if you scroll down there are pictures of my hand which had surgery 4 weeks ago. Just saying...)
if you don't scroll down you'll miss out on my latest sewing-update. Just saying... ;-)
That's right. I'm sewing again! Slowly but surely. Wich means I'm doing a lot better. And I'm sure all your best wishes and sending smiles has helped a lot. Thank you for that !!!
Last thursday I had a new appointment in the hospital. The orthopedist said it all looked ok. The x-ray showed that one of the fractures had healed completely and the other was almost there. Enough to start with fysiotherapy.
And thát was all I was hoping for. So monday morning I have my first appointment with the fysiotherapist. 2 to 3 times a week, for 8 weeks!
At this stage my fingers are curved with no possibility whatsoever to stretch them. I'm not making a fist yet either. But it's amazing how many things you can do when your fingers are in a position like this: type, (a bit of) sewing, a lot of household-stuff, and even driving my car with the use of the other fingers and the palm of my hand.
But right now, I can only imagine my fingers being able to stretch or my hand to make a fist, if they break the bones again. Well, I'm sure there are other ways to get back to full use of my hand.
This is what the damage looks like right now. The secondpicture shows the maximum position in which I can bend them:
(By-the-way: the background is a cute skirt I sewed a few years ago).
And talking about sewing cute skirts:
This is what I've been sewing on yesterday. I started this on the day I injured myself and now I'm finally able to pick it up again. Apart from hemming it, it's finished but I couldn't wait to show it to you. It's made in linen so it's rather wrinkled:
Just a fun summer-skirt. I think I will make this again in a cute cotton-fabric.
There are so many plans I put aside for the past weeks but now they're all popping up again. And there's a lot of fabric waiting for me. I feel blessed I'm back in this stage where I'm able to look forward again.
I hope I will be posting more regularly now and talking a lot more about sewing and a lot less about medical things. I have been warned by the orthopedist that the fysio will cause an increase of swelling and pain so posting might be slow at times.
But I promise you more sewing in the near future. And I never lost track of your blogs. I've been following them all the time. A bit jealous at times for not being able to 'take part' but on the other hand they were very inspiring. As always.