Monday, March 9, 2015

On the mend!

Last Thursday I had my post-op, follow up appointment with the orthopaedic surgeon and the good news is that everything appears to be healing well.  

Both he and the physiotherapist advised me that I should continue using my walker until I feel confident and strong enough to graduate to a cane. I still have to work at building up the muscles on my operated hip/leg because I was only able to put 40 pounds of weight on it while it was healing. As of now, it appears as though I won't need to see a physiotherapist, provided that I continue to do the exercises that they prescribed for me.

What a relief and load off my mind!!!

I don't want to rush things and I can't believe I'm saying this but I think I'll wait for a while before attempting the stairs to visit my sewing room. I'm so afraid of rushing things and overdoing it.  I've waited this long so what's a few more days?

So I figured some retail therapy was in order.

To celebrate my new found freedom, Mr. Painted Quilt took me shopping today...his suggestion if you can believe it...and look what came home with me!
Half yard cuts of Kim Diehl's new fabric line called Heritage Hollow!  

I just love the colors and the fact that all of the fabrics from her different lines are interchangeable and work so well together.  And I think I know exactly what I'm going to make with them...once I finish my Down in the Garden quilt.



The gazillion stitchery blocks are done so let the piecing begin!


Happy stitching!

24 comments:

Sandra said...

Muchas felicidades, bordados preciosos, telas maravillosas. Saludos desde Tenerife.

Debra @ Life is a Stitch said...

So glad to hear you are on the mend. And new fabrics always put a smile on my face, too. Happy Stitching!!

WoolenSails said...

I am glad to hear that you are healing nicely and hopefully when the weather gets nice you can start getting out with the cane. Retail therapy is always a mood booster;)

Debbie

susiefloozie said...

Great news from that follow-up appointment! I definitely recommend gradually putting that leg/hip back to use. You don't want to go backwards on the healing! Can't wait to see your Garden Quilt finished and what you have in mind with your newly acquired Kim Diehl fabrics!

Bev said...

So glad you are doing so well! WTG!

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

So glad that you're continuing to heal! I love that fabric you came home with and can't wait to see what you do with it

Gayle said...

YAY! What great news! So happy to hear it - and you celebrated in the perfect way!

Mimi said...

What a good hubby!

gracie said...

Great news.

Elyte said...

Very good news, stay patient and diligent with the therapy and you will be able to tackle those stairs.

Cindy N. said...

What a lucky gal! I bet you will dig right into those when you are feeling better :)

Kathy MacKie said...

Best news ever and a little fabric for the ride home works too.

Jeanna said...

Great news Kaaren. Hope the healing continues and you are back in your sewing room soon.

Nice new fabrics. Love Kim Diehl.

Polly said...

Kaaren,I am so happy you are healing well! You have definitely been through the wringer lately, so I hope you continue to improve and be pain free! God Bless!!

annie said...

So happy for you! :)

Monica said...

I'm so glad for your good news! And I love all your new fabrics -- Kim's colours are all so nice and warm.

I am impressed that you have all the big stitcheries done now on DitG! It will be fun to get them all together now with some fabric. What about the little stitcheries? Will you do them all too? I have been thinking I can do without some of them.

Ronda said...

So glad to here your good report Kaaren!!!! Cant wait to see your beautiful quilt with all those beautiful blocks and wonderful fabrics.

Wendy Caton Reed said...

Such wonderful news!!! Enjoy that beautiful new bundle and keep up the good work! Oh happy day!

Lori said...

Praying for a continued recovery, Kaaren. Better to be safe and I know you realize that.

Janet O. said...

Wonderful news for you!
You can tackle the stairs when you feel ready, and in the meantime new fabric is a good way to celebrate. Love Kim's stuff.
In fact, I thought you were going to use it WITH your stitched blocks, and thought they went well together. : )

Kate/Massachusetts said...

Great news Kaaren! I'm glad it is up hill from here for you! I had my second hip replaced last October due to illness. I think you might be making a mistake by not going for physical therapy. It is immensely helpful over in addition to doing home exercise. Everyone is different but I suspect that if I had done just home exercise and no PT, I would not be doing as well as I am today. PT did a lot of muscle stretching and conditioning on me that I couldn't have done myself. I really recommend you be evaluated at least to see if PT would be helpful to you before you make your decision not to do it. Just a thought...

LoriCR said...

Glad to hear you are on the mend. Love that fabric line. Spring is finally starting to come here. What a winter we had.

Sherry said...

It is good to hear that you are healing and it is wise to take it slow. I love the fabrics you purchased and your embroidery blocks look beautiful. I look forward to seeing the finished project.

Lisa Clark said...

I am glad you are doing well. Nice fabrics!!! Such a sweet husband.