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Friday, January 20, 2012

QUICK UPDATE

Hey All!

How the heck are ya???  Better than me I hope. . .I thought I better post a quick update because several of you have sent emails worrying about me.

I'm on injured reserve" at the moment.  I have a condition called "tennis elbow" and for those of you who have had it or have it, you know how painful it can be.  The only "fix" for it is either to not use it for several days until the tendons calm down, or go to the doctor and get a shot of cortisone in the elbow area.  So, for the first few days, I tried to rest it.  Mine is almost debilitating and unfortunately, it is in my dominant arm.  So it stops me from doing just about anything.  However, I was feeling much better, and then we got some snow yesterday. . .So like a dumb *#!, not only did I shovel our driveway, I went and shoveled a neighbors for her, then drove over to my sister's and shoveled her driveway (and it's a big one!) so she wouldn't have to do it after working all day.  As you can guess, my elbow is not only hurting, my forearm is swollen and sore as well.  So my plans for getting a video up this week are completely dashed.  I have not even been able to use a pair of scissors today, and typing felt like sawing off my arm (I've been using my left index finger for this) LOL.  So, that's what is happening and that is why you haven't seen me on your blogs commenting. . .it would take me months at this rate!

Until I learn to let it heal, I'll hopefully be able to finish projects this weekend and have a video for you next Wednesday.  Thanks to all of you who have emailed me worrying.  You are the sweetest!

See you next Wednesday! (I hope!)

Hugs,

Curt

51 comments:

Rosie said...

Ouch! Rest man, rest! That is not fun. I've never had tennis elbow but I have pulled the trapeseus (sorry I don't know how to spell that word) muscle in my left shoulder several times in a short span of 2 years and it's still not right. When I do too much with my left arm it seizes the muscle up, it swells and that leads to a terrible migraine that lasts for no less than 3 days. It's debilitating. Rest that arm so you can hurry up and get to feeling better!

Ted said...

While I commend your generosity with the shoveling, you need to heal that arm, bud! :) Have a restful, healing weekend.

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Ouch! You have to rest. I mean a long rest of a week or two. Tendons take a very long time to recover. Don't worry about commenting or even posting right now. Heal thy self first. Hope your sister gives you TLC for shoveling her driveway. Take care.

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

Oh my! My hubby had that, and it scared the bejeebies out of me...he likes to latchhook rugs, well he leans his elbows on the table and he had to stop for a while. I can't remember exactly how long it took a couple or three weeks, not sure, but it finally went away. He took Alieve..so now he tries not to keep his elbows resting on the table. I sure hope you get better soon...and hey no more shoveling driveways :O) I haven't looked outside this evening so it could be snowing, but looks like we will get freezing rain, not sure we are kind of on the line. Take care! Hugs! Leah Ann

Patti J said...

Oh, dear....we are falling apart! You can't type, and I can't walk...tee hee. YOU get some rest! "Mom's" orders! So sorry you are feeling bad. Take care, and keep in touch!

richardbreaks said...

Time for all three of you to chip in for a snowblower!! Feel better!!

Sue said...

OH NO! That's really painful, my husband Rick had that, you can get a band to wear on your elbow that eleviates some pain. Hope you are feeling better real soon. You need to get a snowblower!!!!!!!!

Take care of yourself....

Thinking of you.

Hugs
Sue

Anonymous said...

If all this hails a snowblower, buy the style having a pull cord as well as an electric cord to plug in at twenty below zero...it was lifesaver for us the last two mornings. Of course, we received the most snow in the entire region! after two floods in the spring and a long wait to see if mountain snowmelt would flood #3 this is par! Self-propelled prime!
Four yards and driveways today with one more huge storm cell on the prediction radar makes this a community snow removal effort. Curt, yours surely is a healing session. Blessings as you rest.
Keep Looking UP!

Jackie said...

You just rest and let that arm heal! No more snow shoveling, you hear me?? Rest, relax in front of a warm fire, and be good to yourself.

Gail said...

