Struggling with diagnosis.. does it get easier ?
I’m Caragh , I’m 32 years old and started having issues with my right hand about 5 months ago. I thought I’d just damaged a ligament or something.. had a long wait for referral with a hand specialist and while waiting over 3 months the hand got worse - I’m a vet surgeon and Ive been finding it hard to do the surgeries I used to love. My hand is dropping things and sore.
Now been diagnosed with basilar arthritis and cmc luxation in the right hand, and the left hand has started to give me lots of pain in the last few weeks, so waiting on X-rays for this one now.
the hand physio is talking about things to help me open jars at home, and getting easy door knobs. But my mindset was on progressing my surgical skills , on trying the learn to lead rope up mountains and get better at bouldering. I was FINE 6 months ago!
I’m so stressed out, anxious and painful.
any advice or any younger people around for a bit of support? Spoke to friends and family about it but I think it’s hard for them to understand.
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