Saturday, 27 June 2015

A small start !!

It wasn't easy and I was very slow but I have stitched a few stitches on my favourite piece.
This is where I left it 12 weeks ago, yes it has been that long.
Does anyone remember me saying I hoped to have the brace off on my second visit at the hospital, just a few weeks after I broke my arm?
How silly of me!!
It takes at least 3months or more to heal a broken bone.
But I am hopeful that on my next visit I will have the brace off.   Only 2 1/2 weeks to go, yipeee!!!
This broken arm has turned my world upside down, but with lots of blessings and a lot of help I am surviving!
XX
 
 

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Thank you, thank you, thank you .....

..............Ingrid.
Look what the post man brought today.
It's so lovely, a Rak
Beautifully wrapped
And look what's inside it... 
 
 
 This beautiful stitched pin keep, and a saying that is 'close to my heart.'
 
  And the chart, La foret Enchantee Printemps by Tralala.
 I can't wait to get back to stitching and this will be my first effort when I get this brace off. It has been 12 weeks, only 3 more to go.  This RAK from Ingrid was a beautiful surprise, so thank you again Ingrid, I love, love, love it!
xx

Monday, 1 June 2015

Growth but only in the garden!

I can't believe we are at the beginning of June.. I have been sitting around not doing a lot for nearly 7 weeks!! FED UP, FED UP, FED UP, totally fed up!! I have tried to do some stitching but it is too painful, can't knit or crochet either..
I have read loads of books and chatted on the phone, because I can't do much else.
Our garden has blossomed but so have the weeds.


I love  Lupins and grow more each year.

I have reconciled myself to the fact I can't do much this year but there is always next.
And although the fox gloves self seed I help them along by shaking the dried seed pods over the garden.
 
DH has done a lot but he is also doing all the cooking, cleaning and generally looking after me, so not a lot of time to do much else.
I don't know if any of you have ever broken your arm, but you do need someone to help you dress, it's impossible to put on a bra one handed!!
I did plant up my patio pots, but afterwards I was exhausted.
Last week I had to have a tooth extracted, as I was having tooth ache. It was a back one and had been heavily filled. I could have had treatment and a crown but with all the pain, I just wanted it gone.
This week I have developed a dreadful cough and cold, so I think I am generally run down.
I feel very sorry for myself but I am so glad I have my lovely man, who has been wonderful.
So kinda looks like I will  carry on being a lady of doing nothing for a few more weeks yet, so I will just have to learn to be patient, which is very hard for me.
Thank you for all the kind messages, hopefully I will back to my happy always smiling self before long.
XX

 
 

Sunday, 3 May 2015

Isn't she gorgeous?

So we have a new princess..will she be Alice or Charlotte, Elizabeth, Diana or ?
What ever they chose for her name, no can deny she is beautiful.
 
 
Congratulations to her proud parents, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
A day to remember.
 
 
xx

Thursday, 30 April 2015

Coping at one day at a time.

Yes, I still have the brace and harness! I saw the orthopaedic consultant, a Mr Shiv-shanka, on Tuesday. He was very nice and said the x-rays showed the bone was in alignment and to keep the brace for at least another 4 WEEKS!!! My face must have shown how I felt, because he said it wasn't up to him how long it would take, but mother nature! LOL He added if he could, he'd heal it in a day! But he arranged for me to have the brace adjusted so that the bits that were hurting me could be sorted.
 
At the plaster clinic the young , no very young boy! a plaster technician, took off the brace with me ow ow-ing because part of it was stuck into my arm, as where the original nurse had put it on she hadn't covered all the velcrose and it was imbedded in my under arm!  He cut bits off but it is still hurting me so I am going to push some cotton wool under the edge bit that hurts. I had to take off the sling for the x-ray, which hurt,  but not too bad so I took it off that night and was able to put my arm through the sleeve  of my nightie, and then put the sling back on, which was a lot more comfortable .
 
Yesterday I had to take paracetamol every 4 hours as all that movement of my arm gave me a lot of pain. And I have the return of pain today. I don't want to do anything in fact may go and lie on the bed. Tuesday was exhausting, we were at the hospital 3 hours.. I queued to sign in, queued for x- ray, queued for the Dr who I saw for less than 5 mins! then queued for the plaster dept, then queued to make the follow up app. which is for 2 weeks time.  I went wearing knicks and came home knickerless! I went to the loo before we left the hospital; I can push them down, but I still can't  pull them back up!
 I slept all that evening till DH woke me for bed at 10:30 and then I slept till 6:00am
Hospitals are exhausting! And I have to do it all over again in 2 weeks time


And some more beautiful flowers, these from my DD..A box of hyacinths which don't just look lovely but have a heavenly scent.
Just one day at a time is true, I am coping......... but some times I forget and see the lovely sunshine in the conservatory and think... be nice to sit in there and knit! Thank you all for your get well wishes, they mean such a lot to me.

XX