Hand Surgery Update - You're A Wizard Harry!

Hello everyone!
I thought I would check in with you all as its two weeks today since I had the surgery on my hand to fix my damaged tendon. I've actually been getting on better than I first imagined I would, its been sore but the pain has been bearable and my finger that was effected now moves again. I have been doing my physiotherapy both at home and at the hospital and I have been returning to the hospital every week for a check up and therapy. 
Yesterday I had my stitches out which was pretty painful and I'm gutted because so many people told me it didn't hurt so now I feel like even more of a wuss, but they're out and the wound is looking good. So good in fact, I now have a lightning shaped scar to document my trauma. This takes my Harry Potter fandom to a whole new level ha!

I've been watching way too much Netflix, mainly Once Upon a Time and Ab Fab. I watched all of Once Upon a Time last year and thought since I was off sick and will be for a while, I would start again ready and refreshed for the new season. I'm loving it more than ever and forgot how much I loved Jefferson's character who is the Mad Hatter. It sucks he's not in it more because he is one of my favourites, but my all time fave has to be Regina. Love that woman!
I've also been making cards…with one hand. The cherry design is one I made when I was camping back in June and was waiting to be coloured and made into greeting cards. The other two I've managed to make with no actual drawing involved so that was a bonus. These three newbies are now in my Etsy shop and I'm hoping to do some more designs using similar techniques.

As for YouTube, I'm really missing making videos but don't want to push myself too much. I know that sounds silly because really all I have to do is sit there and talk, but I get ever so paranoid when I'm off sick with an injury that people will think I'm blagging it. Can't just be me who thinks this…let me know if you experience similar anxiety in the comments!
I had to nip into town last Friday with James to get to the bank for various bits and pieces and I felt so suspicious and awkward because I'm signed off sick. I know I can't be expected to just be shutting down to life at home, but I still feel very anxious when I go out and about.

I've also been getting around to reading loads of other blogs and keeping an eye out for new opportunities - watch this space! Exciting times ahead...

As always thanks for reading,

Ellis x


  1. That's going to be an epic scar!
    Don't worry about heading out and about whilst off sick, Walking around town is different than a full day at work!

  2. Ouch, may I ask how you damaged your tendon? And that is quite the scar eh? I love that it's in a lightning bolt shape. LOL!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    1. I was washing up and a glass broke whilst I had my hand in it :( dishwasher required now I think!

  3. I have to say, that will be one epic scar, I'm so glad you're on the mend :)

    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog

  4. Kudos to you for being so upbeat and positive about your recent surgery. I had carpal tunnel surgery and was told it "didn't hurt that bad". Well it did to me! Any surgery is going to involve some pain. Glad to see you are using your time to be constructive, most people wouldn't. Love the "Harry Potter" reference!

    1. Thankyou so much for your lovely comments Pearlie! :) x


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