Friday, January 05, 2007

That @#$%#-ing Hurts!

Well, after seeing my doctor I have found out what the pain in my thumb is...

I have tendinitis. She even told me what type it is, I just can't remember off the top of my head, and I don't have the paperwork in front of me. {I'll update this when I have the information.}

Things are fine as long as I don't move my thumb or try to lift anything, although it is finally starting to get better. I guess the anti-inflammatories and exercises are helping. I was already wearing a brace I picked up at CVS.

I used to be able to pick up The Sprout, a touch over 100 pounds, and hold her there. Then, the other day, I picked up an 8 pound cat and it almost made me pass out. It wasn't too bad until the cat twisted in my hand.

Painkillers would seem to be a good idea, too.


  1. Ow. Ow ow ow.

    I managed to jam my hand a couple of years ago... Naproxen did the trick (or is it called Naprosyn? Whatever.)

    Tendinitis is no fun though... hope it gets better soon. Lay off the cats until then.

  2. It is Naproxen, and that is one of the things I'm taking. It is helping already, but not as quickly as I'd like.

    But the cats are so cute that you want to pick them up and pet them.

  3. Oh Boy do I know how that feels!

    I've been dealing with tendonitis in my wrist for aabout 3 years now. I caused mine by helping to re-build a log cabin during the winter. Swinging a hammer at nails in all kinds of strange angles during the winter @ 5 deg.f was not a good thing.

    I have two wrist braces that I sometimes have to wear now. One is very stiff and will not allow my wrist to move at all. The other just sort of gives it support and pressure all around.

    It took several months for the severe pain to go away. The more you use it the longer it will take to heal. Well actually it will never heal totally, it will always be a weak spot that can act up just by moving your wrist the wrong way.

    You'll be able to pick up the cats and sprout again, but take some advise from a stuborn friend. Let it heal first!

  4. Anti-inflamatories and physical therapy are what keep my mother's at bay. Then again, hers is aggravated by bursitis.

    Do they have any idea what brought this on? Is it another computer geek injury?

  5. It is partly another computer geek injury and partly a result of a particular strain from having my wrist in a bad position for too long.