Saturday, December 12, 2009

New Challenges

Boy, I didn't realize that it's been so long since I wrote a post. A lot has happened. For my birthday in October, I got 5 new to me sewing books - Butterick's Ready-Set-Sew which is a copy of the first sewing book that I ever had. I also got the Encyclopedia of Sewing Machine Techniques, Ready-Set-Serge, Shortcuts to Sewing by Edith Bryte Bishop, & The Serger Idea book. I am enjoying these new editions to my sewing library. My daughter gave me Roberta Carr's sewing DVD "Couture Techniques" & my nephew gave me tickets to my first NBA game. DH took me out to dinner at Outback Steakhouse & sent me a dozen roses. It was a great birthday.

Two weeks later I injured my left thumb while trying to make the bed. At first, my primary doctor thought it was a torn tendon but the MRI showed the tendon is stretched out of shape at the base of my left thumb & osteo-arthritis has set into the basal joint that was chipped. This is the same hand that was so badly injured in the car crash last year. It cannot be repaired so I must wear a hand brace indefinitely which is awkward sewing. Knitting is extremely painful. So for now, I'm trying to learn to sew with one hand. I've faced many challenges over the past few years & have learned to cope. I will with this one too. Earlier this week I used the serger to try to construct a top but had to stop after about 10 minutes as it was too painful. Typing with one hand takes longer too. I will figure out a way to keep sewing as it is in my blood.
Happy Sewing Everyone!


Julie said...

Bummer! Sorry for your troubles. Is there another hand specialist in your area that could recommend an alternative treatment or therapy. (Sorry. I don't know what all you have tried in the past.) It sounds as if you have the determination to soldier on though. Hoping for good news in the future for you.

gwensews said...

Enjoy all those new books. Hope your hand heals quickly.

gwensews said...

Enjoy all those new books. Hope your hand heals quickly.

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webbsway said...

O man - I am so sorry that you are in pain! I HATE pain!

Hope you will be feeling better real soon.