Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Thumb update

Thumb with splint
So what have I been up to lately.  Well besides trying to get back to doing everything that I love doing I can't say much.

I have been crocheting, knitting, cross-stitching and yes working as well over the last little while.  The good news is that after 12 weeks of dealing with the thumb in a splint I can now report that as of this morning I no longer have to wear the splint.

Now, on a side note I don't see the specialist until mid August so I know that I am going to have to be careful until then so I don't damage it again.  After wearing the splint for 6 straight weeks 24 hours a day and then 6 weeks of at night and out and when doing stuff it's great to see it gone.

Thumb 12 weeks later
I have been working on my Someone Was Here cross stitch as well as some crocheted baby hats over the last little while.  It's been a rough 12 weeks dealing with the thumb but at least now I know that if I am careful I don't have to wear the brace again.  I will be carrying it with me over the next while so that if it starts to feel tired I can put it on to protect it.

The support I got from some friends and husband has been really appreciated because it has been stressful dealing with an injured thumb.  You don't realize how much you use your thumb until you can't use it.   Saying "Thanks" just doesn't seem to be enough right now after the last 12 weeks.

Now off to try and get some work done so that I can spend this evening doing what I love the most.  Crafting.

P.S. Got a weaving loom today from husband so can't wait to try it out.  Will let you know how it goes.

No comments: