After deciding to go ahead with the surgery to repair my shoulder, I had an appointment with my orthopedist on Wednesday. In the end, he favored just letting it heal as he feared I would have more pain (I currently don't have any) and, as the surgery is invasive, it might do more harm than good. So I am not having surgery. I am allowed to remove the sling during the day while keeping my arm near my body in order to allow the upper arm muscle to start doing its job holding the bone correctly in the socket. I have been doing this on and off as my arm begins to ache after a while.
I can also knit or crochet while the sling is off, but casting on 119 stitches for another Butterfly Baby Blanket (you can see the 1st one here) tested the limits of my arm's endurance. I believe I have enough yarn.
This is where I am so far. Just a beginning.
Throughout last week I added a few stitches here and there to my secret stitching. Again, my arm starts to ache after stitching with less than 18 inches if floss and all it is doing is holding the standing hoop steady. Here is a peek.
I have done a lot of reading. I am catching up with some back issues of Country Home and Good Housekeeping magazines. I also read "Year of Wonders" by Geraldine Brooks. Set in the 1600s during the time of the Plague it was not the most uplifting story, but it had its merits and was easy and enjoyable to read. Now I am reading "The Winter Sea" by Susannah Kearsley. I am already a quarter of the way through it. It is quite intriguing. I am thoroughly enjoying it.
Over the weekend prior to my fall I started filling some of the pots that sit on my deck. I planted 2 cherry tomato plants and some lettuce.
I am joining Kathy for some Slow Sunday Stitching. Pop on over to her site and see what other bloggers are stitching. I will be visiting other blogs and attempting some kind of crafting.
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