Thumbs down

I’m not sure why I’m bothering to post this except that it’s all just so ridiculous.

Basically, I’m a klutz. I’ve ruined one of my knees from continuously falling on it. I also seriously harmed an ankle leading to the purchase of an ankle brace and the decision to remove my habitual ankle bracelet which seemed to be interfering with the healing process (because I’d wear it in the shower and it would be damp I think).

The one comfort was that, aside from the odd toaster burn or paper cut, my injuries did not extend to my upper body. Then, of course, I had to go and hurt my thumb.

Nine of my fingers are double jointed. I can bend them backwards toward the back of my hand, bend back the fingertips and flex the joints which is a double jointed thing that is hard to explain but you’d know it if you saw it. That is true of all of my fingers except for my left thumb.

So. The other day, a couple of weeks ago, I was reading a book or something and moved my hand. My thumb moved at a weird angle, but I didn’t think anything of it. Until I realized that it still hurt a couple of days later.

Conclusion: I accidentally popped my left thumb out of its socket and when I moved my hand it popped back in–kind of like when a dislocated shoulder goes back into its socket. It’s the stupidest thing ever, but it has managed to make my abundantly aware of my left thumb’s joint.

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