Sunday, July 28, 2019

Slow Sunday Stitching and Pain Relief

Things are looking up after my visit to the Orthopedic Institute on Friday and a cortisone shot into my left knee, which was too bad until the doctor hit the sweet spot and wow did I see stars but more importantly I could feel all the spots in my legs that were effected by the knee pain. Before the injection the doctor stated the shot may not work or it will work and can last up to 6 months or just a week, also I can only get 3 of the shots in the same knee in one calendar year. I am moving about much better , I do feel soreness where the injection took place but for the most part I am walking without use of the cane but do keep it nearby in case I feel off balance.

I did get more unpacking done yesterday five boxes down I can move about steadily and filled 3 shelves of my linen closet and two bags for donations, I am making it a point to give up at least two items per box and anything I haven't used in the last year (or since my last move in 2011).  I bought a new bed last year it has one of those real thick mattress, the old sheet sets don't fit so those were the first things to go when I unpacked the boxes.  Oh my goodness don't even get me started on towels, I will say half of what I have are in the donation box.

The weather here has been quite rainy most of the week with the stalling of a storm front hanging over Florida for most of the week with temps dropping into the mid 80's for a few days, I managed to squeeze in a trip to the library mid week to pick up a book I had reserved. 

 I spent some time reading when I couldn't sit comfortably from the pain in my leg, after the cortisone shot sitting wasn't a problem so I picked up my hand embroidery and stitched till my fingers ached.
I made good progress and I really like the choice of the rainbow floss for the background flower of life motif.
I moved my hoop to the bottom portion this morning and stitched a bit while I enjoyed my coffee outside listening to the birds and the quiet. I plan to get more stitching done today for Slow Sunday Stitching, for now I'll post this over at Kathy's Quilts why not click the link and have look at what other bloggers are slow stitching.


  1. Hope your shot kicks in better soon. I am about ready to schedule one for my knee pretty soon. Happy stitching!

  2. Glad to hear that the shot has reduced the pain. And some relaxing slow stitching will hopefully give you more dopamine, which is also good for healing!

  3. Neat embroidery project and I love that rainbow floss too!

  4. Your knee pain sounds really nasty, hope the cortisone injection works well. Pretty stitching and it's always so nice to have a pleasant outdoors spot to relax in.

  5. Pretty stitchery! I hope your pain resolves soon!!

  6. So glad your shot seems to have worked. I hope you have a good long time of it feeling better. Your stitching is so pretty. I like the variegated thread too.

  7. I am glad the shot is working. I hope you knee continues to get better.

  8. Oh my I hate shots but if they work it is okay.
    I do like your embroidery design you are working.


  9. I'm sorry for your continued pain. It makes life such a trial. Good that you are getting some relief. Your embroidery design is so interesting. I'm a reader, too. Thanks for stopping by my blog.