What Else Could Go Wrong?

Tendonitis.  Not the forearm kind that I already know how to work around until it heals, but the kind that binds up the shoulders, making the arms more or less useless.  Holding anything of weight makes the shoulder burn.  Forget swinging a purse on a shoulder.  WOW!  That simple motion pretty much lit up my whole world.

On a good note, one thing I can do with this tendonitis is hand quilt.  Because I can lock my right elbow against my side and work with small motions, it seems to be pretty comfortable.  I am absolutely delighted to learn this because I don’t just sit still very well.  I like to have a project to work on while I watch movies or whatever.  It’s nice to feel productive, even if only in a minimal sense.

The quilt I have started hand quilting is a brown and cream log cabin pattern in a  double bed size.  I can’t believe that I haven’t taken a photo of it yet, but I will have to take care of that shortly.

In sad news, I got an email telling me that my local quilt store, The Gardener’s Quilts, in Jackson, GA is closing with sales beginning today.  Sigh.  It’s the end of an era and it makes me a little sad.

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4 Responses to What Else Could Go Wrong?

  1. Advil, advil, advil…alternate ice with heat. Can you tell I have had experience??

    • admin says:

      Amy, was yours in the shoulder? Right now, the pharmacist said I could take Aleve (he told me how much to take to have a safe dose, but it’s more than the bottle says) and use ice until I can move it freely and then alternate ice and heat.

      I guess it is different because when I had it in my forearm, I had full mobility, it just hurt really bad. Now, I can’t move my arms very well at all.

      But, at least I can hand quilt!

  2. Kim Rhodes says:

    Oh Jan, I hope you feel some relief soon! And yes, alternate ice and heat. That opens things up so that the blood can flow and get that swelling down quickly. Take care girl!

  3. Ann Odle says:

    Have you ever heard of/tried Tiger Balm? It smells to high-heaven, but it works great on some things. I have elbow & shoulder trouble from time to time & it seems to help.

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