I miss all of you! I visited a couple blogs the other day and it sure feels like I've been away FOREVER!
I haven't started physical therapy yet, and my hands/wrists/arms are feeling better--only my thumb and index finger on my right hand are numb and I don't have any pain--so I thought I'd take a few minutes to write while I can.
The first time I saw the workers' compensation doctor, he took x-rays and saw what he thought was a cyst on one of the bones in my wrist. He told me he'd have the radiologist look at it, but he didn't think it was anything to worry about. He didn't know who he was talking to, did he? No! Of course I worried! I was pretty sure it was cancerous and I'd probably have to have my hand amputated. Luckily, though, it wasn't--it's just a cyst they think I've probably had forever. And, of course, it has nothing to do with what's wrong with my hands.
NOW I'm waiting for the physical therapist--it's been two weeks off work and it seems much of it is just waiting for something to happen. The insurance company approval for physical therapy finally came through and was mailed on Wednesday; I called the PT office yesterday and left a message but nothing so far. ARGH! So more waiting. With the holiday on Monday, now I don't think I'll hear from them until Tuesday at the earliest.
Other good news though--I asked the doctor about sewing and he thought I could sew as long as I don't overdo it and pay attention to my hands and whether the sewing is affecting them. So, for the last week I've been sewing a little each day, between reading and sleeping. Last night, I finished this month's Schnibbles quilt, Sunday Best, using charm packs from the Attitude Girls line by Mary Engelbreit.
Spike wanted to help me show the quilt. In fact, as I type, Spike is licking me because she wants me to know it's time for me to feed her. (Sadly, having Stitch to play with hasn't helped Spike slim down any!)
I've found that in particular, QUILTING doesn't seem to bother my hands at all, so I hope to get a few quilt tops quilted in the next month or so, although that will depend, of course, on how painful my arms and hands are once physical therapy starts. Just being able to get into the Sweat Shop for a little sewing, though, has done a lot to elevate my spirits--as have the emails, cards, and gifts from friends both locally and in Blogland.
I'll post again if I'm able and have anything to talk about--mostly life is a bit boring these days though. I'm looking forward to everything getting back to normal one of these days. In the meantime, thanks for visiting.