could laugh some more but I insisted I was through with crazy questions and the next thing I knew it was sweet dreams.

I truly believe with all my heart without you I could not have made it through these past three months.
God has given me a gift today and I hope to give one back to him. I have a chance to get to know all of you better and to keep writing silly post.

So my answer to his question What Do I want to be when I grow up would be a better mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and friend to all of you.

And now Can You Wash An Electric Blanket?

“It seems to me that trying to live without friends is like milking a bear to get cream for your morning coffee. It is a whole lot of trouble, and then not worth much after you get it.”……Zora Hurston

Sweet Dreams,



Jane Jeffress Thomas said...

Just like we already knew, but it is nice to say it again, "God is good!!!" So glad that is all behind you. I do hope while you were out "Clint" remembered to do the throat first. LOL That would have been one more laugh for him if you would have reminded him to make sure he didn't reverse the process. Next time I have to have my colonoscopy, I am going to put something like a table with my pillow on it next to the toilet and just stay there and not get up and do the TA (tight a**) run back and forth all night long. Sphinghter (sp?) muscles on 66 year old women are nearly worn out. They have about as much elasticity as the rest of these old body parts that gravity has gotten a hold of. So glad you got good reports. Have a restful weekend and now maybe you can eat something kind of solid. :-) Notice I said kind of - don't tempt fate.

Brynwood Needleworks said...

My sweet, dear friend...
I am breathing a sigh of relief and doing the happy dance right along with you! They say, "If you're going to pray, don't worry...and if you're going to worry, don't pray." Easier said than done, I know, but in your case, I prayed and had faith. God didn't let us down. That means He still has big plans for you!

Some time, I'll tell you about my girlfriend's daughter who had her first colonoscopy recently and embarrassed the hell out of herself. What we do say when we're sedated! It's pretty funny.

Relax your body and mind this weekend, and know that there is one relieved girlfriend here in south Florida.

Huge Hugs1!!

Tina Eudora said...

Maggie I am thrilled to hear this news! There was never any doubt at this end that all the prayers would be answered in the best way possible.
Enjoy this happy moment and get some rest. As for the blanket.....I don't know, lol, I never owned one, sorry..:(
Tina xo

Buttercup said...

I don't have a clue about the blanket, but am so happy to hear that all is well. I was one of the "lucky" ones, too, but felt so glad that all was well with the test that nothing else mattered.

Julie Harward said...

Oh Maggie, I just love you...and yes, prayers were answered. I am so happy I could get that back better! ;D

Sissy said...

Yes, Maggie, wash the blanket on gentle cycle, cool water. Dry on low or line dry partially and fluff in dryer
But electric blankets are harmful to us, just as hair dryers, cell phones and microwave ovens. Do research. I quit my snuggly blanket years ago with regret. btw, an electric blanket in the dead of summer! Hope you will explain further. My place was 92 inside. Thought I'd either die or become a puddle at my feet. Must have lost a gallon of water staying inside out of the heat! I can't take it much longer.

It is so good to hear good news about you. Hopefully you will be back to "normal" soon.

My colonoscopy last September was a failure. A blockage. I never followed up with other tests as I lost my insurance. I guess, 'what will be, will be. It do be a worry though.

Count me in on your drawing whenever it happens, please. Winning something perks one up.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Girl, THANK GOD again he hears your name my friend...I had a colonoscopy 3 years ago and girl I ran all time long and I do know what the vaseline is for trust me ha ha!! Hope you have a GREAT weekend girl...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

~ Regan said...

You are too funny!! I told you the prep was awful!!! :O I still remember how that crap you have to drink tastes... *shimmy* BLECK!

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Taos Sunflower said...

Great news!

Cherrie said...

Thank God! I am so happy for you!

Susan said...

One of my poor family members have undergone this procedure (up the south entrance) that my family made jokes about it; we call it 'butt-cam'. I am so glad you are ok.
You have so much left to live and do, it's time to scrape your ex off your feet and forget him!

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

Oh Maggie, you have been in my prayers everyday..I am soooo happy to hear the great news..and I am soooo not looking forward to what you went through...and the answer is no you cannot wash an electric blanket..;) have a wonderful weekend..;)

Marilyn said...

I know the power of prayer from all my Blog Friends & it does work. It is one humongous prayer chain!!!
Love You Sweetie & I am so-o-o-o-o happy for you & the relief you feel!!
Take Care!!
Have a Great Day!

Linda said...

