I received an email on Wednesday asking if I was okay. This person was concerned because I hadn't posted for four days. I thought "four days?" I looked at my last blog post & sure enough, four days had gone by. Where does the time go? A week ago yesterday, I was in the hospital having surgery. Now here I am, safe & sound at home. I'll ask it again ... where does the time go?
I am feeling pretty well. The neck port sites are still somewhat sore & I still end up napping at least once a day, but those are minor complaints. The heart pain is almost gone as is the raw throat. No a-fib episodes since the surgery, praise God. On Wednesday I had a strange stroke-like thing happen but it hasn't happened again so praise God for that too. It didn't really alarm me. It was more of a nuisance. While it was happening, all I could think of was how much I didn't want to get dressed & go to the ER. The episode itself didn't last too long. I was typing an email & suddenly I had this odd tingly/numb feeling on the left side of my head. I could feel it as it traveled down the left side of my neck, across my left shoulder, & down my left arm into my hand & fingers. It was kind of interesting how it just meandered along at a slow but determined pace. I was kind of tingly/numb in those areas for a bit of a while, & eventually I was left with just some tingly sensation in my left forearm, the left side of my hand, & my pinkie & ring finger. It's pretty much all gone now. A fluke incident, I'm sure. I did promise John that if it happens again, I'll let him take me to the ER or I'll call my doctor to see if it's of any concern.
I have been stitching although my first project, a simple ornament I had kitted to stitch during my recovery, was frogged as much as it was stitched. I was sure I was counting carefully. I even counted the same areas 2 or 3 times to make sure I was starting each part of the design where it was supposed to be started. However, I'd then be stitching along & discover I had miscounted where to start, or I had missed a stitch in one motif which ended up causing me to begin the motif below it in the wrong place. Be that as it may, I persevered & here is the end result.
(from the book Joyeux Noel)
GAST & DMC