So, Libby, where in the world have you been?
It’s been ages. How many weeks? I just checked: eight weeks since I posted here.
What shall I say?
The major reason I have been absent is/was due to surgery. No big deal. Well, the actual surgery site was no big thing…but yes, it has been a long haul. I had hand surgery. Thank goodness it was my left hand but, unfortunately for me, I can feel the same thing just starting in my right… Without going into details (do you really want to hear?)
I shall say that after three different casts I now have a removable plastic and velcro splint. And I spend many, many minutes each day doing therapy. Right now it is for dexterity but in a few weeks I will “graduate” to strength training.
So this is fun! I think, when all is said and done, I will have missed almost four months of weight training at the gym. Not good.
What is happening in my neighborhood?
The holidays are over and most of my shipping for my Etsy shop is also over! It was very tough mailing out packages using just one hand. Sounds like fun, doesn’t it?
But the weather around here has been just delightful. Today we were out gardening and yes, there are the smallest hints of green just poking through in the gardens!
Last but certainly not least: the Hellebores are coming!
Hello to everyone out there and thank you all for being so patient!
I hope that your hand recovers really quickly and you are back on form again soon
We missed you! Welcome back. Heal. Plant. Post. Please
Just think you will be mended for SPRING TIME!!!!!!
BUT what’s that I hear about THE RIGHT HAND???
Oh my goodness! Libby! SO sorry to hear you’ve been hors de combat.
If your trouble is carpal tunnel syndrome I beg you to undertake a regimen of acupuncture before considering actual surgery for the second hand. Acupuncture is enormously helpful against carpal tunnel and it saves having to have both the surgery AND the slow rehab road back.
Oh Kate: No No it was not carpal tunnel! It was/is the CMT joint, between thumb and hand. Starts with arthritis, sort of, and then all the cartilage disappears. So they take a tendon from forearm and roll it up and put in place of cartilage (tendon will regrow!) Very cool when you think about it. 100% success rate and lasts forever. Thank you for your concern!!! I am, too, a big believer in acupunture, therapy and anything other than surgery. This entire surgical team was ALL women which was fabulous!!
i’ve never heard of this type of surgery – and 100% success rate – wow. I’m so glad you’re on the mend. I know how hard it is to not be able to exercise – my 4 month recovery from the broken ankle was not fun! Take care.