Thanks for letting us know!
I'm for the snowblower too!
Love mine, and it has an electric start! AWESOME!
I've had Golfers elbow, so I imagine the pain is the same.
Rest up my friend, we'll be here when you get back!

mark said...

no good deed goes unpunished...

or so i've heard..

Dawn's Craft Place said...

Why have you been playing tennis in winter??? LOL
I have heard it is painful, and hope you take the time to let it heal. I get cortisone shots several times a year for my severe arthritis and wouldn't wish them on anyone.
STAY inside and take care
Sending you hugs.
Put the racket down now!

Sue from Oregon said...

Okay Curt...you probably need a kick in the hiney just to remember to take care of yourself...so here it is! LOL. Wishing you a speedy recovery...missed you on Thursday which I thought was Wednesday...:)

Elaine M said...

Oh Curt! This sounds just like you! Getting out and helping people while you're hurting. Such a generous and caring heart! Please be extra good to yourself this next week so we'll have you back with us soon. Hugs and blessings sweet friend.

Alli said...

Take care of YOU Curt!
We'll be here whenever you are able to get back at it again!
No rush!
Get 111% better SOON!

ursula Uphof said...

curt, pleased you are OK other than your elbow....now you take it easy and rest..follow orders from all your followers!!!!
warm wishes

Joan Fricker said...

Curt, sure sorry to hear about your "ouchy". Do take care of yourself and hopefully you will soon be fit as a fiddle. No more shoveling for you for a while. It sounds like it is warming up again, so maybe that will help.

Christine said...

Ohhh Curt you really have to let this elbow heal.. I have injections into my thumb joints & yes they are painful but boy they do help a LOT..do take better care of yourself PLZ?? your sadly missed ..

smiles Christine xx

ps dont you dare go blog hopping & return our comms.or we will have the blog police after you lol

tilly said...

look after that painful arm lol, so far this year we have not had snow here in Manchester England! take care
Tilly

Bonnie Weiss said...

Good job you have Gunther and Shotsy trained as well as you do ... now they can take care of YOU (and Jay). Hope you heal fast.

BTW ... do the Boys know how to order take-out?

Heide said...

I know how you feel, Curt. I had this last Summer. As quickly as it came it went away. Rest up and feel better. NO MORE SNOW SHOVELING for awhile.
Hugs, Heide

Diane said...

Ouch...I can relate with all the arm/hand issues I had these last 3 months...my hubby had that, got painful cortizone shot which helped for awhile, but it came back again, and he got a real copper bracelet band and has not had it off for over 10 years, he has not had one bit of pain ever again...no kidding...and his boss/best friend got one too with same results....just sayin'...get better soon!!

lisa808 said...

Take care of yourself.

Soni B said...

Well I am truly sorry to hear you are in pain...but in shock to hear that you are HUMAN... : )
yes it sounds like you need a swift kick, but that would only cause more pain... so I will be nice and sends hugs instead...

Rest and do not worry about us, not much going on over at my blog..My sinuses are driving me bonkers... I did join Teapot Tuesdays gals over on SCS...so I am atleast playing a little... those gals were so kind to me ...

ok take care...rest, heal and come back strong...miss you Sonja

mochamama said...

Sweetie, take care of yourself and rest rest rest, no more shoveling!!!!If you don't let it heal it will just keep giving you grief. BIG HUGS MY FRIEND!

Becky said...

You poor thing.. I know what tennis elbow feels like, and it is no fun. Even when it feels good, you have to be careful for several months.

You are lucky we do not live close to you for if we did and saw you shoveling we would have spanked your butt all the way home :).

Take care and rest. Know that you will be missed.
Hugs.

Linda said...

Oh you silly man! But they all must love you very much for taking such good care of them. Now you take care of you. I hope they are bringing you ice packs and chocolates. I have a bad shoulder. Dr says not ready for surgery but here are some pills. They are like Advil so I have enough pain to remind me not to do some things. Elbows are much worst. So much movement comes from there. You should rest for two weeks! We will all be here when you get back.
Hugs,
Linda

Mary said...

