I spent a bit of time with a surgeon today.
What I thought was lingering tendinitis turns out to be an ulnar variance resulting in a tear of the triangular fibrocartilage. As comforting as that may sound, fibrocartilage does not have anything to do with fiber. At least not in the positive sense. It will, however, keep me from playing with fiber. For a while.
Today they filled my joint full of a steroid to get rid of the inflammation. This hurts like a futhermucker, which give me something to look forward to in 2 weeks when I go for another round. (Have I ever mentioned that I don't like needles and that I am a big baby and that I hate needles?) In 4 weeks I will go in and if it's clear, they will set me for surgery to repair the tear and to shorten the ulna by 4 mm. Hopefully I will have it before the end of the year, because the New Year brings with it New Deductible, New Insurance, and a New HSA account which will have Zero dollars in it. Oh, woe is me.