I have been battling with my arms...
Elbows, wrists and thumbs
for some years now.
I am sure many of you fellow artists
have experienced the same condition.
Very frustrating as an artist
with itchy fingers to be slowed down :(
But I have had to.
Tennis elbow and arthritis don't sound like much of an issue
but when it comes to making, it is quite difficult.
No strength and plenty of OUCH!
So the treatment has been stretches
and gentle weight bearing exercises
for 6 weeks.
Today I started the first of a series of 4
sugar water injections.
These will happen every 2 weeks now
over the next 8 weeks.
They go into the tendon in the elbow.
As tendons don't have much blood flow,
the theory is to trick the body into healing the tendon.
After these 4 injections
there may be a further series of injections
of my own blood into the same spot.
The good news is that I can get back to work.
As long as I use my arm brace.
Well that's a relief !
I was thinking I would be a nervous wreck before too long
if I could get into the studio in a serious way.
Construction site update....YAY!
Below - is where the paving will go.
This will be grass.
here is the wall Linda Starr
Below will be the alternative firing spot
... pitt... raku.... sawdust
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