Good morning or afternoon and welcome. Coffee? Tea? It’s either or for me but I’m leaning toward coffee these days, so…
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you it’s been a weird week. Perhaps it’s the effect of the long weekend.
Monday was Labor Day and then Tuesday and Thursday were spent at the office trying to figure out ways to work around a new program the company’s started implementing this week. I can tell you, I was about half dead in the water until Friday when I finally figured out a way.
On the plus side, I finally called the doctor who did the carpal tunnel release for my left hand 4 years ago after searching my medical records. I gave the clinic a call and now I have scheduled to do a nerve study of my right wrist in November and hopefully the surgery will happen before the year end.
The carpal tunnel in my right hand isn’t new. I’ve had it for years, just never thought it would cause as much pain as it is now. I think doing credit card reconciliation might had contributed it. One can only click the mouse so many times before resulting in some nerve damage in the hand.
If you’re not familiar with carpal tunnel, it’s when the nerve that controls finger movement is constricted, causing the first 4 fingers to go numb. It won’t affect the pinky as it’s part of another nerve.
For the last few weeks, the pain has been getting worse in my right hand. There are on and off numbing of the fingers and I can’t even make a fist without pain. It’s been unbelievably frustrating at times especially when I’m sleeping and the burning pain wakes me up in the middle of the night.
I cannot this is happening! Err…
If we were having coffee, I would tell you at the beginning of the week, I was expecting to get my braces put on on the 22nd of this month. By the end of the week, however, after another brief consult with the oral surgeon, it looked like wires were crossed between the oral surgeon and orthodontist, I’m supposed to get one of two surgeries done first.
So at least 2 surgeries in the last few months of 2021, I have a feeling it’s going to be a rough few months ahead. Yikes!
I would thank you for joining me in this edition of #weekendcoffeeshare and hope we’ll both return next week.