Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Well, now that I am a week out from surgery, and my hands are feeling good, I thought I would work on this little bunny for a square of a friend's quilt. I should finish up this little guy today.

My son Kayden has been keeping me busy and is great company while I recover from surgery. I took this pic this weekend at the park- it was a balmy 31 degrees out, so we weren't at the park long!

On a more personal note, I graduated from treatment on January 27th. It was a really big accomplishment for me, and as it is hard to share, it is part of my recovery to do so. I was in a day treatment program for the last 6 months for a problem with prescription medication I quietly share with unfortunately so many people. Having surgery has been a true test of using a lot of the skills I learned, and coping mechanisms, to prevent a relapse. So far, my biggest issue has been falling back into isolating. It is really quite easy to withdraw for me and a huge challenge to reach out. Not having enough structure or productive things to occupy my time are my largest obstacles. I have been off work for 4 weeks now on medical leave, and I have 2 more to go. I will be super glad to be back at work, as I LOVE my job. Well, enough of that. Thank you for taking the time to read my ramblings.......and I will hopefully have some new pics to post soon. God Bless :)


  1. You can use your stitching as a recovery tool. Set time aside for stitching and stick to it. If you feel a little "off" pick up your stitching. It's not easy, but it does get easier with time. Keep up the good work.

  2. Well done on speaking out about your past troubles.

    You must never feel isolated in the stitching blogging world - there are 1000s of us out here all desperate to see your lates progress pics! Join in with a few games, the IHSW and so on. You won't feel so alone.

    It's great that you have a job and that you love your job too!