Saturday, January 16, 2016

Hanging in there

Glad the week is over!~ Mr H finished his PT and now we wait for the surgeon to clear him in all areas. He had a problem on Thursday...we think he pulled a muscle in his right thigh because he could barely walk all day and it was swollen but slowing improving. My hand really was hurting so I saw our Pain Specialist on Friday...
3 injections and they did hurt...a lot! But today I it is feeling better. He did an Ultra sound and we can see a small "mass" but he was unable to draw any fluid from it. I am hoping that I will soon be stitching again. I think I have been over doing it so I will I will try...key word here, to take more frequent breaks. Problem is that I am feeling good so I over do. I plan to keep my tablet at hand so when I rest the needle I will read and maybe that will help. I am also going to resume using the hand brace which will prevent me from stitching. I was making wonderful progress on my Bell pull which is ready for the final finish and the SAL with February just about complete. Oh well. Oh remember the
look at the Hyacinths now! Fully opened all 3 of them and so heavy that I have to brace them. Also, it seems that Mr H had a sinus reaction to the fragrance once they all bloomed so out of the living room and into the kitchen. I am so glad I tried this for the first time. I have read that they can not be planted once forced in water and that I can. So we will try. Mr H suggest taking one as an experiment and cutting it back to a blub and brown paper bag it in the fridge for a while and then planting it. It will give him something to do until he can really get into the garden again. That is about it my friends. Oh speaking of friends....Dear Jeanne and I got to spend some time chatting yesterday....I am so lucky to count her as my friend. No stitching, but chatting is okay. We actually played on the computer visiting blogs...showing her how so to speak. Now off to put the laundry into the dryer, read the newspaper (or not) and get ready to get out to run some errands. Did I mention the Brother Alan is coming? Yes he arrives in 11 days but who is really counting!!! Thank you all for your friendship and kind words which always make my day. Have a wonderful weekend.

9 comments:

Annette-California said...

Good morning Gracie! Ouch, your poor hand! Hope both you & Mr. H heal soon. Let the countdown begin till your brother arrives! I'm sure you've been counting from the day you heard! love Annette

cigar357 said...

11 days, it is almost upon us. This year will be the first time in 8 years that we will celebrate your birthday together. A nice dinner, bottle of wine and a good night out. Alan

Julie said...

Sending {hugs} to you Gracie, I hope the pain is not too bad today.

Vickie said...

Oh I am sorry you are suffering so Gracie. My pain was so much less, now it flared again. And this was BEFORE stitching. I see the pain management doctor on Wednesday. We'll see what she says. sigh.
I have the same sinus issues with the hyacinths.

Tiffstitch said...

I hope you're both feeling better soon and yes, take it easy. It is hard, I often get elbow strain when I'm overdoing it. :)

Cindy's Stitching said...

I hope you and mr. H are better soon.

Fiore said...

I'm so sad for your problems, my dear friend. You and your husband are in my thoughts and in my prayers

cucki said...

OH dear I hope you and Mr.H feel better soon
Hugs x

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Sending Get Well Wishes to you both.
Looks like your brother is counting down the days too!