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.
"GET QUILTING!"

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!

9 comments:

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

    Karen

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

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  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!

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  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. : )

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  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! :)

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  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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