I received a few Get Well I am glad your surgery is over cards! Then I got a package in the mail from Kansas with some books to keep me occupied! Thank you all, it is great to get unexpected mail!
Then it was my birthday and a few more cards showed up in the mail.
That cake is filled with a whole lot of candles!
My parents took us out for a late lunch/early supper yesterday and my Mom made a cake with coconut and brown sugar frosting! They both said that they didn’t think they would live long enough to see a child as old as me.. I replied “I didn’t think I would ever be this old either” and we all laughed.
My Mother sewed a new kitchen curtain valance for my birthday. I dropped that hint on her a few months ago when I saw a fabric I fell in love with that is part of a Minnesota Collection. We got out one of my old curtains for a pattern and when I clean the shade and wash the window I will put it up and take a photo.
The hand report.
I am three weeks post carpal tunnel release surgery today. I have burning in two areas of my wrist/hand. It is still swelling. I ice it all night and sometimes during the day. I take Aleve and Ibuprofin every day. I have good mobility but there are still some things I cannot do. Like wring out a wash cloth…or my hair ( I have long grey hair)…pull anything toward me…like heavy drawers, open bottles of anything, push the car door open. Three weeks and I have not driven the car…heck I cannot drive a grocery buggy so I let Far Guy drive. Pushing, pulling or reaching out is painful, anytime the palm of my hand comes in contact with anything I have pain.…I am getting real used to being a lefty. It is very possible that I have nerve damage and it will just take time and patience to recover. Sometimes I am sorry I had the surgery…but then I recall the pain I had before…six of one half a dozen of the other….at least there is a chance that this burning pain will go away…someday. Getting old is not for sissies.
A bit of good news I had a biopsy taken from a small growth above my eyebrow. It is just some kind of cyst and not cancerous per my dermatologist who went over every inch of my body. She likes doing small surgeries so I think I made her day by having something that looked troublesome that she could remove.