Monday, February 07, 2011

Monday Coffee Talk: What's going on with the beadmaking....

Good morning, Readers! Let's have a cup of coffee this morning and have a catch up session, shall we? I'll let you know what's going on here and then let me know what you're up to in the comments. How is everything going in your studios? What's new in your life? Here's what's going on in my part of the world...

As it does every year in January since I've been working as a freelance sign language interpreter, a ton of interpreting work has come my way. Since summers are lean in the interpreting department, I know to take as much work as I can to save for the summer. So I have less time in the studio making and even less time to spend on the computer telling you about it.

One of the things add insult to injury are the migraines I suffer from. After trying several different kinds of medicine, they started to come more frequently.

Not good.

The doctor suspected an inflamed neural nerve and a spinal misalignment was causing the problem. After visiting a chiropractor, a massage therapist and finally being convinced to have the neck injection, I'm happy to report I'm feeling 100% better than before!


I honestly didn't believe I could feel this good. So although I'm not able to get to the computer to share with you as often, I'm re-energized and I'm able to work in the studio after I come home from a full day of interpreting.

I've learned an important lesson. You really do have to take care of yourself. If you don't, you'll run yourself into the ground and not be able to pursue those things you love. 

Are you taking care of yourself?


Patricia JL said...

Glad to hear you're feeling better. I have to go for an eye doctor appointment, had an inflamed eye! Owie! Had to sit in the darkness a few times because the pain was so bad. Hopefully I'll get a clean bill of health tomorrow and no more drops. Life can sure get in the way of beading but what can you do? Gotta make money to buy the beads, have to feel good to be able to create with the beads.

Alice said...

Funny you should mention the migraines, as I was greeted with a nasty one last evening. Mine come from barometer changes, which can only be helped by pain relievers, a dark quiet room, and patience until the barometer returns to normal. And in Kansas, that can be days.

I'm so glad you have your figured out for the most part, and I hope the recent procedure is long lasting. Take care!