I always think that. That today is someone’s special day.
Thinks are still puttering along here at Chez Lady. I did finish the woven scarf in case you were wondering about it.
I finished the coat I made for my daughter Anne (did we talk about that already?). Even though I have not seen her in it she tells her sister that she loves it. Anne was here for a couple of days during the holidays but didn’t bring the coat. Or my present. Or her dad’s present. Talk about disappointed. I wanted to see her in that coat.
I have started my Forest Darkness sweater…this will take me forever mainly because it involves colorwork. But also because the needles are tiny sized. And especially since I am having a cervical fusion done in about a month and a half because my right arm goes numb and weak periodically. The end of February should be interesting even if the weather is cold.
I know that other weavers whose blogs I read have talked about their own troubles with their spines and spinal surgery. I think it might be something that goes with the constitutional predisposition to knitting, weaving, and sewing. Forward head posture. Sedentary activities. Maybe even with that little whiplash accident that you had when you were 20 or 30 or 40 that didn’t cause trouble at the time but now is flaring and rearing it’s heavy head (pun intended Maureen). I am told that the head weighs the same as a bowling ball. I was never good at bowling after the first few lucky frames.
My problem neck. It has been the victim of something degenerative. And now the bones don’t line up are moving too much, are wearing spurs and have lost their saddle blanket discs and need a new corral. The past few months have been weird, with pain, numbness, weakness, disorientation of the limbs, a fall and the inability to look forward and up or turn my head to see if cars are coming when I cross the street or back the car out of the driveway. Crack, crunch ouch. Physical therapy didn’t work for my neck but I did enjoy it in a weird way. The manual therapy techniques to release muscle spasm caused by pinched nerves were terrible and wonderful at the same time. The stretching and contorting to use muscles in my lower back and torso to make it easier to turn my body instead of my head were actually fun and relaxing. All good things.
If anyone has any advice for a recovery from an anterior and posterior 3 level cervical fusion I would love to hear it! I am buying a recliner because I will have to wear a hard collar for 3 months and I hear sleeping flat is going to be a problem. I will have the best posture of my life if nothing else!
PS, Really? Do I have to re-learn to use WordPress again?