A pause in the wood working journey.
Bumma, had two surgery’s at once on Friday. One was to fuse two vertebrae in my neck. They were thickening (a little arthritis) and squeezing the cartilage out between them pinching the nerve in my spine. No pain but numbness across my shoulders and the tops of my arms that would have gotten worse over time. It’s amazing what they can do. Take the cartilage out from between the two vertebrae, replace it with a piece of (dead persons) bone and drill and screw a metal plate over it to hold it till the bones fuse together.
The second was long needed carpel tunnel operation in my left (dominant) hand. After a day in the shop grasping tools i could only close my hand half way and holding anything for a very short period of time would put my hand totally to sleep.
With both surgery’s you go home the same day and they close up with a special version of superglue. No kidding, that’s what they call it. So, after all the screws and gluing and so on, I feel like an LJ’s project myself.
The hand needs a month to heal completely.. The neck will make it so I can’t lift over 8 lbs for 3-4 months so the bone can knit together… that’s the hard part. I love to lift stuff. Laying low will be not too much fun. And I’ve got half a dozen things lined up.
-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.