I have only gotten 3 phone calls concerning my procedure... My inlaws were and have been in constant contact with me since having it done... My friend, Stacy called me the morning after...My sister called 2 days later... My parents? Nope. Nothing. Not even chirping crickets. My mother told me earlier that week that if she didn't call me to see how I was doing, she would be thinking of me... OKay.... IF you are thinking of someone who is getting something chopped off their body, wouldn't you call them to see how they are doing - or if you are concerned that person might be loopy from anesthesia, wouldn't you call their husband, significant other or assigned babysitter to make sure that they are okay? This is how my family is. I didn't really expect to hear from my older sister or younger brother as we don't really keep in contact much... but your own parents? Sigh.
Okay... On to other interesting developments...
I received a package last week from the Susan Bates co - replacement Crystalite Stitch Markers - and two other packets of things that I will never use I'm sure but they look interesting. One is to hold stitches together while you block and sew sweaters - I don't make fitted garments so this is lost on me but it looks pretty cool.
I also was sent seaming pins - I assume it is also for making sweaters but I can see using them possibly for making afghans although I have never had the need for them.
My package of stitch markers was my focus. One was already broken in the package. I have broken 4 others since using them - and now have just put them away and am not going to use them again. I'll contact the woman who sent them to me to let her know that they are just bad all around. It's a great concept but brittle plastic is not a bonus when you are opening and closing stitch markers. They look pretty but pretty just doesn't cut it. If you want to make them pretty, shape them differently somehow but use good plastic.
Good thing I did have hubby pick up those other stitch markers from Joanns. It's really frustrating when you are crocheting along and one of those buggers just snap in two.