Of course you can wash an electric blanket. I put my in my machine, regular cycle, add the detergent, run it through, and then hang it on the line to dry. It turns out just fine. I've had my blanket for years, and it works every year!

I'm so glad you are going to be fine. I am going to have that test as soon as we finish the treatments for the hubby! 2 down, and 3 to go!

Arkansas Patti said...

Wonderful news, not about the ghastly prep but the results. Been there and you describe it well. Have you weighed? You should have a nice surprise. Outside of peace of mind,that is the only benefit.
Glad to know you were entertaining as you went under.
My electric blanket needs freshing also. Think I will try what your readers suggest. I use mine only as a bed warmer before getting in. Love it.

Mumsy said...

Good morning, sweet Maggie!

Down deep inside me I had the feeling all along that you were okay and all was going to be just fine, but reading your words made it so much more real. Thank, God for taking care of you!

Now sweet friend, you take a big long breath and get right on with enjoying life. We all love you so much.

As for your question...I have no idea if you can wash an electric blanket, I have never owned one.

Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Sorry for the photobucket thing going on. I have emailed them asking why its showing up since I belong to their site with unlimited usage.
I could not sleep last night...I guess I was so excited about the news.
My son is coming from Austin have to get busy.
Thanks again
and Love

C.J. said...

Dear Maggie, Good for you! Yes the procedure is nothing compared to the getting ready for the procedure, a real pain in the ass! Take care, I care.

yaya said...

Wow, you did awesome! I have no idea about the blanket because I think electric blankets are not good for us. I blame my miscarriage on one..I know that sounds silly but I read that they can harm your system like that. Anyway, I'm glad your going to be an old,old, Sugar Momma to some hottie Doc! Have a great weekend!

My Grama's Soul said...

Good morning sweet friend....I knew everything would come out all right in the end.(no pun intended)...I have done the big "C" thing 3 times and believe me I think I would rather give birth than go thru it again.

I'm so very pleased for you that everything is o.k. and you can get on with your wonderful life that God has given you. YOU GO GIRL!!!!



stefanie said...

ok, that doesn't sound fun at ALL, at least it is over and you are ok!!! you think they can find a better way!!

Garden of Egan said...

I am so glad that everything is OK!!!!! Hopefully they dialated your esophagus and you can swallow a whole cow.

It is about time you got some great news.

Dan said...


I am so happy and relieved that everything is okay. I knew it would be, but it is nice to get it confirmed.

I am sure you feel like a new person with the stress of all of that behind you. Rest up, because you will have some tweaking instructions coming your way soon.

Sending love and good thoughts your way as always!


bunny said...

Apparently after my colonoscopy I said some pretty weird things..which didn't surprise my hubby and he still won't tell me what I said...I can only imagine. Well, Maggie..your good to go and I'm very happy everything came out alright...pun very much intended.

love ya,

Kim said...

So glad this episode has ended for you. No more worries or stress for you!! Heal that back and get back to kicking up your heels.
Kim xoxo

dulcy said...

YIPPEE!!! Wonderful, fabulous news Maggie! I don't know what else to say.... and... I don't have an electric blanket, so can't help you there. It's over, and you were the trooper we all knew you would be. I love your description of the "procedure"! Hope the rest of your weekend is restful and happy. You deserve it girl!

cindy said...

I am so glad everything is ok. I was a little worried and I know you were. Sit back now and enjoy life!

take care-

Debby said...

Wonderful news about your tests. Prayers helped I am sure. I am so happy for you.
I want to be the Fairy God Mother at Disney when I grow u, seriously.
You need to unplug the electric blanket before you wash it. (LOL)

The French Bear said...

Maggie Girl, now you can put all this "behind" you!!!! I am sure they are still chuckling over your crazy comments!!! Laughter is the best medicine! I am sooooo happy you are getting better and everything is okay, at least so far! Now you need to rest your vocal chords and enjoy the visit with your son!!!!

Rebecca said...

Had the test two years ago. Didn't have to run at all. I just camped out in the bathroom.

NOT FUN but it is a LIFE SAVER! I'd do it again in a heartbeat...

You are hysterical my friend. At least you can smile...and that is good!

Love to you~

Rebecca PS: Praising God for His touch!

Shelly said...

Okay,,,I went from your Blog background problems to seeing that you posted YESTERDAY and I ALMOST Missed it!

You have been on my mind for SO long and I cannot tell you how happy I am, as I wipe the tears away and smile! MAGGIES OKAY! MAGGIES OKAY!

