Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Binding in Unusual Circumstances

If you check the foreground of this photo you'll see hair clips holding a strip of fabric, a sure sign that I'm binding a quilt. There's nothing so unusual about that. But if you look at the far right corner you'll note a blood pressure machine. Yup, I was binding my quilt in a hospital bed. I mentioned that I'd been ill while traveling. Once home I decided to check in with my doc, since I didn't feel quite right, and after a lot of tests, etc., I was told I'd be in the hospital for "a few" days. So I gathered up as much stuff as I could think of that needed doing and brought it along—notes to write, knitting, quilt binding. In the end, I stayed three days and the binding was the only thing that got accomplished.

Fortunately I'm now home and recouping quite well. It turns out I had a nasty infection—MRSA—and how and why I got it is a mystery to my docs. Luckily it's one that responds to IV antibiotics so I have a PICC line in place and twice daily I trot down to the basement (renamed "the clinic") to dose myself with the appropriate meds. They figure I'll require about four weeks worth of antibiotics and I just wrapped up the second week. So the end is in sight! 


PamKittyMorning said...

YIKES, you're doing your own pic line??? You are one bad a** my friend! Glad it's treatable and you're on the mend. Good grief.

fabriquefantastique said...

thats great... I am up for surgery in a month or so. hope I can do as well.

Polly said...

Wow! You are so self-reliant! Hope the meds do the trick and that nasty infection is outta there!!

Carol said...

MRSA? Gosh! Take care, Linzee!
Been there, done that, myself. . .
Don't you need to have that pic line replaced every few days?

Wishing you all the best. Let us know how you're doing, and if you need anything, ok?

anne said...

oh, gosh! glad to hear you're on the mend! looks like a pretty quilt you're working on, too.