I finally got to have the stitches removed from my thumb. When I complained that my thumb was still hurting the PA explained that yes indeedy I have lots of arthritis in the base of my hand and thumb. It may have been aggravated by the surgery..duh? It may get better all by itself..it may get worse..I can have as many cortisone shots as necessary to keep me comfortable..or I can have a very painful long to recover from surgery where they take out some of the bone…NOT.
Right now I am just waiting for it to get better..there are certain things I cannot do. WELL I can do them..but the motion sends shooting pains up my arm all the way to my shoulder..and that pain is exhausting. Some things are simple motions..pulling on my boots..so I switch and do it with my left hand. The one that I cannot seem to retrain myself to do occurs in my sleep..grasping the quilt and pulling it up..I am instantly awake. Any grasping with my thumb will cause pain. I will just have to be inventive and learn to do things differently.
Yesterday I suffered through emptying the paper shredder.. twice..it has a very heavy top and it requires two good thumbs to empty it. I was very busy cleaning out some old files..ALL BY MYSELF. Someone who will remain nameless complained the day before that anyone that is a compulsive shredder should empty the shredder once in awhile. That someone then emptied it..and got shred all over the floor.
I can finally do my own hair again..no more Far Guy hair styles. Far Guy offered to make it all easier for me..he would shave my head and we would match. He was grinning from ear to ear..a kind of evil smile.
This is the snow stick..it is at 21. Steve (next door neighbor) asked last night what it was at..Far Guy and I both though it was at 23..nope it is still at 21. Many people in our area say that we got way over a foot of snow in the last two snowstorms..our stick says eleven inches. It may not be a good indicator of the entire area..it is just meant to show us what is on the ground in our yard.
I took this on January 03, 2011. It is a photo of a sundog that was visible through the clouds. We get them in the winter..usually on really cold days.
I can still use my camera..but I am thankful that it isn’t any heavier or larger than it is:)