I guess I’m only posting once a month now. Not like I posted all the time before, but still!
Like usual life has been keeping me busy. This month has been kind of crazy and filled with a bunch of highs and lows, and goodness, it’s only just started, hasn’t it? (and yet it’s already halfway over…)
Model-wise, aside from lurking about on Blab and blogs, I haven’t been up to much and simply don’t have much to post about. This is mainly due to the pain in both of my wrists.
I’m not really sure what’s going on with them. Doctors have said it’s overuse, tendonitis and maybe beginning carpel tunnel. I’ve kept them in braces while I work and while I sleep since May, have taken more pain killers then I would like to admit, and have heard countless stories of people’s experience with wrist pain, sugeries and miracle treatments. (some really bizarre ones too…) Over the past few weeks, the pain has gotten so bad that I feel I have no choice but to give myself a break from work so I can actually HEAL. Obviously, they’re not healing on their own.
It’s so frustrating though. I mean… it’s nothing compared to what others have to deal with, I know that. I’m just tired of being in pain 24/7. I try to suck it up and not complain… but goodness, it hurts!
So there’s my sob story. Here’s hoping things will get better, and who knows… maybe taking time off will push me in the direction of bigger and better things… and trust me, I’m all for that. But letting go is hard, even though I know it’s good for me in the long run.
On a happier note, last month I caved and bought an Alborozo:
Eberl I’m addicted to your horses. Goodness- please keep sculpting for Breyer… pleeeeeeaase! 😀
3 thoughts on “September Update”
I have repetitive strain injury (tendonitis) in both wrists, and it’s been growing gradually worse as I’ve gotten older. I absolutely feel your pain, and I’m sorry. I know it’s frustrating to have to try not to use your hands and wrists too much.
If it is tendonitis, it probably won’t get better. The only consolation I can offer is that as you get more used to the pain, it will be less crippling. Eventually, you’ll only be miserable on really bad days.
I do have to work around my wrists somewhat, by taking regular breaks, and changing how I hold things while working, but it’s no more an inconvenience than taking my glasses off and forgetting where I put them.
I’m sorry to hear that you fight with it too, but at the same time I’m glad to know that I’m not alone.
It’s incredibly frustrating cause I love to use my hands so much. I like working with computers, making miniatures, and have a very strong passion for the piano. I get incredibly sad when I realize that maybe this pain won’t go away, and that I won’t ever be able to reach the level of playing that I want to reach someday.
Since I last posted, my hands aren’t in constant throbbing pain anymore, which is good. They hurt when I overuse them but I’m still not sure what the cause of it is. I think it’s a mix of them not being completely healed yet and being stiff and out of shape from being in braces for so long.
Thank you for your comment though. 🙂
I have tendinitis as well, from tack making, painting and general things I did as a kid, and it really helped to have an injection of cortisone. I only did it once and it lasted for about 6 months. It was mainly to control the pain so that I could exercise and build up my wrist a bit(it was in the early stages, so my pt thought that the shot combined with exercise could help slow the progression). Now it still hurts sometimes, but it’s a much duller pain and a brace is only needed when it’s cold and wet. Maybe that could help you?
I’m so sorry you’re in pain!