Saturday, March 3, 2012

Wedding Sampler Progress as of 3/2/12

Well, this has been a week of mixed blessings. A couple of weeks ago I pulled a muscle in my back and have been struggling with it ever since. Finally, on Wednesday afternoon, I went in to see the doctor. The good news is that I have no pinched nerves, herniated disks, or other damage that might require surgery. The bad news is that in favoring my back while trying to let it heal, I've managed to throw a bunch of other stuff out of whack (including my left hip, my right lower back, and both knees). It stinks getting old. And adding insult to injury, my birthday was yesterday. Needless to say, it's not been my best ever.

At any rate, I'm looking at about 4-6 weeks of physical therapy to try to put things right again. And in the meantime they gave me a muscle relaxant that has me homebound for 2-3 days while my body adjusts to it. No driving. So the upside is that I managed to get in a bunch of stitching on Thursday and Friday. I'm a bit like a jack-in-the-box - I can't sit in one place for too long or I simply seize up. But even so I managed to make some decent progress on the Wedding Sampler. An update picture is shown below.


  1. Your project is coming along very nicely. Sorry to hear about your back. I was in a similar situation several years ago and decided to visit a chiropractic physician after three weeks of pills and exercises and in one visit I was significantly better. Hope you get better soon.

  2. Your UFO looks good. Sorry about your back. Like Chris, I had issues several years ago and went to the chiro after trying PT and exercises to no avail. The chiro made me feel better and now I go every couple of months for a 'tune up'. I can usually tell which spots are out of place by the pain I experience. Good luck.