Crazy as a Loom

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Contain yourself

Sorry I don't have a lot of wonderful weaving photos.........
I am trying to keep up my "low profile", which includes me going to the studio for a few hours, not doing very much of anything, then coming home to take Roy for a walk, and rest my neck.

I started physical therapy yesterday, and it was GOOD.   I don't have to work on strength, but I do have to work on getting my trapezius muscles calmed down, after they were traumatized just 3 weeks ago.
I didn't realize, until it was pointed out, that I have been walking around in a permanent "shrug".
When I consciously 'drop' my shoulders, it feels SO MUCH BETTER.
And the headache is better.
But I am very aware that I have had two major surgeries in 7 months, and I want to give myself time to heal, and time to get better.
This recovery is WAY easier than the one last August, for sure.  But I can't weave, and I must rest.
It sucks. 
But it's true.
I am trying to embrace it.  For now.

But you know it's driving me a little crazy, right?

The new AVL dobby loom is just going to have to wait for me.
I'm not ready yet.
But I am studying the manual, and planning what I will do on it, when I can.
That's as exciting as it gets around here.


MarthaVA said...

You sound soooo much better! It's good to hear.
Take the time it takes.


Loomatic said...

Just take the time to read the manual on that wonderful loom!

Cup of tea, a sunny spot and Roy will be perfect for reading buddy.

Enjoy your down time, you know you will be at it soon enough. I can't wait to see that big loom in action! I have always wanted to see one of those in action.

Country Girl said...

I know. I know. But you have to contain yourself. Difficult to do when you are such an energetic and active person.

Acorn to Oak said...

So happy to hear your headache is better. Whew! Glad you're taking the time you need to rest and heal. Although, I can only imagine how hard that might be at times with that amazing AVL waiting for you. But, time with the manual is a very good thing. Happy studying! :-)

claudia said...

At least you are looking happily forward to something instead of wondering what will come!
Love that you are sounding better.

Shuttle, Hook and Needle said...

Hey when I got my AVL, the manual said go get a cup of coffee, sit down and take a deep breath!
I am still scared of my loom but mine is much larger and computerized.
I had one friend who left hers in the box for three years before getting it together and working! You are so much ahead of the game now and will love your loom when you can use it.
Glad you are doing well!

Country Gal said...

I am glad to hear you are feeling better and your pain is less . Take it easy and get all better , at least you will have that lovely Loom to look forward to using when the time is right for you ! Have a good day !

Susan said...

...and that's pretty exciting news considering what you've been through. I'm glad you're listening to your body and allowing it to heal, XOXO

Daryl said...

Toonman is still walking with a bit of a bend and its been 3 yrs since his back surgery ... i think we get into a habit and our bones settle in and we forget it isn't good for us but it feels right til we are corrected .. not sure if that makes sense ..

Cait Throop said...

Yeah...make rest your new favorite! :) Surgery takes a toll no matter what!

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