Friday, March 14, 2008

It's a boy!

Did that get your attention? It's a boy cyst (because it's blue). I went to the doctor today and the nodule on my finger that turned blue is some kind of cyst caused by the arthritis. Of the three options, the best is to have it surgically removed. So, next Wednesday I will have the surgery in Torrington. I will be knocked out (the surgery is one hour) and will have to have a couple of days off of work (I am so sad about that--ha! ha!). It is on my left hand and I am left handed. I told George he was going to have to feed me and he just laughed--where's the love?

There's a couple of follow up visits and he can also see other arthritis surgery in my future too (my wrists and maybe the finger on my other hand), oh joy. Well, I should be grateful that they can do things like this. My only regret is that my regular physician thought I needed the MRI and the specialist said x rays would have been enough. I have to pay the deductible for the MRI ($350)--not happy about that.

Next week will be interesting. I don't think I can stay away from the computer for three days, so I will be typing with my right hand only. That will be slow going. I just don't think I can stay away for three days--then again, typing with my weaker hand only may get pretty frustrating. Well, if you don't hear from me for a while, you'll know why.

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