Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Another Betsy Update

Do you think I will have finished with Betsy by the early next year? Quite possibly. As you can see this is my progress with Betsy. I have to finish working the squiggly line all around it in 739, do a leaf, give the strawberries stems and then I have a lot of alternating half cross stitch to do.

She is looking good, if I say so myself. My progress on her might be quite speeded up though through a series of misfortunes.

During last week I had to have a lot of Xrays, bone scans, MRI's etc. etc. For quite a while I have been complaining about a pain in my leg which they thought at first was clots. After a Doppler - No Clots. Still more pain so another trip to the Doctors and it is off to have an Xray on my spine. Doctor is horrified at the condition of my spine. He doesn't know what to do, so it is off to a trip to my Spine Specialist. He sends me off to have all these tests and also books me into to see an Orthopedic Specialist re the knees. He thinks the time has finally come for me to have knee replacements. Mind you I was originally told 22 years ago that I needed knee replacements, but I was to young. So I have had 2 operations on the right knee. It is the left knee that is causing me so much bother.

So I go and have a bone scan which reveals among a few things that I have 2 stress fractures in my lower left leg around the knee area. No wonder I have been in so much agony. So it is a trip to the local hospital to see what I can do to help me with the pain. The answer is - go and see your local doctor. Ok. Still more pain and agony. I go to see my local doctor who tells me know wonder you are in so much pain. But because I am in the middle of having all these tests etc. he can't send me to the hospital to have them put plaster on it.

He gets in touch with my specialist (I have nearly finished all my tests by this time. One to go) who gets me to come to see him earlier and tells me. Yes I definitely need 2 knee replacements and can see no point in putting me in plaster as I have to see the Orthopedic Doctor next week which is tomorrow. So I am still in pain and agony. So it is keep talking the Nurafen Plus and Panadol and come back later. Oh and by the way, keep off the legs. Yeah, right. Bit hard sometimes.

I also forgot to mention that last week I kicked my toes on a metal piece that divides the slate floor from the carpet. Guess what I did lol. I broke my toe on the right foot. It is the toe next to the little toe. I tell you. Sometimes.

So I think my stitching time will be speeded up, especially from tomorrow as School Holidays start. So guess who will be doing the housework. Yeah, right. I say no more.

Anyway, I'm really sorry if I haven't paid you a visit for quite awhile. I'm not really into blogging at the moment, although it is a good reason to keep my mind on other things.

If I don't post next week, can I wish you all a really Happy Christmas and have a lovely New Year. Take care. If you don't hear from me for awhile you'll know that they have grabbed me and they have sent me to hospital to have a knee replacement. Not looking forward to it. I remember the last operation I had lol.


Melissa said...

Oh Sandra, how awful for you! I don't know what else to say but I hope things will improve soon for you!

Your Betsy is looking so beautiful! I am in awe of it. Tell me you've been stitching for eons before you attempted this so I won't feel so intimidated by it! :-) It will look marvelloous!

Margaret said...

Betsy is just gorgeous! But your news is continuing to be horrible -- a broken toe now?! You poor thing! Get your men folk to take care of you! I'm so sorry all this is happening. I hope you're not in too much pain. Try your best to keep off your legs -- you can get lots of stitchin done instead!

Nancy said...

Your sampler is so gorgeous! I wish you a very happy holiday season, and I hope 2010 brings you good health!

Nic said...

How horrible - I hope that your poor legs get sorted out soon and that you are finally free from pain!

Betsy is looking wonderful, I hope she will be some consolation during your recovery!

Siobhan said...

Oh Sandra, I am so sorry for all your troubles! Nurafen and Panadol--I can't imagine that they are lessening the pain at all. Maybe just taking the edge off of it. Big hugs. I hope they get you sorted asap. As for the housework, your men need to do it--and if it doesn't get done, then it will wait till you are able to do it. At least, that's what happens around here whenever I get some time off! :P

Your Betsy looks great--you'll be celebrating a finish in no time.

Cari said...

Oh my - I am so very sorry for all the problems you are having and then to break your toe - no one should have to deal with all of that, let alone all at once! I'm with the other gals, time for the men to do their part :-)

I am down with a fractured knee cap and I have to say my husband has been so helpful - I did send him to the grocery store this weekend for 5 items and he called me 3 times :-), but he is trying.

Betsy is absolutely beautiful - just gorgeous!

Take care of yourself and I'll be praying for you.

Kathy A. said...

Lovely progress on Betsy. You will have her finished in no time.
Sorry to hear the leg and knee problems are continuing. And to break a toe too - not lucky!
Hope you get this resolved soon and you are pain free.

Brigitte said...

So sorry to hear about your leg and knee problems. I do hope that the different doctors will soon find a solution for your problem and help you with your pain.
Betsy is looking gorgeous. So good that we have our stitching after all.

Deb said...

Betsy is looking so wonderful. I'll bet you'll have her finished by the end of the year. Keep of your feet and take care of yourself - let the men of the house wait on you!!

Teri said...

Your sampler looks great, but I was so sorry to hear about all the knee and leg problems. Guess you will be spending more time off your feet soon, but think how much better you will feel when it's all over and done. Wishing you the best for a healthy new year!

Suzanne said...

Betsy looks great! What are you planning for your next project?

Sorry to hear about your toe, I have kicked mine in a similar way and I know how much it hurts.

If this is your last post before Christmas, I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas and a safe and happy new year.