Sunday, January 01, 2012

Happy New Year

Welcome to 2012!  I am not sad to see 2011 leave, as it wasn't my best year.



I get to start the new year wearing a sling.  I had surgery on Tuesday last - the 27th - on my formerly broken arm (my fall in Fall 2009) to take out the hardware that was put in to repair the break.  Fortunately, it's my off hand (left arm).  So I can do a few things for myself - like type one-handed!

The surgery went well.  I was home 6 hours after I left the house.  The drugs I got controlled the pain well and I was taking Tylenol in 2 days.  I slept in the recliner for the first few days (with one or the other of the kitties sleeping on my chest keeping me warm), but spent all of last night in my own bed!  Yay! 

I'm doing fine and probably using my arm more than I should.  This is easy compared to having a broken arm!  The only issues I'm having are that my shoulders are getting pretty cramped in spite of the exercises I'm doing, and the tape over the bandages is starting to itch quite a bit.  That doesn't come off until Wed. when I go to the post-op appointment.  So, no real complaints, just some whining.  The best part is no housework or cooking!!  (I really like that part)  DH is a champ at taking care of everything.  Sorry, he's taken!  *smug grin*

Unfortunately, not much sewing will be happening for a few more days.  In good news, I did find the missing blocks for my DGD's quilt!  It was like an archaeological dig in the quilt studio!  But it's 95% clean - just a few bags of projects to find places for - and ready and waiting for me!  I'm anxious to get going on it.

I'd like to thank all my bloggy friends for your friendship, your sweet comments and your wonderful blogs.  Even when I can't sew or blog, you keep me feeling like I'm part of your lives, you make me laugh and I love seeing what you're working on.  I wish each and every one of you a wondeful 2012, filled with what you love the most!

13 comments:

  1. No over-doing, girl, you just take it easy - whining is allowed, lol - and what a hubby you have! He's a keeper. *G* You just take care and rest that arm, like you said, thank goodness it's not the one you use most!

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  2. Happy new year to you Sharon. Glad that your surgery went well. Hope you are back to your usual quilting routine soon.

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  3. OUCH OUCH OUCH!!! I think I'm feeling pity pains in MY arm!!!
    I am glad you are not having too hard a time with this episode with your arm and I am hoping you continue with what seems like a pretty speedy recovery and just think, when you are all repaired and feeling up to par you will start your New Year of projects with a clean sewing space....woo hoo!

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  4. Happy New Year, Sharon ! As you, I was not too sad to see 2011 come to an end - here's to a wonderful 2012 for all of us! Enjoy some rest with your kitties - it will make recovery so much more enjoyable ;-))

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  5. Happy New Year! Heal quickly! I need to vacuum around my sewing area. I am afraid to. What if I suck up my muse? Things are going so smooth.

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  6. I love my blogging friends. Several times I have considering giving up blogging. My life never seems as interesting as others. I have also gotten disillusioned with the bloggers that push products. But then I post and get so such positive feedback. I do feel they are part of my life and include me a bit in theirs.

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  7. I hope your arm heals quickly. I enjoy seeing your quilting projects and appreciate your humor and good cheer.
    All the best to you in 2012!

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  8. Take care and get better, the sewing pile will always be there!

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  9. Despite the setback, and discomfort (OK, I know, it PAIN!) you are heading in the right direction - be patient and be good to yourself. We'll all try to keep you entertained. 8-)))

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  10. Oh, that's a drag -- hope the arm gets better fast so you can start sewing again!
    Happy New Year to you and your kitties from me and Archie!

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  11. Hope today goes/went well and you'll be back with us quilting up a storm PDQ!

    Happy New Year dear blogging friend.

    x

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  12. Hi Sharon...hope that arm heals fast and you'll be back at your quilty life real soon. Here's to a better 2012!

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  13. Glad you are feeling better. You will be back to regular sewing in no time. Take care.

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