Or rather a finger.
Some while ago (months) I started thinking that I was getting arthritus. I had a terrible pain in the knuckle joint of my left hand index finger. It persisted and persisted but finally started to go away, only giving me trouble if I really exerted my finger. I was relieved I can tell you, arthritus would put paid to a lot of the crafty things that I do and I was really quite concerned.
Anyway... to cut a long story short, on Friday when I was trying to take a heavy box out of another box using only my fingers to pull it... something very painful happened to my knuckle. I am not sure exactly what I did, I thought perhaps I twisted it. Well I strapped it to stop it bending, it hurt most when I bent it, and put up with it all weekend.
This morning I took the bandage off and was quite concerned that I could not bend my finger at all. OK says I, perhaps I broke it. And if it is broken then I need to make sure I am setting it in the right position. So it was off to A&E.
The waiting time said three hours thirty minutes but in fact I was seen quite quickly and an x-ray made everything clear. A tiny fracture - maybe only an eighth of an inch long... in fact it was pathetic, considering the amount of pain it is giving me, I had hoped for a more dramatic break.
It's all very annoying. I keep bashing it on stuff... you have no idea how much your hands get knocked about in the normal course of a days goings on. I certainly will not be able to knit or crochet for some time.... just when I have the urge to knit a pair of white cotton ankle socks for the summer. Boo.
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