Last month I talked about how there was never enough time – (You can read the post here) – and I mentioned that I was going to be taking a few days off to recover from a surgery. Well, I had initially anticipated that I would take three days off – hahahah – It ended up being much longer than that!
Whew! Carpal Tunnel Surgery is relatively easy (painful – but easy) – and it was very necessary from all my years of driving (my patrol vehicle), Shooting (which takes a lot of hand strength), everyday wear and tear, and writing. Lots and lots of writing. On days when I am seriously in the zone, I’m writing 8,000-12,000 words in a day. So that takes a toll on the hands, and the surgery was very necessary!
On the 20th – and I finally got my stitches out. I was so excited – I could finally type more easily as long as I don’t overdo it and as long as I used my good keyboard. My fingers were working great and I was anxious to get back to work, BUT… I have to constantly remind myself not to overdo it. I’m still recovering!
I can finally unscrew the cap from the toothbrush, and open the door to my office, as long as I do it slowly. It’s been almost three weeks since my surgery, and I’m over the worst of it, I think. Now it’s making sure that I use it, but not over use it.
So here is my game plan for the next three weeks: Work a couple of hours a day on the computer, and spend some time in my studio going through all my old jewlery making goodies. In 15 days, I head off for a week with my three best friends in Cape Code and when I get back, I should be about ready to sit down and really start to write again. In the meantime, I’m plotting and planning and making cute graphics for books I’ve already released. Like this one – for Roses & Champagne Kisses, Book 2 of the Heart of the Family Series that us also part of the Sweet & Sassy Brides Box set!
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Stacy Eaton is a USA Today Best Selling author and began her writing career in October of 2010. Stacy took an early retirement from law enforcement after over fifteen years of service in 2016, with her last three years in investigations and crime scene investigation to write full time.
Stacy is very involved in Domestic Violence Awareness and served on the Board of Directors for her local Domestic Violence Center for three years.