The past seven days have been quite the roller coaster here. The vigilant eyes of Jenny, the pacemaker technician, at my regular "warrant of fitness" found that the electric lead running between the unit and the heart was faulty. And before I could even catch my breath I had an appointment made for a venogram to check whether the existing vein currently housing two leads could accommodate another. That is done and the cardiologist will now put in a new lead. He seems to think this a great deal more urgent than I do and laughed uproariously at my naïve assumption that as I have a base heart rate of 25 beats per minute there was really no great hurry! So I'm expecting to hear soon the date for that.
And on Monday I went to the physio for advice and treatment about my thumb. He diagnosed Trigger Thumb and fitted me with a black splint which certainly keeps me from overusing the poor thumb but is a severe handicap to someone who is right hand dominant. No stitching for a while so frustration levels are on the increase. Rubber gloves to do the washing up, the laundry, the garden but to assist the DBEM with her shower I remove the splint.
On a more positive note the weather has been glorious for the past few days and the laundry and ironing are all up to date, the lawn is mowed and today I managed to get quite a bit of the back flower garden weeded. Also, as my foot is now so very much better I have been out for a walk and can manage 40 minutes now before even feeling the slightest twinge.
So in mathematical terms two negatives plus two positives equals zero. But actually we are well in positive territory. It is a year today since I shifted into my house here in Palmerston North and although it has been a weird year we are both still very happy with our move and enjoying our new life. And one day soon I will be able to stitch - at least I hope so as the basket band needs to be completed before the 31st December if the embroidered date is not to be a lie :-)