As some of you might know, I injured my thumb when I fell at the Cinderella 10K last month. I initially self-diagnosed it as a jammed thumb, but it eventually became more troublesome. It certainly didn’t help that I carried a handheld water bottle for almost 3 hours at the Lake Chabot Trail Challenge. What was initially only slightly irritating and tender became a constant source of pain. I knew it was time to go to the doctor when it was interfering with my sleep. Nothing gets my goat worse than a bad night’s sleep!
So on Wednesday, I finally made an appointment. It was my very first visit to Kaiser, on my independently-purchased health care plan. Everything went really smoothly — I was super impressed with how happy everyone seemed, from my doctor (the young, hip Dr. H), to the radiology tech, to the nice man…
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