Its been an interesting few weeks lately. I really don't think I talk too much about my life outside of tatting, maybe I do, I don't know. But I have been dealing with sciatica for a while now. It started the 19th of December and really got bad. I finally got to a doctor. He put me on painkillers until I could see a neurosurgeon. Then I have had to do physical therapy for a few weeks. Finally, yesterday, I was Uncle Festered. You don't have any idea, do you? You remember the Addams Family probably. The old TV show. One of Uncle Fester's lines was "Shoot him in the back!" Well, yesterday they did that to me. The doc gave me a version of an epidural. She (yes, she) put some kind of concoction into my back but did not penetrate the spinal cord, like a spinal tap would. The objective, in my understanding, is that it should make the bulging disc shrink back down off the sciatic nerve and numb that nerve for a while. I get to see the surgeon again in a few weeks. Hopefully it will do what he wants and I won't need surgery.
Meanwhile, I have been tatting. I now have round 6 of the Spring Napkin done. I will start round 7 tonight. It should be interesting. I am climbing out of every round. This one comes into a sort of butterfly arrangement so I have to figure the path to develop it and be able to proceed with the rest of the round. I think I already have it. Probably not as hard as it looks at first. I just have to try.