I have to say I’ve know this was coming on. For the past two months my wrist has been acting up on my right arm. Nothing serious…but definitely tender. Sometimes it would be really bad making even putting pieces together to run through the sewing machine painful. I’ll admit, it slowed me down.
Then a day or two later my wrist would be feeling pretty good and I didn’t have any problems for a couple days..then slowly, the problem would start again.
Well Monday I went to the doctor. It was time for my annual physical, blood work and mammogram. Speaking of mammograms…have you gotten one recently?? (Also if you had a bad experience before, don’t let that stop you..find a tech you like!)
While I was at the doctor I asked about my wrist. It was worse than ever and I was in quite a little pain if I twisted or bent it very much at all.
From there she started talking and asking question….Apparently the repetitive motion things that I have been doing haven’t been especially good for my wrist. (Good thing I finished scrapping all those floor boards on Sunday)
So here are my orders. Ice it at night…take Ibuprofen for swelling and wear this brace every night and when I can during the day. UGH. It’s not news I like…but I’m willing to do what I’m told. The hardest is the icing. I’m horrible at sitting still. The worst order of all…give my wrist a rest. No more scrapping and refinishing my white cupboard for a week or so.
So my wrist was a bit of a casualty…nothing serious but it’s giving me a breather on a few things for a week or so. At least I hope it isn’t longer than that.