Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Pain the the Wrist, Rainy Days, and Fiber .....

I'm sitting here debating if I should take a short nap before heading out in about an hour to meet some friends at Panera for Craft Night. It snowed last night, but, the dreary heavy downpours of today have washed it all away. It's been dark and gray and miserable weather all day. If it was snow instead of rain, we would have had nasty blizzard conditions to deal with. On the other hand, it is good snoozing weather, or a cuddle up on the sofa with some knitting and a good movie kind of day.

Instead of doing either of those things, I had to go to the doctor's for my wrist followup. I thought it had improved with the therapy exercises even though I have been having tightness in the mornings. Nope. He decides the tendons and muscles were too tight. This meant a Cortizone shot. If you have ever had one you know how painful it can be. If you've never had one, consider yourself extremely lucky. I only accept getting these as a last resort for relief of pain. My first experience was with a shoulder injury in 2000 and it was horrific. No pre-numbing spray and that doctor missed the spot. When I needed one in my ankle, in 2004, I made the doctor wait a month before giving into it. That one was no where near as bad as the first. The one today wasn't too bad. My ortho doctor was a gentle as he could be and also sent me home with a wrist/thumb support to wear as needed and instructions to ice the wrist, which I've done.

On the way home, I stopped and checked the mail box. Goodies galore were waiting for me. My sock yarns from DKKnits had arrived and are snuggly soft and vibrant as always. Another box held my black Icelandic roving from Annawolfsong , from Ravelry, who has been doing a major de-shash over there. The third and smallest package was the Buffing Polish I had ordered for my wheel. It smells of lavender and will make my wheel shine so nicely. It needs a good cleaning again with all the spinning I've been doing lately anyway so this is perfect timing.

O.K. My bag is ready to go in an hour, so I think I will snooze for a half hour now.......

1 comment:

Donna said...

sorry I missed you guys last night. Hope your wrist is feeling OK today with the cortisone shot. Ouch!!!

Put some pics on the blog of your new goodies. I need to see!