Pain And Physio

Hey everyone, how are you?

My wrists are acting up again from drumming, so at the start of the week I got an appointment with the physio.

Physiotherapy

The appointment is once again over the phone, because of the coronavirus. But she can request that I come down to the surgery. Which I think may happen as last time we spoke she said that she wanted to see me face to face. But I can’t book a face to face appointment at the moment, it has to be requested by the physiotherapist. I had an email from the referral that was done for my carpel tunnel syndrome in my left wrist, which wasn’t very informative. It just said that because of the coronavirus, they are working at a reduced capacity and I am on a waiting list. No mention of what to do in the mean time. But today’s appointment will be for the right wrist which is suspected De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis. Which is to do with the tendon going into the thumb.

I have tried to drum through the pain but it has not been successful and is really not a wise thing to do. I am really hoping that something can be done sooner rather than later. There is a chance of a steroid injection. However, research shows that it will reduce the effectiveness of the coronavirus vaccine. And given that I have an underlying health condition with my asthma is may not be a sensible thing to do right now. But then again, the physio exercises and the painkillers are not enough to stop, at the moment, constant pain that is in my wrist and thumb. So, I am not sure what will happen with the appointment. The one thing that I will not do though is stop drumming, as it is something I love and is so important to my mental health.

Thankfully, my mental health is good still at the moment. But I found it hard not to drum yesterday as it is something that I am doing most days of the week. So not to do it was an odd sensation and something that I did not like. I can only practice for a maximum twenty minutes at a time, but it is so good as exercise and really helps with my anxiety. It’s a great way to let it out and staying safe at the same time.

Thank you for reading and I hope that you have a good day.

Annette

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