Tuesday, January 24, 2017
I often wonder what one would do all day without hobbies. Reading can only take up so much time. Yesterday, I was lucky to have a friend take me to see the surgeon and get my stitches out. Yippee, now I can shower. Still no driving or using the arm for another month. I will start physio with passive exercise only. I'm happy to be patient, well let's saying doing my best, because the doctor said the outcome should be good. After my appointment, we met another friend for lunch and visited Walmart. That took up half the day at least. This morning, I put a roast pork into the crock pot with a homemade sort of barbecue sauce. I decided I'd like to roast a pan of veggies instead of adding them to the pot. I've been cutting them left handed a bit here and there all morning.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
I thought I would be really bored recouperating from this surgery but not so! Grant it there are lots of things I can't do; there's nothing wrong with my legs or my left arm though and I've been finding lots to do as I feel better from the surgery. I've been needing to do some sorting in my storage areas. Who doesn't! Obviously not heavy stuff. I can, however, pull out smaller items to add to a giveaway box. It's getting full!I don't go at it all at once, just when I need to get up and move about. I finished the book, The Improbability of Love; it's excellent! I also realized while sorting a few things in the studio that even though I can't do free motion work, I could likely do some regular piecing as one feeds with the left hand. I happened to have a box with some Trip Around the World blocks done, and all the rest of the strips are cut. I can strip piece easily.
Sunday, January 15, 2017
I'm writing a short post (left handed and slowly) to let you know that I'm here and recovering from my shoulder surgery. It'll be a week on Tuesday so I'm slowly coming around. For anyone having gone through any surgery involving a general, you'd know the drill, wooziness, nausea, vomiting (maybe), pain, constipation and more. I see the doctor after 2 weeks to remove the dressing and find out what's next. I was told I'd have to wear the sling for 6 weeks, yuk, and then no lifting or heavy work until 3 months with lots of physio. On the bright side, I can sleep in bed and I'm actually more comfortable there. Also, the doctor said she was very pleased with the surgery. I will do my best with my restrictions and physio. So, probably no sewing for a while. I should also be able to out for walks once I'm more stable and I figure out how to get my jacketed arm in a sling, lol. Ive been wearing pyjamas for a week! I also discovered a new show on Netflix, Paradise, about the beginnings of a department store in the 1870's.
Sunday, January 8, 2017
After breakfast out with hubby and then groceries, I got a seafood stew made for supper. It's basically the same as starting a chowder except with a few different veggies and stewed tomatoes instead of milk. Paprika, turmeric and saffron are good herbs for this combo.
Friday, January 6, 2017
We've had beautiful winter days here recently (except for the snow day Wednesday) and I've been trying to get out and enjoy it before my shoulder surgery next week. At the same time I've beeen trying to get some of the I deas out of my head while as well as cleaning up my studio space a bit. Yesterday, I had my pre op tests and then I went snow shoeing with my snow shoe buddy who I haven't been out with for some time. Is it any wonder why I love birch groves so much? Sometimes the soft quality of the gray sky that is lightly lightly glowing with pastel is even prettier than a blue one.