Well it’s been exactly 5 weeks since I had my operation and I am finally feeling well enough to start thinking about working again. For the first 2 weeks it was as much as I could do to get up, shower and get dressed (and then I would have to go for a lie down!). Weeks 3 and 4 have seen a small improvement every day and I can now sit comfortably for sensible periods of time so I am able to start working on the computer again – hence this update!
I hadn’t realized how much I use my stomach muscles just for sitting and standing. Until they were cut and stitched back together that is!
Whilst I have been recovering I have not been idle; I did manage a few small sketches of the nurses in the Hospital in my new A5 sketchbook that I am hoping to carry with me from now on. I also took some knitting in with me (not something I am particularly good at but it is portable and kept me occupied). I also finally learnt to crochet which is something I have never been able to do! I am trying very hard not to spend too much time on this as I have far too much coursework to catch up on!
My wonderful partner brought me a tapestry loom and some yarn for Christmas so I am really looking forward to the weaving section of the course; once I am up to warping it up. I have also been saving up some coloured plastic bags, bubble wrap etc. to try out. He also gave me a peg loom so I am also looking forward to trying that out. My Mum has one and loves it so I thought I would give it a try!