Sunday, March 6, 2011

Past, Present & Rug Hooking

I can't believe it's been over a year since my last post. And so much has happened, too much to go over. So to catch you up, a brief summary. You remember I ended with a broken wrist, physical therapy and some pain in my shoulder. Ok, I had to have rotator cuff surgery and of course more physical therapy. I'm very happy to say I recovered nicely!  But, WOW what a journey that was.
Present day.....I'm getting my groove back for crafting. Tried my hand at rug hooking and absolutely love it! Need practice, but loved it none the less. I needed help and advice and found it through Sally Van Nuys @ She even took time from her Sunday to answer an email for me, Thanks Sally. I have admired her work for some time, I can only hope to be half that good someday.
I'm looking forward to Spring and the time change! A little more sunshine would suit me just fine as well.
I've been visiting your blogs and trying to catch up there as well, leaving a comment here and there. And being inspired by all of you.
Happy Sunday, Bren

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The Road to Recovery

The road to recovery is the only road I've been traveling on lately. And I must say it's been a long one. I am better, but still not there. I have been in Physical Therapy for the last month and have made Great progress, I still have some soreness and stiffness in my hand and fingers that they say is caused from Arthiritis aggravated by the trauma from the accident. My range of motion and flexibility is much better, but only at about 35% of normal. So more work is needed there. And some issues with tendons in my arm from not being used for so long. And the biggest is my strength and grip, it's just not there, my grip in my right hand is only at 21 where as in my left it's 55.
I have appreciated not having to drive in the winter weather, but I so miss the traveling. And the fact that I haven't been able to be crafty has been very hard! I am trying to do a little crafting, but have pain in some areas of my wrist and hand, so it's been frustrating.
But, chin up, I have been keeping up with your blogs and am sorry for not posting comments like I would like to. Just know I have been visiting you.
Hope that you all are having a Crafty, Productive day! Craft a little for me, too.
Until next time...........Hugs, Bren

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Belated Thanksgiving Wishes

Hello blogland friends. Once again it's been awhile since I posted, still hard with one hand.
I hope you all had a Wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday with family and friends. Filled with Love , Laughter and full tummies.
A lot has happened here since my last post. The passing of my Husbands father and services the day before Thanksgiving. Our daughter and family returning home for the service and staying for the Hoilday. They had planned to visit her husband's family, but the rock slide on I40 changed those plans and they had just planned on staying home. It was nice to have them here, just wish it was on a happier note. 
They left for home on Friday morning and hubby left for California then as well. I sorta felt like "Home Alone", lol. I busied myself with putting a few Christmas decorations out, laundry and trying to make a few yo-yo's. Well, the yo-yo's are slow going, it causes me pain in my hand and wrist. So, I make a couple and have to wait a while then make a couple more. it's better than not being able to do anything at all!
I have done a little bit of Christmas shopping. Do you have yours done?
My next Dr.'s appt is on Dec. 8th, I'm hoping for the best.
I have been visiting your blogs, sorry for not leaving notes, but hope to be able to do that again soon, too. thanks for stopping by and visiting my corner of the blogland community. Comments are Welcomed and looked forward too.
Until next time,
Hugs, Bren

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Drs. Appointment & A Diagnosis Finally!

Now we know! I had an appointment with the hand and wrist specialist yesterday. After 4 1/2 weeks, several x-rays, finally going to the specialist and an's cracked. That's what he said...the bone in your forearm is cracked. Oh joy!  Since it's already been this long, it's a little late to put it in a regular cast, so off to the therapist to have a cast molded to my arm. It's to be immobilized for 3 weeks, the cast is not to come off except for hygiene. At least I finally know! Hubby kept saying there was something wrong because I still have some swelling, bruising and pain. Hate it when he's right, lol. My case worker ask the Dr. how long he thought it would be until I was basically healed and released..............his best guess as he said..........3 months!!
Ok, so lets not get down about this. I normally make gifts for the holidays and have been going crazy not being able to work on anything, well, I won't be working on anything for a while longer. Things will just have to be New Years gifts, lol.
I'm just glad the Dr. found it, now we can start the process of getting better. And as the Dr said, atleast the bone hadn't shifted.
I hope you are all cozy and warm. Thanls for checking into my corner of the blog world. Leave me a know I love em. I have been visiting your corners of the blog world as well.
Have a Great Day!
Hugs, Bren

