Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Need to rest my hands...

Dear friends, I just wanted to let you know that I'll be away from the computer for the next few days to rest my fingers and hands.
My post-op finger is no better, in fact it is worse than before, and now every finger on my left hand is triggering too...there is a lot of fluid build up in my hand and fingers so I am sure these are related. 
I'll not be sewing or cooking or typing...just resting these very needed fingers and working on ridding my body of the excess fluid build-up.

For this reason I may extend the Zippper-me-up challenge into next month, and I will avoid having a Friday Show and Tell this week. Sorry about that, but my hands take priority at the moment.

Take care of yourselves, and be sure to look after your own health this week. Maybe you've got some resting to do too?

I'll leave you with a photo of what Lily Rose did to one of our banana trees on Sunday. She jumped up until she could grab the bunch of bananas and broke the tree to get them. Mr E had to remove the bananas from the tree, and now we'll see if they ripen ok...

Today she's eating mangoes that have fallen from the trees. She loves fruit apparently....
Hugs
Jenny
xxx

62 comments:

Sharon Kay said...

I'm so sorry to hear your hands are giving you problems. I had to give mine a rest last year for a while and it's so difficult when you love to use them.
We had banana trees in our backyard when we lived in Florida and our rottweiler would attack and destroy them.

Penny said...

Do take care Jenny. We'll be here when you get back :)

Ursula said...

oh no..you poor thing. Don't worry about us. Please take as much time as you need. Make sure to rest and take care of yourself.

jugglingpaynes said...

What a nutty dog!

Take care of your hand. Feel better soon!

Peace and Laughter,
Cristina

BubzRugz said...

Sorry to hear you are having such problems with your - take care and lots of happy thoughts been thunked from this way ...
hugz
Fiona

MissesStitches said...

So sorry to hear about your continuing problems, Jenny. It's so hard to not do any sewing or typing, isn't it. But that's what you need to do! Catch up on some videos, maybe.

Allie said...

Sweetheart, you just turn off that computer and walk away. Everyone will be here when you're ready to come back....take very, very good care of yourself! You know I'll be praying and don't you DARE respond to any comments.
Oh what a naughty, naughty dog...too funny!

Karen 'n Chris said...

Please do take time out to rest your hands. I know I have more than enough to keep me going now that I have the current issue of Handmade. I love the 3 trees bag and the Joy to the World but my fave is the Swirly Christmas Tree. Its a gotta-do!
Again please rest and recover. We will wait.

Dolores said...

Please take care. We will survive and we will all be here when you are well again.

Jo in TAS said...

Naughty dog! I do hope your fingers get better with some rest.
Hugs
Jo

Susan said...

Jenny - I am sure we wll have our fingers crossed for you since obvioulsy you can't cross yours! Please do take it easy - lots of reading and cappicinos coming up.

Don't animals - and children - drive you up the wall at times??

Oh Sew Addicted said...

Please give those fingers a much needed rest and all of us here will be thinking of you fondly.

My dog just broke a bunch of my sprinklers so there is water every where! They sure know how to find mischief!

carla louise
www.ohsewaddicted.com

Anonymous said...

dear Jenny, I am so sorry to hear that it seems like the operation has not helped at all, take good care of yourself.
I hope the rest of the banana tree will survive.
Now take a deep breath and allow yourself to think of your own health, God be with you,
Dorte Kreiberg
www.dortekreiberg.dk
Ps sorry I do not have a blog!

Steph @HCC said...

Don't feel bad about taking care of yourself, we all understand!
Praying for a quicky recovery & a blessed week for you & your family!

Kim D. said...

Jenny just dropped by to see what beautiful things you have made lately. I'm so sorry to read about your hand and fingers. I hope the fluid goes away and you're better soon. Take care.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Keeping good thoughts for your precious fingers. They have given all of us much joy.

Billie in TX

Cattinka said...

