Pickled Hooker [Apple Cider Vinegar] and Calcified Righthand Tendon right wrist
Date: Late on Friday 17th November 2017
Accident happened, while folding a very heavy, vintage quilt....in our packed up front bedroom
something was amiss....
Righthand wrist severe pain...
Saturday 18th November: 2 hours in A&E early morning....not bad
x ray shows calcified tendon [possible old injury], aggravated damage to right wrist....all crochet on hold until further notice....nooooooo!
Wrist support, home to complete rest, undetermined time.
Long day of Tears, shouts, rants, swollen right hand and lower arm,
climbing the walls in agony,
wrist support removed, pain killers not working,everything i had been able to do with the Doctor who i saw i now couldn't do any more, excruciating pain
Evening of Saturday 18th November: another hour plus in A&E,
couldn't do any more for me except stronger pain killers, go away come back for the appointment i'd been given for Friday to see consultant.
very little sleep, in agony, right hand wrist was definitely not well.
Sunday 19th November: Cancelled trip to Chatsworth house with Son and gf, James and Beth sorry both, next year i hope.
Lots of tears and shouts, excruciationg pain all day....i was ready to cut it off at the elbow.
Tried tens machine, meditation, exciting film everything i could think of, nothing worked for the pain now...
Late evening, couldn't take any more,
lay very still told my self to sleep and tried transferring all my thoughts to the left hand side of brain, well they do say parts of your brain control certain things, kept wrist very still on a soft pillow, i'd have tried anything by this time...it worked eventually I fell asleep
Result: slept almost all night
Monday 20th November: Had to cancel the workshop for the 25th November.
So sorry, to all who booked, I couldn't even have driven there let alone picked up a hook.
Hope you all forgive me?
I lay very, very still all day with right hand on the softest pillow i could find.
It was so swollen, one hand looks like a babies hand, compared to the wrinkly left hand, wish i could keep that bit.
Visit and flowers from James and Beth..thank you xx
Only moving i did was to get up to make a couple of cups of tea and sort the boys out, they didn't give a dam about wrist injury I'm afraid...
Cat food pouches are a challenge with one hand and your teeth.
Tuesday 21st November: Another reasonable night and so long as I kept it very still there was minimal pain.
A little worrying that i now had no grip though, couldn't move my fingers into a fist or straighten them, they just wouldn't work, as if they don't belong to me any more.
Spent some dangerous time on line, one click works well with the left hand as well as the right....
Got myself a series of books to read, set of 5 by Debbie Macomber, checked out a few blogs and bought myself a face primer......supposed to fill the cracks, under your make-up, let you know if it works, it was voted one of the best, we'll see.
Posted on my crochet group on Facebook, Thanks Hookers for the wonderful kind thoughts, support and good wishes.
Read up about Apple cider Vinegar...so Phil rushed out to buy a couple of bottles...
good for calcified bits it says along with lots of other benefits too....
Can't drink it with Honey like they suggest, so on chips, salmon, mushy peas, fish, salads and good in the bath too.
Wednesday 22nd November: A long soak in the bath with a cup of Apple cider vinegar. So hard to do anything with just one hand working....but you do find ingenious ways to do stuff, chin on chest to open jars, teeth for cat food pouches, challenging!
Sugar tongues to squeeze tea bags, couldn't manage a tin this morning though nothing worked on that one.
The swelling is a lot better and i have a little more movement in righthand fingers, but still needs to be kept quite still, definitely no twisting actions.
The swelling is down enough to put wrist brace back on. Don't needed any pain killers today roll on Friday and i can find out what the prognosis is going to be.
For now all i can do it blog, very slowly with left hand and
Wonder if i'm going to need to find a new hobby?