And I have to get it removed... at some point.
|I repeat: Owwww!|
Because while ugly, it's not life-threatening. It's not going away, but it's not a harbinger of anything terrible. It does need to be removed, ultimately - but in the meantime, it's not awful, day to day. It's just a lump on my wrist. Typing does make my wrist stiffen up pretty quickly (not good, for a writer), but my fancy new brace does make a difference. PLUS, I am totally rocking the wrist-brace look. Medical-joint-support is the new Michael-Jackson-one-glove. Owwww!
Okay. Put simply, and because I love lists, here's why I'm postponing the surgery:
- It could be a 2 to 3 week recovery period. Since I have a lot of writing to get done, AND a trip coming up, AND work... I don't want to possibly be sans-use of my right hand for 2 or 3 weeks right now.
- I cover my own health insurance. No group health plans means higher health care costs. This procedure won't be cheap. Lumpy-wristed freelancer has kind of a ring to it, right? No? Hmm...
- Surgery. Ugh. The doctor drew on my wrist to show me where I'd get slit open. Disconcerting.
So here's the real dilemma: I'm supposed to be embracing inconvenience. What's more inconvenient - a surgery that takes me out of commission for awhile, and costs me some fairly serious money? Or the daily discomfort of a stiff wrist?
For now, I'm living with the inconvenience of a stiff wrist. And rockin' the brace.