Patra's Other Place

I started out with Patra's Place, primarily dedicated to my linen collection and stitching projects. But I kept getting side-tracked, so I decided to create Patra's Other Place for anything not related to embroidery topics. So you now have a choice. If you are interested in me, read this. If you only want to see my linen and stitching, visit Patra's (original) Place! (Please note that by clicking on any of the photos, they will be enlarged to fill your computer screen.)

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Location: Melbourne, Vic., Australia

I am married to Ken. We have no children except a cat and a collection of Australian parrots, finches, canaries and a dozen hens.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Hello to everyone who has posted comments here!

Thank you everyone who have posted comments on my last few posts - it is great fun to read the responses to my various activities, especially the rat episode! Topsy brought a skink (tiny lizard) inside to play with, the following day. She shot in through the cat flap in to the kitchen, and dropped the skink at my feet, from where it promptly scuttled into the dining room. Topsy took off after it, and for a few minutes she played (tormented!) by pouncing on it, holding it in her mouth, then letting it go. It finally took refuge behind a wall unit where Topsy couldn't go, and I haven't seen it since.

Change of topic...you might remember me grizzling about my aches and pains a while ago. I have had my new orthotics for about a month, and my feet feel so much better. But the hips and legs have continued to ache all night when I am supposed to be sleeping - AAAGGGHH!!! My chiropractor advised me to get a CT scan done of my spine, as his treatment hasn't been helping me, and until he knows what is causing my problems, he can't do much else. So I went to my GP this morning, and she booked me in for a CT scan and blood tests. I had the scan this afternoon ($363 - OUCH) and will have the blood tests on Thursday. I will see the GP again next Tuesday when she has all the results back, and we'll go from there. She suspects the osteo-arthritis in my lumbar region is responsible for my pain, and has suggested a few things for me to do to cope with it until next week. She also advised me to think seriously about continuing with my current job, as I am still doing some housework along with personal care work, and I am exhausted at the end of the working day. I've been told by a few people lately that I'm getting old and should not be doing such a physically demanding job. Well, I'll just have to put up with the consequences at the moment, as I really do love my work, and there is no way I want to go back to a desk job!

2 Comments:

Blogger Home Away from Home. said...

Hi Gina,
I'm sorry to hear about you hurting. I hope it eases up so you can get a good nights rest.
I understand you not wanting to give up something you enjoy. I had to because I could no longer live with the pain. I hope that doesn't happen to you.
And you're not getting old. You're just finding different ways of doing things. ;)

Keeping you in my thoughts.
Hugs,
-patty

Wednesday, 21 March, 2007  
Blogger miss*R said...

I hope you find out what is wrong soon xoox

Wednesday, 21 March, 2007  

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