Although I haven't mentioned it here, people who know me in real life know that I've been going through another round of giant kidney stone drama. I had the main surgery last week and have one more procedure to go this week. Unfortunately, this time the surgery was a lot more invasive. It hurts more, and it's taking more time to heal. I am also completely exhausted.
So, today has been a day for feeling sorry for myself, boo-hoo :( A month is a long time to be in pain.
It's times like these, though, that I also realize how much I have to be grateful for: a family that loves me, a job I love going to even when I feel crappy, friends, really good health most of the time, and omg - health insurance.
Also, I am grateful for the fact that I have knitting to obsess over. Waiting rooms are a great place to get a few rows done. Check out my progress on the Drops top:
Even when I've been too tired or sick to knit, scrolling through FO pages on Ravelry (and blogs, and knitting mags, and catalogs) is like an extra dose of percoset, baby. Not to mention poring over the stash and planning my next projects...
Is that weird? Oh well, no matter ;) This is my holistic health plan, and so far I haven't noticed any negative side effects (other than the mess of yarn and pattern bits scattered around the house) or drug interactions.
I am also grateful for Frisky. He always seems to sense when I'm not doing well, and he drapes his healing aura over me at these times. Or maybe he's just taking advantage of the fact that I'm spending more tme on the couch?
Either way, there's nothing like a little puppy love when you're feeling low :)
Next post will feature more knitting and less whining - I promise.