YOP LIST 2023-2024

Sunday, June 6, 2021


Hey guys.  How is it going?  This has been one heck of a week for me.  Both good and not so good.  Let's talk about the good first.

I have a finish.

The shawl is finally completed.  It was not supposed to be blocked with 'points' on it.  I decided it was too boring with just a curved bottom edge.  I am hoping to get a better photo of it this week.  It is going with me on my trip.  I am sure my sweet knitting buddy will be happy to help me get a great photo of it in action.  This think is huge!  I love it!

Once that was completed, I grabbed hubby's socks and started back working on them.

The orange marker is where I was last time I showed them to you.  I wish there was more done on them but....................this is where life gets a bit messy.

I had my 68th birthday on Tuesday.  It was very low key.  Hubby and I went out to our favorite Mexican restaurant and I got lots of well wishes from family and friends via phone and facebook.  Wednesday morning (about 2AM) I was awakened by the room spinning out of control.  No, I did not drink the night before!   I was able to go back to sleep.  When I finally woke up and got out of bed, I almost fell over.  The room was spinning and I could hardly stand up.  I have never had this happen before.

I had an appointment for blood work that day and had hubby drive me there and help me get in and out of the lab.  When we got home, I called my Doctor and was able to get an appointment that afternoon with his Physician's Assistant.  She told me I had vertigo and told me she would call in some motion sickness meds for me to take.  I went home and just rested the rest of the day.

Thursday I was not much better.  By this time I was getting concerned as this was almost exactly the same symptoms my brother had several days before his massive stroke that took his life.  My best friend talked me into going to the Emergency Room.  I was given a CT scan  a bag of fluids as well as the motion sickness meds.  The CT scan was negative for any bleeding or clots in the brain.  I asked if I could still go on my trip this coming weekend and he said there was no reason for me not to go as long as I didn't drive until the vertigo stopped.  He also said, if I was still having vertigo when I got back to go to physical therapy and they could work with me to get it to stop.

By Friday, I was feeling somewhat better but still not 100%.  The motion sickness meds made me so drowsy I could hardly stay awake more than a few hours at a time.  On Saturday, I decided to see how I did without the meds.  If I moved my head to fast or bent down and stood up quickly, the room moved on me.  Otherwise, I am much better.

Today, hubby left this morning for our trip.  I am staying behind to see Josie's production of Godspell tonight.  I will fly out really late tonight but will ride back home with hubby the end of the week.  I am hoping my little vacation will help with my BPPV (go ahead and look that one up LOL)  

Other than that, the week has been pretty normal.

Until Next Time..............................Happy Crafting!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  1. I've had vertigo twice. Have you tried the Epley maneuver? It worked great for me. For some reason the inner ear crystals get in the wrong place and this maneuver gets them back. Might have to do more than once.


    Your shawl turned out great and I love your hubby's socks. Fun knitting ahead.

  2. Oh, Marsha, I am so sorry to hear you've had a vertigo attack. It sounds like you might have positional (BPPV) vertigo if it's lasting this long and if it's affected when you change your head's position. I haven't had a full blown attack in three years now, but I was plagued by vertigo attacks there for a while. I hope that yours goes completely away soon, and that it's not repeated. You have my sympathies, friend.

  3. So sorry to hear about your vertigo! That cannot be fun at all! Your shawl turned out gorgeous. Happy Birthday! You are a "young'in" compared to me! I hope you are able to enjoy the play and also get to the airport okay. Have a great trip and I pray that your vertigo goes away so you can enjoy yourself!

  4. Yes, I had vertigo once - for about a week like you. It was hard. It never returned, thank God. Hope your case stays away a long time.

  5. I too had vertigo a while back, I hope yours has gone. The shawl looks great with the points and I do love the colour of your hubbies socks.

  6. I have had vertigo a few times and the procedure the physio would do you can find on youtube and it has worked for me when I get an attack. If you have back or neck issues having a physio do it would be better but it cures it immediately and is such a relief for it to stop. Before I found out about it I would just lay in bed saying 'stop the world I want to get off'. Enjoy your trip.

  7. Vertigo is scary!! My dad had an attack of it while at the doctor's office that was SO BAD the office called the ambulance to take him to the hospital! He hasn't had issues in years, but it was scary for him while it lasted.

    Your shawl looks STUNNING, and there is no "wrong" way to block your FO! Enjoy your birthday trip; happy birthday.

  8. Oh my. Vertigo is no fun. No fun at all! I hope it settles enough for you to enjoy your trip. I love the colours of your hubby's socks, and I am impressed with your blocking out of those points!

  9. I hope you are better each and every hour that passes. that is scary and I'm glad you were extra careful and ruled out serious stuff. have a safe trip!

  10. Oh my gosh Martha...you scared me. I hope your vertigo goes away and I'm so happy to hear you went to the emergency to make sure it wasn't life threatening! Please get better soon! On a good note, you shawl and socks look great. Take care and travel well! xx

  11. Oh man, sorry about the vertigo. I hope you're feeling better by now. A belated, happy birthday 🎂 to you. Your shawl looks like awesomeness. To see such a stitch pattern in that ombre is like wow.


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