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Short Fingers, Planning for August 2021 Surgeries

on September 25, 2020

I am chicken hearted when it comes to surgeries – especially performed under local anaesthetic. This surgery was gamely done under local with sedation.

Wrapped like a dumpling, my fingers are swollen like little sausages according to the occupational therapist. LOL!

Dr Bones sat with me today and said that he would be writing the medical report for me and to him, it is like another Enid Blyton fairytale as my medical world has gnomes, fairies and elves.

He bemoaned the upcoming August 2021 surgery and told me even if I paid him a million bucks it would have to be done under general anaesthesia, no ifs buts or so’s!

I am told it would be major surgery and after the first hand is done, the next hand will need to be done, almost back to back.

Sigh!

Today my trusty Dr Boey tested me on 18 points of my body and confirmed that I suffered from Fibromyalgia. I now have another label for the chronic aches and pains, adding to my autoimmune disorder.

I am going to try taking Neurontin and see if it helps relieve my pain. But as my Enid Blyton story book tale goes, the side effects of this drug will or may aggravate my diverticulitis.

Tomorrow, Dr Boey will inject my scar pain and just this afternoon I had Xrays of my right shoulder done to see if there are any ominous bone spurs poking its ugly head anywhere. I seems to have pain there too.

This is one popcorn flavor I wonder about?

Life goes on…..laugh, cry or moan…

A Town’s Name that does not go well with the poster!
Meanwhile the great meals in Bates Motel is making me FAT!

19 responses to “Short Fingers, Planning for August 2021 Surgeries

  1. Sabiscuit says:

    Please get better soon. πŸ’šπŸŒΌ

  2. scifihammy says:

    I hope you heal up quickly. Swollen fingers are painful! And I hope this surgery will help until you have to have the big op.
    Meanwhile, enjoy your meals – why not? I like the silent L in Flat! haha πŸ˜€

  3. PaperKutzs says:

    I agree knock me out, even when they do i have a tendency to wake up, i seem to react less than expected than others’ with the same meds good luck with future surgeries

  4. Virginia says:

    GH, so sorry for this new diagnosis, but a little encouragement- my bedfast quadriplegic father (in pain 24/27) took Neurontin for years & years to help his pain. The tricky part is working out the right dosage for you. Hugs! πŸ’πŸ€—πŸ’πŸ™πŸ’

  5. lbeth1950 says:

    You are having a time of it, but at least you can have a flat( l silent) tummy.

  6. Hoping you will be as good as new in the near future.

  7. mistermuse says:

    Your FINGERS aren’t fat. The g, r and s are just silent (in other words, they’re FINE). πŸ˜‰

  8. Feel better soon my friend β™₯

  9. You are a veritable medical encyclopedia, darling! Praying for your health and speedy recovery.

  10. I hope you will heal up quickly. Glad you are OK.

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