You will have to put it in a sling to remind you not to use it. Get well!

Lee said...

As you have said to me lately,do as you are told and REST THAT ARM LOL.Seriously though,Glyn had the same thing and the injection,so we know just how painful it is.Thinking of you.Hugs xx

Anonymous said...

Sorry you're hurtin'. I did sift through my emails a 2nd time thinking I missed your Wed post. Feel better soon. Will look forward to your next creations.
Jean ~

Myrna said...

Curt
All the above.
You 'KNOW' we all love you right?
Of course we worry about you.
Take care.
Myrna

maryr917 said...

that sounds so painful Curt-you need to follow your own orders and let it rest-the snow can wait

TRACIJD said...

Hope you feel better and get back to crafting soon!

Ellen said...

Been there! Rest it!!! Hope you heal quickly!

Carmen O. said...

Aww sorry to read you're in pain! You either need to hire a neighborhood kid to shovel or get a snowblower. Hope you recover quick!

heyjudet said...

Time to take care of Curt. I know it's not easy to do, because we are always so busy taking care of others, but we have to take care of us too. Wishing you a speedy recovery so you can get back to the "fun" things in life too.

Susan said...

I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers, Curt. I hope that you are behaving yourself and resting that arm. Take care, my friend and be kind to yourself.

Lorraine said...

So sorry Curt I have had this it is very painful indeed. Please take care. Hugs Jersey U.K. XX

Gina Wrona said...

OMG Curt,
You poor thing, I sure hope you get as much rest as you need and we'll just have to wait patiently until you get better my friend. On the other hand, Zorro's seizure cluster finally ended, 14 seizures in 3 days last week. My knee caps are feeling better since I fell twice walking ebony & miley on the cement (friday the 13th and saturday). Glad to see our ice/snow go away again clearing the sidewalks for our 1 1/2 mile walk. Take care my friend, until you post again.....

Hugs,
Gina

Ann Schach said...

Oh, Curt! I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers! Rest up! The Twins send slobbery Boxer kisses...and they work really well in making people feel better! lol

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Gosh...that sounds so aweful Curt! :( Wish I could wave my magic wand and make it all better! Although it was really sweet of you to shovel off all those driveways you better remember to take extra care of yourself first!
Take it easy and hope to see you back this next Wed.!

Shelly said...

Oh Curt, how sweet of you to take care of all those people...but shame shame for your elbow! :) Feel better soon!

Miranda said...

Sure hope you get to feeling better soon! Take care of yourself! We'll be impatiently waiting! LOL
Miranda :)
www.nanasscrapspot.com

Deb Neerman said...

Oh, no! I had tennis elbow and it took a long time to heal ... and it hurt like hell! Feel better soon and rest, rest, rest. It's the only cure ... short of injections (which may or may not actually help).

Hugs!

Sue said...

Hi Curt
came to see where you were hiding, so sorry to read you are not good, i hope you feel better real soon, i miss seeing your gorgeous creations, take it easy, rest it!!!! Big hugs to you all, sue,x

Krissy said...

Rest that elbow and take care of yourself!

Anonymous said...

Curt,
Have had that and I can sympathize with you... hurts like a &$%$#!!! I like you do know when to quit...but...there is a devise you can buy at any Walgreens or Wal-mart to place on your forearm at the elbow area and it will decrease the pain while you allow it to heal. Ask the pharmicist for the brace for tennis elbow...it will help some.
Did mine fishing and with this device could still go and play a little. Hope it helps you too!!!

Anonymous said...

Missing you. Hope you're on the mend

Anonymous said...

New week, new day, time for a shout out, 'Curt, Hey!' Thinking this week may be a good healing week with less snow. Ice and snowpack are melting here under strong chinook winds. Keep Looking UP!

Sharli Schaitberger said...

Hi Curt - don't worry about us - take care of youself and mend quickly! I'll be right here waiting.

Hugs!

mochamama said...

Just popping by to check up on you!! Hope you are mending nicely my friend! HUGS