Last week, I had a doctor's appointment with family doctor. He took a look at my wrist and declared I had something called a Ganglion Cyst. The traditional treatment was to thump the offending cyst with the spine of a book. This garnered the name "Bible Cyst" as most houses had one (in the OOOOOLD days).
I'm not unfamiliar with this cyst. My sister had one when we were younger (same wrist even). It took surgery to repair it.
Anyway, I was sent on to the hand doctor. He took one look at it and said that I needed surgery. He said that "Ganglion Cyst" is a catch all phrase for these things. In my case, he said, I have ruptured the wrist capsule and am leaking fluid into an area it shouldn't be. Not only is it uncomfortable, it is pressing against the nerves. In other words, it hurts. It is also getting worse and if left untreated could cause permanent muscle damage.
Right now, I can't write with a pen or pencil for longer than it takes to write my name. I can, however, still type (which means I can write). If I couldn't, there are options. I can't really scrub things like dishes for very long. Chopping vegetables is painful after a few chops. Pressure on the back (Dorsal) part of my wrist is very painful.
So, I have surgery scheduled for Thursday (7/25). It's outpatient and should only take a couple hours (including recovery time). In preparation and I can't eat anything after midnight Wednesday. And when I say "anything" that includes liquids. So no coffee until AFTER the surgery. When they asked if I had any questions, I joking asked if they could give me some coffee when I woke up. We'll see if they follow through.
On to the goals:
- Try to write every day or do something involving writing (really didn’t do that in June and ended up flopping around like a dying goldfish) I've been reading a lot lately. However, I did send out a couple chapters of Snapshot to a few people and have got super amazing responses.
- Finish up my critiques. Had a wonderful Skype session with Tawney (the winner of my #fundsforFeaky auction). We talked about a lot of things (books, movies, story ideas), etc. I also did a crit for my wonderful CP and even read an amazing short story by another friend.
- Cheer my #writemotivation pals on. Still cheering!
'Till Next Time
Good luck Thursday! It's simple and I have no fear you will recover quickly...especially with the coffee input! :)ReplyDelete
YES! I believe coffee has magical restorative properties and increases the healing speed. ;-)Delete
That's my story and I'm sticking too it.
Yeowch! Hopefully your surgery will be fast and as painless as possible. And yay for reading! :-)ReplyDelete
(And hopefully they WILL have coffee for you as well.)
I hope they do! I'll need it. And yeah, it should be quick. They say a couple hours including recovery. Then home and rest.Delete
Yikes! At least it's only outpatient surgery. (I had that once and the not eating was horrible. I wanted to eat everything!)ReplyDelete
Yeah, I'm gonna be hungry and in desperate need of caffeine when I'm done.Delete
Gah, I'll keep you in mind tomorrow! Hope it goes quickly and smoothly and fixes everything!ReplyDelete
And yuck, the no-food-or-liquid-after-midnight sucks. That's what I had to do when they took out my wisdom teeth.
Thanks! My only surgery was my wisdom teeth. Ick.Delete
And thank you. I'll publish updates post-op. :D
Hope the wrist feels better. And well done on the goals!ReplyDelete
Thanks. It's getting there. :DDelete