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bracing myself

Saturday, September 17, 2011

typing w/a handbrace is hard

went to urgent care today b/c dh was concerned my hand probs that are now traveling up my arm are something more serious

urgent care doesn't seem to think it's serious enough to let me even see a real doc, i got a PA, which is fine but he contradicted everything the doc told me back on the 9th

still, I'm a cooperative little patient (sometimes) and I will accept that he thinks I have RSI (which I've had before and it doesn't feel like this), and I will wear the brace and take the Advil. I will not box or do any heavily hand-related things.

So today for exercise I will march, walk, and do step aerobics on my bottom step. I will stay binge free even tho I feel irritated and powerless. I understand how I feel and that eating won't fix it.

I had more to say, but I'm sick of backspacing so I'm kinda done now.
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  • no profile photo CD9690487
    Yikes! Hope you're much better by now. Hugs to you lady!
    3562 days ago
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    3563 days ago
    You tagged it, Bren! The brace came off a couple hours later because the burning became unbelievable. I do not think I have RSI, but I was willing to play the game until it started to hurt worse--like carrying around hot coals with my fingertips. Oh, and I had a weird period of itching with the burning (top of hand, not fingers) that I hadn't had before, and now my skin is starting to get red along with the burning surges. Not as red as in your pics, but...I'm sufficiently concerned to call in the specialist this coming week.
    Thanks for looking out for me.
    3563 days ago
    If the brace gets too hot - TAKE IT OFF - I am worried it will trigger more burning. When I went to the E.R. before my complex regional pain disorder was diagnosed, it actually made the pain and burning much worse. Be careful, and know i m thinking of you../.

    3563 days ago
    I donĀ“t really understand what the problem is - but I do understand that you have been binge-free for a while so CONGRATS on that! emoticon
    3564 days ago
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    Awwww, feel better!

    3564 days ago
    I'm sorry about your arm, you do what you need to do to get better!! Take care of yourself my good friend!! Let me know if you need anything. HUGS!
    3564 days ago
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