Monday, February 4, 2013

Blog Hop #15

Eventually there comes a time when you’re not feeling well, whether it’s the flu or a cold or something else entirely. The question is, do you manage any stitching when you’re under the weather or does it just have to wait for better days?

Well, when I first started stitching, I had chronic sinus infections due to a deviated septum.  I missed a bunch of school because I had major headaches and nausea due to post nasal drip.  I actually found that I could cross stitch despite the discomfort but reading books was out of the question.  In fact, I started cross stitching while recovering from having my wisdom teeth out.

I think about the only thing that slows me down is if I'm wrapped in the covers with a major fever/chills or if I'm tied to the toilet with some kind of gastrointestinal virus.  Otherwise, head colds don't bother me while stitching.


After a bit of reflecting, I do recall a time when I was too sick to stitch.  When I was pregnant with my first child, I had horrible morning sickness.  As in, I had to be drugged to stop the vomiting.  At the time, my ob would only give me phengren which also is used to treat insomnia (in other words, it also knocks you out).  So, I didn't feel like stitching the whole first trimester.

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  1. Oddly enough my oldest son was just prescribed phengren for severe nausea - it's like *wham sleep* I'm pretty sure it could be used to treat just about anything since it just knocks you right down and out. I definitely wouldn't be able to stitch on that either :-p I tried to stitch when I had my wisdom teeth out, but the valium made me totally useless for a whole day.

    1. I never get the good drugs. I only had codeine when my wisdom teeth were out.

  2. I found recovering from wisdom tooth removal was a great time to get some stitching done as well!

  3. Hmm...maybe I need an RX for that in hopes that it will help me sleep. LOL

    I wish I knew cross-stitching at the time my wisdom teeth were taken out. What a perfect way to spend the day. That is, after the first couple of icky days.


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