About 3 weeks ago the 2nd joint on my index finger became inflamed and painful. It hurt to touch it, bend it and was slightly swollen. 3 weeks later it isn't any better. =( In fact it was just slightly swollen then...now it's almost double. I know I need to see a doc about it but can't afford it right now. It seems things like this happen for everyone when they can least handle them. If it was just an issue of my copay if go. I can come up with that. But unfortunately x rays, labs and all that stuff fall under deductible and so I would have to pay the full amount until 1,500 and then 20% after that. I doubt they will x ray it, but I already know that they will want to do labs for rheumatoid arthritis since my brother was just seen and tested positive. I have no desire for the test. I'd take it to Vegas that my mom and I will both test positive as well considering its so prominent in her family. I'm also a prime candidate for carpal tunnel. Spending the last 3 days ripping up carpet and putting in wood flooring probably didn't help. I know, nothing you ladies can do. I really do need to make an appt if I want to see improvement. I'm just aggravated and need to vent.
on Jun. 14, 2012 at 4:18 AM