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Blog entry by kiwilynne posted 12-10-2019 08:45 PM 442 reads 0 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Backtrack to the start of 2018 when I started having issues with my right hand and was subsequently diagnosed with De Quervain’s tenosynovitis. A brace for eight weeks and two staggered steroid injections later, the issue hasn’t been resolved. In the meantime, I’ve developed carpal tunnel in both my wrists.

I’m having CT release surgery on both wrists tomorrow, as well as having the right thumb’s tendon released. The next few weeks are gonna be a fun time!

In the meantime, I’ll be enjoying everyone else’s awesome projects. I won’t be able to provide feedback and comment as much as I would like, but I really do enjoy seeing everyone else’s creative endeavors :)

One of the last things I completed last week is the stylized fish hook carving, carved from cow bone. I thought I’d post it here, since it’s not wood. The Dremel is about the only thing I can still use in small spurts before cramping in my hands get too much.

-- Lynne, New Zealand - Crikey, Aussie is another country, Bro.



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Peteybadboy

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#1 posted 12-10-2019 09:59 PM

Good luck with your C.T. surgery. I have it as well. Surgery is in my future.

-- Petey

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MrWolfe

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#2 posted 12-10-2019 10:44 PM

Awwww….
Good luck. Going to miss your cool projects in the mean time.
Look into supplements for nerve health.
That may help the C.T. and speed your recovery.
Jon

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#3 posted 12-11-2019 12:30 AM

I have had hand surgery on both hands but at different times. You are brave to do both hands at once. Good Luck

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#4 posted 12-11-2019 02:35 AM

Thanks all :)

-- Lynne, New Zealand - Crikey, Aussie is another country, Bro.

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#5 posted 12-11-2019 06:17 AM

Oh oh… I’ve recently be having De Quervain’s symptoms on my left arm and mild carpal tunnel symptoms on my right (self-diagnosed). Been wearing braces part time. Guess maybe I’d better take this more seriously! Good luck!

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#6 posted 12-11-2019 04:54 PM



Oh oh… I ve recently be having De Quervain’s symptoms on my left arm and mild carpal tunnel symptoms on my right (self-diagnosed). Been wearing braces part time. Guess maybe I d better take this more seriously! Good luck!

- Buck_Thorne

Do take it seriously. You don’t want permanent damage to happen!

-- Lynne, New Zealand - Crikey, Aussie is another country, Bro.

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#7 posted 12-11-2019 05:09 PM

I can’t believe that you would have both done at once! That’s going to make life pretty miserable. I had mine done a few months apart. Mine was pretty severe, done in May and September of ‘17, and my hands are finally almost back to the strength I used to have. Good luck with it, in any event.

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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#8 posted 12-11-2019 05:37 PM

Sorry to hear of your health issues I hope the surgery goes well and you have full use of your hands again.

-- https://www.artisticwoodstudio.com/videos

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#9 posted 12-11-2019 08:07 PM

fingers crossed for you Lynne, we don’t want you ending up in a barrel!

-- Regards Rob

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#10 posted 12-12-2019 12:46 AM

ive had friends with it and the surgery went very well as im sure will yours,but why are you doing both at once? i feel for you,your input here is very valuable lynne,gonna be missed dearly.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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kiwilynne

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#11 posted 12-12-2019 11:06 PM

Thanks all. After some discussion, the surgeon and myself decided to do the right hand carpal and De Quervain’s release first, then do the left hand in about four months’ time under a local.

-- Lynne, New Zealand - Crikey, Aussie is another country, Bro.

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#12 posted 12-12-2019 11:09 PM

good lynne i think your gonna appreciate that decision.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#13 posted 12-13-2019 12:58 PM

Good luck with that. I have CT as well. Putting it off for now.

-- Petey

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#14 posted 12-13-2019 10:19 PM

All the best wishes for the operation and recovery.
Best of my thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#15 posted 12-14-2019 03:42 AM



Thanks all. After some discussion, the surgeon and myself decided to do the right hand carpal and De Quervain s release first, then do the left hand in about four months time under a local.

- kiwilynne

Great! From personal experience, just doing one at a time was a pain! GL with the surgery!

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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