Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Dupuytren's Disease

I know that you enjoy these occasional glimpses into the sordid mind of Gar so I thought I'd share my latest.  Well, it's not actually my latest, but more my "ongoing".  This week's neurotic episode just lead me to share.

Dupuytren's, from my understanding, is a problem with the tendons (mostly in the hands).  There is no cure and they don't know what causes it, except, lucky me, having Diabetes seems to increase your odds.

Anyway, I've been dealing with it for a year or two now (maybe longer).  I've got it on the pinky of my left hand and my middle finger on my right hand.  It doesn't really bother me that much except I know that it's there and that it's slowly getting worse.

Occasionally, like the last two weeks, it starts bothering my neurotic head and I feel an overwhelming desire to fix it.  I think about calling a plastic surgeon or a hand surgeon or something to get it fixed.  I search online for hours trying to figure out home remedies.  Maybe if I eat differently, or if I take these vitamins, or if I massage my hands, or if I use warm compresses, etc.  You get the idea.

Eventually, I look at a surgical procedure online and it'll cure me of my urge to have it fixed.  This is the latest one I viewed.  You can hear him tearing at the scarring with his scalpel.  It almost made me lose my lunch.  Enjoy.


  1. "sorted" mind of Gar? Did you perhaps intend for your mind to be "sordid"?

  2. Dammit. I hate it when I do that.

  3. Don't feel too bad about your sordid error. My typos have turned chronic and it is very annoying. I think I type too fast and there's that thing where the way your brain processes the words can fix the typo. And then later you see it in a different frame of mind and realize what a sordid mistake you made. I've probably made several embarrassing typos in just this comment that I can't see write now.

  4. Sorry. I just realized I have used up your month's quota of comments again.

  5. I'm getting lots of comments again. I'm going to have to blog more.

    I blog past captcha is probably worth more than a blob without captcha.