Readers, Welcome to my blog (formerly Birds, Blooms, Books, etc). I'm entering a new decade taking on the challenge of moving from Maryland after living there 46 years and learning about my new home here in New England in the Live Free or Die state - New Hampshire. Join me as a write this new chapter of my life.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Surgery on Monday

I am having out patient surgery on my left thumb on Monday morning.  It has become too painful to continue without fixing it.  My right thumb has similar issues and even though I'm right handed, it's the left that has given me the most pain.

I've been wearing this brace which immobilizes the joint and provides some relief.  But thumbs are so necessary for doing so much.

The doctor assured me its a quick and easy fix and I'll be pain free once it heals.  He will remove the tiny bone that has no cartilage and replace it with a bit of tendon from my arm.  Not sure I totally understand how that will work but take his word for it that it will.

That being said, I may be MIA for a week or so.