Thursday, 21 November 2019

Giving you a finger

It's been a very busy day
The consultant came around and thanked each of the three nurses on duty personally for their work towards the end of the shift
Which was a nice touch I thought!
All three of us have been on our feet for 11 of our 12 hour shift

I have a deformed left hand index finger which a little boy, a patient's visitor,  has been somewhat intrigued with!
When I was drawing up an injection he asked me what indeed had happened to it
I told him that I was bitten by a bad tempered snake who refused to let go
He giggled when He saw I had trouble getting latex gloves on
And...... believed me


My finger is aching tonight.
It may be arthritis ! Who knows
Look carefully at the photo and you can Winnie staring up the staircase...
She'd been chasing Albert during their mad half hour after dinner
There's still life in the old gal


27 comments:

  1. Heartfelt thanks are worth gold. They cost nothing but mean a lot to the recipient.

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  2. it costs nothing to say "thank you", but the meaning is priceless.

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  3. I'm thinking perhaps a dog had something to do with that finger injury?

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  4. Thank You are wonderful and brighten the day.
    Love Winnie and Albert still being good friends.
    I have several deformed fingers both ring fingers and one middle finger.
    Plus now with age and arthritis I have knobby knuckles on the others.
    yea me !

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    1. Winnie and Albert have been best friends for years
      Albert often cups Winnie's face with his paws

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    2. I think I should have said that their friendship is still going strong. I adore Albert cupping her face face with his paws.
      Such special friends.
      parsnip

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  5. The finger looks painful, you should see a nurse or something

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  6. I have the same condition in both my fingers and toes, mainly the left. Best guess is that it is Duypuytren Syndrome. Can be inherited but usually arthritis with quite a lot of drinking and smoking thrown in. Incurable, and corrective operations can make it worse.

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    1. You will also have lumps forming over the tendons with this condition. I started growing lumps on my hands and fingers about 20 years ago, but my fingers and toes have become twisted in the last couple.

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    2. Interesting..I'm googling the condition now........I've had it since I was 18 though

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    3. No lumps anywhere else x

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  7. For a manager to notice you've done a good job is a plus. For them to thank you is precious. That's been my experience anyway.

    I fear Mr Arthur Itis may be taking up residence in my hands. Swollen top knuckles & bouts of pain in my ring & middle finger of my left hand. Probably down to learning to type in the days of cranky old manual machines, when you had to hid each key with a force that would have got you the star prize at one of those fairground "Test Your Strength" stalls. (And given the state of my knee & the aftermath of jarring my back the other year, Winnie will tackle stairs with a damn sight more agility & elegance than I can manage)

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  8. If the swelling doesn't go down soon John you will need to show a doctor just to be sure.I have knobby knuckles now.A while ago my doctor looked at my hands whilst doing a blood test and I was surprised he held both of my hands-I thought it odd but he was looking at them and said that I had arthritis.They do not look like your finger though- I too think you may have D S as Tom said.Thoughtful Consultant x

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  9. I have sleep apnea and use a CPAP which blows air from the mask onto my left hand at night. Also, quite a bit of arthritis in both hands. Recently I found wearing wool fingerless mitts on my hands at night (and sometimes during the day) has been helping a lot.

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  10. Barbara Anne5:12 am

    In my years as a surgery (think operating room!) nurse, I helped with procedures on patients with Duypuytren's contractures and the surgeries were very effective. Might you need such a procedure to help your left forefinger straighten out once more?

    Am glad to hear Winnie still has the energy to chase Albert as she's done for fun over the years.

    Hugs!

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  11. Your finger looks painful. I hope the supervisor wrote something in your permanent file.

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  12. A bad tempered snake eh? Like Debra, I was thinking of a dog. But I can see you would rather not explain.

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  13. If your fingers have started aching John then probably the next step is lumps and bumps as I have got - I no longer have a completely straightfinger apart from my little fingers. Re bulldogs chasing cats - surely the bulldog never wins - I always imagine them being quite slow chasers - am I wrong?

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  14. That's a relief! When I saw the title of this post I thought you were going to angrily flip off your readers by showing us the bird. I found out about this obscene gesture over at Wikipedia. It is not a gesture I have ever employed myself. I prefer the two fingered salute.

    See:- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_finger

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  15. Nice of you to have a bent finger for entertaining.

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  16. I love it when old dogs … or lazy dogs in Suky's case … suddenly have bursts of energy and puppy-like madness.

    I have to say I have never noticed that you have a finger that can point around corners ;-)

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  17. That can be fixed you know. My father in law had quite a severe contracture that seriously impacted his life. When he got a new GP (the other one was a piece of work let me tell you), she referred him to a hand surgeon. It changed his life for the better. It's also referred to as Viking Disease. Not sure of the root of that but apparently we have our wayward ancestors to thank for it.

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  18. I'm sorry but I didn't have time to answer all comments
    it's so hard to keep up the pace x

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