Monday, July 11, 2011

Monday Monday~

I have been absent from my blog a lot lately.

I have no real explanation for this other then my chronic pain. Sometimes the pain is so intense that thinking beyond the pain is to much to ask. Some days I am at my best to tolerate myself let alone putting anything together to share with the world.

I woke up a week ago with my neck so wrenched that I could not turn to the right at all. The muscles were all spasming and it stayed that way for nearly a week. Nothing helped. Not massage, not ice, not heat, not stretching. It took a combination of all these things and a whole lot of resting to get my neck better. Its still not 100% better but it is getting there.

So how do you treat this kind of pain? Do you reach for a bottle and hope it helps? do you curl up into the fetal position and wish for death? Do tell.

Over the weekend I found someone selling about 3 yards of fabric that I just love for the dining room chairs. I paid 3.00 for it! A dollar a yard for fabric! It had to be washed twice because the person smoked but a vinegar rinse and two washes on the gentle cycle (because its got raw edges) did the trick.

I love the fabric and am hoping that it matches what I have for curtains already because if not I will be forced to sew some other curtains to match the chair fabric.

I also took some fun pictures of the moon last night with my camera.

All week last week I was visited by this beautiful Butterfly. I got pictures of it on a few different days.

I think this concludes my week and weekend. I am looking forward to getting back to my blog and sharing here. Lets hope that my body cooperates with me.


  1. I'm so sorry about your neck problem, and I'm glad it's getting better. Years ago, I woke up with about the same thing. After a few days, I went to the doctor, and he told me that it had probably been caused by sleeping under the ceiling fan (turned on). The breeze can cause your muscles to tense up, you roll over, and boom... a strained ligament. The doc said to take ibuprofen around the clock for 2-3 days, and the anti-inflammatory effect would cure my problem. It worked.

    That said, I would not recommend ibuprofen or any other such medicine, unless it's absolutely necessary... like you have a vital task to perform or something. After decades of using ibuprofen whenever I had some pain, and often really bad pain, I discovered that it had fried my intestines. This resulted in so many food sensitivities, that I could hardly eat anything, and all food was going through my digestive tract way too fast--if you know what I mean.

    I think chamomile tea is anti-inflammatory, and some foods. Be careful and don't re-injure yourself as it improves. I've done that many times. Argh.

    Lovely pictures and fabric!!

  2. Yeah, I can not take most OTC meds and avoid the few I can take unless I absolutely have no other choice.
    I never thought of the fan being an issue. I do sleep with it on because I can not sleep with the heat. I toss and turn and cant get comfortable enough to fall asleep and when I do its a fit full sleep.

    Thanks. I love the fabric and am looking forward to painting the chairs white so that the fabric really pops. ;)

  3. When my neck 'goes', I tend to take ibuprofen (or even any mild pain relief) because whilst the pain is at its height, we are tensed with the pain. This is double trouble for muscles which have gone into spasm. The pain relief allows for (involuntary) relaxation (often minimal, but enough to be able to do gentle movement). Then heat.... and a bit of massage. I find when they're beginning to loosen that doing the ironing is really good - because your arm is moving back and forth gently, the neck is getting some moving exercise.
    So sorry you've had this :(

    Love, love the photos of the moon! And the butterfly - well, what beauty :)