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Hello! I’m back! How are you all? I’ve missed you and this space.

Well, my return here took much longer than I had anticipated/hoped/realised/intended. Last time I was here we were at the start of Lockdown #4 and here we are in the middle of Lockdown #6 and for Melbournians today is the 200th day of Lockdown since the beginning of 2020. Not a milestone we would want, but, unfortunately, a necessary one.

My wrist has taken a lot longer to come good than first thought. Several x-ray’s, bandages, two different types of brace, a pressure bandage and an MRI later, it has been determined that I had severely bruised the end of my radius (who knew you could bruise bone??) but with on-going pain my Physio suggested a trip to a Hand Therapist. I saw Emmeline yesterday, going in down in the dumps and coming out on cloud 9! Emmeline was able to assure me that there is no structural damage and the pain I’m feeling is from incorrect nerve messages to my brain (yes, I do have one!). While the pain is real, the messaging needs to be corrected and so I’ve been given exercises to do and in the meantime……..I can do anything!!!! I actually came home and cooked omelette for our lunch….and enjoyed doing it.

I’ve found these last 3 Lockdowns quite tedious as I haven’t been able to do what I want – namely lots of sewing – and I really don’t know how people without a hobby, like ours, cope and keep sane.

I’ve watched lots of tv and did have a “Harry Potter” marathon one dark, rainy, cold weekend which is, in my opinion, the Only Time to watch these movies (the bird is a tribute to Hedwig)

and at the beginning of Lockdown 6 The Golfer brought home these gifts in an attempt to pacify me!

He’s a keeper! I was actually quite shocked when we went into this last lockdown not having seen it coming at all, or maybe I was in a state of denial.

We’ve had more sunshine of late which always lifts the spirits, so I’ll leave you for now with some signs of Spring in the neighbourhood.

I’m off to put a new blade in my rotary cutter and, very carefully, see if I can rotary cut. Look out!

Much love

Meredithe x

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10 Responses to 200

  1. Anne Kelso says:

    Hang in there Meredithe, there is an end to it. Emmeline looked after me following my hand surgery and with exercises you will hopefully make progress.

  2. Sue says:

    Glad to hear your voice again, have missed you too! A long term injury is so depressingly slow to get better- fingers crossed the new therapy has a good result. The flush of spring flowers certainly lifts spirits, when not much else has! Hugs x

  3. Linda Dutch says:

    So nice to have an update Meredithe, I’d wondered how things were going for you. So glad too that you had good results with the hand therapist. I’m sure you know, we too are back in lockdown here in NZ … initially it seemed overkill, but as the days progress, the numbers rise 😦 I often think back to our trip that day, real life strangers meeting up 4 coffee, patchwork shops, fabric purchases, lots of fun… thank you. x

  4. Mary Howland says:

    So glad you’re on the mend. I loved the photo of that yellow tree. I wish we could go into lockdown as I’m tired of wearing masks yet having surges. My patience for my fellow Americans who refuse to get vaccinated is waning. Whine – whine – whine.
    We’re in the hot days of summer and I would love a rain shower. We did have a sprinkle today.
    I look forward to reading more posts from you.

  5. Marty Stanchi says:

    Glad you are doing better, I love the quilt behind the wine and chocolate……love both of those also.

  6. So happy that you are getting therapy!!! Clay and I always wonder how we would have made it through retirement the last 22 years without our Studio. I quilt and do other things, he likewise has his 2 rooms in the Studio and is a Ham Operator who loves to stay in touch with the guys. Things for us are looking upward from the past 7 years so I feel like this is the first day of the rest of my life! YEA! AND I do hope that your wrist and past limitations improve for you! Good post – love the pictures!

  7. tinaor says:

    Glad to see you back, and lovely flower photos, always cheerful to see blooms in situ. I hope the therapy has enabled a little hope for the future. Meanwhile, enjoy a box set or several. Frustrating, whilst you wait to recover but we can’t wait to see more on here when you can make again!

  8. Shasta says:

    That would be hard to be in lockdown and have hand problems that keep you from sewing. I am glad you are doing better and hope that you heal completely soon. Sorry about the lockdown. We don’t get lockdowns anymore here in the states, but it is scary to go outside with so much virus floating around.

  9. Juliann says:

    How lovely to find some posts from you today. These lockdowns are exhausting and I can’t imagine how hard it has been with your wrist in disarray. I hope the physical therapy helps so you can get back to quilt making – a wonderful diversion.

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