Thursday, July 24, 2008

Bracing for Success

Yesterday morning I awoke with a pretty annoying pain in my left wrist. I didn't think a whole lot of it at first but as the day wore on it hurt more and more. Finally by evening I couldn't even use it and my wrist was left to rest on my mid section and completely worthless. If I even turned my wrist, used my fingers, or flexed my wrist at all shooting pain would run from my wrist up to my elbow right between the two bones of my forearm.

I took tylenol to relieve the pain and it didn't touch it. I thought after a good nights rest it would be better this morning but instead I was up off and on through the night due to laying on it or turning it just right. I've been real careful not to use it today and I thought it somewhat tolerable until Jared said, "why haven't you called the Dr.? You might as well of had your wrist in a sling for the last two days."

I called and Dr. Sheridan assumes that I am struggling with carpel tunnel in my left wrist that was inflamed by sleeping with my wrist flexed over night. I was diagnosed with carpel tunnel or sever tendinitis in my thumbs about 6 months ago after finally going in to find out why I had so much pain just in the base joint of my thumbs.

Apparently pregnancy hormones have a tendency to aggravate carpal tunnel and it should get worse before it gets better. Well at least there's good news, ohh wait. They recommended a brace to allow the inflammation to heal and it's a bit cumbersome but if it helps I leave it on until next year. I can't believe how bad it hurts. I have a new respect for those of you who struggle with this. My sweet friend Michelle has had two braces on her wrists for most of the time I've known her. OUCH!

Well here's hoping the brace will bring some relief by tomorrow or my texting/typing days are over.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Dr. Sherridan??? As in the OB? Just wondering. . . . . . I just love him as an OB. Hope you are feeling better, or can atleast function a little better. By the way, I started getting bigger faster with Garret. Fun times!!