Here it is, my new nemesis.
Looks harmless enough. Yeah right. This little ball of putty is what they gave me when I went for my hand therapy yesterday. The instructions stated to squeeze it with my left hand for eight minutes at a time five times a day. Then after that I have to roll it out on the table and pinch it with each of my fingers. For eight minutes at a time five times a day.
The first time was not so bad. Trying to find time for the other seven is harder than I thought. I sit down at the kitchen table get the putty out, look around see something that needs to be done and off I go. Not that I am truly complaining mind you, I am enjoying my time at home. The best thing is being able to have supper ready when Farmer Joe gets home from work, instead of having to cook when I would get home and eat at 8:00 at night.
But back to the putty. Squeezing and pinching are easy things. How many times a day to we do this and not realize it. However, when it is all you can do to curl your fingers into a fist this task becomes monumental. But I am conquering it, eight minutes at a time. I know there are millions out there who have had carpal tunnel surgery and have gone through this before me. To them I say Congratulations!!! Each new task I am given and master, or each time I find a way to do one of the many ordinary things we all do each day, makes me do a little victory dance inside. Never ever take for granted all that you are able to do. And for those with a disability who conquer their life I am truly amazed at your ingenuity and courage.
Don't take things for granted. We never know what the future holds.