This weekend was better…

and it’s not even over yet (there’s still Sunday). My brother came down for the weekend so that’s super excited. I didn’t really want him to see me before, I guess I was super self conscious. Now I’m up and walking and I feel so much different. I was able to get a little crocheting done while he’s been here and that always a relief for me (anxiety wise). I was able to get another skein of yarn for a blanket I plan to make super big ❤️. I rode around in the store and grabbed it -another great accomplishment. For now I’ll share my pictures 

  

  

  

  

  of my current wip and my yummy banana pudding and cotton candy had at dinner tonight. Oh and of me walking. I have a ugly brace on my ankle but glad to be upright and mobile more. ❤️. Pain level was a 7 but then was a 3/4.  

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Sooo I skipped a day to post!

yikes how could that be and I just started! Yesterday was super fantastic too. I decided on our trip out I didn’t want to take the wheelchair just the walker but my friend said we should take it just in case. Anyway I didn’t use the wheelchair at all..a first since January 💥. I used the walker to get around and felt so secure (vs the crutches). Then the doctor told me I could more weight on my leg-so that’s exciting. I started a new star blanket for a friend that’s going through some things and I’m pretty sure she’s going to like the colors. I finished the other blanket and was like “now what?”. I even had enough yarn to make 2 baby hats. I made a “salad” with red and yellow bell peppers, carrots, an English cucumber, and turkey sausage with organic blue cheese dressing (from whole foods). Sounds weird but it was so yummy and I used lots of veggies from my fridge that was going to go bad soon. I’m always taking my crochet projects with me in public so I’m never “bored”. Looking forward to my brother coming to see me-he hasn’t seen me since the accident. I’m excited and scared to death all at the same time. Pain level was really good today probably a 4!  

       

Today’s good news…

the doctor says I can put more than 20lbs of weight on my left leg, talk about SUPER EXCITED!! I’m still in the wheelchair but  feel more confident using my crutches now. Pain level today was about a 6. I used all of the waiting time at the doctors office (let’s not mention how long that was) finishing up my granny corner to corner blanket 💥YAYY💥.  It was cool to have so many people in the waiting room asking or commenting on my blanket.  I have some leftover yarn and I’m making a matching hat to go with this blanket for a military charity. While I’m making this hat my friend made some s’more cookies….yummy! She also got me a banana pudding milkshake. Oh my gosh. It was amazing. My 2 snacks and exciting news from the doctor made this rainy gloomy day pretty. 🌅 

               

Today was a roller coaster…

it started with some downs-my cats were rehomed today. Just another thing I have had to deal with since my accident-loss. Loss of mobility, loss of independence, apartment gone, job gone,  just overall things I’m unable to keep or continue to have the experience of having something taken from you or destroyed. It’s like continually ripping 

  

  

  

  off a band aid on a scar.  It’s hard to talk about and deal with. I woke up in a lot of pain too (went from an 8 to about a 4 on the pain chart) but I was determined to get some things accomplished and I did! So that was a good that started out bad. The upside of today was hanging out with some friends at a stitcher circle. It was great to have yummy snacks-brownies and apple pie, and just work on our individual projects and laugh about things. Im still working on my charity blanket. Why does it seem like decreases take FOREVER??? But I’m almost there. Hopefully I can get some rest this evening (sleep isn’t my friend) and try this all again tomorrow. 

My very first post…

…..and I hope to have many more coming (at a very steady pace). Quicky want to say HOW EXCITED I am to FINALLY have started this. On January 5th, 2015 I was hit by a car…and ended up needing surgery, and spending a week in the hospital. I had great friends bring me yarn and we made hats for newly born babies (a cute lullaby played over the loudspeaker ) while I was there for the 7 days. I was able to use my love of crocheting to help me get through each step in this process.  I think this will be awesome to help with my recovery both mentally and physically! I probably should’ve started sooner..but better late than never at all.  I’m  enjoying this awesome sunny Sunday, working on a blanket for a military charity-the stitch is a corner to corner granny square, and helping a friend by keeping an eye on her small kids. I have my legs propped up because I don’t want them to swell too bad. The pain is there but I have to press on..crocheting is a great distraction. I would say today is probably a 6 as far as pain/uncomfortability goes.