This fall seems to be full of sickness and health for me and my family. I'm fine now but next Monday I'm having hand surgery...again. This time it is for stenosing tenosynovitis--commonly known as trigger finger. I never seem to do anything half-way and actually have trigger finger in 8 of my digits. The good news is that I don't have any arthritis in those fingers which my doctor thinks is amazing (whoo-hoo and keep on quilting).
I've had all the cortisone shots I'm allowed and the doctor had always told me that I would likely need surgery. Doc T. told me from the start I wouldn't be able to garden but I could sew during recovery. The hand he's working on next week is my less dominant one (left).
How does one prepare for this kind of surgery?
Well if you are a quilter, you think about how you use your hands--even the less dominant one. I'm confident I will be able to guide pieces of fabric through the machine afterwards with one hand. But the cutting of the fabric might be problematic. Rotary cutting does make things easier but I use my left hand to keep the ruler stationary. So a few weeks ago, I began "pre-surgical prep!"
The darker fabric really sticks out and I wondered if I should mix all the blocks up and let the dark just add some interest or do one in just the dark navy fabric? Your thoughts would be appreciated!