Monday, July 27, 2009

More Projects

Since my last post, I've had 2 requests from lady friends to make them hats... I've finished one, then I had to take a break from hats to crochet a teddy bear for my niece's 2nd birthday party on Saturday. I started the bear on Thursday night, worked on it for about an hour, then another 2 hours on Friday night, then I started working on it at 9 on Saturday morning and I finished at 3:15 Saturday afternoon... My niece's party started at 5pm.

After getting a new blister and spending hours worrying if I was going to be able to get it done on time, I was rewarded with a VERY happy 2 year old that wouldn't put down her bear long enough for anyone else to take a look at it (I think I had happy tears in my eyes).

I think I got some mild heat stroke though, after being outside for 7+ hours on Saturday (30 degrees Celsius) and I subsequently slept from about 11:30 Saturday night until 3:30 Sunday afternoon.

I still feel exhausted, but not nearly as bad as yesterday.

Oh, and my chiropractor is being nice... since I need chiropractic adjustments, and I should be going every week or two, he is keeping me as a patient (at his house right now until he can get into another office) and he is going to charge me $15-$20 less than all his other patients. YAY ME!

Friday, July 17, 2009


This is an afghan I made for my sister-in-law's oldest daughter.
And I made this one for her youngest daughter.

I just thought I would put up some more pictures of the things I've been crocheting, so you can all see them.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

A Post For Everyone

My chiropractor is in the process of starting his own office. For the time being he doesn't work at an office, and he has agreed to see me at his house, because neither one of us feel it would be a good idea to switch chiropractors, with the possibility of getting one that doesn't listen to me, and ends up injuring me further. The problem comes in the form of him being unavailable last week, and me being busy after work every day this week, and that meaning it'll be almost 3 weeks between my last appointment and my next one (On top of all that, Alberta Health stopped covering chiropractic visits on the 1st of July). So, with my wrists being stupid and loose, and my hip being still-slightly-out-of-place and my fingers being all uncooperative, causing me to use my arms differently, and throwing out my shoulders in the process (really long sentence, but I'm getting to the point) I'm in a considerable amount of pain. The only 3 things that seem to help my shoulder are seeing the chiropractor, smoking some pain reliever, or sleeping on my back with my knees propped up, and my arms over my head. So I tried the sleeping one last night and usually by the time I wake up, I've rolled over 40 times and it looks like a tornado has gone through the room, and I'm usually laying on my left (bad) shoulder, causing it to dislocate. but last night was different! I went to sleep with my knees propped up, and my hands over my head, and I woke up with my knees propped up, and my hands over my head! It REALLY stretched the muscles on my shoulders, and my back, and my hips, and everything is feeling better than it did yesterday, except my shoulder... it feels like it rotated funny.

But... you can't win 'em all.


A while back I posted about some health issues I've been having. Well, my period was late, and I rather thought I might be pregnant. So I took 6 pregnancy tests (3 home tests, 2 pee-in-a-cup-at-the-doctor's-office tests, and one blood test) over the course of 3-4 weeks. All came back negative. Along with the blood test for pregnancy, the doctor had the guy draw blood to check my hormone levels, my iron levels, and several other things.
My doctor originally thought I had PCOS (poly-cystic ovary syndrome), and I thought that maybe I had a tubal pregnancy, or that my hormone levels were too low to register as being pregnant. When my blood tests came back, my iron levels were dangerously low, my vitamin D was really low, and the doctor told me that my iron was too low for dietary changes to bring it up to a normal level...etc.
I've been taking iron supplements for about a month and a half now, and I'm finally having another period. It's lasted 8 days... and counting... (usual for me is 5). So I'm a little bit less anxious than I have been recently, but more grouchy, crampy, bloaty...

On another note, I injured myself recently -dislocated my hip- while having sex. Usually, I can put it back in easily, and it's usually not too painful, but this time was different. It stayed out of place too long, and I couldn't get it back in all the way, and it still hurts.
My boss sent me on an errand at work the next day, and I was required to lift 2 wheels out of the trunk of my car. In light of my recent hip injury, I thought it would be beneficial to carry both of the wheels at the same time, and only make one trip, as opposed to walking twice the distance (50 feet-ish each direction). So I picked up one wheel in each hand (they're not light) and I started walking. By the time I got them to where they were going I had dislocated 2 fingers; my middle finger on my right hand, and my index finger on my left hand. Apparently, I'm not supposed to favor any joint in my body, because it will cause unexpected casualties in other, unrelated parts of my body.

Oh, and I watched to new Harry Potter movie last night, and it was pretty good, except they keep leaving Dobby out of the movies, and changing which characters do what.