You don't realise how useful your hands are, until something happens to them. My carpal tunnel operation has certainly fixed the problem - I managed to sew name-tapes into five pairs of socks with no pins and needles, the other night. The first time in years, I might add.
But some tasks are now off-limit until I regain the strength in my wrist.
- Holding a full jug or kettle
- Using the handbrake (but I manage fine by using both hands)
- Lifting anything heavy
Using a computer keyboard in short bursts is seen as good physiotherapy. Well, naturally, that's how I use a computer. I use it all day at work - in short bursts, of course - and quite regularly at home. So why, oh why, should it be uncomfortable playing the piano or organ? I can play easy stuff. I can play difficult stuff. But if I play difficult stuff, then my wrist protests. ("Give me a rest, I'm not ready for this yet.")
I'll keep this short - why should I not blog in short bursts, too?!
Image from Alberta Bible College, with thanks.