First an update: Physically I’m bouncing back quickly from my hospital/ventilator experience. Back at work full time and I’m able to get around pretty good. Walking up stairs is still somewhat challenging, my quads feel like I’ve done a bunch of lunges and become like jelly anytime I try to climb stairs. It’s a little easier each time though.
Emotionally I still haven’t dealt with what happened. I don’t know when I’m going to do that yet. I can’t decide how I’m going to do it and keep waffling back and forth on the method (Do I journal it out? What about designing? Sketching? Just talking through it with someone? Can I quilt it out?). So I’m a little stuck in my head on that aspect of this recovery. I still have moments when I’m driving and my mind drifts to something I experienced in the hospital and I’ll start sobbing until I can stuff it back down to deal with later.
I haven’t felt inspired to really start a project or continue working on a new one. I have an idea but no motivation to start working on it. Right now I sort of feel adrift looking for land. I know with time it’ll pass.
And some photo updates of what I’ve been up to! A little bit of quilty stuff but mostly getting back to everyday life.
I attended an Aurifil lecture with Alex Veronelli at The Cotton Patch Quilt Shop in Sarasota, Florida. I’m amazed at what it takes to make one spool of thread and the care that goes into it! If you have a chance to attend one of his lectures I recommend going.
Paramore came to Clearwater, Florida and I had to go to their concert “Writing the Future”. The energy from everyone was so fun and she’s such a firecracker dancing and running around stage while she performs!
A lot of fun mail came in:
I really like the polka dot headband
My first cardiac stress test! I passed with flying colors. The cardiologist will check my heart again in October.
My first adult coloring book is a blast so far
And the corgis are enjoying summer
<3 – Katie