21 February 2012

going under the knife, crafty surgery 101

Greetings all,
When it rains, it pours in life, right??  We've accepted an offer on our Darwin apartment, exciting news, but our 2 favourite farms (both on the market for ages) just sold - all in a matter of days - i'm a big believer on patience, time & place, it just wasn't meant to be.  Then this book arrives in the mail (to be reviewed next week with a giveaway) . . . 
 
 well these are my hands: mother, designer, crafter, patchwork quilter for 13 years & suffering carpal tunnel syndrome for the past 8 years . . . swollen, achey & about to be sliced up & fixed.  Feel so silly i left it so long.  Such a typical craft related injury!!  We need to look after ourselves better people!!
 My hands drop things, are numb & can't grasp, + i've managed to give myself Tennis Elbow.
 So it took all my strength to lift & purchase this stone pear today (a birthday gift with money from my parents).  But when i picked up a sheet set at Sheridan, the weight almost broke my arm.  I frightened the sales assistant as she innocently passed the sheets to me & they went thump on the floor, straight through my hands. 
Other exciting purchases today included cotton knickers for theatre & rubber gloves for showering.  Did you know silk underpants can create an electrostatic charge in a surgical theatre??  I did, but wasn't planning on making the effort of dressing up down there, for a hand surgeon.  Moving right along, who knew i loved biscuits?? 
  Jan-Maree of Cherry Red Quilter blog & amazing leader of the Aussie Hero Quilts must have baked all weekend to overnight express an amazing variety of fresh cookies 'to help out with my children's recess'. What a lovely surprise, how gorgeous!!  Thank you Jan-Maree, you are so thoughtful.  Can you believe she got her girlfriends together & organised to make laundry bags, patchwork quilts & endless treats parcelled up for all of my husband's soldiers in Afghanistan??  Of course you can, she's an unstoppable force of love, care & generocity.  More on Aussie Hero Quilts later!!
 I've sampled some crumbs, they are delicious & Caramello koalas - tonnes of them.  Mmmm, thank you Jan-Maree.
 Finally, a treat for my hair, i've let it grow, so i'll need to pin back my fringe post surgery, what better way to do it, than with a giant diamonte heart??!!  The other clips will be shared with my girls - including my middle daughter who scored Vice House Captain (she's only in year 5) for red house at school.  The Seed red bow clips will be adorable for the up coming Swimming Carnival. 
So folks, i've dropped off my admissions paperwork & now just have to wait for the surgery.  The hospital is amazing, like a fancy office style hotel, the kind of place Hollywood folks would go for 'proceedures', very glamorous.  I'm going to take a little break in blog transmission as my hands are truly numb, clumsy, with shooting pains up my wrists & i'd rather be a princess, rest them on ice . . . than take drugs to power on.  I'm exhausted!!  Have gorgeous weeks everyone, don't ever take your precious hands for granted, love Posie

50 comments:

ally said...

Go rest and eat bikkies Princess Posie
Best of luck
xxx

Kerry said...

All the very, very best for your surgery. Please yell if you need anything while you're in hospital or recovering. Sorry to hear about the farm, but like you I really believe that what's meant for you doesn't pass you by. Love the pear...I've got one just the same :) Take care x

Just Martha said...

Good luck with it all and here's looking forward to you quilting and holding with ease! Remember to relax after surgery and not to do too much until you are all healed. Promise?

Sally said...

Rest up and take care. All the best with your surgery.

Beck said...

Good luck with your operation, thinking of you xo

Jan-Maree said...

So glad the parcel arrived safe and sound and so quickly - good old Australia Post. Take care and rest up. Not long to go now till you are back blogging and crafting with a vengeance! MWAH!

Jane said...

Oh Jennie, sending you healing vibes from Hobart. Finally an end to all that pain! It will be worth it. Oh, and I'm having my nerve conduction study next week, thanks to your urging ☺. J x

melissa said...

Good luck with the surgery. Hope it goes very smoothly and you get some rest. Enjoy those bikkies!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

All the best for your Hands dear Posie....thinking of you...They are no 1 at the moment...Love and Hugs, Dzintra xoxoxo

Jen R said...

Cant wait to see those new and improved hands...the right farm is just around the corner...take care, rest up xx

Leah said...

All the best - will be thinking of you

Lib said...

Can't wait to hear from you post-surgery....wishing you well lovely lady:)

Lib said...

Can't wait to hear from you post-surgery....wishing you well lovely lady:)

Shelley @ My Shoebox Life said...

Everything happens when the timing is right, and obviously right now is that time for your hands to be well looked after. Wishing you a speedy recovery, and make sure you get lots of rest. xxx

Magi said...

Best of luck. Will miss you during your break but hope you come back well rested and recovered. Take care.

tinajo said...

Good luck, I´ll cross my fingers for you! :-)

B is building a house said...

Wishing you all the very best Posie!!!

Take care <3

B

sue niven said...

The bikkies looked lovely, best of wishes on your surgery. I hope you have a speedy recovery.

lou lou said...

