The only thing worse than finding your house has been igored in your absence is to have it igored while you are actually there but unable to prevent it. This has been happening to me.
Since Tuesday 20th December, when I was diagnosed with two tears in my retina, I have had to lie down keeping my head still and on its side and, even harder, not moving my eyes either. You can imagine how difficult this was - not allowed to read, not allowed to use pc and no knitting. Scream. But to know that not following these instructions would result in retinal detachment is very strong motivation.
Two days after the diagnosis Iwas treated by cryotherapy which causes the edges of the tears to be irritated and in the susequent healing to knit. I won't bother you with the details of how they get the cold stuff near the tear edges......but it's only a local anaesthetic....I think the modern alternative laser treatment is slightly easier to do but couldn't be used on me because there was a blood vessel across one of the tears.
I was told I could begin to get back to normal last Friday afternoon and today I'm definitely feeling more like my old self although my face is still quite swollen. I shan't know whether the cryotherapy has been successful until I see the consultant tomorrow so needless to say I'm not able to relax about it yet. Just crossing my fingers.
And hopefully in the next few days I'll be able to catch up with all your blogs. Bloglines has got lots for me to read!
I did manage to get some knitting finished before this eye business started although I'm not able to do the photos yet but here's one that I'd already photoed.
It's Huckleberry Ascot this time in TeosHandspun Cashmere that I bought at AllyPally and with a few beads added to the bobbles.