Sunday, February 18, 2018

A little suffering didn't hurt anybody

Yesterday was Saturday. I was so sick of staring at my own four walls and travelling back and forth to the hospital for one appointment or another. That has been my whole world for some weeks. I woke up feeling pretty good so I suggested to Mike that we try to get me through the mall.
I was really REALLY excited to fit into my smallest jeans with a struggle. I knew I had lost weight so that was a reaffirming moment.
Our first stop was at Michael's, the big craft giant. I have about three inches done on a baby blanket for the new GreatGrandSon so I figure I need about four more balls of this particular pale gray ragg yarn. Now the yarn is at the farthest back corner of our Michaels store. Hey, I made it in, made it back there - and discovered this yarn is now discontinued. I was NOT a happy camper.
Stop two was the grocery store. We took the walker in there.
 On the way home we stopped at the corner store for a birthday card and a lottery ticket. I was chatting away with a gal I know who works in the corner shop. She was asking questions about the knee, then remarked, Holy Smokes, is it ever swollen! Oh boy, I was sure in a rush to get home and get those jeans off before they needed a pair of scissors! I switched out the jeans for a pair of jammies then got the leg up and the ice pack on.

Getting out and about is good for the psyche but it's going to be physically challenging for awhile. I'm still suffering a bit today, having to keep the leg up and take some pain meds. Tomorrow is a new day and I'm sure it will be better.  (I'm hobbling about the house WITHOUT a cane today!!)

Tomorrow is Family Day in Canada and Presidents Day in the US. Hope y'all have a good time with your friends and family.

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  1. Karen, if you send me the name and colour of the yarn, I can look at the Michael's here.

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    1. thanks Kate, I've been told that WM still has lots so I'm going to hit them up when I go to Physio this week.

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  2. Every day will be better and better. Especially with naps! You're doing great.

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    1. Well Joanne, you and I both know that we often have days where we take three steps backward. I am so stiff and sore again today. Guess that was a bad move on my part.

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  3. Take it easy is good advice. Don't overdo it will take time. Hugs B

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  4. Getting out of the house and joining the living is a good thing when you are in that recovery mode. Sorry it ended up with a swollen leg. This too shall pass. -Jenn

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  5. Michael's would have been my first stop too -- that or the book store. Sorry to hear about your yarn and the swelling, too. It WILL be better -- but do take care. You don't have to do it all at once.

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