Thursday, May 21, 2009

I Got A Pinch

Brace yourself, this is going to sting a little...

When M, our soon-to-be five year old had to have blood drawn, he complained for an hour afterwards about how he got a "pinch". He has declared that he will "never get a pinch ever ever again", that's how much he enjoyed it.

Wonder what he would have thought of the "pinch" I got yesterday?

I finally saw the hand specialist, and you know what? I DO have arthritis in my hand (like I haven't been saying it for years), I just have it in a joint lower than they thought. He caught it, but the affected joint was on only one of the x-rays. Luckily it's mild arthritis. Unluckily, it required a steroid shot.


The needle itself didn't hurt thanks to the constant stream of numbing agent the nurse was spraying on my hand. The doctor even tried to distract me by discussing e-books vs print, which, considering the face he made when I said I was an ebook author, had me wondering how much it was going to hurt long before I saw the needle. He put it in my hand and the strangest sensation coursed through my thumb. I think he literally touched my nerve, which I understand is normal, but still! It pinched!

"Take it easy with your hand until the weekend (I have edits), wear the thumb brace (BUT I HAVE EDITS!). You won't be able to type today (WAAAAH!), but you should be all right by Sunday (EDITS DUE MONDAY!!!)"

Gah. I think I sobbed more over the "don't use your thumb" than I did over the "pinch".

The good news is that he says my hand should be much better some time in the next three to four weeks, and if it's not?

Why, just go in for another shot!


Brandy W said...

So was is a bad face or good face he made? I'm thinking either bad or confused. Sorry you had to get a "pinch" it sounds pretty freakin painful.

Dana Marie Bell said...

It was an "eh I hate reading on the computer" face. I've seen it on the face of many doctors, which is kinda surprising. You'd think they'd love reading no matter what form the book comes in.

The only doctor I know who didn't make the face was, of all people, my pediatrician. SHE asked for a business card!

Brandy W said...

Its so hard to bring people over to the ebook world.

They are fantastic people. Get with it.

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