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Saturday, May 19, 2012

Friday Night Sew In Report

On Tuesday I had a knee arthroscopy.  The surgeon said six weeks recovery time and so far it is going well.  Day 1 I was in bed and only hobbling to the bathroom.  Day 2 I was up and hobbling around with a cane.  Day 3 more hobbling but exhausted.  Today the swelling is noticeably down and there is little pain.   Here is the gruesome photo.  Don’t look if you’re squeamish. 

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The surgeon told me I had a “large meniscus tear”.  I am looking forward to being pain free as it has been almost constant for the last three months.  I want to get out and exercise and maybe even run again! 

Yesterday morning I sewed a little.  I put a round on the Mystery Round Robin block for May (can’t show…) and I made these two blocks for Billy for the April 6 inch block swap (only a little behind…)

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And then exhaustion hit and I had to lie down on the couch.  Later in the day I thought “It’s Friday Night Sew In.  I must get up and do some sewing.”  I wanted to work on the quilting for my Friends with Benefits gift (which is a little bit more behind).  Because it is some fine work I wanted my reading glasses.  I looked for them for half an hour, thinking they must have fallen on the floor when I took them off to answer the phone in the morning.  I finally discovered them, in their case, and realized I actually hadn’t used them when sewing that morning! 

At that point I realized I was probably too tired to try and sew.  Instead I looked at Bloggers' Quilt Festival posts and viewed a lot of lovely quilts. I hope you have the time to browse them.

Janet

16 comments:

  1. good luck with your recovery, seems like you are off to a good start!

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  2. I think your eyes were trying to tell you they needed a rest.... hope the knee recovery goes well....
    Hugz

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  3. Wishing you a speedy recovery and a knee that is even better than before!

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  4. Ouch, that knee looks sore, rest up (hope its not your sewing machine foot pedal leg).

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  5. Keep up the good recovery. If your body is asking for a break, give it what it needs.

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  7. Get well soon. Hope the knee is better than it has ever been before, once it all settles down.

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  8. Get better soon.. You will be running around in no time....

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  9. Wishing you a speedy recovery! Actually think your knee looks pretty good for only Day 3. Nice little swap blocks! Enjoy your time at home - it'll speed by faster than you think!

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  10. Have nursed two sons with this surgery. Sounds like you are doing great. Hopefully you'll be totally well soon.

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  11. Yep! we are in the same boat. thanks for stopping by my blog.
    I have two cuts and my doctor did not even stitch them up. They are good. I am doing better. I can still feel my knee swell up some when I am on it too long. I also had a torn meniscus plus lots of arthritis.
    Take care and hope you have a speedy recovery too.

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  12. So sorry about your knee. Don't do more than Dr instructed or you'll cause more problems. Feel better soon.

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  13. I hope your knee is mending well. Don't push it too much - take your time.

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  14. I hope you get better soon. At least looking at quilts was fun for Friday night, huh?

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  15. Janet, did you take part in my giveaway? Because if you did, you are the winner. I've sent you an email and very concerned you have not responded. Please check your spam folder just in case? Hope you will email me back soon.

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  16. Janet.......all my good wishes for your recovery....the 3rd place winner mat is just too adorable.......and the grizzly is just too scary! Glad to hear from you again........

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