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Friday, May 27, 2011

Temporary Absence

I have a pinched nerve in my neck and my thumb and two fingers are frozen numb. I am much better today, but this has been a week of utter excruciating pain. It started late Saturday and by late Sunday afternoon I could not stand it anymore so I went to the local clinic and they prescribed an anti inflammatory. It may have been doing it's job, but the pain was still there. Wednesday morning I went to see my doctor and she knew right away that it was a pinched nerve. Prescribed a muscle relaxant and something for the nerve. I went for x-rays, but don't know the results yet. She also told me I should go for physio therapy. I had my first session of physio yesterday and whatever they did has helped a lot.


I'm right handed, so naturally that would be the one effected. I tried several times during this week to use the computer, but as soon as I touched the mouse I screamed in pain. Needless to say there is no stitching.


Since I felt better today I thought I would give it a try, but right now my fingers are saying that's enough.


Hope to be back soon.



12 comments:

Pumpkin said...

Oh no! That's not good :o( Take good care and get better soon because we want to see some stitching ;o)

Robin said...

Rats! So sorry for you. Follow Dr's orders and you will better hopefully very soon.

ABC said...

You poor thing, wishing you a speedy recovery. I think it would be a good excuse to get a massage every week, just to keep the muscles relaxed of course.

Myra said...

Hope you feel better soon Irene.

Melissa said...

Ouch! Well, rest up, Irene! I hope you feel better soon!

mumzy said...

It sounds like you have had a lot of pain and I hope the worst is over. Get better soon and we wish you a speedy recovery.

Anna van Schurman said...

Feel better!

Sharon said...

Ouch! I hope you are feeling better soon.

Mylene said...

Do hope you feel better very soon.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

So sorry you have that pain! It sounds very similar to something I've had. As long as I was getting traction at PT it felt better, but as soon as I stopped, it came back. If you are not totally opposed to chiropractors, that is what finally got some long-term relief for me. Now I go for 'upkeep' once every month or two, but it's worth it not to have that awful pain. Hope whatever you decide to do gives you relief soon.

Pointed Stitcher said...

Oh, I'm so sorry you're so uncomfortable and not being able to stitch can only make it worse :(. I hope you get better soon.

teddy edwards said...

Your projects are lovely, I particularly like the snowflake pincushions. There's a little inspiration for me for a quick Christmas make :-)

Your post about your frozen fingers resonates with me. I have Rheumatoid Arhtritis and have only got back to stitching after a break of about three years. I still have problems holding the needle so I stitch in short sessions. But still, I manage to create something!

Wishing you health. - Jackie (Liverpool)

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