Remember the thumb and the bug incident from 10 days ago? My thumb was doing pretty good until Saturday when somehow, while putting on socks, I kinda jammed the thumb again. Yesterday, it was hurting all day. No amount of Ibuprofen or ice seemed to help. I had a hard time sleeping last night and there’s hardly ever anything that keeps me from sleeping. Today it was more swollen and doesn’t want to bend or move much so I had to go to the doctor. The doctor is a big, kinda grumpy looking guy but he’s so gentle. I was so afraid he was going to hurt the thumb but he didn’t at all.
The thumb is dislocated and the doctor didn’t want to mess with it til the inflammation and pain are down so he gave me a pain cream, told me to up the Ibuprofen, ice and wear a split. I guess I’ll be sitting in my chair staring at the walls for a week or so. Darned bug!
If it isn’t “greatly” improved, I have to go back in a week for a steroid shot and at some point, the doctor will try to get it back in place and if not . . surgery. I really doubt I’d have surgery. That seems as little much. As long as it stops hurting, I can live with a crooked thumb. We’ll see . .