I keep trying to use my right pinky…
Lately (this is probably a bad idea) I’ve been taking off my splint a lot more. The first nurse to put it on me molded it lower on my pinky/hand/wrist/arm…so, when I went to Bristol Park Medical Group last Friday, the doctor placed it a bit higher. Now, the splint is placed rather uncomfortably along my Ulna bone (the bone that projects out of the top of one’s wrist) and whatever bone is opposite that one on the inside of one’s wrist (the one connected to the pinky). Ouchie! Yup it hurts like crazy, because it feels like needles are shooting up my pinky and ringer fingers making them go numb. Thus, making me loosen my splint which isn’t good anyway. Also, I had a performance with my a cappella group on Wednesday and we did awesome choreography and I didn’t want to be the lame one and only use one hand. Besides, it’s not my wrist that’s injured! While doing the choreography, it’s quite amusing how we need to straighten our fingers…but my pinky doesn’t straighten all the way… I can kind of hide it…kind of.
I need to get myself together and finally finish my Writing 39C, but that involves typing…do you know how difficult it is to type with a splint on and a wrap that covers your pinky and your ring fingers? Super difficult! So I take it off and, because I’m used to playing piano, I try to type with all my fingers…completely forgetting that my pinky doesn’t quite bend that way (just yet). It doesn’t hurt when I move my pinky, but it does hurt when I try to press something with it. I am, however, getting used to typing with every finger except my pinky…it’s just weird.
You should try it!