Thursday, July 8, 2010

More "Ouch!"

Well, I went to the pain clinic yesterday afternoon and saw my pain specialist for fibromyalgia at my regularly scheduled appointment.  She and another doctor looked at the way my thumbs painfully lock and then snap into position--it's trigger thumb.  The left thumb is starting to heal and to not cause so many problems, but the right thumb is still quite painful.  I go in tomorrow morning for a cortisone shot to see if that will bring down the inflamation.  In the meantime, she showed me how to tape my finger to keep the pain at bay.

Needless to say, I'm not able to work on my bears very much.  I was thrilled yesterday just to be able to pin some bear pieces together.  I really appreciate everyone's support and patience.  I finished writing the instructions for Sammy's pattern and just have to draw out his pattern pieces and scan them so they can be added to the Word document.  However, it's excrutiating and extraordinarily difficult to write--even signing my name is nearly impossible.  I may see if my eldest daughter (who designs her own bears) can help me out so that I can make Sammy's pattern available.



  1. Hi Cheryl,

    Please take care of your hands. It is frustrating when we can't work on things that we enjoy but...maybe with a little rest you will be back to sewing in no time.

    Joyce (Prudence & Sister send you lots of hugs)

  2. Hi Cheryl!
    I do hope that your hands get better soon!Take care. Good luck for tomorrow, hope the cortisone works for you.
    Loads of healing hugs to you from all of us here in South Wales

  3. So sorry to hear about your FM. It must be so frustrating for you. Hope that resting up helps. You know it makes sense! :o)

  4. I do hope you are feeling better soon and that the treatment works. My very best wishes!

  5. Cheryl, that sounds so painful! I am sorry to hear that you're having so much pain. My mom has fibromyalgia, and it's not even manageable for her. Please take care of yourself. Look into things like healing the gut with diet (bone broths are very healing) and populating it with probiotics (the good bacteria our bodies need).

    I hope you'll be feeling better soon and will be able to be back at you making your sweet bears!

    ~Debora, New Avenue Crew

  6. So sorry for you Cheryl.
    You learn to do the things you can when you can. Rest when you have to and be kind to yourself.
    x x x

  7. Yowie again, hope the jab helps it. I've been avoiding that on my shoulder!



  8. Hi Cheryl..I do hope that the shot will help. It is no fun being in constant pain. You will be well again soon!

    Have a good day!
    Hugs, Nancy

  9. Oh that is horrid for you, my son had trigger thumbs as a 2 yr old and had them operated on.....25 years later he is still ok. I love your little bears, so cute so can imagine how you feel not being able to make more.
    I hope they come good very soon and you can get back to what you love.

  10. I'm fairly sure everyone would rather have your thumbs in working order rather than have you cranking out bears... this is the time to brainstorm new designs!!!

    When your thumbs are ready, you'll be bursting with ideas XD


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