Friday, January 25, 2013

What to do. What to do. What to do?

I went to my post-op appt to see the surgeon.  I have had some side effects from the removal of the cyst/lump.  There is a bit of confusion because what was removed was not a lymph node, but my arm and hand on that side are swelling and having pain and numbness much like a patient that did have one removed...sooo...hmmmm.  My poor husband will now get to see me put on my big boot for my plantar fasciitis and a interesting sleeve that I will now wear to bed.  I am contemplating actually putting on my retainer at night to complete the sexy look.

The good news?  I asked Dr. Q if I needed to increase or decrease any activities and he said.

Exciting!! Doctor's orders to actually quilt!?!??!

First on the docket. 
 My do. Good Stitches quilt for July 2012.
 (er *cough* a little late)

 I have been scribbling on my iPad with my Inkpad app. 
  I can download images and draw over them.  
Fun to do while in the waiting room, anyway!

I am conflicted about this quilt.  My heart wants to do really fancy custom dense quilting, but my head is saying no.  It's purpose is warmth and comfort and not beauty.  

I think I found a happy medium.  We shall see how it goes!  

I am also going to give my new rulers I picked up at the Houston Quilt Show a whirl.  I predict some stitch picking and possibly even cursing in my future!


  1. Yay for you Heidi! Have fun quilting -- I love the direction you're going with it. Hope you feel better soon.


  2. I think your doodle looks like a perfect balance of pretty quilting and practicality. Can't wait to see it done!

  3. Heidi -- Even though it's not technically lymphedema, there are physical therapists who specialize in that and can help you with the pain and the movement of your arm. (My mom has 4 days left of breast cancer treatment, but her surgery left her with horrible lymphedema in her left arm, and she found a physical therapist who was able to take away a lot of the pain and give her more range of movement. And the therapist was able to show her things she could do to help make it better, too.) Also, I love the border on your quilt!

  4. Sorry to hear you're having problems, Heidi! But I love your DGS top and I'm sure your quilting will just make it even more gorgeous. : )

  5. This is so great! I love the design ideas, and the top is so pretty!
    Sorry about the troubles too -- but your opening lines made me laugh! :)

  6. Oh no about the arm...that's not good but at least you can keep quilting. Can't wait to see what you do with the d.Gs quilt. It's so beautiful already. :)


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