I've been off work since Wednesday night to give my back an opportunity to heal and I'm trying hard to ignore the dust bunnies growing around the house. I think it's improving, though the therapeutic massage today was
Tick, tick, tick.
Because this is a work related injury, I can't see anyone or do anything without the approval of occupational health and the worker's comp liaison. If I'd avoided occupational health and sought treatment the way I ordinarily do for back pain, I'd be better by now. Between massage and a chiropractor, I'd be cured and working my usual schedule. Instead, I've wasted an insane amount of time and been subjected to alternative work that made everything flare. Today I took a two hour spontaneous nap which seemed to help. I was awakened by the phone ringing and I had no idea where I was, what day it was, or the time. I must have needed it, but I worried my caller with my apparent confusion. The amazing thing is when I woke up, my back didn't hurt as badly as did this morning. Seems it pays to fight the higher ups for at least some therapeutic relief. I negotiated 3 massages and the first was today. We'll have another go on Monday afternoon. The MRI is tomorrow.
While I can't lift, clean or file, there have been no idle hands here. I have been knitting and I'm a few rows away from casting off on the lace sweater. I'll knit the sleeves, sew the seams and contemplate the ruffle. Since lace is a difficult project to carry around and really needs an attentive person at the other end of the needle end of things, I've been working on the ruffle border. This is a piece that can travel. It's knit separately, then sewn on and is kind of fiddly. I'm not loving it. I'm thinking of altering things and knitting a traditional ruffle just around the neck and instead of a ruffle on the sleeves, I'll do the picot border which would match the hem of the main body. The two ruffle swatches I've knit will work, but they will be different. The big advantage to knitting the ruffle I want will mean I pick up the stitches around the edge knit the ruffle and once it's done, it's done. No more sewing. Decisions, decisions.
Leo was sick yesterday and for the life of us, we couldn't figure out why. Today we got the answer for his bowel incontinence and vomiting. See the pedal on the trash can? He figured out how to step on the pedal and open the can to help himself.
This beastie boy is a lot of work.