Feb 1, 2013

A Sewing Joke From My Surgeon

So I made it through surgery today, one deep breath at a time, and after my face was all stitched up, I said to my surgeon, "Now I know how the shirt I'm sewing feels." 

"Well, I actually cut YOU on the bias," he replied.


And he was right; he did cut me on the bias. Only in New York!


(Turns out his grandmother was once a costumer to the stars and he grew up watching her work on her old Singer. I can only remember so many details when I'm in the middle of being sutured, but I believe he said Benny Goodman was one of her clients.)


My husband and daughter bought me a slice of black and white cake from Amy's Bread at Chelsea Market across the street from the hospital where I was sliced and sewn. Then we came home and I ate it while we watched Project Runway, so this day is pretty much perfect. 


Also, my bird-print blouse is almost done; only buttonholes and the hem are left!


Have a great weekend, everybody!

26 comments:

  1. Awww! Wishing you a speedy recovery!

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    1. Are you kidding? I'm going to milk this for all its worth! I never get a break. Lying on the couch feels great.

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  2. Glad to hear everything went well and that you got a free pun as well! Heal up quick and enjoy your cake and PR!

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  3. You sound like you're doing pretty well ma'am! And that cake sounds delicious. Yet another reason to visit the city more.

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    1. The BEST chocolate cake I have ever had. It is amazing. Definitely get some if you come to NYC!

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  4. glad to hear it all went well! and that's totally hilarious that your surgeon said that. love it!

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  5. Yay! If you need to milk the lying on the couch more, you can always fill your med bottles with tic-tacs and pretend you're still in oodles of pain. But I would like to see the bird-print blouse someday.

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  6. That's too funny! …on the bias =)

    I had to get stitches on my upper arm a year ago. They used black thread which looked pretty gross and i remember thinking i probably have some thread at home that would've been a better match! the stitches came out and i still have a scar. i didn't go to a plastic surgeon and i know they can do much better work of not leaving behind scars. Because it's just on my arm i've decided to live with it, but i'm with you - i'd be bothered by it if it was on my face where i could see it everyday. Enjoy your tv and cake - you deserve it!

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  7. I often joke to my daughter that I should have trained as a plastic surgeon -they're much better paid for cutting and stitching ! Enjoy your rest :)

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  8. Glad to hear u are okay :) enjoy your rest!

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  9. that's a damn good surgeon. know your audience and keep them entertained, yo.

    hope you're getting a whole weekend of treats out of this :)))

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  10. Aw! Glad the face-fixin' went well!

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  12. So glad to hear it went well! Here's to a speedy recovery!

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  13. HA! I wonder if there are any sewing surgeons-- that combo kinda makes sense!

    Hope you heal quickly (but still gets lots of couch time)!

    Have you picked a favorite Project Runway contestant yet?

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  14. I like Tu's portfolio. He looks like he could be a contender if he doesn't get overwhelmed. I love Daniel's earnest kookiness. It's still so early, and hard to tell yet who's really good. I was underwhelmed especially by the results of the first challenge.

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  15. My mother was an OR nurse and she always said surgeon's are judged by the quality of their suturing skills. And according to her human's are much tougher and any fabric!

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  16. Hope you're feeling better (but that your family haven't realised yet, so they will still bring you lots of cake and let you watch PR!)

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  17. Glad you're doing well!

    Enjoy the downtime while you can. :)


    Taja

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  18. Oh Sue, you are so brave. Happy to hear this chapter is closed! Thinking of you, HP xo

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  19. I love that light-hearted moment between you and your surgeon. Glad you got through it and are doing well.

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