This has been the week to catch up on all those things I have been putting off.

All summer I have been dealing with pain in my hands.  My right hand has been painful for a few years off and on.  I know I have the beginnings of arthritis and just figured it was something I would have to live with. This summer, I had pain in my left thumb every time I used it….which is nearly constantly.

So, I finally went to my favorite hand doctor and found out I have tendonitis in my right ring finger and a sprain in my left thumb.  So, I got my first cortisone shot ever in my right palm.  Um….yeah….that hurt….for a couple days.  Wow, those are painful shots.  But, hopefully that will take care of my issues.  Then since my thumb needs to heal and it can’t since I am constantly using it….getting dressed, cooking, cleaning, typing, etc….I needed a brace..for three weeks.  So, since I am typing this with a brace and it is not fun, I’m not sure how much I will be able to post over the next three weeks.

Then, after putting it off for far too long…I went to the eye doctor.  Yep….I need glasses.  At least it hasn’t been bothering me while reading.  Just when I need to see things far away.  I was given my first ever pair of contacts and I am in the day two stage of only taking….oh…..10,000 tries to put my contacts in and then take them out.  UGH!  They tell me it will get easier, but not so sure.  I’ve ordered glasses and even though I hate to admit it, I am looking forward to seeing better soon!

So, I may be a bit absent on here over the next few weeks until I get my thumb healed.  But, thankfully, that doesn’t affect my reading ability! Phew!

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