Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Random Happy Tuesday

Link up with Comedy Plus for Happy Tuesday and Stacy Uncorked for Random Tuesday Thoughts.

How was your Valentine's Day?  I hope your sweetie was good to you.  In addition to Valentine "festivities" I had a painful doctor visit: cortisone shots in BOTH hands!  Both hands have carpal tunnel syndrome (which I thought was corrected 25 years ago, but apparently it wears off). But that's not enough, oh, no!  In addition, the left hand has stenosing tenosynovitis (commonly called trigger finger).  Inflammation in the tendon sheath causes the finger to lock in a bent position.  It literally has to be straightened out manually.  It's common in people with arthritis.  Also in the left hand, I have a retinacular cyst (a type of ganglion cyst) on that very same tendon. My cyst is a little bit lower than the number 4 on this diagram.

  The doctor tried to pop it (under the skin while giving me a shot.  Can you say, "Dang!  That's a killer!"?  If I decide to get the surgery, at least she can fix all the problems on that hand with one surgery.
Looks like a book I might need to read!

The right hand, along with carpal tunnel has trigger finger on a different digit than the left, AND lots of arthritis at the base of that same finger.  This hand also has mallet finger from a break I had in September (the extensor tendon is injured and the joints don't align).  The way to repair that, since splinting didn't work, and since there is still a big knot on it, is, you guessed it... surgery!  She also said all of this could be done with one surgery. I also have an old fracture in my wrist on that hand. Lucky me, right?!

More than you wanted to know, I'm sure.  Do you get on the Internet and look up everything the doctor tells you just to see for yourself what is really happening?  Or do you Google your symptoms when you're unsure what's wrong before you go to the doctor?  Every time I do that, I convince myself I'm dying, if not from the condition, from the medication that might be prescribed!

I'm also convinced Google reads my mind.  While watching the Olympics earlier, I wondered where Georgia was (the country, not the state.)  I started typing in the search and Google already knew what I wanted to know after having said absolutely nothing out loud!  Weird.  In case you've wondered, too, it is on the coast of the Black Sea between Europe and Asia and bordered by Russia, Turkey, Armenia, and Azerbaijan.  There's your geography lesson if you homeschool!

And now...

This next one is too true.  My favorite things all involved the hands:  computing, card-making, reading, scrapbooking, sewing, playing phone games, and coloring.


Ohhh, that's funny!

Oh, no!!!!


And last but not least...

Have a great week!


  1. Your hands sound very painful I'm sure surgery would not be fun, but maybe worth it to fix the ongoing pain. Great funnies, love that last cat one!

  2. Ouch on your hands. I hope you get it all fixed us and get back to normal.

    Love all the funnies. Thank you for making me laugh out loud.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. ♥

  3. Thanks for all the funnies! I sure hope you get your arthritis taken care of so you can twiddle your thumbs again!

  4. Our hands are just so very, very important, i'm praying yours heal up without surgery.

    Thanks for the laughs!


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