It seems my finger is finally starting to heal. I still can’t bend it hardly at all but the swelling is staying down for longer periods of time. I’m keeping it out if the splint as much as possible and using the compression wrapping to protect it. It likes that way more than the splint. I’ve even taken to wearing the compression wrapping with the splint. The reason is, the splint cuts into my finger and makes it swell more.
Happily, I’ve found that cross-stitching actually helps my arthritic fingers. So, I’m going to be doing a lot more cross-stitching as therapy. I’m going to try knitting something very simple, doing it continental style so that the yarn goes around my left finger. I’m pretty excited about that prospect, because that will mean two out of three “loves” will be attainable.
I think I can sew also, however, I don’t think I can cut things out. I am playing with my embroidery machine but may have to hold off on making finished projects until I can cut things out. Scissors are way too hard to open and close. I don’t know if I can use my cutting wheel, yet. You have to press pretty hard so haven’t tried it yet.
Anyway, there is a light at the end of the tunnel and that is helping me to be more excited about life again. It gets a little bleak when you don’t know if you’re going to be able to do any of the things you’ve grown to love and rely on for relaxation and fun.