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Sunday, November 13, 2011

Pneumonia...a good thing?

I signed up for some stitching related things, so of course I got sick. Seems to be how my luck runs. LOL

3 weeks ago I was diagnosed with pneumonia so I've been pretty sick. Lots of coughing, wheezing, and congestion. But I have noticed something about being sick, when I am sick I don't feel the pain in my back as much (this is a good thing). I think it's because I feel so horrible all over that it just kind of blends in or is overshadowed if I feel extremely horrible. So I guess being sick does have it's good side!

Though body aches on someone who suffers from chronic pain seems monstrously unfair. It's like "Ohhhh give her body aches, she doesn't have enough pain!". LOL I try to find amusement in things, it keeps me from going too crazy.

I'm not feeling as depressed as I was, which is nice. I'm hoping this improvement isn't just because I'm sick. I don't think it is because I am finally starting to feel better and the overwhelming sadness isn't returning.

Other than being sick, nothing else is going on. I am feeling a bit better today so I am going to try and stitch a Christmas Ornament for the challenge I joined. I was hoping to have at least 2 ornaments stitched by now, but no such luck. I'm going to try a simple design because my concentration isn't as good as it normally is and I'm afraid if I try something more difficult I'll just end up having to rip it all out.

Just wanted to let everyone know that I'm still around. I hope everyone is doing well!


  1. Hi, I just wanted to say thank you for your blog. I have chronic pain from an injury to my back and had to have surgery and as like you have never been the same since. Your story sounds so much like mine, I am so glad I found your blog, I don't feel so alone now. I am thinking of starting a blog I have done so in the past but could not cope with it, the pain and depression won!, but I some how feel it would help me to have and outlet so I will try again, only time will tell.

    Leanne from Oz.

  2. Hi, It's Leanne from Oz here, I left you a comment before. I just wanted to let you know I have just started a blog and I have placed a link to your blog, I hope you don't mind. This is my blog
    Cheers and thanks again for your blog.


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