There is nothing to show from yesterday or today because the meds are keeping me a bit groggy and I’m not getting anything done except keeping the bed warm most of the day. Tomorrow is off to the dentist – I’m assuming my mouth is feeling that it must have a turn as well. So I’m aiming to be back on Monday. Thanks for your patience.
Here are the hat photos that my computer was fighting two nights ago. There was no post last night due to pain killers throughout the day. The doctor said a major nerve is just above the cut, which makes me feel pain in areas unrelated to the ankle. I understand very little of all of this. The body is a marvelous machine. The more I learn, the more in awe of God I am.
However, yesterday, I did start this pair of gloves – at least they are cast on. They are a real stretch for me, as I am not used to reading the graphics for knitting. I read the instructions several times, left them and came back and read them again. Now I believe I understand them.
Then my attention span jumped to chaining and doing the first row of a baby quilt. The rest of the day was spent trying to sleep off the Oxycodone
Today was a trip back into Seattle to see the doctor. He was pleased with the way the foot looks.
He had the big splint taken off as well as the stitches removed.
This is the small opening through which they got soft interior bone to graft to the ankle.
Then I got this wonderful boot, which I really like. It is much more comfortable, feels like it supports my foot, and is removable. Also, it gives me clothing options, since I only had two pair of shorts that would go over the splint. The new guidelines are that the first week, I can use the walker by just putting a little weight on this foot, and each week I can add, so that – as long as there is no pain – in a month I may be able to walk without the walker. After that, it will be a matter of strength training on this leg. Anyway, that’s the current plan.
Quality Sew Fun had their annual Christmas party today and it was wonderful to get out of the house for awhile. Basically they had a brunch and lots of questions that you received a ticket for having the right answer. The tickets were in a drawing – no several drawings as they had many gifts. It’s always nice to see faces you are familiar with even if one doesn’t know the name that attaches to it. Then it was time for “show n tell” where we were able to “show off” what we’ve done. Their were not as many participants as usual and what were there were difficult to photograph. I took a giraffe quilt, which got the appropriate oohs, and ahhhs.
Then DH, Mary, and I came home to relax and Mary and I made these two hats. It was a fun and exhausting day and now the leg is up and resting.
I’m running on slow power (that’s all I get with my leg up). I was able to do a bit of genealogy today that I had promised. Now I’ll wait until she gets back to me to see where we go from here.
It is probably a good idea to spare you the DH antics in the kitchen. But know that it is not his most comfortable place in the house
Tomorrow I will pull out info and start my list making for 2016. Now that I have come this far, I’ll probably need them. Have any of you started your lists for this coming year? I would absolutely love to hear what about them. I will post various lists as I get them formed, and who knows maybe I’ll get enough energy this week to pull out the knitting again.