So, I already posted a note in a blog called, “What’s a woodworker to do”, about my recent unexpected surgery, and I was expecting to just bounce back from that relatively minor surgery, but I am now on “activity restriction” and have my left arm immobilized as the Dr’s punishment for me being too active too soon. In other words I went crazy last weekend, spending two full days in the shop ignoring the signs that this was not a good thing to do. But hey, I got my cross cut sled built, the big one for all the plywood I will be cutting when I start build my shop cabinets, out feed table, and under the table saw storage. I have the pieced cut for the smaller sled that I will use for other projects.
Anyway, now I am having complications of my complications. BUT Okay, Okay! I am recommitted to doing what I have to do to get well, and I think I am seeing some good result so far with the restricted activity since last Wed. I am going to give it another week, per dr orders, and this time I will work my way back into the shop very GRADUALLY, and very SLOWLY.
I have had plenty of time to be on LJ, but I was finding it was like putting a full bar of choice liquor in front of an addict. I am slowly remembering from my early woodworking days that once I get started, I am an addict, and my brain spins with ideas and ambitions to point of letting things fall off in my personal life. With my experience as a therapist and a drug and alcohol counselor, I think I’ll write a book called, People who love wood too much: Learn how to manage your woodworking passion—sort of.
-- Natalie - My mind is like a bad neighborhood, I don't like to go there alone.