I'm new here...
I have Macrodactyly on my left hand. Since 2010 I have been struggling with chronic pain. I use to get pain before, but it was only when the weather was changing/cold, if I overused my hand or if I clumsily slept on it. I have a lot of scar tissue and nerve damage which is the main cause of the pain. Somewhere in my concoction of ailments I have carpal tunnel syndrome, for which I am waiting to get a steroid injection.
I was wondering if anyone else on here has the same condition, with/without similar symptoms... Maybe we could exchange pain relief strategies? ...As I just tend to sleep, dope up on pain killers (telling myself they will actually work) and I keep my hand warm by wearing a mitten.
I am currently doing my MSc in Health Psychology and I will be doing my research project on women's experience of chronic pain.
If there are any women here between the age of 25 and 50 that would be happy to participate please let me know and I can send you more information.
It will be an interview that lasts approximately one hour and I can conduct it online via text or video messenger.
Thank you for reading,
I look forward to hearing from you