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Re: [IP] More ?s for Carole on hands
In a message dated 10/4/99 9:27:46 PM US Mountain Standard Time,
email @ redacted writes:
Yes you have it! You have perfectly described a "trigger finger". >>
Thank you so much for posting this. I was thinking it could be arthritis, but
it makes more sense to be trigger finger because only the joints in my
fingers are affected and not the others elsewhere. I have so many beginnings
of other complications I've just lived with this one and tried to ignore it.
<<She also says that although the
workmen's comp section of the insurance industry will not admit that this is
related to typing, etc., she believes it is>> Of course it is work related.
I spent 7 years, 50-70 hour weeks, working at desktop publishing for
Motorola. When my fingers are "bad" they are frozen in the exact same curved
position that I type in. My right hand is at times frozen in "mouse"
position. We would work thru many nights putting together huge proposals to
<<So I went for the surgery. Out patient, stitches came
out in 10 days to 2 weeks then physical therapy for scar management. >>
I'd love to get it fixed, but my biggest fear is being under anesthesia, and
them messing up my bgs and doing who knows what to me. How long and what
kind were you under? I do have a friend I met here (Fran) who'd go along and
watch over me and my pump if they'd let her.
Did you get full range of motion back in them? Did you do more than one
finger at a time? What is the correct type of Dr to see for this?
Thanks again for the info, you've been great!
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