Sunday, 23 June 2013

Four long months

Thank you so much for all the lovely comments on last weeks blog (and also over at my other blog the BOGOF blog).

I really enjoyed reading what everyone had been up to over at Handmade Monday and tried to comment on as many as I could.

Knitnrun4sanity - thanks ever so much for the award you gave me. It was such a surprise. I tried several times to leave comments on your blog but for some reason the hospitals wi-fi wouldn't let me.

I can now though because I'm back home !!!!! Originally the Prof had estimated that I'd be in for about two weeks. However I made such good progress that he was happy for me to go home yesterday.

Normally when a patient has a hip replacement they're pretty much immobile for six weeks (for fear of dislocating the new joint). In my case it's going to be at least four months as the Prof wants to make sure that everything is completely healed before I'm allowed to put any weight on my leg.

Thankfully I have more than enough to keep me occupied: plenty of knitting, hand quilting, needlepoint, cross stitching, reading. I will miss my sewing - I'm banned from my workroom - but it'll be nice to do other things instead.

One of which is a tiger cub I'm cross stitching. Here's what it'll look like when it's finished.


This is where I'm up to at the moment


Have a great week.

Gertie xx

PS why not pop over to Handmade Monday to see what other fellow craft bloggers have been up to.

22 comments:

  1. I bet it is great to be back home again. So glad you are on the mend, although it sounds like a long haul for you. Love your little tiger.

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    1. Although the hospital was like a five star hotel, it was great to be back home xx

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  2. I am so pleased that things are going well. That Tiger is amazing and will be totally stunning when completed. I bet you are really pleased that you do craft. :) Try to keep smiling. (Sorry about the issues you had replying - I hadn't really expected you to considering where you were!)

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  3. So glad to hear you are on the mend. They say every cloud has a silver lining so it will be nice to have lots of projects to work on, despite the frustration of being immobile.

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  4. Great news to be home early. Must be torture though not being able to get in your craft room. You'll have lots of small projects completed though :)

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    1. I'm hoping keeping busy will stop me missing my work room xx

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  5. Home early sounds great news.
    You look like you are making great progress with the tiger.

    I don't like to think of being banned from the workroom, but as you say it will give other things a chance.

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    1. It's for my own good being banned as there's too much temptation. All it needs is for me to bend too far and I'll have undone all of the Prof's work xx

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  6. Welcome home - I bet you are so pleased to be out of hospital. A shame about being banned from your workroom, but worth it later on I am sure. Hope you have a good week and get lots of rest.

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    1. Thanks, it's good to be back xx

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  7. Well done on you being home early, now you need to listen to Prof and do as your told :) I'm sure you'll find lots to do while being confined. Take care

    Jan x

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    1. I left hospital with the words 'behave' ringing in my ears xx

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  8. Congratulations being allowed home earlier than expected - its always nice to be back home in familiar surroundings and being able to run things to your own schedule. I'm glad you've got lots of lovely little projects to keep you busy too.

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  9. aww i love your tiger cub! what amazing detail! That will certainly keep you busy for a while :)

    its so great to hear that you are back home and doing well :) x

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  10. What a beautiful Tiger Cub, I've not touched my cross stitch for a long time now oops, good luck with the healing process, just popped over from Handmade Monday.

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