Daffy's Stitchy Friends

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Sidelined

It's the New Moon, time for the Totally Useless Stitch A Long! Unfortunately, I have no ORTs at all. Zip.
Zilch.

Remember last New Moon, I was kinda griping about wasting time and such? I decided the biggest thing keeping me from crafting was the state of my house. I simply cannot feel "free to be me" if I have other obligations that need doing first. 

Objective One. Get the house cleaned up! Bright and early October 2nd I waded in, one room at a time. Everything got cleaned. Once I had the house clean, I started on my sewing studio. I had gotten about half way with the studio last week, when I had to take a break to go help my dad.

You see, my mom suffers from Lewy Body Dementia and cannot be left alone at all. Dad had some errands that needed running so my daughter and I went to spend the day visiting and watching out for mom. It was uneventful. Mom just slept. Jess and I sat at the kitchen table chatting. 

Then the bed alarm went off and I jumped up in a rush! Dad had warned us mom keeps ending up on the floor. Somehow, I tripped on air (there was nothing there) and face planted myself. Jess wrangled mom while I tried to sort myself out. We finally ended up calling my dad to come home so Jess could take me to the hospital. 

I broke my right (dominant) arm just below the shoulder. No cast, no surgery,  just a sling and pain pills while it heals. I also skinned both knees, both elbows and must have really wrenched my big toe because it’s black and blue.




I am in quite a lot of pain, grouchy and moody. My dog doesn’t understand I can’t play fetch. I feel like a toddler getting my meat cut up and eating clumsy with my left hand. In fact, this post was clumsily tapped out with my left hand, with many painful shift key applications by my right hand. My studio is in shambles and I can't do anything about it.

Bonnie Hunter's Mystery Quilt is kicking off soon, something I was looking forward to all year, and I might not be healed enough to do it.

Enough whinging! I will have to get by with vicarious crafting! Go blog people! It's all I have!

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Now it is YOUR turn...we want to see your ORTs! Leave a comment on this post with a link to your October TUSAL post so we can come visit! If I hold a Totally Useless giveaway your comment will earn you an extra entry.

Wondering what a TUSAL is and why all these people are posting pictures of rubbish? Click here to learn more and join the fun!


Thank you for visiting my blog today!
xox

37 comments:

Uglemor said...

Go visit Madame Pomfrey and have yourself a bottle of Skele-gro! I've been knitting Cobwebs and have a small pile of ORTs to show.

I wish you a happy Halloween and a speedy recovery.

Von said...

Oh my goodness, Sharon! I'm so sorry you broke your arm!! Please be good to yourself, and don't get impatient so you can heal quickly. Guess you can get a lot of reading done! Maybe watch some Flosstube, lol!

Denise said...

I dislocated my elbow last year. Shattered my radial head and had to have surgery. I understand where you are right now. All these things that you had planned will wait. Sleep, eat healthy, and do your therapy when ready. There is a reason why you were made to stop. See if you can find that reason. And breath. You'll be back in no time!

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Oh my that's not good. I hope the healing process goes well and that you can get back to quilting very soon.

marly said...

So sorry! That darn air got me a few times too. Hope the healing goes quickly.

Robin in Virginia said...

Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers as your elbow/body mends. Rest, read, take a slow paced walk if you can, and rest some more.

April Taylor said...

Ouch! that had to hurt and still does.... Sorry, hope it heals in time for the SAL..

katica said...

Oh no!!! You poor thing!! Hope you heal quickly, and am sending lots of gentle healing hugs!

I've sort of fell out of blogging but all my tussles for this year have been posted to my Instagram

gracie said...

Ounds painful and looks so painful too. Heal quickly.

Starry-eyed stitcher said...

OK. So all this stress about house cleaning and not being productive has been taken out of your hands - no pun intended. So, please, just accept it and take this time to heal and rest. Right now, you can’t be super active - so - just breathe, slowly and steadily. Irene xxx

blueladie said...

So sorry to hear about your accident and all the pain. Sending prayers. Cathryn.

Annie said...

What a story! These things happen in such a flash. Hope the recovery picks up speed so you can get back to the things you really enjoy. I may have to do a blog post just to give you something to read!

Mary said...

I'm sorry to hear about your accident, it certainly looks painful and I hope you heal quickly.

Sheryl0705 said...

