well, the last few weeks have brought lots of pain ( of all kinds). It turns out that the muscles in my dominant hand are rebelling due to over use and (dare I say it ) age. Ten years of constant abuse finishing needle point has cornered me into laying aside my day job. I have resigned my great, flexible, challenging, constantly new and interesting job. I'm sure in time something new will come along. For now I'm trying to be open, patient and utilize lots of ice, meds and stretching.
this too shall pass.