Week 38 – #8 Broken

 And so it is/was. Thumb surgery – called LRTI – Basilar Thumb Arthritis Arthroscopic Hand Surgery was performed on my right hand on Apr. 12th, by Doctor Christopher Dillingham, in Sarasota, FL.
In use for more than 40 years, LRTI is the most commonly performed surgery for thumb arthritis. The arthritic joint surfaces are removed and replaced with a cushion of tissue that keeps the bones separated. To accomplish this, surgeons remove all or part of the trapezium bone in the wrist.  Women, especially those older than 50 are 10 to 20 times more likely than men to develop thumb arthritis, though no one is quite sure why.  Great!  lol. My left thumb is also hindered with this infliction.  Will wait to see if I will do this for that thumb as well.  One at a time, please.
So I will spend my birthday with this lug on my hand, but it comes off on the 25th, to be replaced by a brace for a couple of weeks. Then it is on to therapy to get everything moving again.
Yes, I took this photo on my dining room table, but don’t expect new photos for a while.