With that being said...last weekend I decided to weed around some trees and put down some mulch...
Not bad for the "Green-Thumb" challenged eh?
The next day, the index and middle fingers of my left hand became numb. After dragging my heels for four days, I finally went into the doc's.
He ran some tests...sending electric currents through my arms, hands and fingers...and announced that I have a borderline case of carpal tunnel syndrome and must wear a wrist splint for four weeks, 24/7. My new "bling" for a while.
The doc wants to see me again after the four weeks. If my fingers are no better, I may have to have surgery, keep your fingers crossed for me that I don't (I would cross mine, but I can't feel them).
Perhaps God is saying, "Leave the gardening to those who have the innate talent and just enjoy their handiwork." Maybe I can just stick to container plants...less weeds to pick. These plants are thriving thus far (and I bypass the lunar surface soil too).
In the near future my blog posts may be shorter and less frequent for a while, but hopefully no less enjoyable. So, please bear with me.
(8-27-09 doctor appointment shows I will have to have endoscopic release of my median nerve, as the wrist brace has not made the numbness any better)