I've been home on Spring Break all week and have not even stepped in my scrap room!!! My hands have bothered me so badly I just can't do anything. I wanted to do yard work and scrap this week and neither of which I have done. Here's the bad part: I've partly done it to myself. :mad: I've been treating my hands for arthritis b/c my doctor told me a few years ago that's what it was. I'm not angry with her, I just told her symptoms, family history, and she did no testing. It wasn't really that bad then.
So this week I have basically sat with a heating pad on my aching hands, wrists, and forearms and its gotten worse. Wednesday I sat and cried and DH insisted that I go to my doctor. She did bloodwork and xrays which showed NO arthritis and referred me to an orthopedic doctor. I went today & he says he's about 90% sure its carpal tunnel and all the heat I applied just caused more swelling (and even more pain... duh should have been icing). They fitted me for braces to wear at night b/c I'm having a hard time sleeping and gave me cortisone injections in both wrist. I go next week to have a nerve study done and then I'll know better and to what extent the nerves are damaged.
And now for the best part: I'M NOT HURTING, DH is going to be gone tomorrow and I hope to scrap most of the day if they will just cooperate. I'm so stinking excited to at least get one day during my week off to do something. I know, I'm a dork!