Friday, April 1, 2016

A Little Update

So every few months  I get to post a project and keep saying that I will be back soon to keep checking in...and well months pass until I post again. As some of you know, I've battled with rheumatoid arthritis for about 7 years now. When my son was 6 month old I started with a flare-up in my right right wrist. Unlike with other flares, this one was not responding to steroids. We added new medications but still wasn't working. I would feed my son with tears in my eyes and my hand shaking from the pain. I'm also an ultrasound tech and I would scan in practically the same way. Years have passed and we couldn't get this inflammation down so my rheumatologist finally referred me to a hand surgeon. He was able to get the inflammation down after several steroid injections. The problem I have now is that the chronic flare has displaced my ulna and now it rubs against my metacarpals. My wrist literally clicks as I try to write a simple note. And typing this post has increased my pain level from my standard 5 to easily a 6 pushing 7. So as you can image, craft projects have been put on the back burner.  But next month I'm going in for surgery to have the ulna shortened. I will be in a cast for 6 weeks and cannot work for a total of 12 to fully recover. I'm hoping that once I am completely healed I can get back into my crafting. I miss making things and sharing those how-to's with all of you. Please bare with me and I hope that by this Fall I will ready and raring to go, pain free and full of projects to share with you. Thanks for stopping by.

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