Trapeziectomy progress.

Well, this weekend I do feel I’ve turned a corner. The pain seems to have reduced to a much smaller area, and I haven’t needed any Tramadol for several days now. It’s still swollen, and bluish looking, and I’m still wearing my pressure glove (which is starting to disintegrate!) and the wrist/thumb splint. It’s six and a half weeks since the op now, so that’s really encouraging. The first time I’ve felt that I might actually recover properly from this operation and am looking forward to knitting again.

Occupational Therapy have been absolutely wonderful. I can’t praise them enough. My next appointment is on 8th April, a week on Monday.

Yesterday and tonight I was able to clear up after dinner too. Hubby does all the cooking and I do the clearing away and any washing up that needs doing. I need to use “his” rubber glove for the left hand though, my own rubber gloves are too small just yet. But that works. And I’m hoping that today was the last time hubby will have to do my ironing too. Poor hubby! All the cooking, all the cleaning, all the vacuuming and dusting, my ironing, helping me shower and dress for 5 weeks! gradually getting back to normal though.

I have been taking a small walk most days – even in the snow! because The Shop is five minutes’ walk away. Excellent. Unbelievable. I’m so lucky. A local yarn shop, run by friends I love, full of beautiful yarns. What’s not to like?

Today I met my school friend for lunch. We went to Notcutts, which is just in front of The Shop, talked and talked and talked, then went to The Shop, and then . . . . we went to see some lambs! I actually held a little baby lamb in my arms! Now, lambs are very, very cute indeed, very cuddly and sweet, but not terribly bright. They sort of stagger about enthusiastically, bumbling around, and they’re really not bothered about being picked up and cuddled. They head butt you, they sit there calmly in your arms just being cuddled – not like my cat, who barely submits to being held at all, although she will eventually give up struggling and purr – so what’s that about then?

Then we bought some buttons from The Shop (not having intended to buy anything at all, but just gaze at its splendour), came home to my house and had a nice cup of tea. How very British.

The Shop.

For two weeks now I’ve been trying, and failing, to get back into this blog. Eventually I emailed WordPress support, who are working on Pacific Time, whereas I’m on GMT. Nevertheless, it was all sorted within two days. Thank you WordPress!

First of all, I think, some pictures of The Shop. The first two are the little bag of goodies I bought yesterday. The rest are self-explanatory I think.

If you live in the West Midlands, it’s just off the M42 Junction 4. You’ll see a “Superstore” sign – turn in there. There’s a Notcutts and a Tescos on the site. Plenty of parking. Go into Notcutts, through the shop, outside at the back, turn right, and there it is. Stitch Solihull. (that’s the facebook link).


Look at all the lovely yarns! and there’s fabric too – must take some photos next time I’m in there. The photo above is the “snug” where Stitch groups will be held. I just love it. Go Ana, go Vickie! good for you.

Next blog – trapeziectomy progress. In a few minutes . . .