Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Photos of injuries on TV often don't look like much even when the damage is pretty bad.

Neither does this. But the tendon on the far side of the hand has leaked out its cushioning fluid. *Tenosynovitis.* A balloon full of synovial fluid runs from just below the pinkie to the wrist. It protrudes almost a half-inch out of the hand.

That's a big one. It hurts. Hurts all the way from the fingertip almost to the elbow. The pinkie doesn't work right either. I can bend it fine, but I can't straighten it out all the way. They call that *dropped.*

I'm right handed.

My write hand.

My most important cane hand.


it's a problem all right.

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Somehow this makes me feel like Frankenstein.

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