I have Arthritis in my hands lots of nice nodules all over my finger knuckles...my 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.
Just in case you are concerned ...YES ... I can still sew.
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