Sunday, November 24, 2013


Hello my friends.  I just wanted you to know that I have been absent due to a very sore right arm and elbow.  I had this last winter and a cortizone shot fixed me up fast.  Well it started acting up in Oct. and I thought I would wait until I got down here which was a mistake.  I should have gone to my Dr. at home.  With closing the garden, packing, lifting and closing up the house and then doing the same down here it became very sore.  I called my DR. here and he was out of town.  Well when I got in to see him he did not want to do another shot until he determined there was nothing else going on as the elbow was badly swollen.  He sent me for an xray and put me on anti-inflammatory meds for a couple of weeks.  Xray showed nothing and anti pills did not do much.  2 weeks later he gave me another cortizone shot but unfortunately it did not do the trick this time.  I think I waited too long and it really got bad.  Now I am sceduled for an MRI early Dec. to make sure there is nothing else there.

The worse part of this is I am right handed and can do no hand stitching, crocheting, anything repetitious hurts the elbow.  I did find that I can sew a bit on the machine as it doesn't seem to bother the arm. My hands do most of the work.  I came up with a little idea today of something I can make.
Tomorrow I will take some pics and see what you think.



Debra Spincic said...

You and me both. The chiropractor said I should have been in her office 20 years ago.

Createology said...

I am so sorry to hear of your arm and the pain you are in. Not being able to stitch is not good. Healing energy dear...

Mosaic Magpie said...

I can relate! I had hand surgery 9 days ago, pain is less and it is healing. My sewing needles are calling to me, but no stitching for the time being.
Feel better soon!

suziqu's thread works said...

Dear Freda
I am sorry to read about your elbow.
We are so dependent on our hands and arms for creativity. Rest and lots of it seems to be in order right now!
Anyway sit back and come and have a tour of our rambling rose garden as I know you have been waiting to see this.
I'm wishing you lots of healing energy and no pain!

Gina E. said...

Oh Freda, that's horrid. It's a wonder you are even able to type all that on the computer! Ken and I are now having osteopathic treatment instead of chiro. We just wanted a change, and we are both very happy with this new (to us) treatment. Ken fell off a ladder yesterday, and phoned the osteopath to ask if he should drop in to be checked. They said no, give your body a day to settle down, and see how you feel tomorrow.
We visited friends on Sunday, who we haven't seen for 10 years, and all we talked about was our health issues! We laughed about that and said remember when we were younger we said we'd never be like our parents and talk about our health problems when we got old...famous last words!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Aw Freda - that's so sad to hear. It must be so hard not to be able to stitch when I know you love it so much. You're going to be forced to sit and enjoy the Florida sunshine for awhile and perhaps do some treasure hunting at the flea markets for treasures you can use when you feel better. Take care of you.

Maggi said...

So sorry that things haven't gone the way that you wanted. I do hope that they are able to do something for you soon.