I’m all thumbs

I saw my doctor this morning.  He looked at my thumb and tested out a few things and concluded, for now, that it is probably swelling from a repetitive motion injury.  He suggested a wrist brace as well as upping the amount of Advil that I’ve been taking.  See how it goes for a week, and if things are still the same, he’s sending me for a nerve conduction test.

My doctor is in Silver Spring and I thought the drive would be a long one, but it really wasn’t bad at all.  Either was the drive back into the office.  That made me happy.

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About Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.