Before I get started on this post, I want to thank all of you who have commented or emailed me privately sending your prayers and healing thoughts for my back injury. I really appreciate each and every one.
I am seeing the light at the end of this tunnel I’ve been in for the last five weeks. I’m still in pain from my fall, but it seems to be getting better every day.
When we returned home from Hawaii, I was two weeks into this injury. I tried to create. I started with sitting with my watercolors. This was fun, but it felt like a chore because I was pushing so hard.
I also decided I wanted to make prayer flags for a Facebook group swap. I would use already dyed fabric and just cut, sew, and embellish the flags. Again, I got started and that was too much.
I kept trying to push myself and finally gave up. The muscle relaxers also made it difficult for me to even stay awake, much less create.
So I’ve spent the last three weeks trying to watch some TV and videos before drifting off. I wasn’t alone. Most of the time Puddin was on my lap keeping me company. Ace surprised me a couple days and joined me for some lap sitting – a rare occurrence for him. He likes to be near me, but not on top of me.
Of course Dave has been so helpful. He’s been making us steel cut oats for breakfast almost every morning, and he’s taken on all of the meal prep and cooking even though it was my turn. He’s also had to put up with my whining, and driving me to my physical therapy appointments.
Anyway, just checking in to let you know that again I appreciate all of your thoughts and prayers, and I am seeing the light at the end of this tunnel. Hopefully I’ll be posting some creative stuff soon.
So glad to hear that you’re “seeing the light.” Back injuries take time to heal — ask how I know. Give yourself permission to just relax and wait it out.
I’m sending you my prayers to continue feeling better
Sherrie, Thanks! You know how hard it is to wait it out!! But it’s so great to see that it will come to an end, unlike those who have chronic back pain. I’m so fortunate. Thanks for dropping by.
Barbara, Thank you so much!
Glad to hear it’s a little better. Remember healing is hard work and takes time. Sending you well wishes for your recovery.
It is not a fun journey! Take the time to dream… Last Spring I fell after I miss stepped off a curb. Face plant into concrete, damaged wrist, face and ankle. I was side lined while I recovered. It is no fun. So glad you are starting to feel better. I think our pets become therapy pets when their owners are down.
Diane, Thank you so much!
Hi Jo, Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Ouch! I bet that did sideline you. Yeah, I’ve been trying to just be grateful that it’s not chronic and it will heal soon. You are so right about our pets. They sure have been helpful for me.
So glad you are seeing the light again ! Missed you. Hugs
Was just thinking about you, then read this… very happy to hear you are on the mend! Hope your injury will soon be a distant memory… spring will be here before you know it, with work to be done in the yard!
Hi Judy, Thanks. Yes, with this warm weather I bet the asparagus will be up early this year. I’m so glad I cut it all down and mulched it and the shade garden last fall. Both areas still look pretty good. I’ll have some work but not as much as usual. Looking forward to getting out and digging in the dirt!
So glad you are on the mend. Hope it doesn’t take much longer.
Angie, Thanks! I’m feeling better but I did notice that I did too much yesterday so I need to take it slowly. Thanks again.
Lynda, sometimes it is best to let your mind lay fallow for a period. Can’t wait to see what seeds have grown in your subconscious during that time!
Barbara, Thanks! It does help to take some time to just sit with everything. Won’t be long and I’ll be back! Thanks again for dropping by.