Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Not getting on

Yesterday a few hours were spent in hospital. All a bit scary but successful and I should be okay now. But I am still depressed and I worked out why yesterday. It is four weeks since I had the drattted operation and, while I am getting stronger, I am still not 'normal'. I am achieving less than half of what I expect of myself. So I am a bit miffed. For instance I want to make two visits to the north of Manchester but the train takes five hours and requires two changes and the car would take 4.5 hours one way and I know both of those are a bit much for me at the moment. So I have to contain myself in patience and I am not good at patience.

I have been potting up seedlings in the greenhouse and that I can do. We went out and bought a hose system last week which has made it really easy to water the greenhouse. My big problem, apart from getting tired, is that I am not allowed to lift anything so I can do 90% of a job but have to all in Dorothy to do the last 10%. Bah!

I suppose I should not complain but now I have said it, there you are. I will not say it again. Now off to do a spot of bookbinding


  1. Am sorry to hear that you had to go back to hospital Pat but pleased all is well since. Having an operation is not to be underestimated and I think one of the worst things is the depression that seems to assail most people afterwards. Long journeys are a complete no-no so I think you have made the right decision. It is all about 'possessing your soul in patience' as my Dad used to say but the stumbling block is the patience....Hope to see you back at Guild soon.

  2. Yes, healing isn't supposed to take time, is it? If photography is on your approved list how about some photos of your English spring - ir's snowing on the lilac buds here. Take care.

  3. Sorry to hear that your recovery isn't going smoothly. I completely understand your frustration over not being allowed to lift anything - I have the same restriction, and it does interfere with a surprising number of things. Take it easy, and enjoy Spring in the garden and greenhouse.

  4. It is nice that other people are afflicted in the same way! I went to London to two exhibitions and I think it might have been a mistake. The exhibitions were very good though.

  5. I've had 2 months "not allowed to drive" with no symptoms that would have stopped me driving, if I hadn't gone to the eye hospital with a minor cholesterol retinal embolsim. So I know how you feel when you body doesn't let you do what you want to!



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I am weaver and - -. I dye my yarns with acid dyes, I paint my warps, put fabric collages and stencils on my weaving. I have three looms, a 12 inch wide, 12 shaft Meyer for demos and courses, a 30 inch Louet Kombo which is nominally portable but has a stand, two extra beams and a home-made device containing a fan reed. And last a 32 shaft Louet Megado which is computer controlled, has a sectional warp and a second warp beam and I am the proud owner of an AVL warping wheel which I love to bits and started by drilling holes in. I inserted a device for putting a cross in. I have just acquired an inkle loom and had a lesson from an expert so I can watch TV and weave at the same time. I am interested in weaving with silk mostly 60/2 although I do quite a bit with 90/2 silk. I also count myself as a bookbinder with a special interest in Coptic binding.