Thursday, October 23, 2014

Temporary Break - I hate it!

I have strained my hip from an exercise class. It got to the point that I had to quit going to the class till it heals. I finally saw an orthopedist and start physical therapy. I literally had to get wacked up the side of the head to do that. I had gotten up in the wee hours of the morning to go into the kitchen to get some Ibuprofen for the pain, when I had such a pain spasm in my hip it caused to fall and hit my head. This resulted in a trip to the emergency room to get some staples to close the wound. Turns out I had a mild concussion and had to stay overnight for observation.

Meanwhile, it is difficult to do a lot of walking, step climbing or standing so it is keeping me away from turning.  At least it keeps me from standing at the lathe. It is amazing how much time I spend on turning related activities that don't involve standing at a lathe. This includes going to meetings, chapter management activities, YouTube video watching and editing. I have even started going through my notebooks reviewing the notes I have taken at the demonstrations I have attended. I always rediscover something in my notes.  Not being able to stand at the lathe has not gotten me back to finish the pattern practice board I started months ago in Cynthia Gibson's pyrography class. 

Hopefully I will get back to the lathe soon. And back to exercise class. Despite the lack of physical activity, I am making good progress with my Weight Watchers which I started about the same time. I do believe it has made me a little more empathetic to the pain others around me are experiencing. I am not saying the good Lord wacked me on the head to get my attentions, but He can make good things happen from unpleasant events.