What a wise decision to take care of your hand and give it the rest it needs. I hope it will recover soon! And what a silly dog you have, she is so big, but still a baby.
KATRIN W.

quiltingb said...

Sorry to hear about your hand still giving you problems..Please do take care, just kno we will be waiting with bated breath (mite be baited breath if we've eaten fish, lolol)for your return.

Take some time to read, think up new patterns, yeh, that sounds like a plan..I suppose it's getting a little warm to drink your cocoa's, but it's good anytime.. Take care

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By Hoki Quilts said...

Rest well and heal fast my friend, we will still be here when you are better.
hugs - Miche'le

Christine M said...

You look after yourself Jenny. Look on the bright side - you can't do any housework! (you have to laugh or you'll cry).

Scottish Nanna said...

Hi Jenny Just worry about yourself and get better we will all be here when you get back we all love you get plenty of rest for those hands.see you soon.
Hugs Mary.

Kim said...

Dear Jenny,
I haven't commented before, but I would just like to say thank you for your lovely blog. It has inspired me to try some embroidery for myself after I sat & read all your archives.

I am so sorry to hear about your hand and hope & pray that you recover soon.

Kim. UK

Anne-Lise at Rag, Tag, Bobtail said...

Hope your hands clear soon. Be good and rest now! Lilly Rose is mischief, isn't she :)

shavroo53 said...

Oh how we hate to think of ourselves first. Your hands are your gift, so please take time to really let them heal. I'm sure your advid followers would much prefer to wait for your good health.

Jytte R said...

I am so sorry to hear about your problems with your hand. It must be difficult just to sit down and doing nothing. Maybe you have worked too hard with moving from one house to another. Take care.
Jytte

Deb said...

Gosh Jenny, do make sure you rest that hand. Its so important that you do so, nothing is more important than your health hun.
Big hugs and take care
xx

Jeni said...

I am so sorry to hear about the problems with your hand. It must be difficult to rest...i stay out of the sewing room......but rest is what you need.....thoughts are with you Jenny

AnitaS said...

Please take a good rest. I hope it will help you.

AnitaS said...

Please take a good rest. I hope it will help you.

Country Nanny said...

Take care of your fingers and hands and come back soon.
Hugs.
Elisa

KaHolly said...

Oh, Jenny, perhaps you did too much too soon? Rest up, dear lady, take extra special care. Refocus on other things to quell your frustration (I know what it's like to always have to have busy hands). You'll be missed. ~karen

Pam said...

Sorry to hear you're still having problems with your hand Jenny. Hope it improves with the rest.

Elyte said...

Please take good care of yourself and give yourself time to heal.

DIAN said...

do take care Jenny, I will miss your posts and look forward to your return when you are rested.

Janice said...

Jenny, it's good that you are going to give your poor hand a complete rest. What a pity the surgery wasn't helpful. I'm glad that Blossom will be home to keep you company and give you a hand (pardon the unintended pun). All the bloggy stuff will be there waiting when you are feeling better. That puppy of yours is certainly keeping you on your toes. What a naughty girl.

Jessica said...

Hi Jenny,
I hope your hand heals, it must be very frustrating for you. :(
My tip for the banana's - put them in a box with a very ripe banana, apparently the ripe banana encourages the others to ripen...sounds funny but I am assured that this works!

Vintage Sandy said...

Take care of yourself all else can wait it's hard not using our fingers we depend on them so much but rest friend and feel better soon. Hope your bananas ripen okay♥

Stephanie said...

Take good care of yourself. As for Lily Rose...that sweet faced pup is a beast. :o)

Blogless me said...

I hope your hands get better soon - take care and savour the moments of rest!

It sounds so exotic having your own banana tree ...

GlitzyMe@tampabay.rr.com said...

Uh oh - it's time for you to sit back, use your good hand for the tv remote and books and let your wonderful family pamper you. Sometimes our bodies decide what we need. Take care. Take time and come back to us healthy :-)
Chris

Gladys said...

