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« on: August 24, 2008 08:13:05 PM »

3 years ago I broke my pinky. Not just a little break, but shattered, in the joint. The bone specialist wanted to do surgery, but I knew it would heal on it's own. I didn't want the surgery because I didn't want to lose function of the finger. It healed on it's own and the doctor was stunned that after being diligent with my therapy all on my own I could make a fist. Well, now after 3 years the poor little finger is very arthritic. It bothers me a lot. So tonight after sitting in pain and being unable to craft because of it I made a little heat pack cozy for my little finger.
It is fully lined. The pinky goes in a little pocket and around the pocket is rice, which when heated in the microwave for 25 seconds gives me a lot of relief.
Here is the poor finger.

Where you insert said finger.

Finger enjoying some comfort. I can also wear it while on the computer using my mouse.  Smiley

I know it is simple, but I wanted to share in case others could use the idea.

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« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2008 08:21:52 PM »

this is so different and yet so amazing. many people could benefit from this...especially fellow craftsters.
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« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2008 08:34:58 PM »

Doh ... I should have thought of the same type thing for my foot ... I broke it a few different times and now, well it gives me fits when the weather is yucky and whenever else it wants too.  I hate having to sit close enough to an outlet to use a heating pad and I can't use it to fall asleep with.  I am going to try something on a bigger scale for my foot at bedtime. 

Hmmmm ... maybe it will help the cold feet syndrome due to my bad circulation also.

You got me thinking now!

Thanks for the great idea!

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« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2008 08:37:52 PM »

Yea! I have given someone else an idea!
I have seen sock type things for the feet with the rice in them. I'd use an actual sock that you like for the inner part and make the outer part from other fabric. Then the inner part would be snug to your feet. Just remember they all need different warm up times in the nuker. The bigger they are the longer they take. I have a big pack that takes 3 minutes to heat.

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« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2008 08:40:24 PM »

I had to laugh when I saw the ad above your post:

Congrats on finding a crafty way to fight pain! Hope it helps lots. Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2008 10:06:24 AM »

thanks for sharing! Folks could make them large enough for hands!

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