Friday, March 9, 2012

Space Explorer

My gamer's thumb* is getting worse.  When I saw the osteopath, he said it might take up to 3 weeks for the cortisone to work its magic and make me feel better.  I'm counting the days.

In the mean time, I'm mostly upset because the afflicted hand is my right, which is the hand I use for one-handed cartwheels.  What will I do if I can't do any more one-handed cartwheels?

*it's a tendinitis-like condition actually called De Quervain's Syndrome, but is referred to as "mother's thumb", which I think is lame.  it's also called "gamer's thumb", which is, obviously, what I'm going with.


  1. Hope the thumb feels better really soon!
    Gorgeous, gorgeous photos xx

  2. sorry about your gamer's thumb! maybe let edie play sometimes and it will go away.

    your baby sure has a nice face.

  3. Sorry to hear about your De Quervain's. It hurts a lot!

    I had the same thing in 2007. Right after Tyler and I got married, I had surgery for my "De Quervain's Tenosynovitis". I came to church (early in our marriage) in wrist braces. I'm sure suspicions weren't raised, but I threw in the church-wrist brace detail for dramatic effect.

    The surgeries helped my wrists -- and mainly my thumbs -- feel better. The surgeon apparently snipped the sheaths surrounding my wrists, thus letting the inflammation run its course.

    I still have pain from time to time, but nothing like before.

    Hang in there, Val!

    ~ Terrah :)