|Crossed for a quick fix|
I kept resting my fingers and using ibuprofen like the doctor recommended, but things just were not getting any better -- so I made an appointment with my rheumatologist.
The good news? The pain in my left index finger is not rheumatoid arthritis (RA). That means I don't have to worry about the possibility of doing permanent and/or crippling damage (yet).
The bad news? Joint fatigue. I don't really understand it since my left index finger has been my tension finger for oh... 22 years now -- you'd think that it would be used to towing the line (pun intended). But somehow the joints in that finger have become significantly weaker than the others.
The treatment? Occupational therapy.
I suppose it's only fitting. Now that my daughter is in full-time kindergarten and I finally have my days to myself (no more dragging her to her occupational therapy sessions) -- I need to see an occupational therapist. It reminds me of that classic Twilight Zone... "time enough at last!"
Oh the irony. Well, I suppose there's time enough for me to call and schedule that appointment now. Wish me luck!