Heylo, glad it did something for you, hopefully it keeps working. I'll take a simple solution over a pill or a shot and nine thousand blood tests anyday! My rheumatologist first told me that if it didn't go away by next appointment she would give me a shot, but it was super irritating and i didn't think i could wait two months, so i asked her to refer me to someone who could just cut it off (the finger) because it's not like I could use it or anything. Then she started talking about
the ball and showing me how to do the excercise. It's kind of sad that sometimes you have to request an amputation before you're taken seriously, but c'est la vie. She (my rheumy) doesn't really get my sense of humour, so she probably thinks I'm at least partially insane, but I'm okay with that. I usually think she's nuts too. talk to ya soon!
-SLE, Psoriatic Arthritis & Rheumatoid Arthritis
-Current meds: Plaquenil (200mg, twice per day), Sulfasalazine (500mg 3 times daily) NSAID du jour (twice daily)
Post Edited (RandomDave) : 6/9/2006 5:03:30 PM (GMT-6)