It’s finally #Blogmas and yes I’m a day late, but Happy December, it’s such a busy month, but should be good.
This month I am attempting to take control of pain, as some days it’s consuming very thought I have, and it’s ruining my positive mentality slowly slowly.
December brings two birthdays, 1 for my husband, and 1 for my third daughter, and also a birth too!! Due in 18days.
These are the reasons for chasing the help I can, so I can be present and happy for these occasions.
Today is the day I see the GP for some guidance on reliving this ever present burning thumb and mcp pain in my index and middle fingers.
Not sure what I expect, but I’m feeling desperate at times, with lots of tears at night from pain.
Left hand which had the steroid injection 10 weeks ago.
See above the MCP joints are swelling up.
Right hand swells overall, not as localised over MCP and DIP joints.
It’s like lightening at times, dull aches other times, and it’s getting me down.
I’ve been wearing gloves, and splints religiously, and taking medication that I have too.
I bit the bullet and booked my right cmc steroid joint injection in for the 16th Dec. So that’s 2 weeks from today. I’m very very scared and nervous. Especially after last time. But I’m hoping I can hold my baby granddaughter due near Christmas, and have a pain ish free Christmas day.
But at the same time I know it needs doing, as holding a pen, or my cup is becoming an issue. And forget shoelaces, I can’t do it!!
And I need my hands to build the Christmas tree up!!