Tuesday, June 13, 2006
Burning Questions and Cold Shoulders?
This bow is for the Border Print Skirt I'm working on. I thought I would get it done today, but as you'll understand if you manage to wade through the rest of this post, I didn't finish today. I did get the hand sewing on the bow done, so that was something, and very satisfying. I also worked on the Pink Lacy Cardigan to go with the Lacy Shell I finished previously. I decided I'd better at least have a nice photo of the bow, as there's nothing else good to show for today.
Well, luck has been in plentiful supply around here lately. Just not good luck. Warning: non-sewing content ahead for a ways. I know I mentioned the bad cold/respiratory thing I had, and still have the vestiges of, after about 2 weeks. Apparently I also somehow injured a shoulder, although I don't remember doing anything memorable. It's been painful down my right arm, and seemed to be somewhat of a muscle problem. I got an anti-inflammatory and was told to see if it was better in a couple weeks.
Last night I was working on my border print skirt and the Peep hopped onto the ironing board, and then decided to get off quickly. The board and the iron began to rock, and I grabbed quickly to save the iron. Very bad move, and my arm was immediately unusable without a lot of pain. Fine. It would take more time to heal.
This morning I was only using the left hand and arm to do things unless absolutely necessary, which wasn't so bad, if awkward. There was chicken noodle soup in the microwave this noon (Pearle caught my cold. More luck.) and it was boiling pretty good and was ready, so I decided to take it out. I started to lift it out, and my right arm quit, and I spilled boiling soup all down the inside of my right forearm, and all over the floor of course. So, I was alternating between running cold water on my arm, and getting down on my hands and knees trying to get the soup off the floor, with one bad arm to start with. It was quite a travesty.
I did end up at the doctor this afternoon, and he is sending me to an orthopedist, as he says there's something unstable in my shoulder, and he doesn't think rest is going to really do much for it. The burn turns out to be not nearly as bad as it might have been, because apparently cold water is exactly what you should use on a burn. I always thought we should use ice, but I guess not.
It's been a strange week and a very strange day, as these are the kinds of things that don't usually happen to me, but I guess it was my turn, or something.