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


Starting to Feel Human

Wow, I can't believe 2 weeks have gone by since the initial surgery and I'm still flat on my back. It's almost surreal. Course, that could be the drugs working their thing on my brain.

There is some improvement in the leg. A lessening of the pain, and the swelling is down just a tad. Hopefully, we're headed in the right direction.

The thing that really bugs me is if not for this stupid clot in my leg, I would be in great shape! My tummy feels SOOOOO good. I can even eat yogurt without feeling sick an hour later. I'm amazed at how much that hernia was affecting my digestion.

In the drug induced haze, I have been knitting. I'm about 4 inches away from being done with the second Opal 1296 sock. It looks okay to me, but who knows what I'll find when I'm finally off the drugs and the purple haze floats away.

Sweet Hubby is doing his best to take care of me, but I'd give my left arm for a salad, or some fruit, right now. There's only so much fried eggs and toast a body can take. I need to get well so I can go back to providing my own meals and eating good stuff.

I'm still entertaining myself with tv and dvd's. Last night, though, SH stuck a Matt Damon dvd in that was probably one of the most boring and depressing movies I've seen in a long time. It's called The Good Shephard and is supposed to be about the CIA. It was pure torture just having it on, even after I long stopped watching it and started hitting myself in the head with a small pillow to find relief. There was no way I was going to get any decent sleep after seeing that (can you say NIGHTMARES!). So we stuck in the Disney movie, Cars. Ruth and I watched it to clear the other movie out of our heads, even if it did require staying awake until 1:30 am to do so.

Have a great day.


  1. I'm glad to hear you're on the upswing. Hopefully you will feel a bit better every day. Will you have to take anticoagulants for the next six months?

  2. I'm glad your leg is getting better.

    I also watched the Good Shepherd recently and I feel your pain. Luckily I feel asleep half way through so I was saved some of the agony.