Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Surgery's done!

I'm home and about to take a nap. The finger hurts like the dickens and my arm is in a sling. Got stabbed three times before a vein was found for the IV.


Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Slice and dice on Tuesday

I go in for surgery on my finger next Tuesday (7/31). Outpatient surgery. I had an MRI done and it showed no infection, no mass, no tendon tears, no bone lesions. It did show fluid buildup all up the finger. The doctor thinks there still might be infection since the tenosynovitis got worse instead of better and showed no response at all to any of the drugs I was on.

I have to be at the hospital at 6:00 a.m. The surgery is supposed to start at 7:30 a.m. and be done by 8:30 a.m. I get to sit around in recovery until 10:30 a.m. at which time I get to go home. The Prodigal Son gets to take me up and bring me back, and he gets to babysit me all day to make sure nothing happens.

I'm looking forward to getting some relief, but I'm not looking forward to surgery.

Sunday, July 01, 2007

And your point is?

There is still no improvement on the finger front. I'm going to call the doctor next week and see what the next step is. I don't know if I want to try the steroid injections or just go straight for the surgery. I'm leaning toward surgery since I've had this problem for about three months now and I'm getting really tired of it.

Oh, well. We'll see . . .