June 22, 2011

well this sucks

You'll totally relate to this. As women, we don't GO to the doctor. We send OTHER people to the doctor. I would rather clean 1000 100 10 toilets than sit upon that paper covered table. Then the worst happened.

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Mr. W told me he would not show pity until an official diagnosis was made and my sister, Dr. Anne, didn't count. So I went. Milking injury pain is what I do best, people!

You know all of those handbags I've been making? It's pure addiction and, well, let's just say I ignored the pain in my arm (and hand and shoulder) a little too long. I have an impressive case of tendonitis. I cried and screamed, refusing to give up my obsessions, until the doctor caved and said that two weeks may work if I do physical therapy. Really? Seriously?

My first appointment is Friday and I'll be taking Aleve like a 95 year old tennis player.

So, no more bags. Except for the two I HAVE to finish today. And blogging must be limited to pictures. Impossible. My middle name is Wordy!

I'll still read. And peck away with my left hand. But responding to comments will have to be at an all-time low. (I'll sneak a little...with my left hand)

What else will I be doing? I picked up some light, summertime reading - on HTML, CSS, and XHTML - real nail biter stuff.


Oh, and feel free to pray for my arm or do some sort of voodoo that works as opposed to the kind that makes my arm fall off.


Until then dear pals, buds, compadres...until then.



24 comments:

  1. I am so sorry! I have been there. Had surgery in March of 10 for this very thing. Be good to it! Be good to you.

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  2. Ouch, tendonitis really hurts. I will pray and leave the voodoo to our friends down south who have all of the proper dolls, pins,...Take care of yourself. xo

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  3. I am sooo sorry : ( I am sure I can figure out a few voo doo chants with the kids! XOXO

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  4. I seriously, 'emphatically', feel your pain!!! And your frustration... :( Hang in there and I hope it gets much better very,very soon... hugs!

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  5. well that's a real shitter! but your hair looks really super cute, i love it!!

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  6. Get well soon and try to enjoy your forced break.

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  7. Oh my goodness! I am so sorry to hear you are down for a bit! I am wishing you a speedy recovery. I finally went to my doctor and he took me off work for a while because I ignored the pain a little too long also. So if you want someone to commiserate with, please let me know. Take care and best wishes to you!

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  8. Ouch and I know just how much that ouch hurts. If it's any consolation at all, the tennis and golf elbow I developed simultaneously a couple of years ago has only minor flare ups now. A couple of weeks of rest really, really got it on the mend. So listen to the doc, a very hard thing to do, and it will settle. The reading you've selected sounds absolutely perfect. It would put me in nap mode straight away. A perfect way to rest the elbow.

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  9. Little Horse wouldn't mind coming over so you can use his head as an arm rest in between PT sessions. At least it is only two weeks and not longer!

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  10. Acupuncture? Just another version of voodoo in my mind but I can't argue with the results :)

    Don't try to rush your return though, no matter how much you start jonesing for a handbag fix!

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  11. So sorry to hear this - but think of all those fresh ideas crammed in your brain when you are let loose on the sewing machine in a couple weeks? My recommendation for therapy - a large glass of wine lifted by the good arm :-)

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  12. Such a bummer. I go with Elisabeth, cept I would say a beer or Mikes hard limeade. And then head outside and take a bunch of pics to inspire you when you can get back to your passion. Sending prayers your way!

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  13. Ugh... YUCK! Hope it feels better soon.... sooner than soon...like tomorrow! :)

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  14. Ouch that hurts! But you will have to pay your dues and get well! Enjoy the time of not having to Blog and all thats goes with it. The freedom! I do hope your arms is alot better soon Lori!

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  15. Oh, that DOES suck!! Well something must be telling you to slow down...I will pray that the time will at least go fast so you can get back to doing what you do so well!!

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  16. Oh boo...hope you feel better soon! In the meantime there are always voice-to-text programs. Sadly, there is no voice-to-bag program that I know of. :( Laura

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  17. Ouch! I hope it feels better soon. I get an ocasional repetitive stress injury in my right pointer finger top joint. It swells and hurts and I have stop making jewelry. (thats torture you know) I hope you can get back on track doing what you love soon!!!!

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  18. Oh no!!! I hope the doctor can help you out so you can get back to your handbag making, although on a smaller scale! ~Val

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  19. Oh, I am so sorry. Besides the physical pain - I am sure it is really hard not to be making purses! Please take care so you can return to making things. I'll consult my voo doo neighbor to see what remedies they might know.

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  20. Lori, Don't even talk to me about shoulder pain! After two rotator cuff surgeries that caused a total redirection in career path, I'm free from pain. Actually, I guess the shoulder deal had a silver lining ... it's the reason I'm making jewelry instead of pottery! P.S. Love your hair cut!

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  21. good luck, i hope that the pt helps. i have tendinitis in both shoulders and it's no fun.

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  22. Oh no! I hope you heal quickly - I have never had tendonitis, but I know a lot of violinists who have and it is not fun. Maybe try drinking tart cherry juice for the inflammation as well.

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  23. oh noes! that's awful! to be without the use of your arm and to do all the fun stuff you love doing! will pray to the arm gods for you, as well as light some candles, and incense, and whatever else may work...hoping you recover soon.

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