The Hand Surgery That Wasn’t


Today was the day I was going to have the cyst removed from my finger. But I didn’t. All I can say is I had a dream about the surgery that left me so troubled that I decided to listen to what my gut was telling me, which was, Today’s not the day for this. Don’t know why, but I know I’m glad I didn’t have the procedure done.

It’s not like anyone else would really notice it, or if they did, that they’d care. It’s not green, or hairy, or shaped like a troll. It’s not painful. It’s not going to get worse. There’s just something about the fact that it is THERE that troubles me. It CAN cause some deforming of the nail. I just find it interesting that for almost everything medical, I take a big time “wait and see” attitude. Most things resolve with time, it seems. And yet, I was ready to jump right into a surgery less than a week after this was diagnosed, and I just think that is interesting.

What I wonder is whether the idea of doing something to resolve A problem with my hand was bringing me relief from the ongoing tension I experience about the fact that I seem to be developing some arthritis in my hands, and a couple of other hand issues. I know that when I heard there was such a thing as a hand specialist I was Amazed and Excited. I didn’t know such a specialty existed. I made the appt and planned to bring up the other hand issues during the appointment. Instead, I came away only with information on what the surgery would entail, including the possible side effects, which included numbness and stiffness in the finger.

I have a sense of something I need to do nutritionally, which may not affect the cyst, but very well may impact the health of my joints. Time again practice asking my good questions. What result do I want with my health? What am I willing to do to make that happen. The answers to these questions will require me to step up and engage and really show up. That can be very challenging for me since my story is that I have a lot of stress in my life, and that nutritional “thing” will require me to handle the stress in some other way.

Just another reminder that this life is a journey, and that it is filled with opportunities. This is an opportunity, and I want to make the most of it.

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