THE UNFORTUNATE DEMISE OF MY RIGHT HAND
From a right-handed mystery writer
The Medicare Puzzle
Lefty's thumb injection of cortisone only lasted 48 hours. Little or no relief past the 2 day weekend. I spoke to my Occupational Therapist who is working with my Righty, she suggested a thumb splint.
After several phone calls and an act of God, I got the order from the doctor (who left town) for Occupational Therapy and a splint to keep Lefty's thumb joint stable thus relieving severe pain.
I proudly presented it to my therapist only to find out they can't do the splint until I have finished with Righty's therapy
"So I'm supposed to stay in pain for another 4 weeks?"
"What can I say, that's Medicare at its best," she replied.
She gave me several helpful suggestions while I wait for Medicare, i.e. cold compresses, an over the counter thumb splint, etc. They give relief to Lefty's thumb as long as they are on, cold and the splint. But they don't help during normal daily activities.
I am really getting irritated with Refrigerator. It mocks me more and more. I can't pass by it without some cold stare, never, never, warming up to what I am going through, CAUSED BY IT. Someday, I don't know when I will get my revenge!