Friday, December 7, 2012

18,667!

The good news:  I've made some great yardage progress in the last few days.

The bad news:  This has been achieved because my back hurts and knitting is one of the few things I can do while laying on ice packs.

The good news:  I think I've figured out why my back muscles keep getting inflamed and swelling.

The bad news:  I found this out the hard way.

The good news:  Once my back feels better, I think the hip/back progress will be steady and this whole mess will soon be a thing of the past

The bad news:  That doesn't help me right now

The good news:  I have an amazing store of pain pills that DO help me right now

The bad news:  The pills also make me tired, dizzy, and slightly nauseous

The good news:  I have a simple sock project I can do while tired, dizzy, and nauseous.

The bad news:  The sock involves size 1 needles, which make very slow progress.

The good news:  I'm just a sock leg away from crossing the 19,000 mark!

The bad news:  I might fall asleep before then

The good news:  The ice pack I'm laying on will probably keep me awake to knit at least until it warms up

The bad news:  It's winter and I'm laying on an ice pack.  I may never be warm again

The good news is:  This would make it a great time to knit wool socks

The bad news is:  The current socks aren't made of wool

The good news:  All of this is temporary, and thanks to the drugs, I may not remember any of it.............