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.

13 comments:

may said...

Goodness, Liana! What a series of 'luck'. I hope your wounds heel fast and clean. At least your kitty did not get hurt.

Debbie Cook said...

Liana, So sorry to hear about the run of bad luck. I hope your shoulder mends as quick as possible and that your bad luck turns to good. Sounds like it's time to get lost in a few good books for a while. :-)

sewingsuzee said...

Oh, my gosh! What a nightmare.

The burn sounds awful, and shoulder injuries are the worst! You *think* you can use your arm, but you can't.

Hope you mend fast!

nora said...

Liana, I'm sorry you're having such a run of bad luck. I hope your shoulder, and the burn, heal quickly and that you're feeling up to snuff soon. Pearle too.

Nora

Mardel said...

Oh my Liana, I do hope your luck turns soon, and you heal quickly and well. It sounds like the burn will be the quicker mend than the shoulder but best of luck with both.

Ann Rowley said...

Liana, what an awful day! As if a damaged shoulder isn't enough you then get a burn. I'm so sorry and hope that you're not in too much pain, which is so debilitating. Just get well soon.

Anonymous said...

Liana, I am so sorry to here about your luck (bad).. Wishing you a quick recovery and get back to you sewing an knitting soon.. Do take care.

LindaE said...

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Lisa Laree said...

Well, the bow *is* pretty... ;)

I hope you heal, recuperate, restore and otherwise bounce back soon!

And I second Debbie's suggestion about books; how often can you sit down to a really good read without the least twinge of 'I should be [whatever]'

Gidget said...

Liana, I'm sorry to hear about your run of bad fortune! I agree with debbie, you and DH need to curl up with a great book! Sounds like you could both use some Haagen Daaz toooo!

cmarie12 said...

I am sooo sorry Liana that the troublekins have invaded your home! Do you think that all of the knitting you have done recently strained your shoulder? I hope your burns and shoulder are doing better soon!

Linda said...

Liana, sorry to read about your turn of bad luck. Glad the burn was not as bad as it might have been. I hope you recover soon.

aurorer said...

Liana, just now learned of your injuries. I really miss your posts on Sewzine, and wondered where u were. Now I know!! Hope you are better real soon. Looking forward to hearing from you again on the net!
Aurorer