Those Splints Cost HOW MUCH?

(And you LOST ONE?!?)

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I had myself a mini-crisis yesterday.

You see, I wear Silver Ring Splints daily.  They look like this:

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And this:

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And I’m losing weight.

And losing weight makes my fingers smaller.

At some point yesterday, I lost THE MOST IMPORTANT splint, the pointer finger tip in my writing triad.  You know, the finger that takes all the pressure when you write by hand.

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Kinda fuzzy, but there it is.

Normally, it’s easy to retrace my steps and figure out where it went.

Normally.

But I was hypo-manic yesterday and cleaned ALL THE HOUSE!  Laundry, dishes, putting clutter away, the works.  Plus, I spent time at my parents’ house, and I gardened.

Recipe for DISASTER.

For almost three hours, I desperately searched through everything I had done, all to no avail.  Not so much as a sign that it may have been there.

Eventually I had to tearfully give up and go to bed for work.

This morning, half asleep, I unrolled a pair of socks, and something caught the light as it fell out and rolled past my foot.

Lo!  My splint was found!  I was so very excited that I woke my husband up JUST TO TELL HIM.

He was unimpressed.

And growly.

Everything has resolved itself, but that was a ton of unnecessary stress and angst.  I was NOT looking forward to explaining to my DVR counselor that I had lost a $300 splint!

Phew!  All is well.

Are you prone to losing rings?  How do you avoid it?  Have you ever lost one and NEVER FOUND IT?  That’s a horrifying thought!

One thought on “Those Splints Cost HOW MUCH?

  1. The ring splints help my Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome too. They cut my hand pain by over 70% from hyper mobile joints. Love my splints but really hate to lose them. Glad you found yours. Kris

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