Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Still Recovering

That day out Monday really wiped me out.  I lay down at 10:00 this morning to just stretch out a bit.  I wasn't sleepy at all.  I woke up at 3:30.

I think I've decided that you have to be really strong to hold up your head.  I feel like it weighs 100 lbs. these days.  So every chance I get, I either lay down or sit in a wingback chair where I can rest my head.  I think this brace has it cocked at an unusual angle.  Whatever, it's hard being me these days.

Penny is doing great.  She's back to her routine of following the beams of sunshine around the house so I have to watch where I'm stepping.  I can't bend my neck forward, so I've taken to calling for her when I get up to walk around.  I want to know where she is because I surely don't want to trip over her and undo things.

I have a friend coming to take me somewhere tomorrow.  We won't be gone long, but it'll be good to get out of the house.  Of course, that probably means another two-day recovery.  It's really tough living alone and not being able to drive.  I've always been so independent and hate to bother people but I don't have any choice at this point.

I cooked a spiral ham yesterday.  It totally fell apart.  I couldn't even pick it up out of the pan.  At least I have a couple of gallon bags of sliced ham in the fridge now.  I'm not supposed to be lifting on things but I thought it would be okay to handle a nine pound ham.  Wow, it seemed so much heavier than that.  Now I know why the doctor limited my lifting to five pounds. 

The new machine sitting on the dining room table is taunting me.  Maybe this weekend I'll turn her on and play with her a bit.  I'm withholding judgment on whether I like it better than the 440.  There are some things that will take a little getting used to on my part.  But I'm up for the challenge!   One thing I seriously love on it is the lighting.  Wow!  I won't need to put the Bright Light on this machine.

I have been really going around blogs the last couple of days.  There are some gorgeous projects being worked on.  I'm especially fond of the solids that are being used.  I wish I had the room and the money to get a bolt of all of them!  I'm pondering a quilt using gray right now, and am thinking about what color to put with that.  I saw a brassy gold that I thought would be nice, but I think the overall quilt would be dull.  Maybe not.  I probably won't ever make it but it's been fun to think about.

That's it from here today.  I hope I can stay up a few hours so that I can sleep through the night.   Will need my strength tomorrow to hold up this big head while I'm out at my appointment!


Mimi said...

Just know that each day you are getting better. I graduated to a removable splint today. Yeah! I can shower again! Could be off work another four weeks, but I am hoping for two. Then there will be physical therapy. Feel better soon.

Dee W said...

My friend just did a quilt with shades of gray and a soft white! It is beautiful. It's a gift for her daughter who's very orderly! Good to know that you're making progress and that Penney is now home with you. It makes you so less lonely when you can't get out and about.

Darlene said...

It'll do you really good to get out of the house tomorrow. Enjoy the time out and about.


Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Your friends feel like they are helping when they can drive you~ let them pamper you! I would be there in a minute if we lived closer. The long nap was great for healing. ;-) Have a happy day out!

Kristy said...

It is hard to be patient but it is worth it! Keep resting and try not to fall over Penny! :-) Naps are a good thing, you don't have to hold up your head! Have fun with your friend. K-

dortha said...

Recovery is slow when you have had major surgery. It takes a while to get back to normal. Listen to your body, rest when you need to. I hope your recovery goes well. So glad you have Penny back with you.

Sharon said...

Every day brings you a bit closer to better, keep that in your thoughts. As for the grey, I will pe posting something with grey in a few days, stay tuned, you might like it!