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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