Monday, April 8, 2013

Beading Through Difficulty


I have developed an essential tremor in my hands and legs.  Scary?  Yes, as I'm uncertain of the cause.  Frustrating?  Oh, yeah.   (Yes.  I'm checking this out with a doctor.  Tomorrow, actually.)

Ever tried to pick up teeny tiny beads on a needle when your hands are doing this?

Because of the asthma and thyroid meds that I take, my hands have always been a bit shaky.  I've learned to thread needles and pick up beads using the shakes as a tool.  Now, it's quite a bit more difficult.  Not so difficult that I'm forced to stop beading, but it is becoming a challenge.

I find I have to slow myself down.  Really become focused.  Which isn't an entirely negative development, since I use beading as a way to unwind as well as be creative.

If my beadwork starts to have lines that look like this, please let me know.  :)



7 comments:

  1. I hope they are able to find the cause and that leads to a solution.

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  2. Hope you recover soon. Sounds a bit unnerving.

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  3. Fingers crossed that it's nothing terribly serious, and can be cured simply and quickly!

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  4. Hope you find the cause and then the cure! Good luck!

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  5. I found this TED talk interesting. If you have time you might want to take a look, it's about 10 minutes long.
    http://www.ted.com/talks/phil_hansen_embrace_the_shake.html

    Have you figured out what it is, and gotten any relief?

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