Thursday, 16 June 2011

Massage and Heat


Last time that I saw the knee specialist he recommended that I saw a physiotherapist for some heat and massage to try to dispel all the swelling around my right knee. Although I would love to see a physiotherapist I would have to pay privately as the NHS doesn't do things like that owing to the cutbacks. They would probably have given me a sheet of paper with a list of exercise instructions, as they did before. To get proper treatment I would unfortunately have to pay. I went to see a guy before I had my knee operated on and he was really good but I was visiting him twice a week at a cost of £33 a session. As you can imagine my money ran out long before I had finished the treatment. I decided to buy myself a little home treatment. It won't be as good but the cost was less than one visit to the physio. It is a Homedics massager with optional heat. It's drawback is that it is rather heavy to wield and the heat is not very hot. I have only used it once so I can't as yet tell you if there have been any benefits.

I have lent my spinal Homedics chair massager to my neighbour next door as she was bent over double following a back injury. She is going to the  physio and her back is improving but I thought that her need of a back massage is greater than mine at the moment. Whilst  my back feels great when I am using it my knee needs a different kind of treatment.


My stitch in woven labels for my baby knit and crochet have arrived. I ordered them from Woven Labels UK and whilst they were not the cheapest option I think that they look rather nice especially the white and lilac label. Next time I order I will stay with the white background now I know what they look like. I still have not found the original larger printed labels that I ordered last year.


This is a little quick baby cardigan intended for my neighbour's sister's new baby boy who is due in July.


The teddy bear trimming that I ordered  from Abakhan is what I used to sew on the two small teddy bears. The trimming is sold by the metre but can be cut into individual teddy's. I would have preferred them to be a bit larger and will keep a look out next time I am near to a trimming stall for something bigger. I have ordered some individual stitch on motifs but as they work out around £2.50 each they are a bit expensive. I bought a metre of trimming for less than that. I am sure that I will pick up something suitable from the market haberdashery stall in Bury when I managed to get up there. When I order online I am never sure of how large things are, or in this case - how small.

Last night I bought some more crochet baby patterns from Just Crochet   by Heather.. I think that I know own 90% of the patterns that she has designed. All I have to do now is to actually start some of them. At the moment I am still crocheting a baby blanket in white for the same baby that I have made the jacket for. I have printed out so many patterns that I now need to order some more printer ink. I did try to economise by buying substitute ink cartridges but they didn't last 2 minutes. I will have to order the real deal very soon. Luckily I had a pack of the Epson ones in stock so I was able to finish off my printing.

The sun is trying to shine in between the dull bits. Still a sweater wearing kind of day thought, but at least it isn't raining at the moment.

2 comments:

Beverooni said...

Can't wait to see more of your cute baby items.

Zuleika said...

Damn that knee of yours insists on being a nuisance! Shame NHS can't even help you much. I hope the massager you brought works. *fingers crossed*

I brought some stitch-in labels ages ago and never used them. I cant figure out how to stitch them in and have it look professional. Or atleast have it look like an adult did them instead of a 5 yr old. lol
I was thinking of getting iron on labels, but apparently they dont fare well with crochet or knit items.