Tuesday, September 22, 2015


Back at home from the hospital. Everything went really well. I loved my anesthesiologist, even if she was younger than I am.

So far I'm in no pain thanks to nerve blocks, but I'm taking a medium dose of my narcotics to keep it in my system for when the blocks wear off, which should be sometime tomorrow.

So far I'm busy hallucinating sensations coming from my leg, which is numb from the knee down. I'm also doing my usual thing where the adrenaline/endorphins from the surgery are keeping me from sleeping - I haven't slept since I woke up in recovery, and I'm expecting only a few short naps tonight. I'm exhausted on top of it, since I woke up at 4:15 to get to the hospital, so I'm barely keeping my eyes open.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Just in the nick of time

Probably the last post before my surgery.

I finished another half page on World Travel! This one was filled with a building I can't quite identify. Maybe it will become clear as I get to the bottom.

Monday, September 14, 2015

I've been busy!

Guess where I've been! Too busy to stitch, that's for sure. I'm back home as of today though, and I've already picked up World Travel.

For two weeks in August...

And then the last three weeks....

In other news, in 8 days I'm having surgery to reconstruct my ankle ligaments (by adding a new tendon to support them, since they're trashed) and shave down a bone spur. This will obviously put a damper on the stitching, as HAEDs and narcotics are a bad combination. I do, however, have a needlepoint "kit" that I put together a year ago in anticipation of this surgery. I think following the colors already printed could be manageable when my fingers start to itch for needle and thread, which happens pretty much as soon as my eyes start focusing again.