Monday, December 7, 2009

photo of the week...

My thumb joint was beginning to bother me.... as I mentioned a few posts ago.... but, it also radiated upward .... more into the low forearm and wrist...even seemed a bit swollen. Then, the tendons began to be painfully tweaky and seemed even to jump over or get caught ... each on the other...ooooh... The same wrist also has the massive cluster ganglion...and carpal tunnel.

May I just say.........SH*t. ! !!!
and, at the top of my lungs too, dammit!

It is called DeQuervain's syndrome...and is so easy to diagnose I knew what it was before I even went to the doctor on Friday...just at the beginning of the blizzard. Got home in the nick of time. Luckily most drivers were very generous letting us in off the side roads... because it was a bit tricky and slippery and with big slushy soft ruts already...

Seeing as I can't hold any little bits of fluff or wool for some time....I am just playing with the little bears I do have ..... taking photos at higher resolution, which is why it probably took longer for this page to download today. Also the reason I only put up two of them... don't want to irk you or your patience...just wanted to post a couple pics...

Rest, ice, anti-inflammatories and also some anti inflammatory creams... in hopes of avoiding injections directly into the tendons ...acckkk ... as bad as surgeries.... guess that's it til way after Christmas for most crafting things..... I have discovered that I even vacuum left handed and it is annoying trying to do it with my right.... but, I must... and what else do I have to do anyway... ?.. Guess it is time for a workout ...to burn off the irritation... .

Some day I want to have cards made using my own photos... and will have to have some clearer photos than I usually post...which are mainly just VGA as they are just for posting and sending via email... and good enough for that.... but, for cards or perhaps calendars, I want better....
I would like them on a watercolour type paper.... but, have no clue about printers or people who print things..and the like...so some research will be the next thing. Of course...not for this year...as I am too much of a procrastinator for that....

I decided it is a good time to get the Christmas cards underway too.... that is a righthanded effort.... and the little guys offered to help...so I addressed a few... but, then they got more interested in a little picture of a bear that they found.... and wanted to hear a story...and, well....there went cards I'm afraid.....














How 'bout this one?..look... it has a bear on it... it's the best one...














hey, look...a bear with a thimble for a hat... what do the words say? is it a story?... why is he wearing a thimble anyway? ... what cards? ...oh. aren't we finished with those? .......

10 comments:

Shashi Nayagam said...

I am sorry that your hand is playing up again. Maybe you need to give the hand a bit of rest. Making tiny bears however adorable they are can be hard on your hands. Maybe the little fellas can give you a hand massage lol!

Linda Fleming said...

Awwww damn!!! I'm so sorry you are having this problem with your arm and hand. It's just the pits that it's disrupting your bear making. Your bears are so precious and I'm sure you have lots more special little bears just waiting to be brought to life with talented and now bummed up hand. How about stocking up on some great books and enjoy some reading while you're hand recoups. If I was your neighbor we could entertain each other comparing stories about drunken brawling holidays spent with our families-LOL! After reading your comment on my blog, it's evident we have a lot in common.

Twiglet said...

Good luck with the hand - what a nuisance for you and so painful too.

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

I hope you are feeling better soon!

Jennifer Rose said...

:/ hopefully you don't have to have injections into the tendons o.0

Michelle Eaton said...

OUCH!!!! Does not sound very nice. You poor thing. I hope your hand will get better soon without needing those needles.

Your little bears are so cute! I planned to do my own cards and ornaments this year too, but time has gotten away from me once again. Hopefully next year we will do better :)

HElen said...

I hope you feel better!
Those little helpers are so adorable!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Vee,

Sorry to hear about your hand and arm. Good luck with getting it sorted.

Have a lovely weekend
Hugs
Carolyn

Sandy said...

Bummer about your hand, ouch.

Love the bears and did you draw that one, it is adorable.

BumbleVee said...

no, not my drawing Sandy...I wish! Just some cute little cards I found .....