"Properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn't hurt the untroubled spirit either." ~ Elizabeth Zimmerman


OW! owowowowow...ow...OW!!!!!

There is a reason why this blog has been quiet the past several days. I've been under the weather.

The surgery, held on Monday the 15th, went fine. It hurt, but it was tolerable. Then, Wednesday the weirdness started. My left leg started aching, and charlie horsing, and feeling really.......weird. By Thursday afternoon I was in absolute agony. Never in my life have I ever felt such pain. My leg was swollen up 2 to 3 times it's normal size, and walking was out of the question. My doctor said "Take her to emergency."

In emergency they did an ultra sound on the aforementioned leg and discovered that I had developed a rather nasty blood clot. It's stopping up the traffic and causing me severe distress.

The cure is no fun. I get to lay around with my leg elevated on pillows, me high on the drugs. I get to take blood thinners and anticoagulants, along with pain killers and whatnot. I'm giving myself shots twice a day, in the tummy! Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought that getting rid of an annoying hernia would lead to this. I hate hyponeedles! But here I am, in the worst pain I've ever had in my life, wanting to have a good cry and totally feeling sorry for myself.

The really depressing thing is I can have NO RUM! Sob.... Just laying around, downing and shooting drugs, and feeling miserable.

The good news? My hernia is gone, and that is the only area on my body that doesn't hurt right now. I'd laugh, but I can't find the humor.


I so need a hug.


  1. (((Big Hugs))) (but not tooooo big, so as not to make things worse!) That sucks - can you at least knit?

  2. *gentle hug*
    Aw no! Rest up, keep that leg elevated and get well soon.

  3. Many, many hugs! I'm so sorry about the clotting complication... that totally sucks!

  4. Well here's another hug! It's good that "they" discovered the clot before it could cause major troubles. Dang, that really bites.

  5. ((HUGZ)) Oh dear, I am so sorry this has happened to you. I imagine the surgery pales in comparison to this. I think it will be better soon though. I hope your cable is fixed!

  6. All I can say is thank goodness for pain killers! Here's hoping that you are feeling better soon!

  7. Hugs, hugs, hugs!

    What an awful story.

    I've been seriously worried about your with all the elapsed time since your last post, so glad to know everything is under control even if it's not pleasant at the moment.

    Sympathy, sympathy, sympathy. And hope that TV is working great while you get through this unpleasant experience.

  8. More hugs for you. Hope you get well soon!