Sunday, January 6, 2008

Pain in the Hand.

On New Year's Eve, as my husband and I were leaving the house heading over to a friend's house, I turned the wheel and felt a really sharp, stabbing pain in the palm of my right hand, just under the middle finger. It hurt all night and all the next day.

Smug-Hub said that I needed to go to the doctor, but being that it was New Year's Day everything was closed except for the emergency room and this was not an emergency. We had started the Master Cleanse that morning, so I could not take any Advil or anything on an empty stomach as it has been known to make me throw up in the past.

Smug-Hub finally convinced me to go get some food and take some Advil about 6pm that night. It did not help at all! The next morning I called the doctor and was seen mid-morning. He told me that it was a calcium deposit and the treatment was an anti-inflammatory and a cortisone shot. The shot was so painful that I start whimpering when I think back on it! My whole hand become numb and a bit swollen.

The rest of that day most of my hand was numb, and the middle finger was swollen and hot to the touch. It was the same the following day (Thursday), so I called the doctor again and was told to alternate heat and ice and not use the hand. This is almost impossible as I use my right hand to write, type, click the mouse, etc. I did the best I could while at work. Once at home I did the ice/heat thing for several hours and by Friday morning only the tip of my middle finger was still numb.

Today, that middle finger is just slightly tingly, almost back to normal. The only issue, is that the area where I felt the original pain is still slightly painful. I am hoping that it is just the bruising from the VERY LARGE needle and it will go away soon.

I hope that this is the end of this particular story, but we will see!


  1. My poor baby! If you need something, let me know!!

  2. Sounds like a fractured metacarpal, Smug. I frequently get stress fractures in two of my metatarsals in my left footubt not in my other foot or either hand. Weird. They usually heal fairly quickly but they do hurt a lot.