sovay: (Psholtii: in a bad mood)
sovay ([personal profile] sovay) wrote2017-07-09 05:41 pm

You think it's gone, my friend, but it comes back again

I have sprained my thumb. At least, I have no other explanation for a restricted range of movement, a considerable amount of pain, and twinges and aches that run down into the heel of my hand whenever I try to grasp something, with the result that I cannot perform a lot of normal daily tasks with my right hand, don't even ask about texting. I don't know what caused it. For about a week I thought it was getting better, and as of yesterday it definitely is not. We just made dinner and now half my hand is on strike. Typing is considerably slower than it should be. This is especially aggravating because I saw two movies yesterday that I want to write about. Unrelatedly, I would like to sleep at night again, sometime, ever.
asakiyume: (feathers on the line)

[personal profile] asakiyume 2017-07-09 09:42 pm (UTC)(link)
There are many times when I wish I had healing powers....
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[personal profile] gwynnega 2017-07-09 10:41 pm (UTC)(link)
That sounds extremely unpleasant (not to mention inconvenient!).
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[personal profile] lemon_badgeress 2017-07-10 02:28 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm going to implicate the sandwich. Sandwiches are untrustworthy.

Since you've probably seen the doctor by now, I hope there has been effective treatment that will produce results.
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[personal profile] choco_frosh 2017-07-09 11:01 pm (UTC)(link)
:(
Should you maybe get it looked at? You might want a thumb brace.
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[personal profile] isis 2017-07-10 12:07 am (UTC)(link)
Are you, like me, a woman of a certain age? I sympathize on the sleep issues. Fortunately, I live in a state that has legalized marijuana, and indica edibles have helped me a lot - my problem is that I can easily fall asleep but always wake after 2-3 hours and can't fall asleep again, and ~3g of THC plus a bit of CBD seems to keep my brainweasels at bay so I can fall back asleep okay after a relatively short time.
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[personal profile] ethelmay 2017-07-10 02:27 am (UTC)(link)
I am a woman of a certain age; IIRC Sovay is nearly twenty years younger than I.
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[personal profile] choco_frosh 2017-07-10 01:35 pm (UTC)(link)
I may have asked you this before, but: HAVE you tried medical marijuana on this?
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[personal profile] thawrecka 2017-07-10 02:19 am (UTC)(link)
Oh no! I hope it gets better soon.
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[personal profile] zdenka 2017-07-10 02:37 am (UTC)(link)
Ow! I'm sorry to hear it.
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[personal profile] umadoshi 2017-07-10 03:33 am (UTC)(link)
That sounds dreadful. :( Hope it heals up quickly!
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[personal profile] thistleingrey 2017-07-10 04:53 am (UTC)(link)
I hope your thumb heals soon!

I caused similar-sounding pain to my left thumb in grad school by holding hardcover books with one hand; I imagine that there are quite a few ways to such a result, regardless. (In my case it subsided some time after I . . . quit holding hardcover books with one hand.)
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[personal profile] nineweaving 2017-07-10 06:00 am (UTC)(link)
Ouch! If it's still this way tomorrow, I hope you will see a doctor. You need that hand to write with. And cook, and stroke little cats...

I hope it's merely a sprain, and will respond well to treatment.

Nine

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[personal profile] cmcmck 2017-07-10 07:46 am (UTC)(link)
As one who broke both thumbs years back (Motorcycle accident) I sympathise greatly!
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[personal profile] cmcmck 2017-07-10 11:18 am (UTC)(link)
They did although they both have a slightly strange curve to them. :o)
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[personal profile] lost_spook 2017-07-10 08:06 am (UTC)(link)
Aw, I'm sorry on both fronts! I hope progress happens on both asap!
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[personal profile] ashlyme 2017-07-10 08:48 am (UTC)(link)
Ach. Healing thoughts being sent your way.
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[personal profile] lilysea 2017-07-10 11:17 am (UTC)(link)
As a regular haver of finger/hand/wrist pain, you have ALL my empathies as well as my sympathies.

Injuries like your thumb injury are so annoying!

They get in the way of eg turning light switches on/off; drinking mugs of tea; eating dinner.
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[personal profile] lilysea 2017-07-10 03:34 pm (UTC)(link)
Thank you! ^_^

Both hands/wrists are somewhat sore today - especially the right - because I

a) DARED to have a shower and wash my hair! (I have SUPER-short hair because my hands HATE washing my hair. And forget about EVER brushing or combing it - I had to choose a hairstyle that can cope with literally never being brushed or combed.)

b) DARED to pick up and move a traffic cone / witches hat that was blocking the top of the wheelchair ramp

but by all accounts, neither of them are as bad as your thumb is right now! <3