Wednesday, 6 February 2013
What Will I Do NOW????
We woke yesterday morning to a beautiful bright blanket of snow. It was a day that I had been dreading for a few weeks now. It has been on my mind during the day and creeping into my dreams at night. I had an appointment in the hospital for tests and I wasn't sure how long I would have to stay in. Now I love a break every bit as much as the next woman but I could easily think of several more desirable places to go.
After several hours of being sedated, poked and prodded, x-rayed and scanned and injected with needles that looked big enough to use on a horse, they told me that I could go home once I found out the results from the consultants.
Firstly they said that I had a hernia. Fair enough I thought, I do take a bucket load of medication each and every day.....this is not an exaggeration by the way! This is something that I can deal with.
Next they told me that my fibro is slipping back to what is was before and presenting itself in some different symtoms. That too is okay. I've been fighting it for the last nine years. I'm just going to have to fight a little bit harder.
But the most crushing of all came last. When I had thought that I had a trapped nerve in my shoulder last week from crocheting, I was wrong. I had thorn the dorsal muscle in my back. The proper name was big and had lots of letters in it and could only be pronounced by a champion at tongue twisters so the doc gave me a simpler one to remember. He told me that I must rest lots in the next few weeks and try to stretch it. But also I mustn't do any knitting or crochet........WHAT?? Me not do any knitting or crochet. Is he mad? I would go mad. This is the only thing that keeps me anyway sane.
But he said that I must just grin and bear it.
Today was my first day of going cold turkey and the yarn withdrawal was cruel. Several times I caught myself picking up my WIP and starting, only to be screamed at by one of the kids for being naughty. I know that I'm going to be dreaming of nothing but yarn for weeks until I can once again wrap that lovely soft yarn around my fingers as I hook in and out and make some bright and colourful granny squares for the campervan blanket. And what of the toddler blanket? If I don't finish it soon, it will have to be a teenagers blanket!!
Before I go, I must thank everybody for their help with my sewing machine query. I've had a lot of tips and ideas to try from your comments and emails. From talking and singing to the machine (I might leave out the singing one through, I've known tougher machines than this to come to a screaming halt at my singing) and thread and bobbin changes to even rebuilding it with the help of youtube. I'm sure that I shall figure it out soon. I will have to as I now have no other craft to keep me sane for the moment. It will give me an excuse to catch up on my sewing jobs and not be so easily distracted by my yarn stash.
Thanks for listening to my ranting on.