Back in October I started having this pain on the side of my right hand. It started in my pinkie and radiated down to my wrist. It was especially sore if I hit my pinkie or did a lot of work with my hand. Did I mention I'm right handed? So obviously I'm using my hand all the time. It seemed a bit silly to go to the doctor for such a small thing as the pinkie, so I just put up with the pain.
Finally at the beginning of Feb. I call the doctor's office and made an appointment. Went in and he looked it over and diagnosed it as tendonitis, but said just for kicks he'd send me for an x-ray. Well I had to go to another location for the x-ray and within an hour they called back and asked what orthopedic surgeon I wanted to see and that the bone was fractured and had a bone cyst. FUN <-- dripping in sarcasm. It was about a week between the x-rays and appointment w/ the surgeon and in the mean time they told me to just wrap my fingers (pinkie and ring) together. And I assumed that the surgeon would say the same. Wrong! The surgeon came into the room and says I have to get a cast! WHAT!...Are you kidding me!
So long story short - I got the cast. Wore it for a month. Went back and had another x-ray and it was healed! I do have to go back this summer for a follow-up for another x-ray as the bone is still very weak and could easily fracture again.
I know there are way worse things that could happen. But it was just so irritating having the cast on. It seemed like everything I tried to do became a complicated task. I am sooooo thankful it is off again and I can get back to my creative hobbies that I have OH SO MISSED!
So just wanted to let you guys know I'm back...and share a few pics of the past 4 weeks!
|Right after leaving the surgeon's office and having cast put on.|
|Sitting in the surgeon's office and soooo excited that they had taken the cast off!|
PS. I've got a few crafty things I made before the cast was put on that I'll be posting soon.