De Quervains

New wrist and thumb splint

Hey everyone, how are you?

Yesterday I got some good news and some bad news regarding the issues I am having with my wrist and thumb.

Physical Health

I had a phone assessment yesterday about the De Quervains in my right wrist and hand. The physio therapist that I spoke to was really nice and put my mind at ease. As she confirmed the diagnosis and has approved me for a steroid injection to help relieve the pain. The bad news to that is that there is a waiting list. Granted not a very long list but long enough for me, given that I have had this problem since last year. The wait is roughly four weeks at the moment. So, although not great, it could be a lot worse. On the plus side though I have got a new splint that is designed for this type of condition and keeps my thumb in place. It’s a little awkward to do things like take my medication out of the packet but it will only need to be used for a few weeks until I have the injection.

I am really pleased that I am having the steroid injection. Although there are some risks in having it and the current pandemic. As there has been found to be an interaction between the vaccine and the steroids and it could make me more at risk to getting the covid 19 virus. But although I have some risk factors I am taking all the precautions that are at my disposal to keep myself safe. And I am getting the first dose of the vaccine next week. So it’s not like I’m having the vaccine and the steroids at the same time. Plus, I rarely go out at the moment so my contact with others is very limited.

I’m hoping that over the weekend I will be able to get some more writing done, even with the splint on. If it is too problematic then I will take it off and write until the pain becomes too much, then put it back on. But writing is not too bad compared to other activities, such as, drumming. That really aggravates it. I have some research that I need to do for next week and some fiction writing for the short story and the novel.

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

Annette

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