Monday, September 22, 2008

My hands

My hands are a huge part of me. I use them everyday, just like everyone else does. But all of my hobbies are where I use my hands for everything.

I love to crochet, quilt, sew, needlework, can foods,and other things. This is such a huge part of my life. I love to do all of that stuff listed. It is something in my life that I would really miss if something was to happen. Plus blogging is one of my most favorite thing to do.

Here lately, I have been having some issues with my hands. I don't know what is going on, afraid to go to a Dr to have them checked out. They fall "asleep" when I do things, quickly. I was cutting apples today and lost the feeling in my fingers. I put down what I was doing, shook my hand, and got back to work. But it isn't only with that, it is with the quilting and mainly with my crocheting.

Cutting the pizzas at work does affect it too. Sometimes I can feel the tendon pop, and it does hurt. I am afraid that it is carpel tunnel and that surgery will be needed. Now, it is not like we need me to work right now, but there are days that are bad. Sleeping hurts, writing hurts, typing hurts (so far so good), cutting and cooking hurts. The crafts play such a big part in my life, I teach the boys the things that no one showed me. Cooking is a huge part of just being me, now I have to have Eric help me more and more in the kitchen. Not a bad thing for him, but for me, I miss out on getting my hands in it. For me to show him how things should be done, it hurts. Driving hurts. Everything hurts. Now I am the one that is missing out.

Yes, I should go see a Dr for this, but the end result is something I may not like. I will keep you updated on how I am progressing or not progressing.

2 comments:

Johanna said...

Patti!

You NEED to see a doctor about your hands. This almost sounds like how it started for my grandmother who was diagnosed with neuropathy. It is a very painful disorder, but can be controlled with drugs. Left untreated, though, it's painful.

It's better to find out now before any real damage is done. If it's carpal tunnel, that's treatable, too.

My mother didn't go to the doctor when she should have, and high blood pressure caused her to have a massive stroke. Go to the doctor, if only for the kids. Your hands shouldn't be feeling like that.

I'll be thinking of you! Please let us know when you find out!

Elaine said...

OK, I have to agree with Johanna. Going to the doctor can be scary, but at least you will know what is going on. Most likely it is treatable, and then you can still do all the things you want to do, with just some help from a prescription.

Keep us posted, and take care of YOU.