Friday, May 21, 2010

Work him while I can

For those of y'all who have been reading me for a while, you know that Hubby has been working on finishing our stacked rock fireplace.  

He has been working when he could, but was greatly hindered because of sickness and his crazy work schedule.

Well, the final nail in the coffin reared it's ugly head a few weeks ago.

Carpel Tunnel Syndrome
Hubby has had Carpel Tunnel Syndrome for years and years, but over the past few months, it has become so bad, he's had a difficult time even doing normal, everyday tasks.

So it would go to say, the masonry work has come to a screeching halt.

He finally went to the doctor a couple of weeks ago, and had nerve conduction studies on Monday that showed some pretty significant nerve damage.

SO, they scheduled his first, of HOPEFULLY two, surgeries for today.

They are operating on his left hand today because it showed up as the worst on the tests on Monday...

Unfortunately, Marty is completely and totally LEFT-handed.

So, the next couple of weeks are going to be really interesting.

Once the left hand is healed, they will move to the right.

If these "simple" procedures don't help the problems, they will move to the elbow.....

Something we do NOT want to happen.

Fortunately, hubby has TONS of sick leave, so he may get to have a very extended summer vacation!

Well, anyway.....since his hands are going to be out of commission for a while, I rushed to get him to complete a couple of quick projects that I want done before Chelsea's birthday party in June.

(We may end up having to get a mason friend of ours to finish the fireplace and vent hood)

I guess I will have to write about our storage project in my next post...

As usual, my long-windedness has used up all my time (as has the sudden severe weather we are about to drive into)  and I won't have enough time to explain what we are trying to do before we leave....sorry!  LOL

If you don't mind, please keep hubby in your prayers today and over the next few weeks.

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