I feel like I owe you some real life talk. In all honesty, I’ve avoided discussing this on my blog, mainly because I’d convinced myself that one day I’d wake up and it wouldn’t be a problem any more.
Right now I have both my wrists in splints thanks to a double case of tendonitis. My hand and wrist pain has been slowly creeping up on me since August thanks to the side affect of some antibiotics. I was managing day to day with ice and painkillers just fine, then I had a seriously dizzy day. I slipped in the shower a few months back and landed palm down on the floor. That was the deal breaker.
I’m seeing a physio, I’m doing stretches and massages, resting them as much as possible and keeping the splints on but I’m still in a lot of pain.
This is going to be a particularly difficult thing for me to heal. The immunosuppressants I take mean that the initial response to trigger healing, probably didn’t happen. Couple that with my ridiculously poor circulation, and the physio couldn’t give me a timescale in the near future. I now have a 3 month wait to see my Rhuematologist, that could mean wrist splints until February!
So here is my plan. First of all, I have some recipe development work to finish for an awesome company that I can’t wait to show you. That’s my priority right now. It’s exciting and exactly the type of stuff I love to do. Matt will just have to be a very good sous chef.
Secondly, I’m still studying and I’m determined not to put back the 5,000 word essay I have due in. I’ll chip away at that bit by bit and hand it in on time. I refuse to delay finishing my degree for this.
Finally, my blog. I can’t explain how incredibly frustrated I am that this is keeping me from blogging. My next posts will come with Matt’s patience and help as he’ll be typing for me. Hopefully he can help me queue up some content for you but please be patient with me whilst I get this under control.
In the mean time, if you’re looking for recipes, I have a catalogue of tried and tested good food in my recipe file. Anything you can do to support my blog over the next few weeks would mean the world to me. Just passing a recipe on to friends or family, liking the page on facebook or leaving a comment, it’s all super helpful. The little community we’ve built here just keeps on growing and I never want it to stop, especially not for these silly hands.