So. That Didn’t Work
You know who’s typing, using both hands? I am – that’s who!
I tore that bandage crap off about an hour ago. You see, the white stuff that was wrapped around my fingers? It kept creeping up and off my fingers. I kept pushing it back on but it kept working it’s way off. Eventually, it got snagged on something and totally came unwrapped on my middle finger. Which looked to be the size of a gigantic middle finger. So I freaked out and unwrapped it all. My middle finger, index finger and thumb were huge. And they hurt. And I couldn’t bend them.
Now, an hour later, the swelling has gone down a bit and I can bend them. There’s got to be a better way to wrap my fingers. That just doesn’t seem right to get the arm all compressed and the fingers swollen.
I went to Walgreen’s today to find the wraps the physical therapist used on me, seeing as how I only get the first set for free and have to buy the rest myself. Which will be impossible, seeing as how Walgreen’s doesn’t carry them. The only one they had was that crappy gauze that went around my fingers. The stuff that came off and allowed my fingers to swell.
Seriously? Am I the first person to ever have lymphedema in an arm – and working finger wrappings have not been invented yet?
What the hell.
I know this isn’t rare.
If a man had breast cancer to the amount that women do, and suffered lymphedema after having lymphnodes removed, there’d probably be better stuff to wrap fingers, a hand, and an arm in.
Until tomorrow, I think I’ll do stuff with my right hand that I can’t do once it’s wrapped up again. Like, eat a sandwich. Brush my teeth. Wash my hands. It doesn’t make it easier, what with me being right handed.
I hate my life right now. But at this exact moment, I’m waving at you with my right hand.