Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Back But Foggy Still and a Shameless Request For A Vote

What no photos? No you would prefer not to have any trust me!
I still sleep more than anything else and one of the things that hurt the most in the hospital was when they took took some adhesive bandaging off my neck. It's not pretty and at least I know I had a reason to cry. They could not believe how thin and sensitive my skin was! I think I can have the bandage off of the incision today or tomorrow, I was finally told that there is a product that they can use to soften the adhesive to make it easier and less traumatic to remove.  Wish they had used it when the large dressing came off when the removed the drain! I want my routine back .. and I want the energy to play again. I am feeling impatient. That's good I guess.....but I've already had enough of being an invalid.

I am not sure if my lower back was helped any by this operation. It still hurts - but differently. Being in bed too much can't be that good for it either I guess. My arms are not tingling and I am not dropping things any more so I know it helped my cervical neck problems. The last thing I remember was being wheeled into the operating room - then nothing until recovery. How cool is that.  I am such a wimp! My typing must surely testify to my still being in a bit of a fog - and it's nearly nap time too I should add.

I am not sure if some of you are members of The Alliance For American Quilts but if you are I would love it if you would have a look at their contest called "New From Old". I entered a piece called "If The Baltimore Ladies Had Batiks" and I could use all of the cotes and support I can get. I SO SO SO want to win this contest - for so many reasons- the biggest reason is that I won't be able to afford the grand prize if I can't win it somehow and I just LOVE using this sit down machine so much that I know I am the right person for it. How;s that for a show of hubris that is generally not like me?!! I know it would make a HUGE difference in my quilting abilities and capabilities!  have a look the quilts here - and, if you are not a member just enjoy them all. There are famous people in the group - and just regular sorts of hopefuls like me too.   I think that you can get to to the photos from this main page. Thanks for looking! http://www.allianceforamericanquilts.org/

13 comments:

Gerrie said...

Will you have some physical therapy? Hope that you feel much better as time goes on.

phonelady said...

glad you are back and wishing you a speedy recovery .

Jeannie said...

Welcome back! You have been in my thoughts and I hope you feel better soon. Don't rush the healing process! Hugs (but not too hard!)

Sandy said...

I'm glad it's over and that you are OK. Try not to overdo when you start doing things-I know it's frustrating.

Karoda said...

Marie, I'm not a member and I see only members can vote...but I sure do hope you win...that would be a fantasitc recovery gift!

Kate said...

Your quilt is beautiful, Marie. Sorry I'm not a member, so I can't vote for it. And I hope you are getting stronger and feeling better every day. Glad to see you back on your blog.

Penny said...

Welcome home Marie. One day at a time. Slow and easy does it!

Deb said...

I had forgotten you were going under the knife! Poor baby...If only the recovery process were as "not there" as the surgery itself. Time, drugs and rehab are the hardest part. I hope these too will eventually become a blur.

Edzellinni said...

I would vote for you if I could, but am not a member. do you think they would let me in? not that I can quilt worth beans. You typed very well for someone who just had surgery. hopefully you will feel a little better every day. oxxoxoo

Kristy said...

I'm glad you are anxious to get crafty! Tell your sweety to make a design board that floats above the bed! I saw him today and told him to give you a hug for me :0)

Valerie said...

I took a look at your quilt -- it is gorgeous. Too bad I'm not a member to consider voting.

And, hope your post-surgery recovery continues to go well. take care!

Violette Severin said...

I went through this surgery in the 1980s so I understand how much pain you are in. Hope you are getting as good meds as I received. This type of surgery is probably the one that causes the most painful recovery. You just gotta grin and bear it unfortunately.

Suzan Morgan said...

Beautiful "Baltimore Ladies" quilt! I can't wait to see more of your work! Suzan

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