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Taking Hand Use For Granted

Friday, April 12, 2019

Taking the pain medication and having the brace back on my hand really stopped the crushing pain cycle! Yay! I only took one pill yesterday (before the MRI) and none today - so far so good! The problem is that the whole hand is so tender that I really can't use it much. It makes typing a real chore, eating is difficult and using my walker causes pain. I never realized how much I depend on my hands for doing just about everything!

During the MRI yesterday, my little finger and ring finger kept twitching and spasming so the poor technologist had to repeat part of the test. I kept apologizing, which made her laugh because the twitching and spasming are involuntary movements. She reminded me that there was no way I could have kept the fingers still. I guess my hand didn't like the position it was in. LOL. I'm glad I took a pain pill before the test because my hand was very sore after being in a turned, restricted position for an hour.

I will follow up with the orthopedist on Monday, April 22nd, and find out the results of the test. I will be very curious as to what information the test will give us. I wonder what could cause the crushing type of pain that I experienced last weekend. Am I just being a wimp or overly dramatic? Gosh, I hope not! Hubby says no because I have a whole body response to the pain and I turn pasty color in response to it. I've had so much pain over the last few years that I often can't judge how bad it is anymore. Well, we will see.
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    Staying ahead of the pain helps keep the stress of injuries under control.
    287 days ago
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    309 days ago
    10 days is a long time to wait in pain. Hope it passes quickly and you get answers, and a solution! Hang in there, Cyndi!!
    310 days ago
    I am sorry to hear about your terrible pain in your wrist. I sure hope you get the simple surgery, but which ever one you end up with, I sure hope it helps!
    I know what you mean about taking your hand for granted. I had arthritis so bad in my thumb joint and I tried the steroid shots. They helped for awhile, but the shots were as painful and the pain itself. Finally the doctor said I didn't have much choice other than surgery. I had it done in September and got a titanium implant put in it is basically a joint replacement. I still have some discomfort but not the pain before. Doc says it takes a good year to get completely healed so I need to be patient. It is amazing how much you need your hands!!

    emoticon emoticon emoticon You are in my prayers for an easy surgery and a quick recovery!
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    310 days ago
    HUGS and so sorry. Your husband is right . . . you are not being a wimp. IT HURTS! Hope the MRI yields some answers.

    310 days ago
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