Thursday, April 02, 2009


Ya know, this is getting old...

Saturday morning, I woke up with excruciating pain in my right wrist. I thought that I had slept on it funny. The pain subsided through the day, but a big lump showed up on the palm side of my wrist (right between the bones, on the thumb side). I didn't bang it or hurt it in any way, so I figured (hoped) that it would go away.

Unfortunately, no such luck. I wore my wrist stabilizer (from when I sprained my wrist years ago) and it didn't hurt as badly. Picking up anything without the brace on sent pains shooting down my thumb and up my arm.

Since I had class Monday and Wednesday and an eye doctor appointment on Tuesday, today was the first day that I could get it checked. The doctor thinks that it's one of two's either a fast-growing cyst that needs to be dealt with, or it's a reaction to the antibiotic that my ENT put me on for my sinus infection. It turns out that Avelox has a rather nasty tendency to cause ruptured tendons - and that's the theory that the doctor is leaning towards. I need to make an appointment with my orthopedic surgeon within the next few days.

In the meantime, this is my hand...It's in a removable hard cast that I'm not supposed to remove unless absolutely necessary. The damned thing goes all the way to my elbow. I'm supposed to use a sling, too, but that's probably not going to happen.

Urgh. Ever try to knit a sock on size 2 dpns when you can't use your right thumb - when you knit English? I tried - it's nearly impossible to knit more than a few stitches per minute. I can most definitely knit Continental, but I'm really slow at purling (and this sock has lots of purling).

But - I'll do it, one way or the other!


Blogger Nancy said...

Uh...add to that the Snow that's predicted and it's Miserable City.

9:34 PM  
Blogger blueadt said...

Oh you poor thing.

I hope you get it sorted soon....

7:45 AM  
Blogger Marsha said...

geezz louizze Kim. I was on that same medication and was scared to death I'd ruin tendons. What a pain in the butt. Hope you get better really soon.

9:19 PM  
Blogger Cher said...

When it rains it pours! My goodness, honey, you are having the crappiest luck with health stuff. Gah! I hope you feel better soon.

9:50 PM  
Blogger Terry Sailingknitter said...

Crapolas in a plastic bag! A cast! Maybe you can just roll around on the floor on top of a pile of wool to get your knitting fix?

5:33 PM  

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