PART 2 Come join the 50-ish-plus Club! (age, not # of bags)

oreo713

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Just looked both of these conditions up… ouch. :sad: In fact, double-ouch. :sad: :sad: They must really limit you in terms of what you're able to do. And I'm guessing all of this is going on in your dominant hand?
Elaine..Unfortunately yes, my dominant hand. I am waiting to have surgery for the sagittal band tear, putting it off as long as possible as it may stir up the Dupuytren's. Right now my hand is in a yoke stabilization brace so it doesn't get worse. As far as the Dupuytren's, right now it is in the inactive stage. I see the top Dupuytren's specialist in the United States every three months. If it starts to contract, he will send me immediately for Radiotherapy treatment. I've already been tattooed and had the hand mold made, so if need be, I can start the treatment immediately. Nothing I can do about it. It is what it is...(it's been a really bad year for me to say the least).
 

ElainePG

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Elaine..Unfortunately yes, my dominant hand. I am waiting to have surgery for the sagittal band tear, putting it off as long as possible as it may stir up the Dupuytren's. Right now my hand is in a yoke stabilization brace so it doesn't get worse. As far as the Dupuytren's, right now it is in the inactive stage. I see the top Dupuytren's specialist in the United States every three months. If it starts to contract, he will send me immediately for Radiotherapy treatment. I've already been tattooed and had the hand mold made, so if need be, I can start the treatment immediately. Nothing I can do about it. It is what it is...(it's been a really bad year for me to say the least).
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That Betsey Johnson one sounds very cute. Do you still have it? I just virtual-trotted off to her web site and there are a few totes there that would have tempted me, had I not found this one on Etsy. There's one with stripes and flowers, and a BRIGHT pink interior. Nostalgia for sure! :biggrin:
I love that tote with the pink interior!

I don't know whether this is the case with all her bags but mine have really fun interiors--silky leopard print with hot pink trim and gold rose charms.

Of course I still have my Betsey Johnson bags with the 1970s-style knitting bag vibe! She had a line of these oversized-totes maybe ten years ago called appropriately "Flower Child." It's strange to say but if I had to give away all my bags these are the two I would keep. They're just...I don't know...whimsical. I sewed a basset hound applique to the pink one because you know I had to. :P

(Nothing like photographing bags and uploading pics to the Internet at midnight. This is what technology's for!)

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Hi BigPurseSue. I have a sagittal band tear which I am waiting to be operated on after things calm down (pandemic-wise). I also have the beginning of a condition called Dupuytren's Contracture which for now is in a non-active stage, but I do have a big nodule in the palm of my hand which I have under control with quarterly steroid injections. Hopefully it won't progress, but "ya never know"...
I'm so sorry Oreo! I found the Mayo Clinic discussion of Dupuytren's Contracture interesting because the condition looks so much like arthritis of the hands. Which my mother purportedly has. But maybe she actually has Dupuytren's Contracture? I'm taking her to the doctor in a few days and I'm going to mention this. The last doctor she saw said she had "nodes" in her hands and wrists. When you get to a certain age doctors no longer look at things carefully.

Wishing you days of "good hands"! :flowers:
 

oreo713

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I'm so sorry Oreo! I found the Mayo Clinic discussion of Dupuytren's Contracture interesting because the condition looks so much like arthritis of the hands. Which my mother purportedly has. But maybe she actually has Dupuytren's Contracture? I'm taking her to the doctor in a few days and I'm going to mention this. The last doctor she saw said she had "nodes" in her hands and wrists. When you get to a certain age doctors no longer look at things carefully.

Wishing you days of "good hands"! :flowers:
Hi Sue. I hope your mom does not have Dupuytrens. It is a completely different animal. DC (for short) does not attack the joints as arthritis does. With DC you get nodules, and then grow cords in your hands that start to contract. When that happens, you cannot lay your palm completely flat on a tableand it could (not always mind you) get worse quickly,, whereas with arthritis you can ease your hand back into a flat position, even if it's painful. With DC you cannot. There are only a few options with DC. I don't want to bore everyone with the details, but if you want to contact me and that goes for any of the lovely ladies that I have "known" for all these years, you can always private message me.
A lot of doctors are not very up to snuff with options for DC. DO NOT GO FOR SURGERY, at least NOT for the first option. If you go to a surgeon, of course he's going to want to do surgery. I went to the supposed top doc at Lenox Hill Hospital, and he did NOT know of the other options.
OK...I'm done boring everyone...lol

Love you all... later ladies!
 

bisbee

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Sorry oreo713...I looked up DC and it does not look like fun. :sad: I was interested since I have had multiple hand and finger issues and I have a very good hand specialist who only resorts to surgery when necessary. My issues, however, have been minimal compared to your problem, so I do sympathize...I have had 2 surgeries on my right hand but only after all else failed! :hugs:
 
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