have a whole lot left to say, to create, to explore, to nurture
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but for a while, they are going to need some time to heal.
On Thursday I will be having surgery, on my right hand, my dominant hand, for a condition called De Quervain's tenosynovitis. It's a quick, out patient procedure, and one that should provide me with a great deal of relief. It seems like a preferable time to take care of it - before I go back on the tamoxifen and it's hand swelling side effects, and while I'm in a hotel with little responsibility.
I admit though, what these hands want to say is STOP already!!
I'm just about 1/2 way through my radiation (!) and am beginning to see the effects of the daily healing assault, with reddening rashes forming across the right side of my chest and abdomen. I crave sleep at inopportune moments as the fatigue grows, giving in to it when I can. Which could be now, as I sit here staring at the screen, lost while typing these last few words over the span of nearly an hour...!
I will return when I am able,
and until then I send you smiles
from my grateful heart ❤ Karin