For me, it's the finger that chose to grow an unsightly cyst on the knuckle near the fingernail. Then afore-mentioned cyst decided to grow to "witch-like" proportions, just in time for Halloween. Alan swears it would have made any costume I chose more authentic this year, but I chose to have Dr. Chan remove the extremely sore/ugly/growing larger by the day/constantly getting bumped even though hidden under multiple bandaids little thing last week.
Insert ugly picture here - I'm sparing you the BEFORE image.
Do you ever have that experience where you wish you had asked more medical questions in advance? Where the doc says "small procedure, minimal recovery, blah, blah, blah"...and afterwards you would describe it quite differently???
Fast forward to Alan and I leaving the minor surgery center last Wednesday and me looking like this! I'm propping up the right hand because my arm is still dead (anesthetized) from the shoulder to my un-tingly fingertips.
I was too traumatized to ask what might possibly be lurking under the unbelievably large splint...stitches, glue, a replacement finger...I'll have to wait 2 more weeks to find out.
Meanwhile, back at work after a fuzzy few painkiller-adled days (and a couple bouts of finger claustrophobia - not kidding), I'm rapidly discovering what I can/cannot do. Doc's official instructions forbid "grasping, lifting anything over 2 pounds". Really? Twould be a miracle to really grasp something with this extra appendage in the way!
I can type...slowly/...badly...weirdly trying to get ither finger s to do the work that long finger usually does. Case in poijnt, this uncorrected text! Note to silly self...I must learn to appreciate hte LONG finger more in the future.
THINGS I CANNOT DO and must enlist help from kind husband
* wash my own hair - thankfully can still manage flat iron myself
* cook if it involves using knife - darn - more takeout
* laundry - you know how heavy those clothes are!
* open my car door easily - left hand is SO uncoordinated
* cut fabric with the rotary cutter (thanks for your help, Carmen)
* STITCH, STITCH, STITCH
The list goes on, but I won't bore you and my hand is crampy weird and requesting more Tylenol.
With apologies to all of you with SERIOUS medical issues...
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