It's not something that happens very often, but I am taking a day off work. However, it is rather a drastic way of achieving it. I spent a couple of hours today at Raigmore Hospital having a carpal tunnel decompression operation done on my left wrist. I am hopeful that it will be every bit as successful as when I had my right wrist done a couple of years ago.
With Blogger you can look at the statistics and see how many people look at a particular posting, and the blog I posted when I had my last operation has consistently been one of the most viewed pages!
This time it has been a simpler operation - just the carpal tunnel, whereas last time I also had a trapeziectomy. I was once again given a horrible triangular bandage type sling at the hospital and advised to keep my wrist up at shoulder height at least for today, but by the time I got home (just 10 minutes in the car) it had worked itself loose. So I dug out the sling I made last time round and it is much more effective, quite comfortable, and definitely better looking! Harris Tweed, lined with polar fleece and incorporates a small pocket to hold my mobile phone.
By tomorrow I should be able to use my hand again (back to the sweatshop), and in 2 days time I can take off the bulky bandage. The stitches will be out in 8 days and then it should be back to normal.
As the orders keep coming in, I just hope this doesn't slow me up too much - particularly for hand sewing. I have just sent off 4 more priest's stoles to Iona Abbey, and already they want another 6!
And the Morag hats also need hand sewing around the bottom edges and I think there are about 60 needed for various shops that we supply. I had better make the most of this particular day of rest!