Please consider doing one of the Service Projects for this year if you missed yesterday's post!
So last night I started feeling an ache in my left pinky. And first it felt like my anxiety ache, but I did a full system check and had nothing to be anxious about (I was at book club drinking wine and talking about a fun project for a friend that I'll let you guys in one in a few weeks when I'm doing it). I did a little yoga breathing and forgot about it for about ten minutes, but then noticed the pain was still there and getting worse.
This morning, the pain is still there. Let me describe it, and then you can tell me what's wrong with me.
It feels like pain in the bone, but also in the soft tissue and skin of my pinky. It starts right about from the last knuckle (the one at the end of my finger) and extends about two inches down into my hand on that side. My other fingers are fine. It's a sharp, constant ache, not hot, but kind of round and smooth, if that makes any sense. When I've touched that finger with cold water it's like having a nerve drilled.
I should also mention that the night before I got chicken pox when I was 12 I got a backache that then spread to my entire body and felt exactly the same --skin pain and sensitivity to touch and cold. I went to sleep and woke up the next morning covered in pox. Since then, every 9-15 months I get an all-over body ache and sensitivity that goes away the next morning. This feels like that, only way more painful and concentrated in my left pinky.
So what's wrong with me? Knowing my history of carrying emotional stuff in my body part of me wonders if this is fear of the future. Another part of me thinks I'm just getting arthritis like all the women in my family have (it's the Scandinavian heritage, I think).
Do you think this is something I can cure by eating a ton of turkey and green bean casserole on Thursday?