Oh, what a silly world we now live in where we grow the attachments to people that live 1000's of miles away and they become SO much a part of us! Yeah, our kids may think it's no big deal, yadda yadda, but it is REAL and Amazing!

Doing the "Happy Dance!" When do we get to go play? I'm serious missy! So,,,get the rest of your "Bod" healthy so we CAN meet and go "play." Or,,,I'll head down and you can show me the REAL Texas,,,,I've only been to Dallas and that was for Trade Shows!

ahhhhh heck, you know how much I love you and how happy I am to hear you're OKAY!!!

Big Hugs,

Shirley said...

Hurray, Hurray, I knew it would be alright and god has listen to all of us. Next best thing is the doctor to release you so you can go back to work. I really should be in bed, but I just had to check to see if you had left a post. i chuckled in parts, that is why I love your post so much. Take care . Your Missouri Friend.

Maxine said...

Great news! I hopped over here to see how you are coming along. So glad to hear that it's very well indeed! Thanks so much for the chuckles! Also, I feel guilty, as I have been putting it off.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Maggie,

I am so happy for you dear friend, that everything has turned out fine for you ~ this is wonderful!
You are such a laugh and remember hearing Billy Connolly talking on this very same thing and laughing my head off.
Now you can relax and enjoy your weekend


Sybil said...

Oh what wonderful news...all clear...are there any better words...we all thank God for his mercies...Now just have a lovely relaxing weekend, and look forward to the great days ahead,
love Sybilxx

artangel said...

Maggie that's fabulous news - so happy that you're well and now you can put all that worry behind you! Celebrate!

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Always Nesting said...

Woo Hoo!!! Thank You God!!

I'm so glad you are healthy and an electric blanket??? Yikes, I have no idea. I have natural heating in my bed...a big bellied Hubby and hot flashes so I know nothing about electric blankets. :)

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NitWit1 said...

Oh am so thankful the two ended tests were successful. I personally do not use an electric blanket but my husband does.

I have washed it according to directions several times
and air dried, with a little in dryer on an air/no heat cycle. I don't like the sound of the plug hitting my stainless steel drum! So usually I pick is sunny day , even in winter, to air dry it outside. I use Woolite and cold water, but if you follow directions on the blanket you will be OK

I have a fear of electrocution when covering my self if wires. I know, but we all have unfounded fears.

Kathy said...

Good girl!
Great news....Gotta love those preps for sure!
Thanks for checking up on us.
Your a sweetie.
I'll post soon,
xoxo~Kathy @Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Praise God your colonoscopy was clean!

June said...

What you wrote in this post about what you would leave as a comment for someone under going this 'delightful' proceedure is what I was trying to tell you in mine, but you did it so much better. What a night of HELL that was. I felt like I had been run through a sieve and then pulled right back through it. After the whole thing, I threw up the entire sixty mile drive back home...boy, hubs was thrilled!!! He can't wait for his own little date with the devil!
I am glad to hear that all was well.

Nezzy said...

Hey girl, can I borrow one of those Depends??? I'm laughin' so hard here I fear I may need one...either that or change my bloomers!!!

The directions say you can wash an electric blanket but I've never washed on that I didn't have a problem soon after. Things like sparkin' smoking and shorting out. Therefore, I really don't recommend it.

God bless ya and have a glorious day!!!

Laurie said...

What a joy to meet you - I feel like I just came to a party as I read your blog! (Except fot the colonoscopy part - been there, done that! I am so glad you are fine.) I have enjoyed getting to know you, and I will be back for a visit soon. Thank you for stopping by my blog, Maggie.

Blessings to you!

Sares said...

Yippee! I am so very happy for you. You must feel the weight of the world has lifted from your shoulders. Sweet dreams.

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

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Jo said...

You have no idea how happy I was when I read this post today.


It's so good to read good news for a change.



Karen Whittal said...

Faith is an amazing thing, the only thing that limits God is our own limiting expectations ......... I am smiling from ear to ear...... God bless my friend, I continue to hold you up in prayer for all your other "aches and pains"

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

I'm so happy that you are feeling a little better and ready to move forward with life! Everything has a purpose, I guess, though sometimes it's hard to figure out what that purpose just might be...

jones said...

"This is a fantastic luxury item that I wouldn't be without now.
It is perfect for both myself and my husband, I like the warmth but my husband doesn't. The duvet is dual heat so we have the perfect balance.
I thoroughly recomend this product"

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