Showing posts from December, 2012

Whatever doesn't kill me doesn't make me stronger.

I wasn't going to start posting until I had pictures to show, but I still haven't been able to stitch. I did want to post an update though.

My mom made it through the heart attack. It was scary as heck. I was the one who found her, identified what was going on, and got her to the hospital asap. I am really really glad I have so much healthcare experience, and just plain gut instincts.

My pinched nerve is still pinched. I have the pain managed pretty well, but I don't have much feeling in my right forearm and index finger of the hand (of course it's my dominant arm). I can technically stitch, but I have a hard time holding and even feeling the needle because it feels like the finger isn't even there.

I'm going to a massage/acupuncturist on Tuesday to try and get this sorted out. If she can't, it's off to a Chiropractor.

I carry the weight of the world on my shoulders, and the pain is proof I'm holding too much right now.

On to stitchy things!


When it rains, it pours (and snows.)

I still haven't been stitching because of this arm. I did finally try Aleve and it's really taken the edge off.

My Mom had a pretty significant heart attack on Wednesday, so life is busy throwing me more crap. I've just been so busy with being at the hospital, taking care of things at home, and work pushing me into overtime every day I've worked so far this week that I am ~tired~. Too tired to stitch, too tired to think. Too tired for computer.

So this is my hiatus until things settle down. I'll hopefully be back with better news in the new year.


So I have some bad news! Tuesday night I twisted in my sleep and now have a pinched nerve in my neck, which is making my right arm feel like it's been through a meat grinder. I gave it a couple days and went to the Doctor on Thursday who said YEP a pinched nerve and not a heart attack. He said it would work itself out and gave me a note excusing me from work for 2 days, thursday and friday. He wanted to do 4 days but I said no.

I should have taken the 4 days. My arm is still giving my a ton of trouble and doing this job with a bum arm is no fun at all.

I haven't been able to stitch for 5 days, or use the computer for very long, and I'm super grumpy from the pain that advil nor tylenol will not help with. I really don't know how people can live with chronic pain.

Anyway. I am going to drown myself in hot chocolate now and hopefully I'll be better soon.

Aryll Finished.

Aboot time eh.