It has been a long while since my last post and almost as long since I last picked up knitting needles. On March 13th I had surgery to replace my left thumb joint due to severe arthritis. Interestingly, my friend Pat had the same surgery the day before on her right hand. We even had the same surgeon! I think the surgical team is still recovering, too!
We got together to commiserate about a week after surgery. This is what we look like on pain meds!
We figured that since she had a good left hand and I had a good right hand, we just might be able to knit!
But at a rate of 1 stitch per 30 seconds and totally inconsistent gauge, we didn’t last very long!
At the three-week mark on April 3rd, with casts off, stitches out and braces on, we got together for Pat’s birthday lunch. This is how we look without pain meds!
We haven’t tried to knit again, neither together nor individually. I think we’ll wait until we start physical therapy in another three weeks. And, yes, our appointments are at the same place, same time, side-by-side therapists! The folks at Rebound Hand Therapy will never be the same!