Tuesday, February 9, 2010

A guy and his appendix walk into a hospital.......

Well, it's been silent for quite a while, and it's about time I change that.

Last September my appendix decided to try to kill me, after I explicitly told it, and all my other organs, that I never wanted to have to go into surgery and have them removed.  Someone didn't get the message.  I went in with what I still was calling "food poisoning" around 1:00pm on a Sunday, and had an appendectomy at 5:00pm that evening.   The surgeon preformed an open surgery, which turned out to be a good thing, since the less invasive procedure wouldn't have easily been able to cope with my appendix bursting as they started to take it out.

My recovery was a bit slow for my liking, and not a lot got done between September and December, including knitting.  I just didn't feel very good for quite a while, and along with the pain, I pretty much just sat around and vegetated.  In three months, I got one sweater finished, which depressed me to no end.

In the first week of December, I decided to do some Christmas knitting, even though I told myself I wouldn't.  I made a Swirl Scarf for my Mom and a pair of socks for a friend, and with that I was back up to my regular knitting self.

In January I began to exercise again, and I'm almost to the point of being able to go more than 20 minutes without too much discomfort.

I of course don't have many pictures, which is why one of my New Year's resolutions is to take more pictures.  Oh, and post more on my blog.  Pictures of some of the projects I've been working on will be forthcoming.

In the mean time, here was the lovely view of SeaTac Airport's third runway, from my hospital bed.


Pandora's Box of FIber said...

Goodness! Sounds like your appendix was copping attitude with everyone, even the doctors!

Glad to know that you are doing better. I was 19 when mine decided to be evil, so I know that recovery is the slowest aka most annoying part of this whole situation.

Hopefully you will be able to post some pictures of your knitting soon?

Purl Buttons said...

Glad you are back up and running, metaphorically, of course. I check your blog every week or so. Knitting really does depend on state of mind, doesn't it?