Grandma and her boys

Thursday, 14 October 2010

This is my sob story

I have Arthritis in my hands lots of nice nodules  all over my finger hands look just like my Grandma's.

I have had a problem with my right hand ring finger for a few weeks and finally had to go and see the GP. who was not worried about the arthritis, he was more concerned about my finger end turning up backwards with the top knuckle flattened downwards... so off to the hospital to see a lovely South African Orthopedic Consultant.
Yesterday was my appointment Grant (the consultant ) was a lovely gentle chap and told me all about every thing and then suggested he gave me some injections to reduce the inflammation so he could actually see what was what going on inside.  Easy one might say...BUT have you ever had your finger knuckles injected.. believe me not something you want to do. Pain like I have never felt before did he do it just once ......NO twice. Oh! ouch.....
So I have just spent a sleepless night and it is now black and blue,  and swelled beautifully.
I tried to picture it for you but the photo just does not do it justice. Also taking it with my left hand  was a bit dodgy as well.  In fact now looking at the picture it does not look so bad the blue colours in the finger has not reproduced well. I just hope it does not swell any more for the ring will have to be cut off...I can still just swivel it.

So hopefully this will all help and he can finally decide what's what when I see him again in a couple of weeks.
Just in case you are concerned ...YES ... I can still sew.


By Hoki Quilts said...

Oooo, ouch, you poor thing Laurie. Joint injections are very, very sore and I'm sure the doctors that give them have never been on the receiving end otherwise they would soon find a more comfortable way to give them.
Heal soon and hopefully the swelling will reduce in a hurry too.

Patty C. said...

Sorry for your troubles - Hang in there - i hope you feel better soon :)

SandyN said...


Ouch.... I hope turns out ok.


Isabella said...

Oh boy do I know the pain of those shots they are horrid things.

Jenny said...

Oh dear, don't like the sound of those injections. Here hoping that something can be done to ease your sore knuckles.

Ali Honey said...

Hi Laurie,
I hope you see and feel some improvement soon.
The treatmant doesn't sound pleasant at all!
Hugs from Ali.