Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The Sick Bitch is Home

I'm finally back home and safely ensconced in my chair with my knitting in hand (I'm working on a very special pair of socks for a very special friend). Well, that's not entirely true - I moved to the couch so I could write this post. First of all, thank you to everyone who sent me letters with such lovely sentiments. I was truly blown away, and my spirits were lifted high. You're all such wonderful friends; I wish I could meet all of you in person, but it really doesn't matter. I carry you all with me in my heart.

Things have gotten a little worse. Even though the discs are leaking, they're also swollen so badly that the doctor could barely fit the needle in. This time, I felt it slide along the vertebrae and heard the pop and crunch as it finally went in - four times. Sigh. At least he didn't do my knee again. I have to repeat this again in two weeks. Happy happy joy joy. Right now, I'm exhausted and in a considerable amount of pain. Emma is curled around my hips as I'm sitting here typing; she's trying her best to make me feel better. I was in bed sleeping, and she curled up against my back (right above the injection site). How in the hell she knows where I hurt the worst is beyond me.

I'll be working on the shop later tonight - I just don't have the energy right now - so we can reopen tomorrow (Thursday). I've probably already told you, but I'm having a 15% off sale. We have a lot of new artists and merchandise, so come and check it out! I even have that most coveted of yarns - Woolly Boully. There isn't much - only about four or six skeins - but if you're a fan, grab it while you can. Jenny dyed it just for me, so of course I had to snatch a skein for myself. :)

Signups are still open for SP14, so if you're at all interested, please go to the blog and sign up! Of all the swaps I've been in, this is my favorite. It's a lot of fun, and you make really good friends through it. A lot of people who signed up for the last round haven't signed up this time around, so I hope you come back and join in the fun. There are only a couple of returning hostesses - the rest of us are new - so look for lots of contests, games, and other fun things with great prizes to win!

My birthday is next Tuesday (June 23rd), so I'm already telling Hubster what day it is just in case he forgot. I love birthdays, and this will be my first one away from my family. He hasn't given me any clues as to what we're doing, but whatever it is, I'm sure it will be lovely.

My back is killing me, so I'm off to knit for a while before I work on the shop. It's good to be home, and I'll get a letter off to everybody who wrote in the next few days. Again, thank you - what a homecoming!

Hm... maybe I'll dose up on Dilaudid before I begin to knit. Then I can see how many stitches I can drop when I nod off and drop my sock on the floor.

Simple things amuse me.


Laura Neal said...

I hope you get something wonderful for your birthday. If I haven't run insane by that point, Happy Birthday!

Kim said...

Hi Sweetie!! I didn't get the message that you were in the hospital until you were already home (internet service is rather dodgy here in Paris). I'm hoping that you're feeling better, and that your pain meds are starting to work!!

We're leaving for London on the Chunnel in a few hours - I'll talk to you soon!! Lots and lots of love to you!!!

Mikki said...

I just found out you'd been in the hospital. I'm so sorry you are hurting so bad. I hope your meds kick in soon. Dilaudid and sock knitting, now there's a new one for me. Good Luck. Remember, we're holding a thought for you.

azzuka said...

I'm glad you're back home, but feel very sorry for all the pain... Don't hurry with the shop. your friends will wait for you. Take care first!

Bezzie said...

Ha ha, while I'm just like you and don't like to roll over much, you'd better listen to your hubby. When they get cranky they're a PITA to live with ;-).

And happy early birthday! Amazing people are born on 6/23! ;-)

Syd said...

The store and us fiber nuts will be there, we ain't going anywhere, rest and heal from the needle work on your back. Let Emma do her stuff! I love how they know what were and when. Besides you have to be rested up for your Birthday!

Michelle said...

Take it easy, the store will be there. And since I won't have interwebs connex next week, I am wishing you a happy birthday now. I am keeping you in my thoughts.