Tuesday, December 20, 2011
I have a rather serious physical problem right now. I have either tendonitis or arthritis or a combination of both in my left thumb. My right hand also has problems, but the left is worse. I mean, really worse. You cannot imagine all the things you do with your thumb and forefinger until you cannot use them. I cannot garden, I cannot cook, I cannot tie shoes, I mean, the list is endless. Even flossing is hard. Even holding a book is hard. I went to an arthritis website and they showed another way to hold a book!! After 66 years, how do I change this? Of course, pain is a great motivator. Am I consigned to just sitting around watching tv? What am I going to do with my life? To top it off, my crooked middle finger is really starting to hurt (off and on)
I am trying to ignore it as best I can. I do not think there is really anything that can be done. Just when I was starting a strength program, now I can't lift weights. I cannot do anything that involves using my opposable thumbs!!! Horrible.