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A Life Interrupted or Why I've Not Been Sewing or Blogging

"Why would I bother to have this surgery? You're telling me this surgery may not improve any of my symptoms." "Because without the surgery your symptoms will continue to worsen, and eventually you will be completely disabled," replied my neurosurgeon. "Oh. How quickly can you schedule the surgery? We are moving across country in three weeks." Amazingly they were able to schedule me for surgery within a week of this conversation. You might be curious why I needed surgery, so let's back up shall we? About a year ago, in July 2018, I noticed one morning that I had lost range of motion in my wrists. I was practicing a Bollywood routine to teach to my Zumba Gold class and was unable to bend both of my wrists in a 90 degree angle.  Hmmm, that's odd. I didn't think much of it, deciding it was probably overuse. But as the days went on, my wrists and hands began to ache, and pain traveled up to my elbows continuing to my shoulders. I