For several months now, I've had some difficulty moving my right thumb. (Yes,
I'm right-handed.) In the last two weeks, it's gotten much, much worse. My
family doctor's January diagnosis of synovitis was, at best, incomplete, and
according to the hand specialist I saw last week, I have a pinched nerve in
the carpal tunnel, which has resulted in significant atrophy of one of the
major muscles in my thumb. [OBWW: it so far hasn't impeded me much in the
shop, except that I have a hard time picking up small objects, and it's nearly
impossible to use a screwdriver or any type of thumbwheel adjuster. But
day-to-day life is another story: I can't open my hand wide enough to pick up
a glass of water, and it's very difficult to write, among other things.]
I'm having surgery Monday morning to correct the condition which is pinching
Please join me in praying for a successful surgery, and the speedy recovery of
the full use of my hand.
Thank you, and God bless you all.
Doug Miller (alphageek-at-milmac-dot-com)
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