Having had several months of pain in my thumb joint
I decided to go see the Doc, figure out what might
be causing this *feels like I've hit it with a meat
cleaver* feeling! I made the appointment, went last
night after work.. Dr. Mitchell is very nice, his
bed side manner isn't cold like some doctors I've
had the pleasure of.. there's this one doctor who I
cannot stand, and under any circumstances will not
see... even if I do feel like I am dying.. he's a
no...no. Dr. Mitchell held my fingers, asked me
several questions.. the usual stuff, how long
have I suffered with this pain? Can I do every
day stuff... I tried to peel potatoes last
night with my left hand... quite surprised
I still had all my fingers at the end of it.
Ever had hot aches when your hands get so
cold, then the circulation kicks in.. it hurts
right? This usually happens first thing in the
morning. Throbbing painful fingers and joints.
The doc tell me it's possible Ostio Arthritis.
He drew me a small diagram but to get a better
idea I have booked myself an appointment at
the Hospital tomorrow at 4.05pm, for an X ray.
I don't think there is much I can do, they can do
for the swelling on the joint. Pain killers?
He thought it might have been my Carpal
tunnel.. in which case he had suggested
steroid injections... I have to admit
that when he applied pressure in that area
it hurt... but not enough apparently..phew!
Judging by the shape of my hands now, it's
not going to get any better.. Knobbly
fingers.. knobbly fingers are what I have.
Used to, as a child play the piano.. I
often wonder if I had stuck at it, become
a concert pianist, would I now be in pain?
Do concert pianists get knobbly fingers? Like
ballerinas... do they -well yes they do have
awful feet.. so for me to ask if they suffer
then yes they do. Imagine if you did ballet,
having to put shoes on every day that felt
like you had stones in them..... It will
be interesting to actually see my thumb
bones on screen.. see where we go from there.