Spoke Too Soon

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 2 Comments A+ a-

I have an ulcer on my index finger.  A very painful and annoying ulcer.

I also have one on the knuckle of my left ring finger.  I'm trying to ignore that one in the hopes that it will dissolve and disappear without turning into an oozing bandage needing pain in the...

The one on my index finger makes me mad.  First of all, it hurts VERY bad.  Second of all, it's right in the spot of my finger that I use to do EVERYTHING.  Mostly it makes me mad because I caused it.  Not on purpose of course.  I didn't know I was causing it.  But now I know I did.

Any prolonger pressure or rubbing on my fingertips and knuckles can cause these lovely little gems.  I didn't take this into account when I was making bracelets.  I was happy because I found some forceps that I can use to handle the beads.  I made some bracelets, then noticed holding the forceps was causing some indentations on my thumb and index finger.  So, I added some of the rubber grippy things and that seemed to help.  I must not have done it soon enough.

Yesterday that spot on my finger was sore.  Today, there's full-blown ulcered skin there.  UGH!  The question is, How long will it last?  Will it be quick?  Will it dissipate on it's own?  Will I be stuck with bandages again?  All, right before I'm planning to make a nice Thanksgiving feast this weekend and right before we head off on vacation.

Funny how one little thing can ruin my whole day!  I have dishes, laundry, and cat boxes to do ... and I can already foresee a day filled with bitching, a melt-down or two and maybe some yelling at inanimate objects.



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Stacie A
November 17, 2010 at 8:28 PM delete

Love your blog!!

I will follow you and try to keep in touch. I'm a fellow Sclerie!

I have a blog too at:


We should compare notes... I think the biggest challange for me is validation, that what I feel is "par for the course" and others have felt it too.... otherwise I tend to be a self blamer

"Im not this tired, I must just be lazy" "My muscles hurt because XYZ, not because of the Big S"

So comparing notes, symptomology, chroniolgy are big for me and why I started the blog

Hope to hear from you too!!

November 17, 2010 at 8:41 PM delete

Thanks for checking out my site!

I had a lot of those issues too. Sometimes I still do. I've learned there is "par for the course" based on other patients experiences. Everyone really is different.

There are some that have had some of the same experiences from time to time, but never in the same sequence.

Par for the course is now just what's "par" for me. Ya know?

I just really learn to listen to my body and go with the flow.

Feel free to email me if you want to "chat" more!

Glad you're following!