Let me tell you something - when you do that kind of damage to your hand (1) go the hospital (2) yes, having fibro makes it much worse. BUT it has taught me a few things:
- Get medical attention immediately for deep cuts no matter where they are (or no matter how many times you've done it.) Trust me, I get a serious cut at least once a year from cooking...or a burn but if you have to physically pull out the thing that cut you, or you see BONE or you begin blistering - medical attention!
- Find what helps make it better other than just pain pills. For me, slight pressure did so I splinted it
- Don't try to push too hard too fast. You don't want and joints to get stiff, but don't reopen you wounds either
- Listen to your doctor - they do know what they're talking about when it comes to these kinds of injuries, even if they don't understand your fibro
- MAKE SURE ALL LIDS ARE COMPLETELY OFF THE CAN BEFORE EMPTYING IT - yeah I thought I could be careful too. Now I have a pointer finger on my dominant hand that is about 50% functional. Don't inflict more pain on your fibro.