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not the news i wanted




i met with the surgeon (who, for the record, was as jerky as you would expect from a surgeon) and the news was not good. the reason my finger broke so easily was because the bone has a tumor inside which hollowed out the bone. he showed me the x-ray and the inside was almost hollow. this was obviously not the news i expected. when he came in the room and said you have a tumor i (half-jokingly) said 'no i have a broken finger. (no one laughed, except me in my head.)

i now have to wear a giant splint to protect the bone from shattering. it was molded to my hand to be much more protective than the last one. since last weeks x-ray the bone had degraded more. either from a bump or from the tumor scattering.

anyway, in 8 weeks i will have surgery where they remove the tumor and replace the missing bone with bone from my wrist. at that point the bone will have to recover then i will start occupational therapy. (which almost feels like a sick joke after almost 3 years of ot with the girls.) so instead of a few weeks in a splint i am looking at surgery, much more pain at least 6 months of total healing time (between before and after surgery and rehab) and then various bone scans to look for more tumors.

this means months of typing with one hand (I TEACH ON THE COMPUTER FOR A LIVING!!!), not wearing my wedding ring, not being able to straighten my hair or play miss mary mack. i know it could be so much worse. the tumor is benign. that should be the silver living. i am sure it will be but it doesn't seem like much help right now. i am in constant pain and i get to recover just long enough to start over again. SIGH. so not what i was expecting today.

5 comments:

Plant Girl 10:25 PM  

So maybe this is a dumb question, but how can they tell its benign without any testing yet?

I wish there was something that I could. I feel very helpless being so far away. Sending lots of love, positive thoughts and prayers.

((hugs))

ferfischer 10:40 PM  

Oh that sucks, I'm sorry you have to deal with that. Cici just had major oath surgery and it's no fun, but I am glad it's not more serious at this point.

Michelle 10:47 PM  

Wow! When it rains it really does pour!

I don't think anyone would expect that kind of news from that sort of appointment. Who knew?! Good thing you made that appointment for today...

The Karkins Family 9:49 AM  

Oh man! How upsetting! I've been thinking about you... I know you'll pull through this! *HUGS*

Selmada 5:08 PM  

Ouch. Not good.
Well, I guess the only good thing is that breaking it showed the underlying condition and now you can watch out for it. (Okay, so I'm a kinda silver lining person)

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