Thursday, July 28, 2011

Paying the Piper

So, it is definately the quilting that is bothering my shoulder. I quilted two quilts yesterday and this morning my shoulder is killing me. :(

But, I think it is worth it. At least in the short term. I'm going to do a little google searching and find out how long tendonitis takes to heal. That's what my husband thinks my shoulder trouble is. He had tendonitis in his elbow from playing tennis and it took about 6 months to heal. He had to give up playing tennis tournaments and can only play for short amounts of time now that he is 'older'. I hope that doesn't happen to me. I hope I didn't do some serious damage with all of the quilting I did for the Japan project. I know I put in some long hours on that project. Again, totally worth it, but sad that I can't crank them out like I used to. Ugh.

This quilt is for a friend of a friend at church who had surgery last week for lung cancer. The real kind, not the fake kind that the doctors make up to make you go away when your shoulder hurts. She is home and doing well, but I thought she could use a hug. I love the colors in this quilt and hope she likes them too. I'm going to pop it in the mail today.


Patti said...

You may be sorry in the long run if you don't give your shoulder a chance to really heal. Take up some hand sewing project in the meantime.

Anonymous said...

You are kidding yourself to think it is worth it even in the short term. This is not a bad hair cut that will grow out, or disaster of a dye job that made your hair fall out.... this is your body that you will be living with the rest of your life. It needs to heal, so let it heal.

No need to beat yourself up about what is done. Those quilts will be enjoyed by many in Japan. But stop have a machine that quilts --- perhaps you could show someone how to use it to do those quilts that come along in the next 6 - 9 months...

My arm took 6 months to be useable without consequences... which was way better than the seven years it took my back to regenerate nerves for a "bad back". If I had continued to lift, haul and abuse my back no doubt I would have had a bad back for the rest of my life... my kids would not have had much sympathy / help unless I did my part.