March 26

Sorry I have not written recently. I have been feeling depressed. The constant struggle to do things is so wearing. Ironing takes ages with one hand…..give it a try! You will be surprised how much you use the other hand to straighten things on the ironing board!

Still, I have to soldier on. The pain is not quite so intense providing I do not use the arm. I sleep a lot during the day. I did try sleeping in the bed last night but it was very painful and so I went back to my arm chair and duvet in the lounge.

No yarn news but the Rowan rep will come soon with the Autumn range.

March 21st

Sorry I have not written for a while. I feel so tired all the time and drop off to sleep anywhere and everywhere.

I went to see the consultant this morning…a long, protracted affair what with waiting for an X Ray and then waiting to be seen.  Nothing has changed – there is next to no new bone growth, I have to wait another 2 weeks to see if it improves and, if not, an operation will be considered. I was issued with more pain killers. They no longer make me feel sick but I now have sore patches in my mouth..apparently a side effect of codeine.

I am still sleeping in a chair at night and have very swollen feet. I have had them on a foot stool but must raise my legs higher. General day to day activity is still very tedious especially eating and getting dressed. But life goes on!

Sorry, just typing these few sentences has made me tired…going to have a nap!

 

March 17th

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Ugh!  This is the bruise below my elbow and you can see my fat arm!  The scar is from when I had an operation for tennis elbow years ago.

The pain is no better but as long as I take the pain killers, I can manage after a fashion.  I am not feeling so nauseous which is good. I am still sleeping upright in an armchair – nice not to have to listen to John snoring…..but I do have Slip in the room. She seems to chase things in her sleep as I can hear her legs banging on the side of her basket and she makes little yelps of excitement.Jackson is out but I hear him go past the patio door yelling. That means he is chasing something.

One small piece of news – Rowan Tweed Aran is being discontinued….I do not know why. 

We are going over to the fishing lake now – I can have a sleep whilst John does his casting practice!

I went to see Mr. Gul at the fracture clinic this morning.  Here is a photo of my arm:

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It is too early to say if I will need a plate and screws inserted. I have to go back next Friday for another test.  He said it would be at least 4 months before I can use my arm to its full capacity.  I think I am becoming accustomed to the painkillers as I do not feel as sick as I did when I first started them.  This has an upside – lovely not to feel nausea all the time, but the downside is that I am now noticing that dusting and vacuuming is needed.  John is so hopeless…..maybe I can manage with one arm.  

No yarn news – I have had a delivery of Manos Silk Blend today.  It all has to be skeined which is no go at the moment.  Everything is out to frustrate me!

March 12th

Somehow I struggle from day to day.  Getting dressed and undressed is definitely one of the worst moments. John fumbles around trying to do my bra up and i am tense waiting for it to hurt. Sleeves are equally problematical.  He accompanies me around the supermarket and seems to be under the impression that everyone has to go the same way – no doubling back for forgotten items! i should have trained him better.  

We are managing to pack parcels but it is much slower than normal as he does not know what colours to look for if the names are not self explanatory .  So Felted Tweed Phantom means nothing to him!  But we get there in the end.

Jackson has a new ambush!  When I have the duvet tucked around me in the chair, he sneaks in behind it and waits until Slip goes by and leaps out. 

Time for a nap…I find I can type for about 15 minutes and then need to sleep for a bit.  I am thinking about setting up the dictation facility on my Mac as one handed typing is so slow plus anything needing the shift key is hard.

March 10th

I have slept most of today. I am sleeping upright in a chair at night as it is the most comfortable way and I don’t have John jolting the bed. I just somehow have to go through this until Friday when I see Mr. Gul again. And I shall tell him that I cannot bear it any longer!

March 8th

Today is a balance between keeping the pain at bay and controlling the nausea that the tablets cause.  I have slept most of the time. Using the computer makes me feel very sick, but the iPad is bearable.  I have found that masses of pillows are the best in bed.

On a brighter note, the Rowan rep will be coming to visit very soon with Autumn 2014.  I like the Autumn yarns better than the Spring ones, ditto the designs. 

Going back to sleep now…Jackson is snuggled up beside me!