Monday, March 21, 2011

Good News, Bad News

The good news is that the first few days following my last post, I got a lot of new work done, which I very much want to share with you. The bad news is, for the last 10 days my back has been out, and recovery seems to be painfully slow. The good news is, every few days I seem to get a break, and am able to move around and act somewhat normal for a few hours. The bad news is, the pain and immobility come back after those few hours. Sitting at my desk top, as I am doing now, seems to make things worse, so I will make this short and sweet.... I haven't forgotten that I have a blog! I will be back as soon as I can sit and type for more then 5 minutes! And I will have new work to share! Promise!

43 comments:

nicolette said...

Sending lots of healing thoughts! Take care Victoria!

Amy R said...

Feel better soon~ We'll be here patiently waiting to hear how you are and what you've been up to when you are better!

Jodi said...

Oh, boy! I've never had back problems so I can only imagine what you're going through! It seems it takes a lot of time for a back to heal. I hope you're up and about and back to normal soon!

Jan said...

I empathize, my hubs has had a lot of back pain. Take care or yourself.

Mary said...

Same here! Are we, machine sewers, doomed to have poor backs?

kelly said...

Oh, Victoria! You're in my thoughts today -- wishing you a very speedy recovery. Take care of yourself.

Brenda said...

I can sympathize. I have ongoing issues from a car accident. I can recommend heat, ice, massage, chiropractic, pain meds, and sitting in comfortable chairs, and not all at the same time. the good news is it will get better. the bad news is it takes time.

QUILT ROUTES said...

I do hope your back gets better very soon as I so enjoy looking at your work.
Deborah

Peppermint Pinwheels said...

Yuck - that sounds miserable! I hope you're feeling much better very soon.

Gina said...

Hope you feel better soon Victoria

Venus de Hilo said...

I had a messed up back that bothered me for a couple years until I got a DVD called "Back in Shape" by Mimi Solaire (very gentle back care yoga) and put a memory-foam mattress pad on the bed. Don't know if either will help you, or if the DVD is still in print (I got from Amazon). I still turn to it for "aaaaaaah" after long days at the computer or sewing machine. Hope your back is better soon. Always enjoy seeing what you create.

Angela said...

Take very good care of yourself.

two hippos said...

Feel better!

Blue Is Bleu said...

As someone who always has back problems, I feel your pain :( I hope you feel much better soon... just rest well and heal up! :)

Stephanie said...

I'm always eager to see your new creations. But first be sure to take good care of yourself.

Kathryn said...

Rest up! I was just telling myself yesterday that I needed to elevate my work table or I'm going to be in pain soon!

pklaw said...

Take time to take care of yourself - we will miss you. Sending healing thoughts and prayers your way.

picciolo said...

I wih you a speedy recovery, take care
x

Corinnea said...

I am SO sorry!! My back gives me fits too... I hope you are able to get your mobility back soon!! Take care.

Pippa said...

Ah, feel better! I can't wait to see what you've been up to.

connie said...

I am so sorry to hear this. I hope you continue to improve, I have missed your wonderful posts. Take Care of yourself!

RosaMaría said...

sorry about the bad news, you must take all the time to take care of you...sending you a big bunch of warm hugs!

Sewhappy said...

I am so sorry to hear that you are having back pain. I hope that you feel better soon. I love all of your work so I am so looking forward to seeing what you have made.

Allie said...

Oh you poor thing - back pain is terrible!! I remember getting stuck halfway up the stairs one time. Couldn't move. I hope you feel better soon!

Fer said...

Oh ouch! I know what it feels like and can truly sympathise. I hope you can find a good osteopath to help. ♥

Hoola Tallulah said...

Urgh, back pain is the worst! I hope you are feeling better and more mobile soon. Sending you lots of happy thoughts and best wishes XxX

Elsa said...

oh darn ~ I've been wondering where you've been. Hope it heals soon and you're back in the pink quick!

dosfishes said...

Rest, rest, rest and maybe some arnica montana and the gel too. xox Corrine

patty a. said...

So sorry to hear about your back Victoria. Ten days is a long time when you are in pain. Let's hope you recover soon - I will keep you in my thoughts!

Hollie said...

I hope you feel better very, very soon!

Nina said...

Sounds bad. My neck as been terribly tight and painful for several days and I'm going to the chiropractor tomorrow. I really recommend chiropractic for immediate relief and Alexander Technique for long-term prevention. Hope you're feeling better soon.

Jenny McH said...

Totally understand back pain, so I feel for you. Sitting at computers & sewing machines for long periods do not help back problems. Hope you recover very soon.

Kim said...

Please go and get some help from your Dr. he can give you some medicine to relax your muscles and something to reduce swelling.
Don't suffer at home...get help.

I hope you feel better soon.

Christiane said...

Gute Besserung!
Liebe Grüße aus Hamburg,
Christiane

Colleen MacDonald said...

Oh OUCH! Sending you healing energy and lots of love. We'll all be right here when you're feeling better.

Patty S. said...

Take care of yourself and know that your blog readers will still be here whenever you're up to writing and sharing.

Diane J. Evans said...

I am SO sorry, Victoria -- I'm sending out healing thoughts and prayers to you post haste. Please take care of yourself -- we'll all be here when you get back to better health.

Diane

Hey Harriet said...

I'm so sorry Vic! I hope you feel fully recovered soon! I'm sending lots of good healthy healing vibes your way! Feel them yet? No? Ok, I'll re-send express cyber post! Take care of yourself and take things nice and easy! xo

Sarah said...

Ouch! Get better soon Victoria!

Septiembre said...

I really like your idea, I really like your employer does not, I would try to do something similar.
I hope you best of your back problems and you can publish and be delighted with your work.
Greetings.
(I use translator)

jacquie said...

So sorry about your back...take good care. Love slumbering spring by the way...and i found your pattern process so familiar...that so where i am...the un pattern! feel better soon!

Sewjournal said...

Please give Feldenkrais a try. You'll be glad you did. I had two herniated discs and the Dr said I need an op with 50% success rate! A friend recommended Feldenkrais and my pain was 50% reduced after the first consultation and gone in 6 weeks!

Peggy said...

Feel better soon.