Sunday, August 21, 2005

The Convenience


My thumb hurts a wee bit and it has hurt for a long time. A few weeks ago, I decided to investigate my pain by actually looking at my thumb and was surprised to see that my thumb is somewhat deformed and misshapen. I guessed it might be arthritic so I googled "arthritic thumb" but arthritic thumbs usually hurt in a place nearer to the base of the thumb. So then I worried that I might have some type of growth in my thumb. When I went to the Hunt's house on Friday, I decided to ask our friend Jim the doctor about my thumb. I was embarrassed to bug him for medical advice, but he's always nice about these things. He said it looks like arthritis, not to worry. He told me the thumb bump has a name----something node---but I wasn't paying close attention once I found out it wasn't a growth. Talking to Jim saved me considerable time and money. I resolved that afternoon to work at steering Teen Daughter and #1 Son into the medical professions. This is going to be cost efficient in the long run. Posted by Picasa

4 comments:

Cari said...

Melvin gets a lot of calls from family members about issues not concerning his field at all!!! It's pretty amusing. His advice is usually...go to your doctor.

LH said...

Hey Cari, I should have mentioned that Jim is a bone doctor. And I figure I've handed out enough inside info on teachers and schools over the past 6 years, I'm due a thumb consult. I'm off to the district wide meeting where the superintendent tells all of us what our vision is this year. FUN!

Julie said...

yes, I broke down and asked Jim about my toe deformation one time at a friday on the deck. Feet had come up in coversation anyway. I felt a little guilty, but he told me what I *thought* the doctor would tell me anyway, and saved me a small fortune and hours of time. People ask Lee construction or remodeling related questions all the time, and he doesn't mind at all, unless, like some people, they go on and on and on. There used to be one couple who would trap us on Sunday mornings at Borders, and drill Lee for an HOUR on their latest project, for which they didn't want to hire him so they could save money. We did not like these people and had to stop going to Borders on sunday mornings for awhile.

LH said...

Hey Ms. J, I can see that boyfriend man would be in big demand. We never try home improvement projects ourselves because we're lame in this dept. We can't even get a branch out of the tree in the backyard.