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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Knot of hand

Howdy, good morning, have some coffee.  Just a little deviation for my normal Sunday post tomorrow at this time I will be having my hand repaired, well that is surgery on my left hand. I have what they call Vikings disease or Dupuytren's contracture.  Here is the medical expiations from wiki In Dupuytren's contracture, the palmar fascia within the hand becomes abnormally thick which can cause the fingers to curl and can result in impaired function of the fingers, especially the small and ring fingers are affected. The main function of the palmar fascia is to increase grip of the hand; thus, over time, Dupuytren's contracture decreases patients' ability to grip objects. Pain is mostly not associated with this condition. (The author does not have it or does not know what the hell his talking about, it hurts.)
Dupuytren’s disease often starts with nodules in the palm of the hand and it can extend to a cord in the fingers. The reason why the palmar fascia becomes abnormally thick is dedicated to the fact that there is a change of collagen type. Normally the palmar fasicia exists of collagen type I, but if a patient has Dupuytren’s disease the collagen type one changes in collagen type III, which is a lot thicker than collagen type I. The contracture sets in slowly and treatment is indicated when the so called table top test is positive. With this test the patient places his hand on a table. If the hand lies completely flat on the table, the test is considered negative. When the hand cannot be placed completely flat on the table, but there is a space between the table and a part of the hand as big as the diameter of a ball pen, the test is considered positive and surgery may be indicated.

 My hand.

Table top test

Here is a video of what will be going on.

Ok now that I have made a mess out of your Sunday breakfast (sorry about that) I would like you to read my blog novel Chronicle of Kathleen there are nine chapters and  if you would please leave your honest comment. It has been a lot of work and I do enjoy writing, but I do need encouragement to keep writing.  

Next Tuesday’s post I hope you will join me it should be a fun event, I will have a guest and we have put in a lot of time and effort into it. There may not be a Monday post we will have to see how it goes.
I ask for your prayers that all goes well and that I recover before the snow flies and has to be shoveled.

Thank you for all your prayers may the peace of our lord god be with you, god bless


Alpana Jaiswal said...

Take care of yourself,Roy..will keep u in my thoughts and prayers.

Sid said...

Sorry to hear about your finger problem. I really don't know much about this disease. But I hope you will be alright soon by His grace.

And this is my first visit. You've remarkable fluency in delivering content. I guess this is not the best post to pass a comment like this. But I can't resist.


Healing Morning said...

Mr. Roy, I've actually heard of this syndrome. I was a massage therapist back in the 1990s, and I had a couple of clients who had this same thing going on with their hands. One ended up going the surgical route and the other found that very vigorous, deep tissue massage was the best choice. It's such an unusual manifestation and I remember how rope-y and distressed the fascia would become in these peoples' hands. I agree with you - whomever wrote that article is clueless, because both clients I worked with experienced a significant level of pain from it.

I will be keeping you in prayer during your surgery and will continue to send prayer and healing for your quick and efficient recovery process. Be well my friend. Blessings to you. :)

- Dawn

Roy Durham said...

dawn thank you and i have gone threw all kind of treatments but it has come to this. it just does not get better. so it surgery. thank you for your prayers god bless

Martha J. M. Orlando said...

Know you will be in my prayers, Roy! Nope, couldn't bring myself to watch the video, but so glad you are having the surgery necessary to ease your pain. It must be so hard to live with, especially when one types as much as you do!


Jan said...

This is very interesting to me. My husband was diagnosed with this years ago, they told him at the time that there was no treatment and he had to deal with the pain with Advil and such. His is very severe, he is a driver and it is painful all of the time. I am glad you found treatment and hopefully some relief in the end. Thank you for this post, my prayers are with you. <3Jan

Ravenmyth said...

Roy I have never heard of this before...thank god there is must be very difficult to type for all your posting not to mention the are in my healing thoughts and prayers...Get well soon...

Mary said...

Roy, please stop by my site and pick up your award. You are one of the recipients of 'Straight from the Heart Award' that originated from The Other Side of Anna :) Congratulations!

Bongo said...

Good luck Roy...Thinking bout you...As always....XOXOXOXO

Jim said...

Conditions like this a quite common. My father had a severe case, blamed it on years of hand-sewing grain bags together.
I would fail the table top test, but have always been very tight tendoned in my palms.

EstherBelle said...

sending you healing energies! I had siilar surgery 7 years ago, healed quite fast, so I will be hoping you heal as quickly!!

Tameka said...

Praying that you heal up fast Roy!

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