Monday, 4 October 2010
Start Of A Brand New Week
Today is the start of a brand new week. The sun is trying to shine and it's time for me to stop languishing and start pulling myself up by my boot straps. I have been rather guilty over the last two days of just allowing myself to sleep and doing my exercises as and when I felt like it (which wasn't very often)
I got woken up sharply in the night in extreme pain as I must have moved my knee in a direction that it didn't want to go but it made me realize that I have to get more mobility back into the joint and that isn't going to happen on it's own. Thanks Ailsa and everyone for the prods that I need to get me on the right track. There is no point in my having this operation if I am not going to reap the benefits afterwards.
A special edition of Crochet Today arrived whilst I was in hospital. I have just briefly photographed the multi pages as a lot of the items have been in other editions of the magazine. I have just chosen to highlight the three that I like. The small shawl is a definite as an easy present for someone and I rather like the fingerless mitts for myself. Although I do love the granny afghan I seem to lack the staying power to complete anything that big.
Crochet wise I haven't been doing much as I have spent most of the weekend asleep. I had a spinal anesthetic but it still took ages to come out of my system so I just let my body do what it wanted and that was mostly sleep! I have done a few rows of crochet here and there but nothing worth mentioning. I started the blue random shawl whilst I was in hospital but I don't know when it will be finished. I have to start a white fluffy Blue Curacao shawl for a friend that I made in hospital. Luckily I already have some brushed white in my stash so I don't have to order any in.
I decided to blog early today before I got an attack of the sleepies. Hopefully I will be back to normal speed soon.
Sorry if the photo of my knee upsets anyone. I just wanted to show how swollen my knee is and why I am having a bit of difficulty in doing my exercises. The surgeon said a lot of the tissue has built up slowly over the years to protect the knee from further damage so I have a lot of hard work in front of me to try to disperse it back into my body. Plus I now have additional swelling from the operation. I will be so glad to get a reasonably sized knee sometime in the future. It is very embarrassing having one knee twice as big as the other.
Time for some breakfast. I am trying to watch what I eat from now on as I am so pleased to have come out of hospital weighing a stone (14lbs) less so I would like to use that as an incentive to carry on losing some more weight. Luckily my appetite hasn't returned much as yet but once it does and I return to cooking properly for myself I am going to make every effort to eat more healthily as the more weight I can lose the more successful my knee operation will be.