Tuesday, 7 October 2008

SCARY

I had a scare this afternoon.

I went to open a drawer and did something to my hand as I did, I must have twisted it somehow, the pain that shot through my fingers was awful, I know I screamed out.

Then my third finger went rigid and the pain, I sat and cried, I couldn't do anything, it was dreadful, then suddenly my finger flicked over and rested in my palm, scary or what, it stayed like that for about 2 hours. I kept putting my hand in hot water, as hot as I could stand. Eventually the finger began to loosen and I was able to get it back upright, and bend it.

At the moment it is almost back to normal, the base of the finger is pretty sore, hubby says its swollen, but my hands swell all the time, well my right hand does. OMG if I was a horse they would shoot me.

I am hoping after a night’s rest it will be back to normal. This was really scary for me as I couldn't do anything at all, I do hope this is not what will happen to my hands in the future, I couldn't bear it if I cannot sew.

I was unable to go visit my friend in hospital because of it; I was going to the drawer to get some tights to put on so I could look half way decent. I don't suppose in her state she will know whether or not I’ve been, but I WILL. I feel awful, cos I had promised I would go today. I tried ringing her son but there was no blooming answer.

12 comments:

Leah said...

Jan, sorry to hear about your hand, how awful. I was reading with my mouth gapping open up till I got to the part about if you were a horse. Then I had to chuckle. I am glad that you can throw some humor into a not so humorous situation. I sure hope your hand gets back to normal soon. I don't even want to think about what it would be like to not be able to sew...

Reflections of life and art said...

What on earth are you doing to yourself.....first your neck now your hand....STOP...lol!
I know that was painful....I got big eyes from reading your post....ok, I'm sending a kiss to make it better...heehee!
Give your hand a rest for a couple of days...I know, I know...but it has to heal sweetie!!! Well, at least try!!!

Elaine said...

so that is why I could not get you on skype today.. sounds like trigger finger. I had that once, very painful. I had surgery to correct it.. hopefully yours is just a temporary thing!! hugs

Di said...

Take everybody's advice - rest it!! Mind you, knowing you as I do........ but be careful. You use your hands a lot, sewing, computer?

jan said...

Hi Leah,
I am pleased to say that today it has behaved itself, its very sore at the base of my finger, but I carried on sewing this evening and it seems to have held up. Have to keep my fingers on the go, I'd go mad if I couldn't sew. :-) or :-(

jan said...

I'm not doing anything Noel, it's just - ? - I don't really know. I did have this happen before but it only lasted a few minutes, yesterdays little episode really and I mean really scared e I can tell you. But today it has been well behaved. Told hubby I couldnt possibly do anything I had to rest my finger. hahahahaha. Managed to sew though hahahaha
Rest, ? whats that?

jan said...

Oh Elaine, I have been so worried cos I couldnt get you, I do hope all is well your end. Don't worry bout me me dear, I'm a survivor.
Not letting any doc near me with a knife. ARGH, the thought!!!!

jan said...

Di, you know me far too well hee hee

Lynn said...

I'd think I'd have a doctor look at it to make sure nothing is sprained or broken there. If it were me...just to be on the safe side. How scary indeed!!!!!!!!!
Hope this never happens again.

Shar said...

Bless your heart! I hope your hand is better soon..Hugs

jan said...

Hi Lynn, Oh the hand is almost back to normal now, getting me into all sorts of trouble, buying fabric cos it touched it and well, you know, one thing leads to another and you just have to have these things. Am off to the docs tomorrow for a check up so will mention it. I'll be fine. but thank you for the concern. Bless you. :-)

jan said...

Hello Shar, Oh I am a survivor, it is easy for me to be flippant AFTER the scare isn't it. Tell the truth it REALLY REALLY did scare me., but I have to joke now else it all gets too serious. You will get used to my funny ways....I hope. :-)