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Marilee J. Layman

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05:16 pm: Sleep... Unbinding?
I have De Quervain's tendenitis so I've been using a thumb spica brace at night. This is the company that has the smallest and it's still slightly too big for me. I guess kids don't need these splints. Anyway, I've been wearing it at night for a couple of months without a problem. But the last few nights I've put it on, gone to sleep, and when I wake up in the morning, it's not only not on my hand, but folded and in its clamshell package. If I knew why I was taking it off, I might be able to set it so I don't take it off.

I picked up the new glasses today with the adjusted right lens and they're really great. It's always amazing to see so much more clearly.

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From:ritaxis
Date:January 27th, 2007 01:13 am (UTC)
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I had deQuervain's before I had carpal tunnel syndrome. The splint I wore was somehow different (thirty-one years ago, of course it was different) -- I can't remember how it was fitted but I do remember I wore it all the time. That thing about removing things without waking up happens to me sometimes with my mouth thing (I use to prevent teeth grinding).

Currently I don't think I actually have carpal tunnel syndrome: I think it's all in my neck. But I haven't had this theory checked out.
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From:mjlayman
Date:January 27th, 2007 01:30 am (UTC)
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I can't do anything with it on, so the rheumatologist said it was okay to just try it at night first, and it's working well for that. She thinks it's like my right knee and right hip -- I've been doing things with my right side for so long that it's wearing out first.
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