Saturday, 14 February 2015

I am stitching!!

Happy Valentine's Day everyone :)

I really cannot believe how quickly the days and months are passing by.... Hmmmmmm

I hope you have all had a wonderful day, filled with happiness and smiles?

Today I was woken by pain...oh my! Horrendous pain... In my left leg.  I was doing so well, taking things easy, slowly pottering around the house on my crutches.  Then a set back.. Pain.... 

I don't cope at all with pain... I could not move my leg, it was terrible.  As its Saturday our doctors surgery was closed, so jon rang the 111 service, it's a kind of medical helpline.  I was passed onto a doctor and they wanted to call an ambulance for me to go to hospital.  Well I was having none of that!! Omg no I was not going back there!!! So instead they sent out a paramedic car so someone could take a look at me.

The paramedic arrived, hmmmm just as I was screaming with pain, oh it was terrible.. The slightest movement and it really really hurt.  But the funny thing was, it was not my knee... It was my leg!  I thought it might of been the small vein blood clots... Oh they cause a lot of pain.  And since coming out of hospital I had not been given then blood thinning injections to help them... So this was my thoughts.  The paramedic listened and kind of agreed with me... I was told to take all my meds I could to the maximum doses.. Now normally the amounts I took I should of been snoring my head off as they are really strong medications.  Instead I was wide awake and in a lot of pain and discomfort!

The paramedic stayed a good while making sure I was ok.. I told her I did not want to go to hospital and she understood my reasons. I agreed to take the maximum of my meds today and Sunday and if I was still in a horrendous amount of pain and discomfort Sunday afternoon she told me to dial 999 for an ambulance to take me to hospital so they could look into it.

So I am writing this dosed up... Hmmmm I have never ever taken this amount of meds before, I find it scary, but was reassured it was safe to.  They have relieved a small amount of pain, I am not really sure how my night is going to be?

I have spent the whole day in my bed!  How awful is that?  I just am in too much pain to move... I am so fed up and sad...let me just.... Aaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrggggggghhhhhhhh!!! Better!

Do you know I am so fed up with my knee... If I could disown it I would!  I have had nothing but bad luck this year, why me??? All I want is to get better and walk on my leg again... Who knows when that is going to happen??

So for me to be distracted, I picked up some stitching today!  And oh it's helped... I am stitching a lot slower than usual, as the pain made me stop a few times.  But it's a good distraction :)

Jon gave me a lovely Valentine's gift so I thought I would start that, as it made me smile knowing he bought it for me :)

Here this one....

So I started earlier... I am stitching on 32 count Belfast raw linen, using all the wonderful Weeks Dye Works threads he bought for me :)

Ready to start...

Here is what I have done so far...

Using my little magnifying clip... Well they are tiny holes!!

That is where I am right now....

It's really a lovely design to stitch, maybe because I know jon bought it specially for me??!  He is such a sweetie, he told me he saved up for it... And liked the words "when we love we grow" awe... That is so lovely.

I am pleased to be back stitching again.. I think it's going to be good therapy for me over the coming days and months.

I am sorry if you are not happy with me 'moaning' or chatting about my knee... What can I say?? Sorry... This is me right now.  I am so grateful of the lovely friends I have who pop in on my blog to say hi... You are the ones keeping me going :)

Ok I am going now.... 

Your all wonderful :)

Smiles :)


  1. That's so sweet sorry you're in pain. Hope you feel better soon

  2. Oh no--I thought you were on your way to being well! I'm so sorry you are still having problems! It just isn't going away fast, at all! Poor you!
    I do love your sweet stitching, though. It's a lovely pattern and your husband was so sweet to get it for you! I hope it can take your mind off of everything!
    Happy Valentine's Day!

  3. So sad to hear your pain is back.....what a bugger!!!!! If you can't say what you want to on your blog then this world is a pretty sad place I reckon! I hope it gets better for you and you do not have to go back to hospital - but it is wonderful to see you are managing some stitching, this is a super special one seeing as how Jon got it for you!

  4. So sorry to hear about your awful pain Jacquie. It sounds horrendous. I can understand you not wanting to go back to hospital though.
    Your stitching is so sweet. I hope it brings you some comfort and distraction xx

  5. So sorry to hear about your awful pain Jacquie. It sounds horrendous. I can understand you not wanting to go back to hospital though.
    Your stitching is so sweet. I hope it brings you some comfort and distraction xx

  6. Aren't paramedics great? She took the time to listen to you and what you wanted. Sorry you are still in a lot of pain, hopefully the hospital can find something which will work for you.
    Jon's design is lovely and I'm sure focusing on that must help with the stress of being laid up.

  7. Dear Jacquie, I am so sorry. Unfortunately I know what you are going through with bad pain. Take all the meds, yes it is safe. I too use stitching as a distraction. I am praying for you.

  8. Stitching is wonderful therapy and a great distraction.

  9. It is going to be stunning, sending you hugs at this time x

  10. Take it easy, Jacquie and listen to your body.

    When I came home from the hospital three weeks ago, I was prescribed a 2 week dose of blood thinner injections that I learned to administer myself. Yuk! I was terrified of having blood clots so I bit the bullet and just did it! Blood clots are not to be taken lightly so please be careful.

    I wish you happy stitching and pain free days ahead.

  11. So sorry Jacquie that your still in so much pain. Is there another hospital that would see you for a second opinion maybe? I know its easier said than done. Just frustrated for you.
    On the other note - beautiful stitching. HUGS & prayers - Annette

  12. Oh, my dear friend, I am sorry that you have such strong pain: - (((((
    It seemed that it already goes well, the disease is ugly, and it does not stop: - (((
    But your embroidery it is great!

  13. Great you've managed to stitch despite all the pain :) It's coming along really nicely! Looking forward to seeing more :)

  14. You've made a great start on the beautiful Valentine design, its looking lovely.
    Take care xxxx

  15. I am so sorry you in so much pain ...I am on that too beacuse of my back and neck as well the nasty condition calleed Lichen Planus Bullosa. That amkes my mouth to have very painful spots that are bleeding . May I remember You in my evening prayers !

  16. What a sweet Valantine's gift from your hubby! I hope you will be better soon, fingers crossed.


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