Any of you regular readers have, no doubt, been wondering why there’s been no activity on ye olde website for some time. The answer is simple: My right hand had fallen victim to Dupuytren’s contracture, a hand deformity that usually develops over years. The condition affects a layer of tissue that lies under the skin of your palm. Knots of tissue form under the skin — eventually creating a thick cord that pulled my index finger into a bent position toward my thumb. I saw the hand surgeon who said (as they always do) there was only one course of action: surgery.
So…last week surgery, this week more splints and therapeutic exercises. In answer to the question you haven’t yet asked: holding cameras for as long as I have was a contributing factor to the problem but not the cause. It’s genetic. I’m returning to the keyboard to begin adding tips and photo musings. Plus, I’ll have time to get into my photo archives to add a shot or two since I’m banned from holding a camera for an additional 2 weeks.
Thanks for your expressions of concern and encouragement. I’m convinced that all of them help the healing process.