Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Four months ago....

114 days ago I fell and broke my right wrist.  It was a very bad break, which warranted a pretty big surgery.

Two plates and 15 screws later, I was sent to this place two weeks after surgery.

And this has been my full time job for the last 14 weeks.

I start my therapy here...........

in the hot box :-)  My hand is warmed with the swirling of crushed corn stalks.

And this has been my view...............

and some of the toys I get to play with.

BUT good news is ahead......  Because I had such an amazing hand therapist (thank you Emily), and I've been doing my homework, this weekend I was doing THIS.............


Yes friends and neighbors, the Happy Cottage Quilter has been wielding the Olfa Rotary Cutter and making those all important cuts.  A baby quilt in the making!!!

Is it time to party yet???

42 comments:

Pam said...

Well done, I know exactly how hard you worked to get to this stage.

Debbie said...

Absolutely...party on! I know how hard you have worked to get to return to sewing and how exciting it is to be able to hold that rotary cutter again. So celebrate for the rest of your life!

Meggie said...

Congratulations on your recovery! So glad you had such good care after the surgery. I know, it could not have been easy....

regan said...

Woohoo!!!!! I'm so happy for you! Your perseverance paid off! I couldn't have been easy, either. Well done! Yay!

Vicki W said...

Oh happy day!

Terry said...

Congratulations! Enjoy your sewing! :0)

andsewon said...

So happy for you! I know how hard this has been for you. PT is hard work but so worth it if you hang in there!
Hugs!
Lola

Stitched With Prayer said...

Such super good news to start my day off with a smile on my face. YES, it's definitely time to party. How was your wrist feeling after your first day of cutting and sewing? Welcome back!!! Hugs...

gailss said...

Awesome news and yes, time to celebrate! Any time one can sew is time to party...
Gail

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

that is good news to be able to start sewing again so glad the therapy is working and that you are cutting again

sew.darn.quilt said...

Congrats! That's fantastic!!
May I ask where you located your pins from a few posts ago?

Loris said...

Yeah! such good news :-) It sounds like you have had some wonderful help. Strong work doing all those exercises!

Ranch Wife said...

Welcome back! :) I can only imagine how happy you are to be reunited with your cutter and the sewing machine! I imagine it's been a very long 4 months, but I am happy to hear that you have healed and are ready to roll! Looking forward to the fun projects you will be making!

Cathy said...

Well done. I know you have been wanting to do this kind of home work for quite a while. Hugs

Crispy said...

OMGosh Jocelyn I'm so happy all is going to well!! You must be in heaven being able to wield your quilting tools again. HOORAY!!

Crispy

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Yea! Does this mean that I can take down the note that says you are having surgery on Dec 6th (11:15am)? Yep, still have the note taped to the computer desk. Congrats!

Prima Donna said...

Wow! Super good news! To me, keeping up the homework is the hardest. Congrats!

Doris said...

Congratulations on your recovery. I hope your hand continues to heal well and you'll be able to quilt at full speed again very soon.

mindingmomma said...

best wishes for your continued recovery and whoop whoop for back to crafting!

QuiltSue said...

Definitely party time I'd say. Well done on getting to this stage, I hope the recovery continues just as brilliantly.

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

OH YES!!!! It is definitely time for some major fireworks :) I'm so happy for you. I remember the process, mine not as long as yours...but pretty boring indeed. Good for you for keeping up with it so now you can get back to the fun stuff of life.

Hugs,
Kelly

sunny said...

yIPPEE! You deserve fireworks, cake, and champagne? But most importantly, FABRIC!!!!

ktquilts said...

So glad to hear you are getting better!! Praying you will make a complete recovery!

Sara said...

Yeay! Take it easy:)

Kindred Quilts said...

We are all doing a happy dance with you and FOR you!!! So wonderful you can enjoy time with your sewing machine again!

Cheryl said...

Such great news. I am so happy, happy for you!!!

Barbara said...

Wonderful news!

Michele said...

I so know what that is like and can totally sympathize. A bunch of years ago I broke my wrist, same story..needed surgery though you have me beat since I only have 1 plate and not 2, but the physical therapy was essential. I didn't start until 6 weeks after surgery per docs orders and my wrist was frozen straight. It took a long, long time to get it moving again. Thank goodness it all worked out because right after I finished my sessions, we flew to Vietnam to bring our baby boy home.

Sewing Mom said...

How wonderful! OT's are the best. Did you get to enjoy the parafin dip? That was always nice and toasty.

So glad you're sewing again!!! Congrats.

Lori said...

Good girl. It really does pay to be diligent and obedient. So glad you are back again.

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

Party on!!! *horn blowing*

Dawn White said...

Yay! So glad you are back at the sewing machine. You've earned it!!

Jean(ie) said...

Yippeeeeee! I'm jumping for joy for ya! Don't overdo it, but enjoy the heck outta being back in the proverbial saddle. Yippeeeee!

randi--i have to say said...

Good for you! Happy sewing!

Shirley said...

Great work. I know physio is the pits but it's so great to see progress!

Allie said...

Oh MY - that is wonderful to see, Jocelyn - this has been a long hard road for you, I know! I'm so happy to see you sewing, girl!!!

Carol said...

FANTASTIC!!!!! What wonderful, wonderful news! Time to CELEBRATE!

Karen said...

Congratulations on your recovery! Keep up the good work!

Michelle said...

Glad to see you are back!!!

Ivory Spring said...

I am doing a Snoopy Happy Dance to join in the party! Thanks for sharing the good news!

SewCalGal said...

Yippee. You are back in the saddle again.

You worked really hard to get back to being able to quilt. I'm very proud of you and happy too!

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Smultronbo said...

Thats awesome to hear. I'm so happy for you. Keep the work up on that hand and you will sew a lot more soon. ;) GJ!