Sprained thumb

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.

swollen thumb
Left me pretty swollen

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:

  1. Squeezing my sports bottle to drink water.
  2. Carrying a cup firmly by the handle.
  3. Carrying an overweight plate.
  4. Switching on my shaver in the morning.
  5. Holding my tooth brush firmly.
  6. Washing my ears and back thoroughly.
  7. Turning the tight doorknobs.
  8. 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.

Recent Gist of My Life

I’ve not been putting my mind much into writing. It’s been visualizing what I wanted to write more than penning it down. Hence, I’ll share snapshots of my recent activities.

Having dinner with t00tie
Relearning to tell my business story in 1 minute
Quenching my thirst until 12:30am
Found this representation confusing
Visited the Cosplay-Comic-Anime-Games-Exhibition in Tropicana Mall and found Danboard
Bought my new favourite bubble tea but found the quality not as good that day
Found out I got an unknown cut - not sure if it was from basketball

That pretty much was the gist of my life last week. Obviously excluding the meals and sleep – work too. And wished it didn’t rain as much in the evening because I wouldn’t get to practice my basketball much and get some much needed exercise.

Other than that, my life has been pretty casual and by June/July, I’d definitely be feeling I need an exit from Malaysia awhile. An island or Singapore getaway might be good. Or maybe, just a weekend escape to the mountains. Hmm…