Well, today was a long day, 8 hour drive round trip to my doctors... pretty good news all around, except one thing...... the tingling and numbness in my hands I was wondering what was going on about, is carpal tunnel (sp) and though I am ambidextrous, my right hand is more dominate than my left and it is much much worse, and I am in those funny little wrist braces I see people wearing all the time.
It was suggested I wear them for the next 10 days and not tat or knot or crochet, or anything else I would normally do, for 10 WHOLE DAYS! I am so distressed by this! My husband caught me tatting in the back seat of the car on the ride home, and I felt like a child getting scolded for being naughty. I have never just sat and done nothing with nothing in my hands before... always doing something while sitting... now I don't know what to do with my hands, it is a weird feeling.
My mother had surgery on both wrists and I don't want yet another surgery, so if I can do stuff to not have it, then not doing something for 10 days, and then stopping when I feel the tingles is what I will have to do. Then I am to wear them off and on, when I do anything like the tatting or knitting etc. The braces will slow the progression down, and hopefully stave off surgery for a long long time.
I did however get a little wooden box shaped like a book, to keep my shuttles in, I am going to decoupage it, and attach a little box in a complimentary color on top of that, like they are sitting out together on purpose, for my bobbins , they can then stay out and not be tangled and the cat won't be getting in them. so I will take pictures of that project when I get it started, I am really tickled abut it, and since it isn't a repetative motion, maybe I can start on it in the next day or 2 :D
I did manage to finish one more motif, so I will get pictures taken of that and post it, then, it will be a little slower on the motif posting for me, but as I complete them I will post them.
Darned it, I shall tat!
Everyone have a wonderful weekend and chin up :) happy tatting!