Ohh my goodness, Sharon! I’m so sorry! I think we’ve all had these nearly unexplainable mishaps; I know I have! And, all while you were trying to care for your dear Mom. Just buggers!! I’m enjoying your blog and share your love of VSMs, stitching, sewing, basically, all things fabric and thread! Rest and get well!

Cole said...

Oh, ouch! At least we always say time goes by so quickly, you'll be back doing all kinds of crafty things in no time!

My stepdad also suffers from Lewy Body, it's so hard :(

Take care of yourself xxoo

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Ouch, ouch, ouch, what a painful story. Hope it heals up soon.

Here are my ORTs - http://serendipitousstitching.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/dark-october-tusal.html

deb said...

Oh no, oh no - ouch!! Sharon, I'm so sorry! Lots of extra calcium for you (when my leg was broken, my doc had me taking 6 Tums daily - said the key thing to be getting was "elemental calcium"). Many healing thoughts are headed your way.

My ort report is HERE.

Monica said...

Ack, oh no! Sending you healing thoughts!

moosecraft said...

Oh my goodness! That was a horrible fall! Rest as much as you can....and hopefully you'll be good to stitch soon!
I do agree with you about being able to sew/create better/more enjoyably with a clear mind/clean house though...

stitchersanon said...

Ouch. I taught myself to stitch left handed when they put the drips etc into my right arm. I hope you heal soon xx

Nancy said...

Hi Sharon, I have just been through this as a caretaker for my MIL. She is 88 years old and unsteady on her feet. She was using a walker and when she fell she ended up having to use a cane with the non-dominant hand. She just finished her PT on Monday and she had broken it on June 2. She is old and has osteoporosis so her healing was slow and steady. I believe your healing time will be faster. Take your time and allow it to heal. Apparently your spirit guides felt there was no other way to get you to slow down and get yourself sorted. Needlework will be good therapy for stiff fingers when it is time. Now sit and allow yourself to be Queen Daffycat and enjoy being waited on.

ricketyjo said...

Oh my gosh, you poor thing! I hope that you are all healed up quickly and can get back to the crafting. Best wishes to you. xx

LaNelle said...

Sharon..sorry for your accident sending prayers for quick healing and blessings for strength to have patience hardest part for me...hugs

Jo said...

Oh no!!!! You poor woman. It must be so painful. Hope it heals quickly for you...

Khristine Doiron said...

Oh my goodness! You really did a number on yourself! Hope you heal up quickly! And I will be back with my TUSAL when I actually write my post :)

Vee said...

Oh wow! I am sorry to hear that you have managed to bang yourself up so badly. Hopefully you heal quickly and fully so that you can get back to crafting and playing with your dog.

Brigitte said...

So sorry that this happened to you. It will take a while until it's healed, but I hope that you will be free of pain soon.

Julie said...

Gentle {hug}, it does look painful. Hope you are soon good as new.

Shelly said...

Oh no Sharon! I am just healing up from my work injury and this has happened to you. I understand about the grumpy moody part though. So take care of yourself and have patience. Once I realized my lot in life after my injury i.e. doctor ordered rest and physical restrictions, it became easier to deal with:)

Astrids dragon said...

Ouch, I'm so sorry to hear about your fall! I hope you're feeling better by now.
Right now my craft room is the messiest room in the house (with exception to my youngest son's room!) and I need to work on that.

Desiree Ehleiter said...

Oh my goodness! I hope you heal quickly and feel better soon!

Quilter Kathy said...

That is just dreadful! I understand totally after having a fall in August.
Hope you heal up quickly and can play along with the mystery, even if you just sew a few blocks to keep up.

Jackie said...

None of that sounds good at all! I hope you heal well and quickly so you can get back to the things that you love to do! I finally blogged today!

Chris said...

Looks and sounds like me 2 1/2 years ago, yes I have been that long with this broken arm.. just had 4th op. and praying it will have been successful. A word of advice, if after 3 months your humerus bone is not showing signs of being healed, insist on surgery, I wish I had and if I had I wouldn't still have a useless arm now!

Brenda said...

I am so sorry to hear you broke your shoulder!!! Oh hon! I will be praying for a speedy recovery!!! Sending HUGE HUGS and lots of prayers!!

Carin said...

Oh no, I read this know. I hope you are feeling much better by now !!!

Khristine Doiron said...

Just realized I never did come back and post my TUSAL so here it is - http://cross-stitching-mama.blogspot.ca/2017/11/october-tusal.html

Hope you are healing well!