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Posted 16 Jul 2012I wish you well no matter which route you take.
I have no experience with puggers. I do, however, have experience with carpal.
You didn't mention if you had an Electromyography performed. This test should tell you the severity of your problem.
I had numbness and tingling...especially at night when my arm would "fall asleep". This progresssed (and it will) into tingling and a slight weakness in my left hand. When I went to the doc he showed little concern until he ran the elecrtromyography. At that point he said my condition was "severe" and that it was imperative that I have the surgery...or risk permanent nerve damage and possibly loss of use of my hand in the future.
I HATE all of this kinda stuff...so I was reluctant....but when he said "we should do it Wednesday" and it was Monday...I knew he was serious about taking care of it BEFORE other complication arised. I've learned from my DDD/back/neck problems that this stuff generally DOESN'T get better on it's own....and that "P/T" will only take you so far if you are >truly< injured/damaged/etc. Like the pills, it's a band aid in most instances and the problem will resurface...possibly with more damage than before. If P/T were a fix there would be no surgeons...
Surgery went well. Recovery went well. (P/T went well) Hand/wrist are fluid now and there's no numbness whatsoever. Being that I'm left handed....this is good.
Thankfully the wife has great insurance and that aspect of the challenge was the least of my worries.
best of luck
Posted 9 Jul 2012The only other folks selling ceramics at the market we attended were resellers of Soleo Provence (sp?) mass produced (hand painted?) wares from France and someone selling slipcast bowls...
we were (obviously) the booth with the gcsc....
CheeryCrack is a great show. Booth after booth of ostds (overpriced s-hit that doesn't stink).
So which booth are you in, jim? (by chance are you anywhere near the Botox station?)
Posted 8 Jul 2012I did fairly well yesterday at my first market...especially considering that the Summer monsoon has kicked in here in CO and we set up in the rain.
Feedback was good. Of course, it is important to remember that few, if any, regular/everyday folks actually know what >good< is.
My lone "experienced" advice came from a lady who told me she had been teaching ceramics for 20 or so years. I could tell at the onset of our convo that she had some insight into the inner workings going on in the creation of pottery. Questions about the glazes used, the clay used, and yes...the fabled "How long have you been at this?" also came up.
hopefully next weekend will see better weather/attendance. Fun stuff all around and great experience!
Posted 7 Jul 2012MikeF.
Posted 6 Jul 2012I hope your market went well on the 4th, metal and mud! Were the true "jurors" of your work buying anything out there these days?
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