Sunday, September 17, 2017

Getting Old Really Stinks

A couple of weeks ago, m right thumb started hurting. Progressively over those weeks, it has gotten worse.

More tender.

More red.

More swollen.

Finally, on Friday, I was learning to become a lefty because I couldn't move my thumb without pain shooting up my right arm.

My mommy, THANKS MOM, made me go to the doctor. We weren't in there more than an hour, but I came out with a diagnosis of arthritis and inflammation. (The inflammation has a really long 3 word name, but I can't remember it.)

I'm in an "awesome" brace on my thumb and up my wrist. Doc said to wear it 4-6 weeks.  Mom and I both looked at her and said, "FOUR TO SIX WEEKS?!?!"

I'm on medication for the inflammation.

I really didn't realize everything that my thumb does.... until I can't move it to do things.... like hit the space bar!

What would you miss most about not being about to use one of your fingers?

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