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Keeping Me Down πŸ˜₯

Sep 07, 2016 8:00 PM

I'm trying to type l3ft handed, so forgive typos please. The injx in my scapular area last week helped some. But every time I start using my right hand out flares up, all the way to the fingers: deep ache, sharp shooting, cramping, throbbing, & tight swelling with tingling. No matter if I'm eating, writing/tablet/phone, cooking, or grooming, within 5-10 minutes it's based, after 30 minutes it's excruciating. Been icing, resting, ointment, and Γ  splint. Nothing helps but not using it. It's my dominate hand. Have only read a few posts today but I'm down for the count. Hate getting so behind on posts but I can't handle the pain. Beginning to wonder if this is a permanent issue from the nerves in the neck surgery last month. I m going to need to start off the tablet as much as possible, but will check as often as my hand arm and shoulder will let me. Doing this left handed is very slow. And i don't see a microphone on my keyboard... Not that I've ever used it so r might be glitched too. Miss y'all and the laughs i look forward to every day. Welcome to any newbies! Hugs love & prayers everyone has a good week! πŸ˜ΆπŸ’•πŸ™πŸŒΈ

Sep 07, 2016 8:27 PM

Aww. Sorry it's still so bad for you.
On my device the microphone is tiny and on the same key as the one to get to the happy faces and sad faces and other emoticons. On mine i have to press and hold that 'key' until the list of options shows up then i can select the microphone. I hope yours is hiding somewhere similar

Sep 07, 2016 9:24 PM

I hope you find your microphone soon. Feel better and save that hand for the important things.

Sep 07, 2016 9:42 PM

Flappyslady21, I am sorry that you are struggling right now. Your posts are supportive to all of us. Time to take care of you! Please be well.

Sep 07, 2016 11:36 PM

Flappys, I just got home from a too long bbq. I feel like a deflated balloon needing some major recliner time. So sorry to read of your arm prob. Hope u figure out the microphone soon so you can rejoin us all. I am so sorry u are suffering with so much pain. Do what you need to do to lessen the pain. Take care, we miss you here .😿

Sep 08, 2016 4:45 AM

Hello my dearest Flappers 🌹
I wish i could take away ur pain darling..πŸ˜‰ but that Potter kid sat on my wand and broke it! πŸ€—
So what i can do is...πŸ˜™
What phone do u have sweetie...?
I will try to find out how to access ur microphone for u hunni πŸ€—

Sep 08, 2016 6:12 AM

Flappsy, I'm sorry to hear about this setback. Have you asked the doctor about this?? πŸ€— It sucks that you have to deal with that but know that I think of you every day and as you told me, take the time you need to take care of YOU. We'll be ok and we can all send positive vibes and many, many {{{Hugs}}} your way. πŸ’•πŸ™πŸ»πŸŒ»πŸ˜Š

Sep 08, 2016 6:50 AM

Oh Flappys! I just saw this, I am so sorry that your having troubles from your surgery, it breaks my heart. Like alwayz, I hate to see any of my pain family in pain especially in that much pain! Love you my friend and take care of yourself, we will be here when your arm gets better, you just take care of you and get better. Sending you Love and Prayer's my friend and sunshine to help you through your day! πŸ˜˜πŸ™πŸ’žπŸ’–πŸŒžπŸ’πŸŒΉ

Sep 10, 2016 6:54 PM

Thx all. Rt arm is worse each day. Try to use left hand but awkward and super slow. Using Nexus 7 tablet but no mic on keyboard, Take care all! I see doc Wednesday. πŸ˜’πŸ’•πŸ™πŸŒΈ

Sep 10, 2016 7:46 PM

Flappsy.. What a nightmare this is turning out to be for you. I'm sorry and I'm praying for you each day. Sending you gentle {{{Hugs}}} to help get you through. Good luck at the doctor on Wednesday.. I wish they could get you in sooner. πŸ’•πŸ™πŸ»πŸŒ»πŸ˜Š

Sep 11, 2016 7:55 AM

Flappys, my heart is breaking for you. 😒 You have always had my prayers and will continue to have my prayers. Praying for your appointment on Wednesday that they can figure something out to ease the pain of your right arm and you be able to use it again! Sending you very gentle hug's and a lot of love my friend. πŸ˜˜πŸ™πŸ’– Prayer's always.

Sep 12, 2016 4:14 PM

Thx more than you know! I'm checking out the link now!!

Sep 15, 2016 8:48 AM

Tarasis, thank you! I was finally able to get the microphone in my keyboard but it was a struggle to find it. I apparently have a version 6 tablet and the instructions were not the same for my tablet so I had to play around with it. I'm dictating now so apologize for any errors on any post. Thank you again!

Sep 15, 2016 2:56 PM

yeepee! thank you for being there for all of us. How are your hands ? Could ergonomic equipment or posture changes help?

Sep 15, 2016 7:08 PM

My left arm and hand is fine. But I had to take a break after only 1 hour this morning, doing activities of daily living. My arm is still throbbing tonight. My hubby came home from work and massaged Voltaren gel into my neck & shoulder. He said there's still a big egg sized knot at the base of the neck. I hope PT can help loosen it tomorrow. I'm doing posture improvements in sitting and reclining. And I have a floor stand device that holds my tablet, which helps a lot. It brings it up in front of my face, so I'm not looking down.

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