The new year saw fit to kick off pretty much as the old one left us…hence the delay in this, my first post of the year!
My Christmas Eve post reported on how Alex had needed hospitalisation & how we were still trying to stabilise him…well that is still ongoing but he’s back at school & much more his usual ‘grouchy-teenager’ self!
What I didn’t mention in that post was that I had also had a trip to hospital, albeit for an appointment, not an admission! I had accepted a cancellation with the Consultant re my frozen shoulder.. BIG mistake!! He decided that the two Cortisone injections I’d had by my GP weren’t done in the right place & proceeded to try again in his chosen spot! I’m ashamed to say that I actually screamed, it was SO painful….& it stayed painful…right through Christmas!! Oh Joy! One silver lining…Lee brought home these gorgeous flowers to try & cheer me up!!
I managed to get an emergency appointment the day after Boxing Day & the Consultant & his nurse were both very sympathetic & said that this wasn’t unheard of, sending me off with Tramadol for the pain & a return appointment. I managed two doses of Tramadol before taking to my bed with dizziness, nausea & a fearful itching all over!! Add to this the continuing pain in my shoulder & I was not a happy bunny!!
We cancelled our New Years Eve plans & spent a very quiet time, not even venturing out for our usual New Years Day ramble! Then, because things always happen in three’s…I developed a cough which turned into a full blown chest infection & today is my first full day out of bed since Tuesday!!
So here I am, with sore midriff muscles from coughing & a very croaky voice BUT at least my shoulder pain is settling & I’m feeling in a much better place!!
I have been doing a bit of housekeeping today…just here in blogland, of course! I’ve set up some new pages where I’ll update my two, year long projects (& possibly a third to come?!!), hoping it will encourage me to blog more regularly…I’d become a very lazy blogger last month!!
To those of you also taking part in ‘Move More Eat Well’ & ‘365+1 in 2012’ I’m looking forward to checking out your posts too!
I’ll leave you today with just a little scrappiness…this months challenge over at ‘From Screen To Scrap’ is the movie poster for ‘Miracle on 34th Street’ & the added criteria was 1- include a Santa on the page 2- use brown/orange/yellow hues & 3- use your house number in the title. This one took a bit of thought & with everything going on in the run up to Christmas, I’m afraid it maybe wasn’t as elaborate as it could have been, but this was my finished LO…
I used a photo I had ‘composed’ via the ‘Capture The Magic of Santa’ website a couple of years ago, where you can put Santa anywhere in your own home! This photo had actually freaked Alex totally, it looks so convincing!! It worked well with the required colour scheme as the walls on our landing were a warm ochre colour!! I included a big chunk of verse from ‘Twas the night before Christmas’ as my journaling. I’m afraid I wasn’t very imaginative with the title though!!
Thank you so much for stopping by & I do hope that 2012 is getting off to a good start for all of you! Now that I’m up & about I mean to get caught up with everything as soon as I can, & that means stopping by to visit everyone’s blog too!
Come back soon! :)