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!