Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Nope – not trying for a second career as a hand model. I’ve had this stabbing, burning pain in my thumb and wrist for the past month and it’s not getting better. So this morning I got xrays and saw an orthopedic hand specialist.
Good news: no osteoarthritis.
Bad news: I’m supposed to rest my hand in the evenings.
Rest my hand in the evenings??!?!?!
I work during the day, but I LIVE for the evenings when I can scrap and make cards for three or four hours. I could no more “rest my hand in the evenings” than I could sell my scraproom. After some back and forth, we compromised on an alternative plan: I wear a splint 24 hours a day and he’ll give it a month to improve.
So I’m wearing my lovely black splint even as I type. Looks like I’m ready for that spur-of-the-moment bowling match, but what the hey. I’m just glad it’s winter so I can wear long sleeves.
Me and my splint are going to toss all caution to the wind and scrap our hearts out tonight. I only have one concern. After an entire evening of me making cards and leaving Dear Husband in another room, what do you think he’s going to say when I show up wearing my lovely TeePee Night Splint???!!!?!

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