Off the hook (and needles)

I’ve been experiencing some pain in my hands, mostly in my left, at the base of my thumb and first finger – you know, the parts of your hand that engage when you pinch. It’s a persistent pain, always there at some level but with occasional flare-ups that make it painful to unload groceries or lift a frying pan (it’s amazing how much we rely on those opposable thumbs).

Being the adult that I am, I ignored it for a few months, took ibuprofen occasionally, applied some lotions and potions – but the pain from putting on a pair of latex gloves just about did me in so I am taking drastic measures.

I have put aside my knitting and crocheting.

I’m going to give it a couple weeks, see if that helps. If not, I can say I did my level best and head to the doctor.

In the mean time, I am doing my second-favorite pastime: reading. I am one of those readers who has several books going all the time, so here is what I’ve got in progress in case you want to read along:

Sleeping Beauties, by Stephen King

The Alice Network, by Kate Quinn

The Mannequin Makers, by Craig Cliff

Broken Monsters, by Lauren Beukes

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About wonkydonkey

You want random? You got it. Mostly knitting and gardening, with some home improvements, pets, baking, family, and the occasional bad joke thrown in for good measure. This blog is mine; it is a place where I can insist upon proper grammar or break my own rules and degrade into slang on a whim. Either way, it's still mine. I love the Internet.
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