I can’t believe how fast July has gone by. It seems like July only just started two weeks ago and here it is the end of the month. I’ve been so busy this month it’s just gone by so fast!
I haven’t been able to personally do much because my hand is still healing. I have no idea when my left hand will be back to normal or if it ever will. Yes it’s that bad.
The results of my bone scan are in and well .. there’s nothing definitive but there are some findings that are interesting. The hamate bone in my left wrist apparently has swollen bone marrow. Go figure. I guess that’s why the outer left side and top left side of my hand is still swollen and very tender.
The bone scan also showed that there was activity in the ulnar region of my left wrist (outer wrist) which corresponds to one of the areas I’m having pain .. but interestingly it also showed that there is a lot of activity in the joints of BOTH of my hands! So I may have early signs of arthritis or some kind of pain syndrome. Sigh. Well .. everyone in my family seems to have arthritis so that’s probably what it is .. but man .. I use my hands to make a living. This sucks!
I use my hands to write, to type, to create art, to photograph and to heal (I’m a nurse) … It’s been awful having my dominant hand useless for the better part of two months and now I’m learning that both of my hands might soon be quite painful sometime in the future. I certainly hope that the bone scan is wrong!
I saw the hand doctor last week and she thinks it’s going to be a few more weeks until that bone in my hand is healed. Hopefully healed. My thumb is still sore as well. It’s very weak and painful. So I have pain on both sides of my hand and it’s weak, crampy, achy and just not anything close to the way it should be. I wish I hadn’t fallen on that ladder!