So my hip bothered me on an off for most of the day. I did a little shopping and cleaning, and thought long and hard about it.
I really have no control over the situation. I assume it will improve, at some point.
The pain disappeared from the area I am worried about for a few hours and I had some odd pain in the “rear” which was much more welcome than the groin pain. It seems to come and go without provocation. If I knew that I was still healing and getting better, this pain wouldn’t matter one bit, it isn’t unbearable. It’s just the wondering that is getting to me. Well, rest tomorrow and then PT on Monday. I will try to be more positive, and hopefully things will continue to settle out! I am encouraged that the pain is coming and going. As the pain very rarely left me when I had the tear.
I worry about going back to work, as I am sure I can. I find it hard to conceive of a work schedule that does not have to work around training, it is very strange. I am going to try for a bunch of 8 hr shifts though, just so I can have a break.
I spent some time today trying desperately to put together an easy nine patch quilt. Well.
Not That Easy!
First I had to cut all these strips using a rotary cutter. I got all tangled in the strips of fabric. So I got smart and made small strips, and then sewed them together, and together…
I would post a photo of my attempt, but my camera, like another blogger’s is not behaving correctly.
Well. Mine Looks similar to that, but I, like many beginning quilters, was not really able to get the squares all perfectly lined up…
To be quite honest, I still like it. I have gotten the hang of pressing and such and I am enjoying the actual sewing part, though I wonder if there isn’t a way to make my sewing more straight….
I also wonder if part of my problem is simply the flannel. More difficult for me than regular cotton….
the precise-ness demanded may be my downfall…One reason I have always like applique. You cut out a shape and stick it on…
In other News!!!
Teulu came home today. He has been 100% well behaved. He spent about 40 minutes sniffing every corner of the house…going from room to room and back again…We went for a walk, and he was definitely faster than I but adjusted by happily sniffing away at everything.
I was a little worried about having him back, but I could tell my friend had had enough of him. She never said so but…you can tell you know. He is sadly, a big MESS! his coat is blown and he has burrs and all sorts of things stuck in it. So to the groomer we shall go, hopefully on Monday. He is totally chilled out on the rug, Not really sure if that will last but for the moment, I am enjoying his mellow-ness….My friend did a great job. It’s hard to have an extra dog under foot for 4 weeks straight. I owe her a gift card from the feed store so she can get some food.
Sooo, I am cautiously optimistic. Well, not very about the quilt, but…about the hip and the dog…yes.
I really have not thought much about what I shall do if the hip procedure is a failure….I have thought about it a bit…and I just can not wrap my head around it….