Friday, April 23, 2010


For the first time in a long time I've got something to celebrate.

Today in addition to it being St George's Day it's also my birthday. I haven't been in the mood to celebrate but my husband and daughter decided to ignore that and have spoilt me rotten. DH bought me an amazing Sewing Machine, DD baked me some cookies and got me some lovely presents including a cake:

my birthday cake
Carrot Cake

I've also been spoilt by friends and my employers sent me a HUGE bouquet of flowers which was totally unexpected.

The reason I've been down is that I'm still in a lot pain from my accident and am totally fed up with being unable to walk and being housebound. I was told 3 weeks ago by the consultant that it'll be another 6 months before I'm fully mobile again which wasn't what I wanted to hear.

In addition to the original diagnosis of bruised bones and grade 2 medial ligament damage my physiotherapist has found more damage:

- Two 'Medial hamstrings' on the inside of my leg have been torn and

- my Iliotibial Band (long muscle connecting the hip to the knee) is trashed as well

I have two physiotheraphy sessions every week and am improving but it's slow and painful. Prior to my accident I used to walk the dogs every morning and run with Oscar so I'm finding my inactivity very hard to cope with.

Hence the sewing machine. I need to learn a new skill so that something good comes out of all this inactivity. I haven't been knitting recently either as every project I've started or worked on has gone wrong but that's for another post......


Mommy, I'm Home said...

Happy birthday!

Arianwen said...

That sounds like a good birthday and the cake looks even more delicious than it did when you described it. Happy Birthday!!!

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry your inactivity is so hard for you. I do know how you feel: three years ago I was laid up with a back injury for a few months and couldn't do anything (stand, sit, walk). It nearly made me nuts!

The sewing machine is a great gift. I can't wait to see what you make.

Daisy said...

Happy Birthday, what a fantastic cake! I'm sorry you've had such a tough time of it, but looking forward to seeing your sewing creations.

Beverley said...

Hiya, such a nice cake, yum yum. How nice to be spoiled in such a lovely way. I am loving the bags you are making, I might even dig out my sewing machine and make some myself.