Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Home again

Since the last post, I've been to PEI for my mother's 80th birthday. The women in the family, my sister, two SIS's, two nieces, my daughter and I, and oh yes, baby Russell, took her to the spa for manicures or pedicures, followed by lunch.

She doesn't look 80 does she?

This was the first gift for baby that I gave my daughter. I made the socks and sweater. She was pretty excited. You know I'll follow be a way to knit, torn bursa or not.

I got home late Sunday and was pretty tired yesterday, but I went to my sock knitting group after lunch. I've started a new pair. Love the color.

This morning, I had a doctor's appointment where I got the results of the MRI of my shoulder. It seems that I have a bad tear in the largest bursa. That would explain the pain and the fact that I can barely get dressed or use my right arm. I've not had an accident or anything just like happened withe tear in my knee. Maybe something to do with the cortisone I've been on even though it's a small dose. So now I wait to see when I can get in for surgery. Wait times are not good here.

In the meantime I'm working on another article. Rather than work downstairs at my painting station, I brought everything up to the dining table to do some Gelli prints where the light is better for photographing.

It's a little harder on the back so I didn't play too long.

This is one of my least favourites so I won't be featuring it.

Tomorrow, I have to go for the fasting diabetes test. It involves drinking that sickeningly sweet drink. Not fun, but necessary. I seem to be having a run on tests lately. I'm anxious to get it all over finished!

I've started reading a new book recommended by a blogger, You Are Not Your Pain, by Vidyamala Burch and Danny Penman. It's an 8 week program using mindfulness to relieve pain, and stress. It comes with a cd. I've just started the 1st one. I'll try anything if it means less medications.

It has been cold here this week too. I'm hoping for some warmth soon.

I hope you're having a good week.



Laurel's Stitches said...

My goodness, no, she does not look to be 80!

That is a lovely little sweater. I like the colours in your Gelli print.

I hope you can disassociate from your pain and we'll get more of the real you! (This "you" is pretty cool; can't wait for the pain-free version!)

Thank you for posting to TN&TN's WIP Wednesday.

Jo Ferguson said...

I'm always amazed at how much you "push through" to accomplish things you want to do. I hope your wait for surgery is not too long. Let me know what you think of the book.

Mystic Quilter said...

Holly, you truly are going through it lately, thinking of you and will email later.

Sandi said...

Belated Happy Birthday to your mom, how fun to get four generations together. Hope you did a family group photo. Hope all your tests turn out well and your surgery date comes quickly.

Mereknits said...

Happy Birthday to your darling Mom. So sorry to hear the results of your MRI, hope your surgery comes fast. Let us know what you think of the book.