Tuesday, November 9, 2010


The doves are done & so am I! Thankfully, Amelia-Ann & Claire, my 12 yr. old neighbors helped me & we finished last night. I've mentioned that my hand has been killing me due to the doves. At least I think that's what it was. I thought it was on the mend because it didn't bother me much over the weekend. Apparently, that was because I didn't do anything that even resembled work. Needless to say after a full day of work Monday my hand was killing me. This afternoon I went & had my neighbor, Matt check me out. He was a trainer in the NFL & now has a company that fits athletes with braces. After twisting & turning & pulling he determined that I have a big long word that basically means tendinitis in another big long word that is the tendon that runs between my thumb & index finger. Lovely.

This is what my right hand/wrist looks like now. Matt has this cool little machine that looks like a food dehydrator. He put the brace in it, heated it up & the brace softened. He put in on my hand & molded it to fit me. Apparently, I need to wear this thing for 2 weeks. By wear it he means have it on all the time & if I don't have it own I'm to ice it. Ugh. What a pain. He said the alternative is to go to the Doctor & have him give me a cortisone shot. I don't do well with needles so I'll be wearing the brace.

That's all for now because it's difficult to type with this thing. I blame the birds.



  1. Sorry about your tendonitis, Traci. Hope it gets well soon...Christine

  2. Ohhhhhh, bummer lady. I hope it goes away soon!