evannichols (evannichols) wrote,

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And I Hurt My Left Hand

It seemed minor enough. After squeezing really hard to open a reluctant jar, my hand ached. You know how it usually aches for a little bit, and fades? Well, it took a long time to fade. But I still just thought that was the end of it.

Then it got worse. Lately I've been very protective of my thumb, because it started doing this weird thing when I straighten it: It pops to hyperextension, and HURTS. I had a few nights where a jolt of pain woke me up. Wearing a pair of socks like a mitten helps keep one's thumb from wandering while you sleep.

After babying it for a couple weeks, it's getting a lot better. It's still willing to do the popping thing, which I do not like. Is this just an injury that will heal completely? Or an age-related infirmity that will haunt me for the rest of my life?

Not real thrilled about having that question in the mix.

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