Tuesday, January 06, 2009



I have always been able to tolerate a lot of pain but this ordeal with my hand has been the pits! Today was no exception. I felt like such a wimp today when the nurse was removing the 8 stitches in my hand. The pain was excruciating!

As the tears rolled down my cheeks I apologized to the nurse for being a baby and she said, "I was in the operating room and knowing what was done I can really understand why you have the pain."

I was so happy to get the ordeal over. Now I have a brace that I will wear for 4-6 weeks. I can move my fingers now so hopefully I will be able to do some art in a few days.

Tonight I have taken a pain pill and am going to settle down and read a book or catch up on some magazines.

Thanks for all the emails with kind thoughts. I really appreciate hearing from you.


Maija said...

I am so sorry about the pain! I hope it gets better really soon!!!

Sue B said...

ugh Marylin poor you :( What a thing to have to go through but I'm glad to hear that you're on the mend.

Tracie Lyn Huskamp said...

Rest .. Rest, Rest.... I am GLAD you are home for the entire week to try to recoup.

HOPEFULLY.. the worst is behind you!!!!


purple bird art said...

glad to hear you are on the mend, Marylin - hope you heal quickly!

Angelika Westermann said...

Yak, your post really reminded my of my own operations where stitches were to be removed. Sometimes I think this is worse than the actual operation, because on that occasion you are usually either not conscious or at least anaesthesized.
My best wishes again for a speedy recovery! And even if you really really very much wish to make art - take care! Don't jeopardize the healing process.

linda stokes said...

Hope you have a speedy recovery & that 2009 is a happy & creative year for you.

Lynne Sward said...

Hi Marylin,
When I noticed the info on your injury and having the stitches removed, it reminded me of breaking my wrist due to slipping on the ice. This was 6 weeks before I was scheduled to go to Bead Embellishment in Houston. I did go and take the class, although it wasn't easy sewing beads using my right hand which I ordinarily use. The really interesting thing was that because I had several fractures in a 3 year time period, prescribed tests showed that I had osteoporosis and the bones of an 80 year old woman and I was only 58. So I've been on Fosamax and am in great shape and the bones are stronger and healthier. I never would have been aware of this if I hadn't slipped on the ice (in front of my house).
Lynne Sward