Friday, February 24, 2017

CTR = 2 More Cuts

 So yesterday morning this happened :)  CTR stands for Carpal Tunnel Release.  The surgery went fantastic and a huge thanks to Dr. Allen and his team for taking such great care of me!!!  So what does this mean . .  .  Well thanks to the wonderful world of medicine, it meant 2 cuts on my wrist and hand and then a little scope surgery, and now, 3 weeks of no Rotary Cutting or Long Arming ;)   So ya,  remember on Wednesday when I shared that I cut out 4 projects . . . well, there was some motivation behind that ;)


And while I can't rotary cut or Long Arm . . . there was no mention of no sewing :)  And I already tried and can sew with barely moving my right hand, I just move my whole arm instead of my wrist to guide the fabric through ;)       I can  use my finger tips a little this morning so that was happy news as I can now type this post (albeit very slowly :)    But of course, I will need to take it easy to allow everything to heal properly.  Basically, the kinder I am on my hand, the quicker I can get back to normal!!


And getting back to normal would be great.   Things were getting a little to painful there and after dropping a third glass of milk in a week when my hands go numb . . . well, it was time to get this taken care of.   Here is hoping the right wrist heals quickly because the left will be soon to follow ;)


So if things slow down just a bit over the next few weeks you will know that I have decided CTR is standing for Choose The Right and letting my hand heal :)    

 I hope you all have a very Happy Quilting Weekend!!!!  

P.S. I can't even remember this picture being taken after surgery, but it cracks me up how totally out of it I look ;)  Gotta love anesthesia!! 


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36 comments:

  1. Wishing you a speedy recovery!

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  2. Heal, Melissa! And take it easy during this stage. We want you fully recovered.

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  3. Awe, good luck on recovery and all! Be careful.

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  4. take care! I wish you also a full recovery!!! (is there a way to do sewing in a more ergonomic way so that you do not re-injure?) God bless you!!!

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  5. Be patient with yourself so you can heal well. Now is a good time to think about extra work breaks and alternative ways to work when you are free to be. Best wishes with your recovery,

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  6. Give your time to heal properly and you'll be fine. Love your groggy picture! Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

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  7. Oooh! Take care! (In your last picture, you have the same goofy look that my German Shepherd had yesterday when I picked him up from his "snip snip" surgery yesterday :)

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  8. Wishing you a speedy recovery. Keep reminding yourself that being a good patient pays off in the end. Plus, I'm guessing you have adequate mobility to toodle around the web and look at the "pretties" you can't work on just yet.

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  9. I'm recovering from my second carpal tunnel surgery (I did the left first). Hope your recovery goes more quickly than mine has, but I'm sure it will, I let mine go too long because I type for a living! ;) Happy recovery!

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  10. Happy recovery! My both wrists have been cut for this and I haven't had any problems since. Recovery was amazing since I had no pains at all. I did a lot of cross stitching.

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  11. Choose The Right by just recuperating. Let your visiting teachers bring in dinner and enjoy. Speedy recovery to you!!

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  12. Praying for a quick and easy recovery for you!! Always Choose the Right!!!!

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  13. Might be time to hire some "minions" to do your cutting - whatever it takes to keep on quilting!

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  14. I hope that your healing goes quickly, enjoy your down time with family and friends plus whatever sewing you can.

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  15. Oh dear, sorry to hear this. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

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  16. Heal up soon, Melissa! I know you have lots of helpers on hand. And you look beautiful post-surgery.

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  17. awww.. wishing that you recover well and back to cutting table soon!!

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  18. Oh bummer. You do look adorable post op tho.
    As a "seasoned olden nurse" I have to say, "Everyone gets something".
    I am glad you have a good surgeon that put your favorite hand "right" for now. Excellent idea doing the precutting last week.

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  19. Best wishes for a speedy recovery!

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  20. Speedy recovery, wish you were here! I could spoil you sitting in this gorgeous environment under a Sun umbrella soaking up the ambience. All the best xxxxx

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  21. Ohh my. Praying for quick healing. take things slow and let things heal properly. Remember to ask for help when needed

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  22. good to tread surgery went well and you are doing as you are told.

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  23. I'll put you in my prayers for a perfect recovery: and you look so cute, whether you remember the photo being taken or not! And will they help you in your physical therapy with learning how to cut so you don't harm your wrists again? I hope so!!! Happy healing!! big hugs to you my friend!! H

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  24. I hope that your recovery is quick and gets you back to playing with your longarm soon.

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  25. Wishing you a speedy recovery and a great second surgery. I know how it can be when your hands feel like they are just lumps at the end of your arms. Congratulations.

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  26. Wishing you a speedy recovery. I just went to the Neurologist and was test for Carpal Tunnel. I go next week to see the hand surgeon. I hope my surgery goes as well as yours. Hugs

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  27. Omg, you look fab even when in la-la land. I feel a twinge & a tingle every once in a while & do wonder! Hope you recover soon! Your blog is great. Jo xox

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  28. I had shoulder surgery last August and couldn't move my right arm for 6 weeks. Still managed to piece a quilt top left handed! Where there's a will there's a way- I really just needed to spend time in my quilt room. Take it easy and recover quickly!

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  29. Best wishes for a quick recovery!

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  30. I had carpal tunnel surgery, both hands, a couple years ago. Then I had cubital tunnel release (at the elbow) and both rotator cuffs in 2016. Enjoy the down time! Before you know it you will be back cutting and long arming.

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  31. Hope you heal quickly. I was out of sewing commission for about a month when I had an arm injury and that is no fun!!

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  32. You will be so happy when you have both hands healed. I'm not sure why we all wait so long. The surgery was pretty easy and the healing is quick. I hope you feel the same in a month. I just had my thumb done and even thought he recovery is longer I am already so happy no to have that constant nagging pain and numbness! Happy Healing to you! :)

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    1. I meant the same as I feel! Yikes, good not bad!

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments. I just love hearing from you!!
Have a Happy Quilting Day :)

Melissa