I have a more involved brace, more restrictions, but a diagnosis and hope. We saw the specialist on Friday and he said I have De Quervain syndrome. Naturally it’s affected by every single one of my hobbies, but thanks to the steroid shot and the brace (despite how much I despise it) I’m feeling a lot better. There’s a lot less pain, though still quite a bit of weakness. I have to wear the brace all day (though I take if off to eat because I’m impossible) for the rest of this week. Then I can start wearing it less and slowly resuming my activities. I’m sure fighting will be the last thing I can get back to but at least I’ll be able to spend a bit of time with knitting and video games.
Yay for actually knowing what’s going on. 😀