Tuesday, June 5, 2018

What I've Learned in the Past Week

1. It is amazing how much more knitting I can get done when I'm not working full time! (See sweater below.)
Flowers from my sweet Mom.
2. Any surgery than involves anesthesia is exhausting.

3. You can't hurry healing. In fact, it's the opposite: You have to slow down to heal. This is a challenge for some of us.

This is the body of a cardigan. More in future posts.

4. Knitting is the absolute best thing to do when you're recuperating, especially mindless stockinette.
Another hat in my effort to stash-bust.
5. You should not check your email when you are sick leave. You just end up working for free. Ask me how I know!


15 comments:

  1. I had my gall bladder out a few years ago and the effects of anesthesia amazed me. I was so loopy for days. I didn't even need to take the pain meds I was given. I did manage to knit a sock in one sitting. I have no idea how I did it. I could never do it in my "right" mind.

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  2. Love the color of that sweater you're making! What is the pattern? That hat looks challenging, certainly not mindless! Hope you feel lots better soon. I don't tolerate anesthesia well at all, so you definitely have my sympathy.

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  3. You definitely need to slow down in order to heal but it's so hard when you're used to being on the go. I had major surgery many years ago and it was at the time when I wasn't knitting, looking back I wonder how I ever got through that time, knitting would have definitely helped. I love the pattern on the hat, it's many years since I've done any colour work, though I have plans to give it a go again soon.

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  4. I have always thought that works cuts into my day.

    And I *never* check my work e-mail when I am not at work. Nope. Not ever.

    Take care!

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  5. Good for you for allowing yourself time to recover (I know it is not easy!) Great advice!

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  6. Wishing you much time and peaceful space for recuperating and healing. XO

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  7. Knitting IS the best activity for recuperating! I'm glad you are doing well.

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  8. For me knitting, reading and stitching are the best. Beautiful flowers from your Mom. Do hope you are feeling better each day...but still take it easy!

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  9. I wholeheartedly agree with your list! I'm glad you are able to knit to keep you from going stir crazy while you are slowed down!

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  10. Beautiful yellow flowers! Glad you can knit while you recoup.
    I completely agree with your anesthesia thoughts. I always tell my friend AFTER that anesthesia never tells you how long it will take to resume your normal sleep and dream patterns . If you realize they cut into you and you never felt it, then you realize how powerful the drugs are during surgery. it can take a few weeks! Hugs

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  11. I have missed the surgery and the recuperation. Glad it went well and you are recuperating faster than you thought. New yarn can't be held against you if it gets you though the pain of surgery, that would just be cruel! Anesthesia can kick your butt for weeks, don't forget that. Rest!!!!!

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  12. What are you re cupping from? Out blog walking and found my way here from a mutual friends blog, Mereknits. Love the color of your sweater, and the hat looks awesome. I like mindless garter and not counting, great for watching tv and not needing to pay attention.

    Always nice to meet to new bloggers.
    Sandy's Space

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  13. Hope you are still resting and doing lots of knitting. I have never had to recover touch wood, but I never read work emails out of work time.

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  14. doesn't anesthesia take days? especially the longer you are under? anyways every day you are closer and closer to being better!! DO NOT WORK FOR FREE.

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