Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Good news....bad news

Good news: We had an amazing trip and my head is swimming with inspiring landscapes to paint!

Bad news: I have acute Carpal Tunnel+ in both wrists and have had both hands in splints for over three weeks. That means no computer (a friend is typing this), no painting - pretty much no doing anything that involves my hands.
Aaaaarrrrgggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!

I apologize ahead of time for not being able to reply to comments, e-mails, or visit any blogs.
I seem to be healing, so I'll continue to rest my hands and be back when I can...

19 comments:

  1. Get well soon! You don't need to reply to any comments. Just heal! Glad you had a great trip!

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  2. Oh NO Jane!! I wish you a speedy recovery! May your inspiration outlast your injury!! (:

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  3. Bad news indeed. I know what CTS is like - one minute numbness, the next minute pain. I wish you a speedy recovery and look forward to the paintings your trip has inspired. x

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  4. So glad you are back and had a good trip Jane. But surely sad to know that you are dealing with wrist/hand pain. I used to have splints as well and I so wish I'd have kept them. I get the aches and pains of this occasionally myself, though usually when typing or writing. Not too bad with the art work. Hope you feel better soon.

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  5. Jane, sorry to hear of your discomfort and that you will be missing out on your passion for a bit...hang in there!

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  6. So sorry I know how frustrated you must feel. Hope it gets better soon.

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  7. Hi, I'm a massage therapist and painter. Perhaps you are doing this already, but get some body work from a knowledgeable person. Typically carpal tunnel is tension and entrapment in the subscapularis and pec region. But you feel it in your wrists! Good luck.
    Maureen Carrigan

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  8. Oh noooooooooooooo! I hope you get healed very quickly!!!! Do everything the doctor says so you can get back to painting!

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  9. Sorry about the carpal, Jane! Wishing you a speedy recovery.

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  11. Bummer. I'm so sorry. I'd suggest painting with your toes or your teeth, but that might cause some injuries too.

    I hope you're getting all kinds of amazing ideas with this period of rest. Maybe you could keep a little recorder nearby to help you remember your thoughts since you can't write or type.

    Goodness... who is feeding you, poor little thing?

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  12. Just wondering how you are doing...I miss seeing your work.

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  13. Get well soon, I hope we could hear from you soon enough. It must be boring because you can't browse the internet and you can't paint.

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  14. all my best wishes to you Jane. Wishing you a speedy recovery.

    warm hugs
    isabella

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  15. I like your work, hope to see more

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  16. Sorry to hear that. But I'm sure it would not stop to bring out the creativity in you. And I'm looking forward to it.

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  17. Oh no!! Don't know how I missed this - but I'm hoping you're getting better by now! I can't even imagine how frustrating that must be! Heal fast & sound! Had wondered what had happened to you!

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  18. Thank you all so much - it's great to be back!!

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