My soul, although surrounded by so much goodness and spring happy vibes, trembles in stress most of every day.
2022 has challenged me.
And that’s okay.
Today I visited my hand specialist for my first monthly follow-up of my ruptured tendon in my left ring finger, an injury known as “mallet finger” or “baseball finger.”
Here are some of my previous posts about the injury:
- How it happened
- Initial treatment
- First day back to work
- Struggles at work and home
- Visiting my primary care physician
- The insanity of medical billing
- A Fuller approach to recovery
My specialist removed my cast tonight and announced my performance at holding my finger up is halfway there.
Then he also announced I’d need a splint or a new cast.
I made the appointment for my follow up at the office close to home only to have him call me and tell me I need to see the hand institute by his office on the other side of the valley. 30 minute drive.
At the end of a very busy week that includes my birthday.
I have to take some foster cats to the vet at 1, and run over to my occupational therapist’s office for a 3:30 appointment. I called from the parking lot of the specialist.
Then I had to come home and crate 3 cats for their vet appointment so now my temporary splint is very fuzzy.
I’ll update later based on what the next phase of treatment is. Whatever it is, I hope we can wash my hands first.