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Bandages Are Off

Got the bandage off today :-)  My hand is still very weak but the doc says things look good YAY!  He says I need to exercise my hand (which we all know won’t be a problem).

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I haven’t tried to crochet just yet but will as soon as I have a free moment.  I have WAY too many ideas swimming around in my head to not get started asap!

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Surgery

I went ahead and had the carpel tunnel syndrome surgery on my right hand yesterday morning.  It went very quickly and smooth.  I’m not in much pain at all and am surprised at how much I can actually do with my left hand.  Other than the huge bandaging and having to keep my hand raised above my heart at all times, this really isn’t that bad.  Being the work-aholic that I am, I asked the doc how quickly I could get back to crocheting.  He said because of the procedure that he used, I could get back to work as soon as today!  YAY!  I plan on taking him up on that ;-)  Hopefully I’ll have something new to show soon.

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Jess with Cyrus [Photo by Luis Carlos]
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Good News, Bad News…

Well here goes…I have a good news, bad news situation here.  I’ve been working really hard on finishing up my current projects so I can start on my new ones.  As I’ve been working, I have noticed my thumb, index, and middle fingers have been going numb and I have been getting a sharp pain going from my wrist to my elbow all the way back to my shoulder blade.  It has gotten so bad I decided to go see the hand doctor and sure enough I have carpel tunnel syndrome :-( I have to go in for a very minor surgery to have this taken care of.

Now for the good news, we caught it early enough so there has been very minimal nerve damage to my hand and this is a very common procedure that has little down time.

What does this mean for CultGrrrl Creations?  Well, hopefully nothing ;-)  As I said, the doc assured me that there will be very little down time on the healing process.  I go in next Monday 5/9 to have the procedure done, so I plan on getting as much crochet time in as possible until then.

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