Tuesday, December 30, 2014


I feel like I have a brand new hand after today.  I had my 1 week follow up appointment today on my hand that I had surgery on last week.  The therapist was very pleased so far.  I didn't actually see the doctor, just the therapist and to get fitted for a new splint for my hand.

I went in with this

Ahh sweet relief, no more soft cast.

I know it looks pretty nasty here, but according to the therapist, it looks really good.  The green markings on my hand and middle finger were made by a green sharpie by the doctor to indicate the correct finger and hand to do surgery on.  My left one had a red 'NO' on it.  I got to keep the Sharpies as a souvenir!  Now wasn't that nice of them!  I bet they were expensive souvenirs too!  I was also surprised, only 3 stitches.  And did you know if you massage your stitches, it reduces the chance of an ugly thick scar?  Well I didn't!

Also, who knew there are compression socks for your fingers! Yep, I learned a lot of new things today!

This is what I ended up with for a splint.  It's still questionable whether or not I can sew or quilt with this apparatus and I still have to cover it with a plastic bag when I shower but it's better than the cast!  And even though my freedom was short lived, it still felt good to be free for a little while.  

I'll update you tomorrow on the sewing quilting status!  And my stash purchases while I was out!  



  1. An improvement is an improvement. Don't pull out stitches trying to sew, the bandages will come of soon enough. Although, I know how frustrating it can be to not be able to sew. I burned my thumb yesterday, not badly, but just enough that I can't sew from the blister.

  2. Glad that good progress is being made. It is nice to have it behind you.

  3. Yeah for the great progress!! Still praying for a speedy healing - take it easy and let it heal!!

    Blessings and hugs!


  4. See, then feel pain instead. Well, there are new technologies coming in.



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