Thursday, August 09, 2012
Originally uploaded by Cheryl Gebhart
We spent a week in cool Colorado getting away from the plus 100 degree heat in Oklahoma. Our first morning there, my DH went fishing and I went along to sketch. I painted the flowers and wrote the journaling with my left hand (I'm right handed) because I was trying to protect my right wrist.
I learned yesterday what is wrong with my wrist: I have what is called Ulnar Impaction Syndrome, which basically means that the ulna bone is about 1/4 inch longer than my radius bone, and this causes wear and tear on the structures in my wrist. I had a cortisone injection in the wrist yesterday, but the most successful treatment is to surgically shorten the ulna bone. Needless to say, this doesn't sound appealing to me at all; I will have to weigh the risks of surgery against my level of pain. I got a new wrist brace which is more comfortable and more protective than others I have; and the pain has eased somewhat with rest. So I'll just have to see how it goes over the next few months. No decisions have been made.