Hand Job

Today there was a Tony 3-16 reenactment at St. Joesph's Hospital in London, Ontario. I went to see about my hand at the Hand and Wrist Clinic. I was expecting to have the Doctor have a look and tell me to take an aspirin and go to bed. Well right there and then my Doctor she decided to pin me to the cross.
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.  John 3-16 is the most quoted biblical verse and has been called "The Gospel in a Nutshell." Today I almost died for all your sins my dear readers.
She gave me a local anesthetic and proceeded to drive a nail or more like an ice pick into my tendon to see if she could make it pop open. Well, the success wasn't was what she hoped for so I have to get it hot and push my hand against the wall each day for 6 weeks to see if I can self medicate. If nothing then I get a hand job.   Doc

Stones Takuro gave me at Starworks.
will have to cut the tendons which puts me outta work for 6 weeks. 
I came home and thought oh hell I can't just sit here and wait till next Easter when I will arise once again. I got work to do. I finished a couple of my slip cast vases and cast another. This time I added a platform foot as the last firing they went over like the bowling pins at Cy's Bowling Alley here in town. 
My cousin Brenda and I laugh about "work through the pain" but the reality for those of us that live by the sword you work or you don't make no money. I will make work even if I am pinned to the cross. Not sure how yet but I will. Necessity is The Mother of Invention.

Comments

gz said…
hope you can sort your hands and wrists ok. Everything we do in working contracts our muscles and ligaments..I'm doing stretching exercises with my hands..fingers and wrists..every day.
Barbara Rogers said…
Yesterday I saw a physical therapist to help with my hand cramping when I am throwing, or just holding tools to sculpt...and so now I'll see him 2 times a week and do exercises twice a day...but I've also had a trigger finger problem in the past. I agree, pottery demands so much of one, but it's my passion too, and I'm not a teacher nor consider myself a professional like you, Tony. I do hope it can be worked out for you without pain.
Bill Schran said…
Tony,
I can sympathize... too much work, not enough breaks... Years ago a marathon throwing summer resulted in muscle inpingment in both shoulders - felt like somebody stabbing knives into my shoulders. Six weeks of physical therapy and cortizone shots finally resolved that issue. Then in 2013 back surgery! Spinal stenosis, resulting in ortho doc going in with dremel tool to grind away bone and relieve pressure from my spine that caused GREAT pain in both legs and me walking around like the hunchback. I now throw standing up and take frequent breaks. Life is telling you time to slow down a bit....

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