Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out brief candle!
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more: it is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
-- Macbeth, Act 5, Scene 5
Frankie and Slim
Happy New Year
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
NANCY IS NOT A "NANCY GIRL"
X-ray of my hands 12-19-11
Yesterday I finally saw the hand specialist about my "trigger finger". Some of you might remember my post in October titled PAINFUL AND NOT ITCHY.Many of you gave me some good advice and I was not surprised to finally learn that this Orthopedic Specialist wanted to give me shots in the middle fingers of both hands. Ron had to leave the room at that suggestion.
My friend Nancy told this story about her "trigger finger" of the thumb in the October comments: " So I went to an Orthopedic surgeon who specialized in hands. He told me
that I had two choices. One: hand surgery or Two: a very painful needle
stuck in my thumb.
I chose the painful needle and he wasn't
kidding. It hurt like H for about 2 minutes then I have never had a
minute's trouble with that thumb since and that was about 5 years ago.
Choose the needle. You won't regret it."
And so I followed Nancy's advice and chose the needle. She was right about one thing. It hurt like "H". However my relief is not instantaneous and may take 24 hours for the trigger fingers to cease popping. I am assured it will only take about a week for both fingers to be completely back to normal. All I could think was Nancy is one tough broad.
It is great to finally have this taken care of after three months of suffering and I know total relief is imminent. Why I put it off so long is beyond me.
If you are curious about how I did this to the same finger of both hands, it was a tendon injury from picking up a bale of hay by the wire without gloved hands. Ask me if I'll do that again.