Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Back at it... slowly.

Have you ever gone to the doctor or emergency room for something you thought was going to be an annoyance, but turned into something far more serious? I had that happen on March 20th. I went to the ED for one of my fingers being swollen and not bending properly thinking they'd set up me with antibiotics and a little finger splint. Instead, I was in the OR about 3 hours after being seen by a provider (we'll ignore that 4 hour waiting room time since the triage staff didn't recognize what was actually going on). I had flexor tenosynovitis which is an infection of the flexor tendon which runs up from the wrist to control the first and middle fingers. I was in the hospital for 6 days with another surgery that happened about 36 hours after the first one. From there it was another 4 days of IV antibiotics.
Photos are pre-surgery while I was waiting in the ED.
I've been going to OT 3x/week to ensure that I keep full mobility in my hand/finger. I still have 6 more days off for convalescent leave (con leave is one of the greatest things, your doc says you need a couple week off, and boom you get a couple weeks off).

Over the last few days I've finally been able to get back to sewing and I've been working on my dots top. It's almost fully pieced.

 This is the dots quilt up on the design wall with all the blocks made - each block consists of three narrow strips and three squares width wise. There are three columns of 12 rows.
 There was one little bit of rearranging as I put all the blocks together (excepting the bottom left section). I swapped the top two blocks on the left so that there wouldn't be two pink squares side by side, which I only noticed after taking the last picture. The blocks are being turned into big blocks which are each 4 segments turning it into a giant 9 patch for final assembly. As well the left blocks get an extra narrow strip to complete the top. 


  1. holy free molys! That's something else So sorry its been so tough. I'm glad they are taking care of you though!

  2. Yikes! That is crazy! Good on the leave though, I agree that is a great thing. Love the quilt too!


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