As I described in my last post, I'm having symptoms in my hands and wrists preventing me from doing much jewelry making at the moment. Carpal tunnel is confirmed in both hands along with two pinched nerves in my neck. Yesterday's physical made me slightly less optimistic since my doctor reminded me that I had bone spurs identified in my neck in 2008, so the next step is an MRI to determine if they've become a factor. I also have a Cleveland Clinic appointment on Jan 4.
I would not be pleased if I were told to switch professions, I can tell you that.
So on to an interesting cosmic question... recently I entered a drawing
for 38 jewelry-making books by Lark Books. It was just on a whim (since I never win anything) after seeing a link posted by Teresa Masters
(wonderful facebook friend and admin of metalsmith.co) There were 865 entries and I WON. Here is the evidence -- received yesterday:
So the romantic in me wants to think these came as a message -- don't worry, keep the faith, this is just a little bump in the road and jewelry creation is still my future.
Silly? Coincidence? Cosmic something or other? What do you think?