Wednesday, February 2, 2011
I'm an idiot
For about a month now my arm has been a little 'hurty' - actually, it started in my elbow. About two weeks ago it started to get really bad - spreading up into my shoulder and neck and down into my hand. Arrgghh. I thought I had RSI. I couldn't sleep because of the pain. Off I went to the doctor. Diagnosis, tennis elbow. I don't even play freakin' tennis!! Apparently very common in mums of young children. All that lifting. Scrubbing. Nappy changing. All those wretched car seat wrangles. Treatment, anti-inflammatories - tick. Physio - pah, who has time to go and organise that while school holidays are in full swing??
Anyway, it *was* feeling about a million times better. So I thought I'd give it a blast with a spot of swirly free motion quilting. Quite possibly the worst thing you could do when your elbow is feeling a little worse for wear. So, now I'm paying for it, and I won't be touching this for at least a week or two.
Who says we don't suffer for our art?
I hope you are all well and unemcumbered by quilting injuries!