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Makin' a List

Good Tuesday morning! It's a little rainy here this morning, but not to last the entire day. Highs in the 60's, I'll take that.
A couple of days and then off to the hand and wrist Specialist. I still have some issues, a little swelling and some pain. Trying to not let this get me down. Since I can't really do the crafting things I want , I decided I needed to get busy doing some shopping for Christmas gifts. Making my list and checking it twice and then I'll be off.
I'm taking the advice of one of the comments left a few days ago. Instead of thinking what I can't do, I'm making a list of what I want to do when I can. That list is getting quite long, lol. And I've added making gingerbread ornaments to my list. I've made the cinnamon ornaments, and want to try the gingerbread. I'll add what things I need for that to my shopping list so I'll be ready.
I hope you all have a wonderful day. I'm trying to keep up with all your blogs.Thanks for stoping by and visiting my little corner of the blog world. I hope to be back to crafting and sharing pics soon.
Have a Great Day.
Hugs, Bren

Saturday, November 7, 2009

The Dr. Appointment

I had my Dr. appt. yesterday, wasn't thrilled with it. He didn't give me answers as to why my hand and wrist are still a little swollen and painful, it's been 3 weeks since the mishap, and he still says nothing is broken. "It was a serious unjury" was his answer, well, if it wasn't broke, it wasn't that serious, lol. Can you tell I have no patience for things like this? What he did say was my x-rays showed I have some Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis, well isn't that just fabulous! And he thinks my finger and thumb pain is from that. Well, it wasn't there before the mishap!
Ok, well it's off to see the Specialist, hand and wrist guy, next Thursday. And they told me to take my brace off and do normal things. Ummm, but it hurts when I bend my wrist, and fingers. Left the Drs office a little confused and unhappy. Even my workmans comp case worker told me I could probably sew and craft. Hello!, could I see your Drs degree, lol. Well, hubby says you should keep the brace on until you see the specialist, just incase there's something there, you don't want to make it worse. So, I won't do much of anything different until I see that Dr on Thursday.
I'll update you after I see the Dr. On Thursday. Have a Great week!
Hugs, Bren

Monday, November 2, 2009

Update on the Wrist

Good Monday morning blogland friends. Thought I would update you, it's been awhile since I posted. My last post told you about my fall and injury.
I'm still off work. My wrist and hand are still having issues. I have pain when I try to move my wrist and some fingers. hard to explain, but it's not well yet. I went to the Dr this past Tuesday, they did x-rays again, and again say nothing is broke. They say I hyper-extended it, and that can be worse than a break. I was sent back home and told to do "gentle" exercises and return this coming Friday. If I'm not better then off to the specialist.
So, here I am. No sewing, stitching, or any of that fun stuff. It's been hard for me, I'm not a sit around do nothing kind of person. I have read a book, and I do like to read, but that's not what I'm wanting to do right now, lol. You always want to do what you aren't suppose to do when you are told not to, lol.
Hubby was home with me last week, we had scheduled some appointments prior to my little mishap, so had planned on being home that week anyway. He really came through and helped out, cooking, doing dishes and such. Now he's back on the road, on the West Coast where it's warm and sunny. And I'm missing him.
I've been catching up on your blogs, although I've not left many comments. Hard to type left handed, and tiring, lol. Just know I am visiting your corners of blogland.
Hope you all are healthy, happy and busy crafting and creating. Have a Great Day. Thanks for stopping by, leave a comment letting me know you were here, it'll brighten my day.
Until next time.......
Hugs, Bren