Tuesday, March 24, 2009

~Just Call Me Tub Girl~




~Tub Girl's Bed~


Thanks to everyone who gave me encouraging words and most of all the love & hugs! Ya don't know what they mean to me. I'm feeling a bit better, I know it's going to take me some time to get back to my old self. But knowing I can come here and share from my heart with ya is truly wonderful.


I know I said I would share with ya WHY I sleep in a tub.... I should tease ya and letcha wonder another night. But a PROMISE is a PROMISE and I don't break them!
The above picture is actually my bathroom and it's made up as ya see it. I DO sleep in this tub every night. I am a mere 4 foot 11 and 1/4 inch tall so I am comfy. Trust me I sleep really well.
Now onto WHY I choose to sleep in a tub and not a bed.
I explained how we renovated Mamma's home so each of us had our own room.
I'm gonna go back a bit to how we were before the move,which will explain the now of my sleeping arrangements.
Hubby and I don't sleep together, Doesn't mean we don't love each other or have quality time. We do, we just have to sleep apart for medical reasons. In 2003 hubby was in a near fatal wreck with a drunk driver. In 2005 I stupidly injured my ankle at work. I was tip-toeing for an item, and ripped the tendons and shealth from my ankle bone. It required surgery, which should have taken place immmediately. But didn't happen for four months. By then I was in my sixth cast and cam walker.
I ended up getting RSD, It's a condition I will never be free from. I am considered permently handicapped. RSD stands for Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy. Basically it's nerve damage and the symptoms I suffer from are...
Body chemestry is off. Right now it's winter and I'm in shorts. This Summer, I will be sitting at a pool wearing a hoodie and under blankets. Because I will be cold and shivering.
I have constant pain like someone is stabbing up and down my whole leg not just my ankle. I have VIOLENT Leg Tremors. I've been on all kinds of pain meds and nothing touches the pain.
Now this is where Hubby comes in. Hubby loves me so much he was keeping his back pain to himself. He would suffer in silence to continue sleeping with me. Well one night before I had surgery, I had one of those leg tremors. Now picture waking in the middle of the night with ya worst charlie horse, times that pain by 1000. I was wearing a cast and a cam walker to bed, I got a tremor and the next thing I knew my leg came down on Hubby.
How do I put this? Ummm Hubby's special place was where my whole cast and cam walker landed. Not once but a few times.
Can we all have a moment of silence for hubby, and his special place and the abuse he endured....
Ok, quit laughing! I honestly didn't do it on purpose. But these tremors are out of my control and hubby was the one being hurt. We decided for the sake of our love for each other,and hubby's special place, separate rooms was best. Now I know ya asking why we couldn't just get twin beds? Honestly we thought of that for a split second. But when these tremors come, I'm in so much pain I cry out in my sleep and wake him. He stays awake till I fall asleep again. This isn't healthy for hubby when he works long hours. Now that explains why Hubby isn't in my tub with me, he has his own bed.
Fast forward to the move into Mamma's.When I packed the old house up, I made sure each box was tagged on all four sides and top as to which room they need to be in. Did this simple gesture go smoothly for me? UHhhh NOPE! What happened was the guys who helped us move put EVERY BOX known to man in MY ROOM. Which by the way is the biggest room.
Hubby wanted me to have the biggest room for my quilting and art as well as sleeping. He's such a sweetie. Now what my problem with all of the boxes being in my room was they were stacked floor to ceiling high! I had no where to move in order to start unpacking.
I managed to get the bed set up, No linens on it but set up. I would empty a box and set the items on the bed. When I was tired I would then take everything off the bed and crash as is. Well it happened to where one night, or should I say morning because it was 5am. I was so exhausted, I went to the bathroom and washed my face, brushed my teeth. I got to thinking. "I'm too tired to move all that stuff off the bed to only put it back the next morning" I looked at my empty tub and thought why not? I didn't have any floor space to lay on, so the tub was an easy solution. I grabbed my quilts and pillows and made my bed. There I've been ever since.
How did I get the name TUB GIRL? Why from Suzi Blu! We were chatting on line and don't ask me how but it was mentioned I sleep in my tub. No one believed me they thought I was joking, and Suzi asked me for a picture. The picture above is the proof. So Suzi, Marylin, Sunny and Kelly call me Tub Girl or Poe. That's how I got my name, and that's why I sleep in my tub.
Every night before bed I make art. It helps me to relax and I sleep better. I decided if I should sell my art in the future I will be known as Tub Girl Art. A tribute to my nickname Suzi Blu gave me. I also made myself a logo, I love the old style bathtubs, I grew up taking such wonderful bubble baths in them. So I drew one and added a funny looking girl in the tub. I haven't colored it in because I want to make me some T-Shirts with the logo on it. Let me know whatcha think?


Ya know I'm wondering when all my boxes are unpacked, and I can sleep in my bed again. I wonder will I be able to make art like I can when I'm in my tub? Or will I actually have to climb inside my tub to continue making my art?
Hmmmm good questions...Guess ya'll have to wait and see won'tcha?







9 comments:

Shell said...

Tub Girl. That is one of the most interesting story about a nickname I ever heard. Hey, if it's comfortable, why not. Sorry to hear about the RSD. The logo is cute!! Your hubby is a sweetheart. I do hope one day, you two will be able to sleep together in the same room.

Marylin Houle said...

The fact that you have to make art in your tub is so awesomely weird :P

ButterCup said...

Very interesting story. Ughhh, moving is hard, I hope you can settle soon :)
Hugs xoxo
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Lydia said...

Very cute for t-shirts!

Lydia said...

Thanks for your comments and answerssto my queries:) I also use micron alot . I'm always interested in what everyone's using, to find whAT I LIKE THE BEST:)

Renee said...

The picture of tub girl is great. Really cute.

xoxo

Carissa Paige said...

Poe, this is hilarious! I love how your nickname came about. I can understand why you need separate sleeping quarters. I hope your symptoms are easing! I know the tub must be comfortable you little tiny thing!

♥ Carissa Paige

Roger said...

Roger,

Love, sent out to you.

Roger said...

Love your, and your husband's, strength.

-Roger