Monday, January 19, 2015

So Far, So Good

You may remember that back in December I had a steroid injection into my thumb to try to repair my tendon. I had to continue to wear a brace for a week afterwards and I was getting really bored. I wasn't able to knit or stitch and really couldn't use my left hand much at all.
I was able to remove the brace the day before Christmas, but I was really worried about using my hand. For several more days I pampered it, but I finally had to find out if the injection would buy me some time. It worked!

I started out slowly, doing a little cross stitching. Then I started using it a little more each day. I still haven't tried knitting, though I plan to soon, maybe this week. So far, there is only one position that causes pain, so I avoid that one. I did wake up the other night in pain. I must have twisted my hand somehow, so I've gone back to the brace at night. It prevents me from making a fist in my sleep.

I know I'll need surgery eventually. The doctor said the injection could last for six months or so. At that time I'll probably go ahead and have it fixed, but till then it's usable. Yeah!

Here are the two little pieces I stitched last week. They're called 'Giggles In The Snow' and were designed by Mirabilia.  Marjie, I thought of your kids while I was stitching them.
But beware, if you plan to stitch them, there are a lot of mistakes in the charts. Not what you'd expect from one of the top design studios.


Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Hip, hip, arrooooooo. So happy your can get back to craft. Must have driven you nuts while you were waiting.

Love the cross stitches.

Mitch and Molly said...

We're so happy to hear that you're able to use your hand, Miss Sue - yay! The cross-stitch pieces are just adorable!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Anonymous said...

Well, it sure looks as if the hand is doing well, cause them two little peeps look pretty hard to do. Dad knows how you feel, it's really something the way they can just a shot and it goes away.

The Mad Scots
Pees: Dads got two more to do in his back!

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

So happy to hear your as good as new:) Happy stitching!

Angel Pip and Ruby said...

Wonderful news! Glad you able to get back to stitching and all that you love.

How Sam Sees It said...

They are really pretty!

Monty and Harlow

Casey said...

Glad you're feeling better! Momma gets all twitchy when she can't do her crafts too. Now she's trying to remember if she ever posted her BIG cross-stitch project to my blog.

Marjie said...

Yes, there were a lot of snow angels around my house. Yours are really cute; I'm glad your hand is well enough to let you stitch up these two little guys. Hope your SAD is dissipating now that the days are a little longer, and now that you can do some needlework to cheer you up!

Nichole Burke said...

Yay!!!!! Your stitching is just beautiful!

Sam said...

Glad that your hand is good for awhile longer.

Jeanne Pursell said...

Wonderful!! So glad to hear you are able to use your hand again!! The cross stitch pieces are just beautiful!!