So there I was, rebounding the basketball from under the basket which my teammate fired but hit the rim. Launching myself into the air while my opponent boxed me out, I reached for the ball and tapped it back out. With my teammate passing the leather ball back to me, swiftly avoiding opponents while dribbling, I took the shot and scored.
With the game restarted, I wasn’t so lucky this round. Once the rebound was out of my hands, the loose ball on the group bounced to the tip of my thumb and straight away I felt the sharp pain – thank goodness it wasn’t broken.
With this injury, I can’t put strain on my thumb and the muscles nearby. Whenever I do, it shoots a tingling and later painful feeling. And with it, I’ve found certain tasks difficult to complete:
- Squeezing my sports bottle to drink water.
- Carrying a cup firmly by the handle.
- Carrying an overweight plate.
- Switching on my shaver in the morning.
- Holding my tooth brush firmly.
- Washing my ears and back thoroughly.
- Turning the tight doorknobs.
- Stretching elastic apparel.
Basically, any strenuous activity which involves using my thumb muscles is out of the question right now. However, luckily I still can type on the keyboard and give a thumbs up. 😛
Just hope this swelling goes away by the weekend. Not sure how I’ll fair holding the golf club later.