Monday, May 10, 2010

Breaking the Rules

I am on Dr's orders to not do anything to aggravate my thumb, including typing, baking and pushing a stroller for the next 6 weeks, but I had to break the rule to let you all know what's going on.
I have had De Quervain's Syndrome  for many years and it has been very mild until recently.
As of now, it is almost unbearable to use my thumb. My wrist & forearm ache like crazy.
So, I am confined to this splint for 6 weeks, 24 hrs a day.
I really can't tell if it's working yet, since I've only had it since yesterday but it is very uncomfortable.
My hand wants to be in the shape of a claw, and the splint is holing my thumb straight so it just feels wrong.
(I have been typing this blog using my left hand and the index finger of my right hand, haha)

To make matters worse, I had a tetanus booster on Friday afternoon and am suffering the consequences.
I will spare you all the picture of THAT. It is not looking so great, and it better heal soon because I am supposed to be going in for another round of blood work this week and I'd like to keep my wounds to a minimum.

Anyhow, I will not be blogging as much as usual for the next month or so (unless I stop being a chicken & go in for a cortisone shot).
Just know that I haven't disappeared, and I'll TRY to get on & blog sometime within the next week, since I have a great Sneaky Cake recipe to share with you all!
Take care out there!


  1. Oh golly-hope your hand gets better soon:(

  2. YIKES. I have no idea what that syndrome is, but if its puts you in that much misery, and makes you wear that awful wrist brace... it can't be good. Is there a surgery? Poor thing, I hope you feel better!!

    And btw, you're a total badass for typing this whole post with your left hand, hahaha.

  3. There IS a surgery but I'm trying to avoid it.
    I'm scared of surgery :(
    And I don't like pills so I'm always in pain, ugh.

    ps- with 4 kids, I am very skilled in the one-handed typing, haha


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