Monday, January 11, 2010

My new accessory

Ugly isn't it? My hand has been bothering me for a while. Way back in the early 90's I worked at an assembly place (for 12 years). We built connectors & had to put caps on them. Some didn't fit on the connectors right & you really had to push & squeeze them. It got better after I stopped working there. Then when I was preg it bothered me again. I could hardly turn a doorknob. Then it was better. Now just the past 3 months or so my right hand has really been bothering me. I think it's because we have those squeezy child proof doorknob covers on some of our doors. So I finally went to the doctor today & she said I have carpal tunnel & my right hand is weaker than the left. I'm losing muscle tone. So she gave this yucky thing to wear. I asked if it came in pink or purple & she said no. I'm thinking I'm going to get some cute girlie material & try to make it look nice. I have no idea how I'm going to do it. It hurts to do some of my fave things, writing, scrapbooking & typing. Hopefully it will help & my hand will feel better soon.


Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

...although your manicure looks gorgeous!

Hope your wrist starts feeling better.

Amy said...

hope your hand feels better soon.

Vickie said...

It is not so ugly:)

I also have issues with my wrist. When I stopped working it got better. only gave me issues when I was pregnant.
But for the past year every now and then it hurts. To much blogging;)

Hope it feels better.

Karen said...

I have to wear one of those, too. And I really don't understand why they can't make them in fun colors.

Wally's Girl said...

I had to wear one of those while working at Advo (Beacon, the old name, where Walter and I met). It was hard to work with bec of the steel tongue that runs along the inside wrist through the palm of the hand to the fingers inside the band. I wore it on my right hand (the weakest). Haven't used it for 14 years since working at that warehouse.

~Laura (T's godmom)

sprinkles said...

Got your email and had to check out your new background. Pretty!

Sorry about the new accessory. :( That sucks! How funny you asked if they came in pink or purple - I would've done the same thing!

Hope your hand gets to feeling better soon. I've known other people who have had it and they said it's pretty painful. Hopefully they gave you some painkillers too! It'll be worth having to wear the brace if it helps.

Anonymous said...

That is a serious pain in the butt...I wore one briefly the previous summer and was so annoyed by it. I hope you will heal quickly from it and not have to wear this thing for too long. I'm sorry your in such pain.

MoonNStarMommy said...

I have carpal tunnel too, it stinks. I have braces for both wrists, and I usually wear them at night, and that helps a lot. There are nights that I just wake up in horrendous pain from it. If you wear it for a couple days until your carpal tunnel eases up, and then only wear it when you need to (when your wrist is bothering you or when you are asleep) you'll find that little bit helps. I can't type with mine on very well ..