My wrist pain started in 2011. I didn’t know what had hit me. I had always worked like a dog all of my life and didn’t let anything slow me down. I am 43 and have been a nurse since I was 19. Since my wrist pain started I can’t even open a jar of pickles.
I saw orthopedist and a rheumatologist with no conclusive answers. My nurse practitioner did labs and I had a positive ANA. That was two years ago. I have since had to change and start seeing someone else as my primary care physician and all my labs are normal.
My pain continues to get worse with time. My new doctor seems like an idiot (nurses make the worse patients) and he tells me it is chronic tendinitis. I had an MRI of my right wrist that shows a vascular necrosis of my scaphoid and lunate as well as erosion of the bones. I am gonna take him the report on my next visit and ask if he still thinks it’s tendinitis. LOL.
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