Okay, I did not break my hand. I just have this itty problem with nerve pain. Sometimes it starts from my back and sometimes it starts from my hand. Regardless of where it starts, it spreads to the entire right side of my body. Hence I take muscle relaxers and those make me groggy the next day.
Anyhue, this past week my hand had been hurting as usual but this time, the pain was bad …so bad that I could not sleep. By Wednesday I had lost control of my three middle fingers. A very bad thing …since that is how I make my living….using that same hand to type and move a mouse around. I kinda blamed myself for my predicament because I had gone to see my doctor the day before. I briefly mentioned my pain and when she asked me for more information, I dismissed her concern because I do have an unusually high tolerance for pain and was used to it and I did not want to have to start taking another round of medications. I called my doctor on Thursday and thankfully she was able to see me (again) that same day…with a tiny I-told-you-so smirk. She gave me anti-inflammatory meds, told me to try a brace and if it did not work, she would refer me to a nerve specialist. She sent me to an orthopedist who fitted me with the brace.
Firstly- this shit really works. I mean it takes some getting used to and you get clumsy and drop stuff and your hand writing looks like crap but it minimizes the pain by about 65 percent. Turtle’s Gabapentin does the rest. *makes mental note to ditch inflammatory meds and ask for Gabapentin*
Secondly – my boss’s boss told me that mini ‘fro makes me look intimidating (yeah, wtf right?) But add this brace and I look like an angry black chick that punched someone out the night before. The Starbucks lady even asked me if I was an athlete. *sigh*
Before I forget… thanks to Rose, I found out the brand and pic of that sugar we had been wracking our brains for.
Oh one more thing. I have decided that Sugabelly is my crazy cousin, Taynement is my bestfriend, Azazel has been voted as ‘most likely to take In God We Trust out of the American currency,’ Vera is now my baby sister, Nice Anon is my big sister and Original Mgbeke is my twin.
Yes. I said it.