I don't really know if anyone out there noticed that I've not been around recently, but I do have a very valid reason for my absense. Some of you may remember that I was diagnosed with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in my hands and that I was waiting for my right hand to be operated on.
Well... the op went ahead on Tuesday 8th June 2010 and has been a success. No more pins and needles in my right hand, but they remain in my left :-( I was advised no repetitive movements for 6 weeks along with no heavy lifting. Unusually for me, I actually stuck to the advice that I was given and didn't even switch my laptop on for the duration. Crafting was very difficult too so that went by the wayside as well. My poor craft room was very neglected, just being used by me to sit on the sofa bed with a cuppa and a good book. The first time I picked up my camera was a couple of days short of the 6 weeks as my son was with the other Air Cadets escorting our town carnival, and I never realised how heavy it was before, and my hand really ached that evening as a result.
Luckily I had crafted like mad and had scheduled Blogger to upload my challenge project for Rosie D's Challenge Blog to enable me to have the break my hand needed to recover.
It still aches but it's getting better by the day, the scar is fading nicely and some of the strength is coming back.
We also had a real scare with mum when she discovered a lump and was sent for a mammogram, ultrasound and possible biopsy. Thankfully nan was smiling down on her daughter and everything is ok. Tears and cuddles all round.
I also found out this morning that a friend of mine lost his battle against lung cancer which finally stole his final breath on 9th June. I've been in contact with his wife today who apologised for not letting me know sooner. Bless her, her priorities were with her two children and very young grandson and herself, and rightly not with me at such a difficult time. Howard was such a kind and gentle man. A great husband, father and grandad, unfortunately the latter was for such a short time. He was a good friend and a wonderful driving instructor and mentor to so many people. The world will be a sadder place without him.
I also changed jobs at the beginning of July... busy, busy, busy! LOL
Right, I really must behave now and stop typing as I've done more today than I have in the past few weeks.