Crazy as a Loom

Friday, September 7, 2012

Just checking in

In the Hilary vs brain surgery event, the brain surgery won.
So it appears.
I am beginning to get some appetite back.  I walk, escorted, once or twice a day.
I nap,
I use a lot of ice on the back of my neck/head.
I nap.
If I try to do something, say......make tea, by the time it is done, I have to rest those muscles in the back of my neck/head.  They were severely disturbed, and they are very unhappy.

My pain is pretty much controlled, well, in my world, anyway.
I won't do narcotics, so it's Tylenol, ice, and an occasional Flexeril.
It's not that I'm being tough, but I just choose to deal with a certain amount of pain, and feel like myself, rather than have less pain and be drugged and nauseous.
I have yet to go to the studio, which pains me, but I know I need to rest.
And Lois is doing a fantastic job of taking charge.  I wouldn't expect a bit less.
My sweet friend Alice comes every day and takes Roy for a long walk.  Bless her.
My bff Sheila comes by with lunch from our fave cafe.

But most of all, DH is guaranteed angel wings.  He shops and cooks and waits on me, and then on top of that, he runs himself ragged for my mother, who is mostly clueless.
Although, she does what she can to help me, too.
I am so grateful to everyone.
I am trying to be patient, but will admit it, just yesterday I dreamt of a loom.

Oh, yes, and Roy.......he would like to be called Nurse Roy for now, if you don't mind.


Mary said...

t is wonderful to hear from you.
Please keep us posted.
I check everyday to see if you have blogged.
When you do, and sound like yourself, I breathe a sigh of relief.
Oh, good, Hilary is back.

Country Girl said...

Hi, Hilary ~

So good to see you, and especially being comforted by Roy. How good to hear that your husband is helping so much. I bet it's wonderful for him to be needed. So glad to hear that you're getting plenty of help. I'm sure they all know that you'd do the same for them. I think of you often and wonder how you are, and now I know a little better. Thanks for this ~

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

Thank you for thinking of us and taking precious time to update. Can I just say, you are a very fortunate woman to be so loved. Keep taking baby steps and soon you will have your hands on a loom again.

Susan said...

I'm new to your blog, but feel like I've known you all my life. I know all too well, that you have to listen to your body; you will weave again. Let the ones who love you, help--it will do you all good. XOXO

thecrazysheeplady said...

Nurse Roy should do the trick just fine :-).

Deb said...

It's so good to hear from you Hilary. I know it isn't easy for you to blog but I do appreciate that you did. With all that support it won't be long now that you will be back at the studio doing what you love. Take your time, though. Rest. Hugs, Deb

SD Sue said...

Hilary, so glad you blogged. So glad you have your DH and friends to care for you. So glad you have Nurse Roy to attend to your cuddle needs. Perhaps you could take one of your favorite small weavings and caress it or sleep with it or just keep it around so you can feel like you are weaving or at least close to weaving. You are getting better and our prayers are being answered. Sue

Peg Cherre said...

Be patient, oh Hilary, be patient. Not your strong suit, I know, but there's always time to develop a new skill. :-)

LA said...

Nurse Roy must be doing a bang up job since you felt like doing a little blogging!!!! You've got quite a support team behind you!

Acorn to Oak said...

You sound better and better with each update. And, it sounds like you're surrounded with love and caring. Just what you need for healing. Take good care of yourself. Weaving time will be here before you know it. :-)

The Cat Guy said...

I'm so thankful for the technology and care which has provided you such relief. Now, I hope and pray for rapid healing.

Frank's Corner said...

Nurse Roy looks very comfortable. Dreaming of a loom is the beginning. You are so good at taking care of yourself and you have been so brave. Rest is just the right thing...and it takes as long as it takes, right? Every time you close your eyes and rest, your body is being restored a bit a cake in the oven...soon you will spring back and there will be no stopping you once again!

Gayle said...

Such good news, Hilary! So happy you have such wonderful support. RoyBoy is in heaven, getting to snuggle you all the time. Soon you will be back to doing all that you desire. It is so good to read your updates.

Candy Duell said...

Hi Hillary,
As acorn to oak said, you sound better with each update. Roy is a gen! Keep up the good work, and as people have said baby steps.

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Mrs. Turkey said...

You have a handsome nurse.....he seems to be doing a good job.
Take it nice and easy Hilary. Think of you daily & check to see if you or a daughter has left a blog. We all are behind you 100%...


Mrs. Turkey said...

You have a handsome nurse.....he seems to be doing a good job.
Take it nice and easy Hilary. Think of you daily & check to see if you or a daughter has left a blog. We all are behind you 100%...


Karen said...

Oh, I just love that picture. Great to hear from you, all shall be well again, give it time.

Shuttle, Hook and Needle said...

It is so good to hear from you! I have been checking every day. You are beginning to sound better but patience will pay off. Sleep, rest and take it easy for now. I am glad you have family and friends to care for you but Roy may have to best TLC to offer. Unconditional love from "woman's" best friend.

Cecilia said...

I had no idea.... went to do a new post on my blog and now Google has a tidbit on my dashboard from the blogs I follow so I saw your latest update. Wow, you have been through a lot but I'm happy to see you are on the other side of it all and in recovery mode. Good for you.... we weavers are a strong bunch, arent' we? My thoughts and prayers are with you...
PS- my blog is and I have some exciting news which I am posting next.... stay tuned.

messymimi said...

Give Nurse Roy a pat from me, and remember i am still praying for your recovery.

DJan said...

It is wonderful to hear from you, even if you are still weak as a kitten. You are on the road to recovery. I am thinking of you during this time and always thrilled to see that you have written a new post! :-)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update, Hilary. Like others, I check your blog every day hoping to hear how you are doing, and hoping you are doing well. Awwww, that Roy Boy makes a good nurse. Who wouldn't get better with such a loving and handsome boy to snuggle with?! Take care and be oh, so good to yourself. Your body has a lot of healing to do but it will come. Sending warm thoughts to you.


MarthaVA said...

I'm like the others, I check every day to see how you're doing. So glad to hear from you! Roy is doing an awesome job of holding you down. He's a good nurse. Bless his heart. Good that you have so many around you that love you and are caring for you - you're very blessed. Take it easy my friend. Your body will let you know when things are ok again and you can once again throw that shuttle and make those beautiful creations you're so good at.
Be careful, take care, and do be patient as we all want you back 100%!
Good thing you're a strong person!

Donna said...

All those loving & attentive people AND your own special Nurse Roy? You'll be weaving in no time. So glad you're mending. Thanks for the update!

Donna in ATL

Daryl said...

Nurse Roy .. bless his heart, its his turn to give back to you all the love you give to him ... gentle hugs coming your way

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