Saturday, August 8, 2009

If it is possible . . .

I had my surgery four weeks ago yesterday and I went back to my doctor yesterday with what I thought was an infection in my right side incision. Felt hot, oozing, and just really sore! Sure enough, I am back on an antibiotic to get things under control. Ironic that the right side was not the side that had caused the problem but was, instead, the side I opted to do for cosmetic reasons. I wanted to match!
Diane did take my blood to check the white count. All levels were good which helps me know I am eating right. She did tell me I needed to get some rest. Now we all know that stress lowers ones ability to heal and I know how much stress I have going on. Exercise helps me release that but I am not feeling up to it right now. So, things aren't adding up to feeling very good.
The weather has finally warmed up to normal August temperatures and the humidity hit today. Eight of us traveled to the Strawbale Winery for the Third Annual Quilts and Vines. Doctor said I could go if I sat and relaxed more than walking around. I have to admit, I really didn't feel like doing a whole lot of walking around. There were over 400 quilts hanging on the grapevines and it is just a beautiful setting. We had a great time, but I am whipped tonight. Don't even have the energy to go upstairs and quilt.
Enough complaining for my part. Vince has been busy in his workshop. We had old cedar boards from a downed fence shoved under the deck. I showed him a picture of an Adirondack chair and he designed his own plan and has been building us some chairs. They are beautiful and are so comfortable. He is so talented and really is a craftsman. He will stain the chairs and I will take a picture to show. Now if we could just conquer the mosquitoes.

3 comments:

The Dash! said...

I can't imagine that.. 400 quilts hanging on vines lol I bet it was some sight. Did you get some pics of it?
I hope you feel better soon. Sounds awful that you got an infection... hope those antibiotics fix it up quick smart. Thank goodness we live in these times and not hundreds of years ago. What would we have done then?

Lonicera said...

Sylvia - it sounds as though that wound is dragging you down a bit, I do hope that by now the antib's have kicked in and that you're more comfortable.
My feelings about quilts are ambivalent - when I see beautiful quilts at exhibits, I really want to own them, not just look at them - and if I owned one I'd be scared to use it or wash it...
Caroline

Nola said...

The quilt exhibition sounds divine!! What a setting to have them displayed on grape vines! I hope your wound is clearing up now you have the antibiotics in your system.