I’ve been waiting to write this for a while in hopes that things would sort themselves out or that I could get some kind of timeline. But it’s nearly mid-November now, so I think I really owe an update.
Last summer, I suffered a repetitive motion injury from over-crocheting. That injury is now completely gone, but in August I suffered a far worse hand/arm injury at work. After 3 months, I’m to the point where I can take pain-killers in the morning and do most of my everyday tasks without any difficulties. I’m restricting some of the things I do, but I can type and cook and do most of the things which I was struggling with or unable to do in August.
But I still can’t crochet without pain. The doctor says she expects that level of healing to take longer (and I’m not yet off pain-killers anyway). She’s also disappointed that I’m not healing faster. Sadly, with hands, it’s almost impossible not to use them—especially when you’re a grad student with a full-time job.
I think I will get better. I’m looking at physical/occupational therapy options beyond the exercises my doctor gave me. But I really have no clue whether it’ll be another month or two or six. Or a year. I hope it’ll be less than a year. I really miss crocheting. I want to get back to it. I have all these ideas for Cthulhus. It hurts that I can’t do it. But, for now, I can’t.
When I can, you’ll be the first to know.