Now how did I do that?

You know, I was gonna write on Tuesday and tell you how I’m on sewing restriction because I injured a tendon in my left wrist by hand piecing – bending my wrist in a very odd way. I felt it when I strained it but I kept on sewing (isn’t that what addicts/passionate stubborn people do?) without a care in the world.  I was going to share that.

This is the picture that I was going to share which shows the general (not exact) location of the injury.

I was going to tell you about the medical treatment plan and explain in further detail exactly how this whole thing happened.  I changed my mind. Why bother with all that. You’re a quilter, you’ve heard of things like this.

All I need to say is I can’t sew! They say 6-8 weeks. We’ll see on that. I should mention typing doesn’t help so not only is my quilting life impacted but my on-line life is hindered as well.

Still, I can’t help but play with the fabric. I’ve found the best fabric combo’s in my stash and the absolute must-do projects! I’m in the mood to do THIS ONE then I think maybe I’ll start THAT ONE.  Oh yeahhh baby, the inspiration and desire is over-the-top and by the way, can I bottle this for later?

30 thoughts on “Now how did I do that?

  1. Mare

    oh my poor Lady! I feel your pain. Actually I kind of do. I was dealing with carpel tunnel problems a couple of years ago, but in my infinite wisdom decided that the brace was perfect answer so I wore it for about a year and a half to avoid surgery. seems the brace may have done further nerve damage from wearing it so long, and when I started dropping things my dr put her (tiny little) foot down and told me I need to have an EEG or EMG or some sort of E sort of test to see just how far the damage goes.
    sigh. so much for my hopes of being a concert violinist huh? that and the fact that I have never even touched a violin, but who cares about details?

  2. njquilter24

    oh no not good at all….ok you need to get your quilt books out and dream about all the quilts your going to make when your better!!!!
    listen to the doc, maybe it will be less time your sewing away again if you listen and let it heal!

  3. Andrea

    Ack – what a blinkin nuisance !!! Hope the time flies by for you. Make sure you write these fab ideas down for when you’re back up and running – though if you’re anything like me you’ll have changed your mind a few more hundred times. Take care lovie xxx

  4. Lynda M O

    Hope it hurries up and heals. I too have hand and wrist issues that rear their ugly heads too often. I wonder if I am sewing like crazy now cuz later I am not going to be able to at all???

    Your ideas will percolate and mature as the months go by.

  5. AnnieO

    Oh that is no good at all! Complete rest will be hard but I hope it speeds up the healing. Any chance of a cortisone shot or something to help?

  6. Chris

    Isn’t it always the way-plenty of inspiration and no sewing allowed. Other times it’s all the time in the world to sew and no inspiration.

  7. Lynda

    That sucks! It’s just not FAIR is it?! I too have trouble with the old wrist. I sometimes wear a crepe bandage and it seems to help, and I take fish oil tablets to oil those creaky joints when I remember. Hoping for a lightning recovery for you. x

  8. Sew Create It - Jane

    Oh Dear…I do hope you are feeling better soon. I can’t imagine not sewing for 6 weeks! Treat yourself to a new book or magazine so you are armed (pardon the pun) and ready to go when you are all healed up!

  9. Jo

    Oh my dear – such a long wait. I did the same thing to my right wrist – knitting. It took months to heal (who listens to the advice to have complete rest?) but it is better now. I still have to wear a brace when driving – turning the corners aggrevates it and I can’t figure how to get anywhere in a straight line yet. Do try and be better than me and give it the rest it needs. Now each time I feel a twinge in my wrist I’ll think of you. LOL

  10. LizA.LizA.

    Ouch–I TOTALLY understand. I overdid it with hexagons last year and haven’t been able to do much in the way of hand sewing since then. Now I’m so busy trying to get the house in order so we can sell it that I haven’t done any sewing since May!!!! Oh, the quilts I’ve dreamed about and designed since then……

  11. Ru

    So sorry to hear about thid latest stress factor. Wear a wrist brace and follow the rules even tho they stink. You will heal faster. Maybe it was time for you to take a break. This will give you plenty of time to muse over future projects. In the meantime, sit back n read some good books. Luv everything you’ve been doing and by the way, your carpenters wheel can match the one at the quilt show easily. Luv,

  12. Jennifer

    Oh, bummer! Would a brace for your left wrist help? It might stop you bending it awkwardly. I definitely feel your pain on this, having had wrist and arm problems too in the past few years.

  13. Julie - Me & My Stitches

    Well that just really stinks! Did you get my e-mail yesterday about the lady with the jewelry? I got a weird message back, so wasn’t sure if it went through or not! Hope you have a great weekend – just spend it petting your fabric!

  14. Pokey

    Nothing like pain to cut into our desired pleasure! I live with hand/wrist pain, too. Come’on, body-cooperate! Hope you are on the mend faster than prescribed ~

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