Sunday, November 1, 2015

Quilting Along!! NOT.

Well, I have been quilting, just not as much I would like to have been.  Four years ago I tore the meniscus cartilage in my right knee and had to have surgery on it.  Was the beginning of my being on disability. I guess since I would be 65 in less than a year they decided it was ok cause it was approved in less than 2 months and I didn't even know they had set me up for it. Anyway, to make a long story short, (longer) a few months ago, my left knee started hurting and I figured it was just arthritis. The orthopedic doctor told me I would probably have trouble with it after the right knee debacle. So I didn't pay much attention to it but it finally was hurting so much I realized it felt quite a bit like the right one did a few years ago. Went to the doctor, and according to the powers that be that regulate the insurance, had to have an x-ray even though it won't show soft tissue damage.  Then haggle with same to get approval for the MRI that was needed to show the cartilage. While waiting on all this to happen, I'm trying to get into the bathroom one day and the wheel of my little go-cart walker I got this past summer got hung in one of the furnace vents and the cart and I fought for who was going to be on top when we hit the floor.  The cart won.  Landed on my left hip, elbow, and of course, knee! Bruises, scrapes, and more pain.  Then I had to have x-rays on the hip because I couldn't hardly walk! Thank the Lord nothing was broken. Oh my heavens, what else was going to happen to me?  I shouldn't have asked that question because I was hobbling thru my bedroom the next day and a wasp dive bombed me!!!  No idea how he got in, but when I swerved to miss him, my left knee twisted to the left and I felt the rest of the cartilage tear.  OH MY WORD!!!! PAIN!  Well then there was no question of "if" it was torn or not. Called the dr. and found out we had finally, after almost 3 weeks, gotten approval for the MRI.   The orthopedic doctor's office in Springfield called and I couldn't get an appt. until Nov. 3rd.  This was another 2 weeks!!  Meanwhile, I'm hobbling around my house, trying to do what I can which isn't much, may have to get some one to come in and do some better house cleaning for me.  Cause I sure can't do much from this walker.  I have been able to get some sewing done, but just can't sit for too long, can't stand much either. I'm just a broken down old wreck.  Just call me Hesperus!!  LOL.  I want to be in a Festival this month with my daughter, don't know if that is going to happen or not, missed the one in October so the "halloweenie" stuff I made with have to wait for next year, unless maybe I can do it as "on sale" !! and knock a few buck off. Here are a few photo's.  The fushia colored one is the first full size quilt I have tried on my regular home machine, I stippled quite a bit and did some echo stitching around some of the horses. This granddaughter at 9 is of course crazy about horses, the second one is Stitch in the Ditch. Then a couple of table toppers and the pincushions I work on while watching tv at night. Hope you had a wonderful weekend, yesterday ours was cold and rainy with the furnace on a little, today is gorgeous fall weather, sunshine and warm enough to have the windows open. God Bless!!