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IcyHot Hands

Friday night my fingers on my right hand started swelling and became painful. I ate dinner and brushed my teeth with me left hand. It only got worse Saturday morning, and I had a debate tournament.

Not willing to let myself or my partner down I still went. I took my NSAIDs as usual and added in some extra strength Tylenol. Determined to make it through I threw my roll-on thing of IcyHot in my bag. When I got there and was given the topic and had to start writing my case I could barely grip my pen. The swelling and pain in my pointer and middle finger were horrible so in a final attempt to be able to write I whipped out the IcyHot. A year ago I would have laughed if someone told me I would be using IcyHot on my hands, after-all the reason I have the roll-on kind is so it won't get on my hands! Desperate times call for desperate measures! It took a lot of application to kick in, which wasn't till half way through round 2.

To make matters worse the bolt that keeps the handle in place on one of my crutches came out at the beginning of round 3, so crutch required extra effort for the rest of the day.

Today I can still only use my left and and only couple of fingers from my right hand to type. AHHHH!!!!

I will update about my hip after my 2 week post op appointment on Tuesday because it is doing really great so I don't have much to say about it now:)

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  1. Have read thru your blog recently and have really enjoyed it, I hope you get some relief soon, yours is another blog that makes me feel less alone in this pain journey. I have just started blogging so I'm enjoying reading all these blogs....take care xo

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  2. Hi Anne,I am so glad you like it, I started it so other people could use it to feel better, since I know I have always found other peolpes blogs so helpful, what is the name of your blog?

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  3. Ive only just started, but my blog is http://whatapainblogg.blogspot.com.au/

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