I have been trying to sew. Really I have. But I have been plagued by aches and pains. Emphasis on pain.
I don't do pain well. Now, before you say who does?, I will let you know that my mother had an insanely high pain tolerance. This meant she never understood normal pain tolerance, let alone low pain thresholds like mine. She made fun of you for not being able to hack it. I have since learned that her high pain tolerance was due to her 3 pack a day cigarette habit. She had fried every nerve ending she had and thus the synapses didn't exactly fire right.
Anyway, I don't do pain. Aches I can tolerate but pain, no. And the pains were in my feet.
I have spent a lot of time (and a lot of money) on therapies to figure out how to fix this problem. Things were massively out of alignment and then muscles were tensed up and needed serious relief. When it all got done, it was AMAZING. I could walk without pain. I could walk without thinking (trust me, you hurt enough, every movement becomes a conscious thought process). Additionally a lot of other muscle groups were helped as well.
I felt great! So I had a Coke to celebrate.
And kept having one a day for many days.
And all the pain came back.
So we figured out that's what it was. I removed soda from my diet. I love soda. I mean, I really love soda, but it has to go. It was a very rough week. I am through the worst of it, but man it was horrible. Additionally, I requested a few blood tests to check for various arthritis things (all are negative).
And then on Thursday, the pain became less worse. On Friday, even less worse. On Saturday, she worked on all the pained areas and then I could walk again. Everything is still inflamed, but slowly I can cope. Very slowly.
And this is why I couldn't really sew. Many days after work I would come home and just crash. The withdrawal from soda had me home sick for a half day. Sadly, the pain won too many times.
And now, finally, I feel like I can sew / craft / whatever. I was able to get my paperwork in order. I was able to make sense of my living room. I could say yes to a sleepover for my child. I was able to cook for my family. I could knit. I could sew.
And now I am figuring out what to do this week. I have my knitting goal sorted out for the week and then the handwork after that. For sewing, I think I have a plan and I hope I get it done. I am behind schedule for DJ and some other things, but I can make it up now that I feel like I have some energy.
Truly, it is your health.