Things were going along pretty well till they weren't. Just before Christmas I had a steroid injection in my hand for tendonitis. I didn't expect it to work but it did. The day before Christmas I took the brace off my hand and there was no pain. I was able to use it and I did.
The doctor had told me to give it a good workout so I tried to use it as normally as possible. That wasn't easy to do with the memory of the pain fresh in my mind. I did a lot of stitching too but one thing I didn't try was knitting. I was just afraid that it would stress the tendon too much.
Last week I felt a couple little twinges of pain. Then one night I made a fist and it hurt to straighten my hand again. The catch was back in my thumb. I started wearing the brace again and on Monday I called the doctor. I was lucky to get an appointment for today.
Just got home and I had a second injection. He really hit this one right on the spot. It hurt a lot and now my thumb is hot and swollen and pretty painful. It's our hope that this one will last longer. If not, the next step is surgery.