Year-End Hand Injury Roundup

Since I’ve been blogging about my hand injury here I should probably drop in a little year-end update for posterity. Since I hurt it back in September, it’s gotten slowly but steadily better, but it’s still not 100%. I still can’t snap my fingers with that hand without feeling pain, and it still feels tight when I close the fist, although it doesn’t totally hurt to make a fist anymore (that’s a big improvement over the past few weeks, actually). There was a wicked clicking sensation in the joint of the finger that would happen when I flexed the finger, probably due to the swelling; that’s mostly gone away in the past few weeks.

I do still have a nasty-looking C-shaped scar on the inside of my index finger that’ll probably be there forever, and I still have to spend a few minutes flexing the finger first thing in the morning when I wake up (it gets stiff and swollen overnight when I’m sleeping). It’ll be nice when I don’t have to do that anymore — it sucks to be reminded that your hand is messed up as your first sensation of the day, every day.

I’m blogging this more for myself than anyone else, but if you’re interested in reading the whole wacky tale, I made a category for it.