Hola, Jenny!!! Por favor, descanse y cuide sus manos y sus dedos, que son tan valiosos y necesarios! No se preocupe por el blog! Lo primero es lo primero! Espero que todo vuelva a la normalidad pronto! Pruebe a envolver los plátanos con papel de periódicos, se madurarán más pronto! Un abrazo fuerte!

edyB said...

Take care of yourself! Rest Rest Rest ... I know your family will pamper you. Let them!

vernagrace said...

Sorry to hear your hands aren't healing like planned, I had to give my hands a rest in the last couple of weeks too because of triggers, and it is tooo frustrating, but we both know the rest helps the healing. Look forward to hearing you are all well and ready to go again.
Take care and enjoy your time off. I'll be here when you get back. You are on my prayer list!

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Jenny,
Oh, soo sorry to hear your hand is no better and getting worse.
No need to be sorry, you have to look after yourself{no one else will-you live tooo far away}!

Ah, did you know dogs that eat fruit live for about two years longer. They feed blind dogs fruit and I feed our Bluey fruit {except grapes}
Take it easy my friend,
Healing Hugs,
Anna

Munaiba said...

Jenny I hope your hand heals soon.
Love Munaiba

Robyn said...

We'll be waiting in anticipation until your hands are better so do take care of yourself.

Enchie said...

Take care and I hope that it gets better soon. Prayers for a speedy recovery.

Michelle May said...

Oh honey...you take a big rest for your hands. How awful. Sending healing and happy thoughts your way. Thinking of you sweet one.
xx, shell

Crafty Chookie said...

Jenny,
I hope your hands get better..I'll pray for you and a speedy recovery..My beautiful dog (Nelly) love's watermelon...
All the best,
Michelle

alice said...

So sorry that you are having a set back. Take your time and get well, we will wait patiently and say prayers for your fingers. It is so funny that Lily Rose likes fruit. What a naughty girl! They tell you to keep tomatoes away from ripe bananas, so maybe throw a couple near the unripe bananas. Good luck. Feel better! L,A-

Robin in New Jersey said...

I'm so sorry Jenny. I will be praying for the fluid to go down and for you to rest and take it easy. "Be still and know that I am God." Love you

creativedawn said...

So sad to hear your fingers are not back to normal yet! But, I'm wondering if you can be good this time...lol! Pray you do rest those precious fingers. If they can't have time to heal, you'll not be able to stitch all the designs in your head. Be good now and will see you later. You'll be in my thoughts and prayers till you return, my friend!

big hugz Pam

Denice Barker said...

A stitcher needs her fingers. We'll keep you in our thoughts while you rest. Close your eyes, now....

Dot said...

Dear sweet lady. I will pray for your healing. (((hugs)))

... and yes, maybe some of us should be resting with you. (smile)

You have a very funny dog there. LOL!

PS: please no replies. ;o)

Sandy said...

Take care Jenny and rest those hands!! It is always hard to do this...easier to advise others!! We will all be here when you are ready to come back.

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Jenny, I've been away and stopped in, so sorry to hear about your hands. Rest up and praying for a fast recovery. Can't wait to see all the zipper inspirations.

Amanda Browning said...

Jenny I admire your strength! Good on you for taking a break, I hope your hands will be all the better for it and I hope the rest helps with the healing. Your post is a timely reminder to look after my own tired body!

Jude said...

Hope your hands get better fast and i dont blame Lily rose from wanting to get at those bananas.

Aunty said...

Take care and rest your hand as much as possible. we will all be thinking of you.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for giving us so much, I look forward to your blog when ever I have time. You are a wonderful inspiration! Please take time to let yourself heal.
Cheers, Tammy in Michigan

Carrie P. said...

Hey Jenny,
hope your hand is much better. I have not been on the computer reading blogs much because my elbow has been really hurting so I am trying to rest too.
Love your short hair. I cut mine short too before my son's wedding. Much easier to take care of when I have a hurting arm. Those hot flashes can get to you too.
Love those birds.