::I've Got a Screw Loose::

I've got a screw loose. Yes. I know. You knew that already. But I mean really--an actual loose screw.

Remember this picture? Well, it gives you an idea of the hardware in my left hand. It's a result of this little accident in December 2011.

That screw there, marked with the red arrow--well, that is "supposed" to be a locking screw. It has started to
"back out" for some reason and is now protruding up on the back of my hand. Because it doesn't feel so good--just an odd deep ache, especially when I accidentally bump it on something and the plate is starting to move it must come out. 

Here's a different view before the screw started to move. Count them. Twenty screws. But only that one little stinker is loose--as far as the doctor can tell.

The question for me has been whether to take out all of the hardware while we are at it--which requires slightly longer surgery, a bit longer healing and an additional 3 inch scar on the back of my hand--not to mention a greater risk of upsetting my hand. Or just to remove the plates and screws on the one bone. Hmmmm. I still haven't decided yet. 

I don't know how long I will be out of commission but surgery is on April 24th. With three patterns on my hook and one in my head, I am determined to make it a speedy recovery! I gotta crochet, you know! I just gotta!

I'll keep in touch here and on Facebook--although I might be typing with one hand for a bit. 

Thank you, everyone, for your sweet comments on my Bright as a Button Blanket! It makes me feel so happy to know that others enjoy my creations!

Fear not, all will be well on the Felted Button front!

{On the Board} -- By becoming the answer to someone's prayer, we often find the answers to our own.                 --Dieter F. Uchtdorf


  1. Wishing you a speedy recovery. I'm sure you'll make the right decision, whatever that may be!

  2. Oh that is really sad news. Surgery of any kind can be scary. Wishing you an easy and safe surgery and a smooth and speedy recovery. Take your time to recuperate, crochet can wait. After all it is "Have hands, Will crochet" and not the other way round. :) I hope you got what I meant, not sure how to put it in words.

  3. Anonymous4/23/2013

    Oh my, it all looks impressive:( Wish you the most speedy recovery and hopefully you can crochet very soon!

  4. Wishing you a speedy recovery my friend. Good Luck!!!

  5. hope you recover soon, xxxxx Ale

  6. Good luck with your recovery. Don't rush things when they don't feel right. Better to wait a few weeks now than to never be able to crochet painless again.

    Btw your button blanket is very nice :)


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