Sunday, 1 December 2013

You put your Right leg in...

Sorry, I have not been posting of late. Various reasons, including not a lot to say, but there is a reason for that. I hurt my back. No sympathy needed, it is getting better, and I am fine.  The title above came from me trying to have a shower. The shower is over the bath, and you get in one leg at a time. Of course. So, there I am, in my scuddies, getting into that bath. I put my Right leg in. Then, I realised that I could get no further. My Left leg just was not going to follow. So there is me, standing Left foot on the bathroom floor and Right foot in the bath. Going nowhere. It took a bit to work out that actually I could get that Right leg out again, and I could climb in by going Left leg first! Yes, getting out was also interesting...though I am sure my husband would have helped if I had shouted loud enough!

So, I am clean and ( reasonably) sweet smelling to go to work. And things have got a lot better since. Who even thought about which leg goes first?

How did I do the damage? That is a complete mystery. If you know me, you will know I am fairly flexible, and have always been happy sitting on the floor. So, on that day, I was sitting on the floor, and I did nothing to cause any problems. I did not bend, stretch, twist or reach, but I felt something 'go'. And there I was in agony. I did not drive for 5 days. Poor old husband had to get up and take me to work! Thank goodness I usually use Volk rather than ophthalmoscope.

So I have been doing hand work, rather than machine, and have been getting on with Christmas cards. Making crochet snowflakes. Do you know Attic 24? She has a lovely sense of colour, and makes lovely crochet things.
And the crochet snowflakes will come off the card and be tree decorations. Neat?

A little sneaky peek at what is happening!

Now, you may remember I took part in a box swap? Christmas box and filling of sweeties?  Well, the box I eventually sent was

 This one,

 and these goodies went into it,

yes, all of them, and some fabric just to pack it out a bit, you know! stop stuff from moving about too much..

Yes, well we do not want anyone feeling a chocolate shortage...

but in return, I got a mahoosive package!

and a really cute grey and floral box to go with it. I think my partner had taken it as a challenge- see what else I can cram in type challenge!  so now, I shall have to enlist some help from my children ( no, my young adults...) to help dispose of these in a seemly fashion! Those red and white candies are minty and not too hard. No teeth to be broken on them- rotted with too much sugar, perhaps, but oh, lovely!
  So a mega thank you to GiQuilts, you really cheered me up!


  1. Glad you're on the mend. I wondered where you'd gone! What great swaps sent and received. Nothing like an all you can cram in challenge! And I really LOVE your Christmas cards. I can't crochet. (Well I've never tried!) These will be super card/gifts!

  2. I had exactly the same bathing issue right after my transplant in June! After the best part of 2 months in hospital during which time I lost around 25lb weight, I had no muscle strength when I got discharged and climing stairs, getting into the bath and shower all were big challenges! I'm still not back to full strength but am making good progress, no longer using the wheelchair and feeling pretty healthy thanks to the new kidney :) ... I have a nice crochet needle and started teaching myself with the help of an adiobook, but I didn't get very far and have now forgotten all I learned .... maybe I'll start again in the New Year! lad your back is on the mend now :)

  3. Glad you are on the mend now R! Quite an ordeal you've been through. Great swap on both fronts and like your Christmas card cottage industry going on there.

  4. Oh I hope you are feeling much, much better now and can enjoy Christmas with all those goodies you got with your little basket. So lovely

  5. Im sorry as a nurse I have had my share of back problems ... BUT the picture you painted of you half in ... half out of the shower just set me off laughing!! SORRY... He-He set me off agin thinking about it xx

  6. I'm glad you're getting better. A bad back is horrible! I love your crochet card decoration idea. I'll check out attic 24 :)

  7. Glad you're better now, having a bad back is no fun ( I've been there!). Great swap goodies and I'm going over now to check out Attic 24

  8. Ugh! Must have been maddening to be out of commission, glad you're better!


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