6 years ago
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Sorry for being absent. I've spent the last three evenings reading this book, which was lent to me by Julia one of the regulars at my Friday Night Knitting group. A good book, not my usual fare, but I recommend it.
Things are a little better here as well. I'm feeling surprisingly better pain-wise. After a couple days of being a little panicky about taking anything for the pain, I've settled into a routine that works well for me. I've been taking it easy, and I bought a new bed (KING size!) as several people mentioned that that may help (most particularly my sister, who had actually slept in my bed while she was staying with me, and therefore knew how old and saggy it was -- I got it about fifteen years ago from my mom when she decided it was too worn out for her to use any more.) The guys still don't really "get it" that I can't do stuff and whinge and moan about helping me (as if I would depend on the lot of them if I had a choice!) and my house looks like it should be on Mission: Organization. But hey, I'll take what I can get, and a little less pain today than yesterday is cause for celebration. And there's a glimmer of hope for the guys. Yesterday Dave and Younger Son went to the library and they checked out this book for me:
I've just skimmed through it and it looks like I was doing all the wrong things to deal with my back. (They're not really keen on chiropractic care at Johns Hopkins. And gee, since I stopped seeing the chiropractor twice a week I'm starting to feel better. Hmmmm.)
Knitting continues, my ball is pink now, and I'm feeling that I'll be starting my heel flap sometime tomorrow. And I've started down the foot on this wonderful grey sock. Grey knitting. In March, I know.