Oh Miss Posie - owwwww....

you poor chicky! I feel for you so much.

you are loved know that one and I hope you get a phone call to come straight to surgery (without your silk knickers)!

Have a wonderful day,

loulou, hereiamloulou blog 

x

polkadotpeticoat said...

You poor thing ....I bet the sales clerk did give you a second look!

Mum on the Run said...

Will be thinking of you love.
Don't lift a finger - literally.
xxxx

TexWisGirl said...

sweet posie, i wish you a quickly set surgery date, and a speedy recovery, too! :)

Wendy said...

Sending healing thoughts and hugs, Jennie---relax and let yourself mend!

CHD said...

Glad you are having your surgery soon. Wishing you a speedy recovery. How amazing it will be to have the use of your hands back! Good luck with the farm hunting too. The next one you fins will probably be way better than the other ones anyway. Cx

The Provincial Homemaker said...

Posie, great news about the apartment selling up here and your surgery fast approaching. Sorry to hear that you missed out on your farms - in these situations I always think of that slightly corny line from The Sound of Music "where God closes a door, somewhere he opens a window". In know you'll find the farm for you sometime soon.

Oh, and what lovely treats for your husband and soldiers.

Sarah B said...

I beige in fate so that means a better, more suited farm will come your way. Good luck with your surgery x

Amanda said...

All the best for the surgery you will be back good as new in no time.

Jenny from Ohjoh said...

All the best love!
Hope it all goes really well and heals beautifully.
Silk undies ??!! How glam. I wish. Even if I did they'd still be buried in the huge pile of clean washing that is currently masquerading as a lounge suite at our house!

Special 'K' said...

Oh I am a little teary today, now after reading your special heart felt post, even more so. Take care and know we are all thinking of you. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

Karla {Ironmum Karla} said...

oh, it must be frustrating, my mother had this surgery...a few times so I know how painful it can be.

Another property or idea will come up, wasn't meant to be!x

Tas said...

Enjoy your resting up, Princess Jen.

Hope all goes well. Wear nice knickers anyhow. Beacuse you are probably going to be wearing a surgical gown and that will expose anything, no matter what is being operated on.

Amanda said...

Sorry about you guys missing out on those properties but in my eyes, that means something even better is still out there for you :)

Sending you big hugs for your surgery. Hope you aren't in too much pain and recover quickly - enjoy the rest x

Lisar said...

All the best for successful surgery AND a speedy recovery...and that soon you will be whipping up a big craft storm...and planning your new home....the PERFECT property will come along.

Kirsty@Bonjour said...

Best of luck my dear, you won't know yourself when you are healed. Sorry to hear the two properties sold, but like you I think that a new window opens whenever a door is closed, it just might take a while to make itself known! I love your philosophy on rolling with whatever life throws at you, I think it will serve you very well! All the best! x x

The Moerks said...

Posie rest up babe and come back to us soon. I will miss your witty comments and social commentaries. Dont worry about the farm, there will be a much better one around the corner (I sound like Mystic Meg). Good luck for the surgery take care and REST.

Seaweed and Raine said...

Hope your surgery goes well. Enjoy the cookies (I'm sure the kids won't notice too much if a couple go missing ;) lol). A property will come up for you - the right time, right place.

cheryl @ nefotlak. said...

all the best for a super quick recovery! take care of you. c xx

Felicity said...

I'm a little daunted thinking about what you will achieve when you have two functioning, pain free hands my friend - you are such a force of nature.

A little break + some much deserved pampering sound like they'll be the order of the day and I hope you receive both in spades.

Sending a warm-hearted virtual hug from afar,
xx

PS: Jan-Maree, you're legendary!

mel @ loved said...

Wishing you all the best! Take time to heal well & take extra good care of yourself, gosh you won't know yourself after this! X

Bron said...

Hope all goes so very well...take care . xx

Salley said...

Good Luck Posie...hope the days arent dark and the nights too long without your handsome soldier close by to help you heal.
You might have "lost" the farms but you havent lost the dream...it'll happen.

Steph said...

Wishing you the speediest recovery on record! May you be crafting again in a jiffy with super nimble fingers. :) x

emma @ frog, goose and bear said...

Take all the time you need Jennie - nothing wrong with being a princess! All the best with the surgery.

Michelle said...

Stumbled upon your blog, so glad I did. You are very talented.
All the best for your surgery.

Deborah said...

Wishing you a speedy recovery dear Posie. Those hands should be insured the way Mariah Carey insured her legs! Deb - emerging from Lurk-dom :o)

Margie said...

Sending hugs and positive vibes your way Posie.

Maxabella said...

I hope you are doing okay, Jen. Been thinking of you. Keep us posted on that surgery! It can't come too soon. You poor love. x

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Calico Child said...

Good luck with it all sound so scarry to me thinking of you & hope this will be an end to it all for you take care & rest up xxx

Posie Patchwork said...

Thanks everyone, i would recommend this surgery, i have fantastic relief in my right hand (the worst one) & apart from very weird nerve branches in my left, that hand is slowly recovering too, but very happy with the progress, love Posie