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....
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.