Monday, April 13, 2009

Knit Therapy (warning: whining and self-pity ensue)

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.

14 comments:

The A.D.D. Knitter said...

Hope your healing comes quickly. And I totally hear you on the 'omg health insurance' thing!

Jena the yarn harpy said...

I hope your healing passes quickly and with lots of cuddles. :)

Vivian said...

So sorry to hear about your surgery! I had kidney stones a few years ago, royal pain! Hope the stash therapy and puppy cuddles bring the healing vibe very soon. Your holistic health plan sounds wonderful.

Sonya said...

It sounds like you have had it pretty rough. I hope you are feeling better very soon.

Julie said...

Surgery is never fun and I firmly believe that pets know when you aren't feeling well and do their best to nurture. The goats are kidding over at Hudson Vally Fiber Farm so if you need some alternative entertainment check out the lambcam: http://www.fiberfarm.com/lambcam

Hope you are feeling better soon!

Julie said...

I hope you feel better real soon; in the meantime, whine all you want!

Dianne said...

Ugh. I hope you're feeling better very soon.

Lynne said...

Sending you lots or Reiki (healing) energy darlink. Hope you feel better soon.

sophanne said...

sending you lots of mending stitches

abbyrose said...

hi sweets! i hope you begin to feel better SOON so you can enjoy the so-called spring! i'm sending hugs and healing thoughts your way :)

Kathy... said...

Sorry you've been having a rough time. Whine away...guiltfree...sounds like you deserve it.

It is so true about dog's and their ability to sense when we are ill, and be able to help heal us. Uncanny at times!

Hope you feel better soon. In the meantime....snuggle with Frisky and rest!

bobbi said...

it's good to be back, thanks 4 stopping by

bobbi said...

Get well soon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lucia said...

Whine away! We'll listen and sympathize, and go ooooh at your gorgeous knit in progress. Waiting rooms are indeed great places to knit. Ooooooooh. What's the yarn?