Blogging Vacation

It appears that I will be taking a Blogging Vacation!  Weather is getting better although hot in the afternoon.

Today I put my “big girl pants on” (as Jaydee would say) and went to the hand doctor to obtain some relief from the left hand that keeps swelling.

I have a ganglion cyst (it is in the tendon will require surgery to get rid of it – had one on the right hand a few years back so I will do this  next year, thank you), carpal tunnel syndrome (even after surgery in ’98) tendinitis of the wrist, and a carpal joint sprain…. I am so glad I went in – they tried to drain the cyst and I agreed for a Steroid shot – BUT told them to only give me 1/3 of what he would give others.    The left hand will be in a brace for approximately 3 weeks so not sure how easy hand work will be.   Now I am only in 1/3 of Cortisone Psychosis!  LOL  The shot will help to get me through the next 6 months.

We are preparing for our trip to Arizona.  We have a scheduled arrival date, but could be delayed a few days (Unforeseen Requirements have appeared – anyone understand that one?).  Will know next Friday if we will stay on schedule.  Our house sitter will love it here while we are away.

I am going to start getting my projects together to take along and as always, it is difficult to chose from all the projects I want to catch up with.  We also plan to do a lot of fun things.

I just ordered Stars and Springs – a Kim McLean  pattern Here at Glorious Color.   Looks like fun and close to the Stonefield’s type of quilt.  This will be stars and applique and not an expensive pattern.

Well, I will take pictures as we journey to AZ and share them with all.  Take care and have a great September.  Looking forward to winter and hopefully some snow.

I will be up and blogging again before you know it!  Pictures of the long long long road on IH10 from South Texas to El Paso!  Lovely trip.

8 thoughts on “Blogging Vacation

    • This pattern really caught my eye. I already had the right hand done in 2010. Then all of a sudden in 2013 the left hand started a cyst. Hopefully the steroid shot will calm it down. If not I will get the surgery done next March. Need both hands now for the fun and games at the Casino. LOL

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  1. Well the Steroids are here. Previous post is mine (of course)

    I made rice for hubby tonight. I put the rice in the cupboard wher the measuring cup belonged! This is a good reason to not Blog! LOL

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  2. Enjoy your vacation. I hope the cyst doesn’t give you any grief and that you are able to get some sewing done. The Stars and Sprigs pattern looks lovely!

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  3. Hand is doing better trying to get used to the brace restricting activities. Thx for the comments and am starting to get my winter projects together for the trip. I sure am hoping to see some snow this winter.

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  4. sorry to hear about the cyst. my son had one when he was a boy. I think my husband has one now. Enjoy your trip. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. It is a joy to be able to watch my grandson but it makes quilting take a back seat these days. But he will only be little for a while.

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    • We will be going to an altitude of 4000 + feet – The hand is doing better, but I am betting that when we get to the higher altitude it will cause me problems again. May have to have them take it out if it dones. Oh Joy — Cysts tend to do that.

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