I can’t believe how long it’s taking for my injured hand to get better. I fell and hurt my left hand in early June and I don’t know when it’s going to get better.
It seems that I stretched the ligaments in my thumb and the outside of my hand, as well as severely hurt a few bones in my wrist. It seems that I didn’t tear any ligaments or tendons or break any bones, but one particular bone in my wrist, the hamate bone, has swollen bone marrow and that has part of my wrist and hand all swollen. Of course the top of the base of my thumb is still swollen too. When it gets swollen it’s like there’s a pencil stub under my skin at the base of my thumb. It’s very weird.
Of course I’m left handed and this is the hand I’ve injured. It makes writing all these lovely blog posts just so much fun! I want to write and stay in touch with my readers and friends, but it’s difficult. I’ve been trying to use dictation software but I seem to only be able to use it when my house is quite. Noise seems to make it harder for it to decipher what I’m saying .. and my house has been noisy and under renovation lately so it’s hard to use the software that makes communicating on the computer with an injured hand easier.
Even thought I’m complaining my hand is better than it was a few weeks ago .. but it seems like it’s still going to take a few weeks or even a few more months before it’s truly healed.
Actually I don’t know if it will ever be the way it was before the injury. My hand is weak now. I drop things easily and my hand hurts and aches all the time. Yesterday I dropped something truly precious to me. It was something that I had inherited from my parents, a piece of bone china. I was moving it because my husband needed to move a piece of furniture so he could do some renovations in our dining room and the piece just fell out of my hand. I was terribly upset. Darn hand!