Friday, December 2, 2011

Catching Up

This has been my view much of the last 2 weeks:
Theo has been quite a good get-well kitty, though I think he's a bit relieved to see me making enough progress that he feels he can leave my side--or my chest--for a while.   And I'm quite relieved that Andy headed him off with the live mouse get-well gift he found the other day.  Kitty nursing has a few drawbacks.

I had a bit of a set back yesterday so there were pain pills AND valium (though not at the same time, obviously), but after they wore off a bit I was able to finish project number 109:
and of course, I have immediately cast on another project.  This
will be a new hat with a doubled-over band, which explains the teal yarn used as waste yarn.  I'm almost there!

 And some pictures of past projects that haven't been on here yet.  The latest chemo cap:
and the red hat:
It's really a pretty cute hat, especially for a free pattern

I saw the spine specialist yesterday, and was thrilled to find out my treatment will be physical therapy.  To me, that means I'll be able to control this through whatever it is they have me do, and I'll never have to go through this again.  I was really unnerved when the doctor was surprised that the pain hadn't dropped me to my knees as soon as it happened or anytime since.  Obviously, that means there's a worse version, so I will be the most highly motivated patient the physical therapists have ever seen! 

3 comments:

Abby said...

Good luck with the PT. It really helped me - saved my lifestyle if not my life. Literally. But it is a forever kind of thing - I still do my exercises.

Mereknits said...

Toni, so glad you are doing better with the exception of yesterday of course. Take care of yourself and knit, knit, knit.
Meredith

RobinH said...

Ah, the get-well mouse. Not, I admit the sort of thing conducive to a quick recovery, unless your PT involves jumping out of bed and flailing about with a broom at the vermin in the bed. (Okay, I may be extrapolating from my own probable reaction here.)

Glad to hear that you're feeling better and Theo and Andy have been taking good care of you.