Saturday, July 25, 2015

Another month off

Saw my hand doctor on Friday afternoon. First thing he said "I don't see you back to work yet". On that we agree. Limited stitching... more therapy and immobilize it more during the day. At night I wrap my hand in an ace wrap to keep it from flexing during sleep. But I have projects waiting for me I said. Dr Brad just looked at me and smiled and said he was going to give me injections.... call out to Mr H to come and sit with me...
2 injections at the base of my middle finger and 2 at my wrist....pain....tears....and meds! I did not feel my hand for several hours then the pain set in.  Now I don't mind the limited housework and we know I do not cook, but I am frustrated not being able to stitch enough!  I have everything set to do but when? Today I handed my Leave of absence  slip in to Jo Ann's....I think the med is giving me a dull headache and upset stomach, luckily it only lasts for an hour or so. And that my friends is very good because Mr H is getting ready to make my dinner. I thought I would update you on my slow progress...thank you all for your encouragement.... Have a good night/day... talk with you soon.

Friday, July 24, 2015

An afternoon post~~~~

Just finished framing Gracie's Meadow
I am really pleased with how it looks. I was so lucky to find a square frame at Jo Ann's that fits the design size which is 5 inch square. This was a fun stitch to do. If you remember...it began here with acrylic paint for the sky and land and a few snap shots of flowers that I had taken and to this. I think I may do a few more; seasonal scenes and they can easily be put into this frame. I have sketched out a couple of ideas. Due to restrictions with my hand I best start them soon if they are to be done at all. Today I see the Hand specialist to report on my therapy. The therapist and I agree more OT is necessary and I am most certainly not ready for work. I do see minimal improvement which is good.  I will be emailing the August Card Exchange list over the weekend. I am so enjoying the handwritten notes and I have even found a couple of recipes and tidbits in some of them. A few of the gals have been part of this every month since we started! I better check my stamp supply....off I go to ice my hand....boring! Thank you for stopping by this day...hope you have a good day.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

I think I got lost

Some days seem to blur.... I am not sure what I have been up to! I do know I put a few xx's here and there.... but not enough to take a picture of. I have been to therapy and Jake, my therapist, thinks I need to continue a bit more. There is improvement but maybe more can be achieved. On Thursday he will again take measurements to see. I do see some improvement, but I want more. One day at a time. I must compliment Jake for coming up with ways to help...
This is new strap helps to stretch my finger which is still a little stiff. Instead of me holding in this position ( and it does hut) and not giving it full time to help, this holds it in place. Not the most comfortable, but we hope it will be effective. Home therapy now is with icing, brace, compression glove and now this... no wonder there is little time or comfort for stitching! Oh the mail brought me a gift...
Lynda Ruth is part of our Card Exchange....she sent me a lovely note, a Canadian pin and a thimble! How unique, it is a shape of a house.... love the pin...thank you Lynda Ruth. Speaking of cards, this is it...I will be e-mailing the list on Friday for the August Exchange...so it you are interested in joining us, please let me know. Seems the day here is starting a bit cloudy, but it is expected to warm up to 102 or so. Just another Arizona day....
Back in March I joined the EGA...and finally got my membership card... looking forward to "joining" in and learning new things. So much I want to do!~ Well, at the moment the washing machine is calling to me and I need must have a cup of coffee.... think I will make it an iced coffee. I am so glad you took time to visit...thank you for the encouragement and most of all your friendship. Whatever your plans, I hope you have a wonderful day.