Went and saw the surgeon yesterday. I've had 4 injections and no long term relief. I am now booked in for surgery. WARNING -- GRAPHIC VIDEO ... skip over if you don't want to see it.
I am still doing what I can with quilting! I go to a retreat next week and will take it as easy as I can. The surgery will result in "no more pain!" which I am very happy about. I have not been able to do any hand stitching without pain. It's apparently a simple two-hour surgery, Day Surgery that is, and I'll be able to come home.
The waiting list is about 3-4 months, or they will put me in on a cancellation. I am quite excited about it and am so happy that they can do a "fix" that will result in no continued disability. I'm still quilting with my splint, but of course it is very short lived. Maybe a block or two and then I have to pack it in for a day! Forget about cutting -- thank heavens I have my Accuquilt - but you know it's not the be all end all to what I need. I have done cutting a little bit at a time so I don't over-tax my hand. I'm typing all day, so by the end of the day, I really don't do too much when it comes to my quilting -- BUT every little bit counts and may look like a LOT -- reality, it's just a bit at a time!
You'd all laugh. I brought in one of my hexagon flowers to him yesterday:
I asked him,
"After this surgery, will I be able to do this?"
Chef looked at me,and then asked more questions about the surgery - God Bless him!
-- before the surgeon answered Chef the surgeon looked at me and said, "Absolutely!"
That's all I needed to hear!
So if anyone out there has had this surgery - I would love to hear from you! The good, the bad, the ugly.
Happy Quilting all!