Friday, March 6, 2009

Almost done


Here is the log cabin half round I've been working on. I'm liking it. The door isn't as bright as the picture, and still may change it to a different red. Not sure yet. It's not very big, and is for over the door. I think it measures around 9x27.

It's been a pretty yucky week for me. I noticed on my way back from the York folk art show that I had a pain in my elbow. Didn't think too much of it at the time other than maybe I held something funny or twisted it the wrong way. Over the next few days I thought I was losing my mind. My right arm was very sensitive to the touch as if it had sunburn or I had a fever. Even checked my temp over the next few days and nothing, but it sure felt like I had one. My joints were hurting in my hand too. Then I woke up one morning and I thought I had cut the palm of my hand somehow. Right in the crease it was red and sore. I put some neosporin on it thinking it would be ok. Well, then I developed what looked like a rash near the red line. Thought now what??? Started to put cortisone on that. All the while, I'm still feeling feverish, arm is burning like sunburn, and I have no clue what is going on. Well, then the rashy bumps spread to 2 of my fingers. I'm thinking poison? I have never had it in my life and I haven't touched anything. In between all of this the hot flashes are getting worse, and if you look at me the wrong way (or even the right way) I feel I could cry in a heart beat. Last night was my daughters swimming banquet and I really didn't want to go, but I did. I was pumping myself with iburprofen, tylenol, whatever I could and it barely touched it. She lettered in swimming by the way and we were very proud of her! This morning I get up and my hand hurt so bad, I said that's it. I called and went to the doctor. I explained everything to him and he looked at it and said I've heard of it happening on the hand, but haven't seen it in person. Gee, glad I could help! Now what is it? I have Shingles!!! Yep, shingles. On my right hand. It hurts to type, hold anything, make a fist, touch anything. Soooo, we are hoping it was caught early enough for the medicine he gave me to help cut the duration down a bit. Also gave me pain medicine which I don't like to take, but WILL take in the next couple hours after Nicole is home from school and I don't have to drive. I just can't believe it. I'm just praying it doesn't last too long. So that's been my week.
I will try and hook later. Maybe after the pain med kicks in, if it doesn't knock me out. I hate taking that stuff. It will get done a little at a time. Not much more to go, and it's frustrating that I just can't sit and finish it!
Ok, I'm done whining. We are all allowed to be in a poopy mood from time to time. Here's hoping you all have a wonderful, creative weekend!

13 comments:

Plumruncreek ♥ said...

Hope you are feeling better. I've heard they are painful. Take care!!

Mary said...

Kathy, hope you have taken some of your medication by now and hope they bring you some relief! I'm praying that they caught it in time that it doesn't last too long. Hope you can at least sit outside for a little bit to get some sunshine. It looks like it's 74 degrees here! Take care!

Joanne said...

Oh Kathy - OH NO! I'm feeling for you - I truly am- I so hope they caught it in yimr to lessen it for you and yes take those pain meds - don't suffer - my Nana had them years ago and said they were one of the most painful things every!

Your rug is looking as wonderful as always - you do just nice jobs with your colors and backgrounds.

weaverpat said...

Kathy- So sorry to hear you have been in such pain. I've never heard of getting shingles in the hand. I sure hope the medication can give you some relief. Did you check any sites in the net for more info?I will pray for a speedy recovery. Your rug is lovely!

JoJo said...

Kathy, I'm a friend of Joanne's and I read your blog as often as you update. My 78 year old neighbor had shingles several years ago on her face. It went into her eye and she's had a terrible time! She ended up getting a corneal transplant and even now, still deals with the pain.

Take your medication. I don't like my pain meds either because they knock me out but it's better than hurting that badly. Please, please just take care of yourself.

And finally, your rug is very pretty. Love the colors you're using.

Joanne said...

Yes Miss Kathy - You listen to Miss Jo-Jo - she knows what she's talking about - Take your meds - don't suffer!

I'm hoping you are in pain-free sleep right now and will wake up feeling much better!

joanne

Like Minds said...

Ooh, that sounds painful! Your rug is really lovely.
Debbie

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

The rug is just so prim and hopefully you will be able to get back to it!

Take care and I hope the meds help:)
Rondell

Beth said...

kathy have been praying youll feel relief soon! your log cabin rug is so cute i luv it lots!! hopefully your hand and arm will feel better so you can finish it, im sure not hooking is driving you crazy i think you live with a hook and punchneedle in your hand at all times!!!

Jill said...

I love the rug! Hope by now your shingles are feeling somewhat better! the kid in me says..."shingles...wow, take a picture of that"
I remember my neighbor had them and she had it on her leg and she couldn't even wear pants she had to wear a skirt. She said it hurt for her clothes to touch it. DANGGONEIT!! THAT JUST SUCKS KATHY!

Grant Street Woolworks said...

Hi Kathy, Pat told me about your shingles. I hope your doing much better. I knew of a couple of people who had them on their faces and they said it was really painful. i hope you have a very quick recovery. If you get a chanca check out mt blog!

Bobbie said...

Kathy, I have had shingles twice and they hurt like an absessed tooth! That's the only way I could describe the pain. It's terrible! Mine was in my leg and my ankle and toes hurt so bad, I could hardly walk. I feel for you...it will get better. Hookers can NOT have shingles in their hands! Take care...

Bobbie

disa said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.