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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

There Will Be A Pause For Intermission

Slight bump in the road.  Went to the orthopedist today.  He took x-rays.  Didn't see anything except the obvious observation that my hand is swollen and sore!.  Much to my chagrin I came home looking like this....

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I asked him, "how am I supposed to quilt and applique"?.  He said "can't you take a break?".  No..not really.  Things to do, quilts to start and finish...........

I have to be like this for a week.  Waiting to see if something comes to the surface (like a thorn) or if immobilization helps.  If not, he may have to "explore" the knuckle.  I don't like the sound of that!  Right now it is throbbing with pain both from his manipulation and how tightly he has wrapped it.

Dang..........!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm not happy. 

In 1997 I had my right shoulder reconstructed and my right arm was strapped to my waist for six weeks.  I still managed to work from home and get 8 or more hours a day of accounting and statistics done on the computer.

In 2005 I had my right index finger's knuckle replaced with a ceramic joint.  I was in a couple of different splints for several weeks.  I still figured out how to quilt and piece.

This morning I worked on the 4th block of the project from last Monday's workshop.  That's it above under my hand.  I was ready to sew the rows together, then add it to the other three blocks to complete the first quadrant.  Don't know how that is going to happen now as all that is free is my index finger and thumb.

To make matters worse we received two new siggies today. I have some pieced, but they need embroidery added.  I don't see that happening this week.

Do you know how hard it is for me to NOT sew?  Pray for my patience.  Typing is tricky too so don't suppose I'll be here much.

Later


14 comments:

karenfae said...

sometimes it is best for the healing process to take a break - it can heal faster in the long run - that said I know it is hard not to pick up a piece of fabric and needle as that is what we do.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Barb said...

Oh my Mary...hope you heal fast....

Sherry said...

Mary I sure hope your feeling better soon. Taking some time off quilting will help you alot.We must all learn to take some time off.Your in my prayers.

Susan said...

Oh Mary, this is not good! I hope the week passes quickly and that you are feeling better soon!

Lynn said...

Oh, no that looks very uncomfortable. Have not had time to catch up on all the blogs since I got home so missed your first post. Here's hoping it heals quickly!

Chris said...

Find a good book and cuddle up for some hard-earned rest. :)

Miss 376 said...

I can understand your frustration only too well. Hope it heals really fast

Mama Koch said...

Find you a good thick interesting book (I know you have a few to choose from) and SET DOWN and read. It will do you some good to let it heal.

Crispy said...

Though I can sympathize with you not being able to quilt, I'm with all the others, find a good book, rent a bunch of good chick flicks and take a break.

I hope this resolves very quickly!!

Crispy

Rose Marie said...

Ouch .... your hand looks sore! Hopefully the Dr. will find out what your problem is soon.

Geta Grama said...

I hope you are feeling better now !

Micki said...

Hope your feel better soon and you are back to your sewing.
Micki

Donna said...

So sorry about your hand, Mary. I know it would be awful for you to not be able to sew.

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