This is about two weeks late, but...
I got x-rays! For the first time in my adult life, too. I was really hoping I would have to get one when I went to the orthopedic office, and lo and behold. However, the actual x-ray process was very disappointing. I just sat there with a thing on my lap. I don't know why I thought it would be different from x-rays at the dentist... I was so excited about the image, though, that I bought a copy for $15 and took it home! I love it and have it hanging on the ceiling beam in the living room. I'd love to have it on a window, but figured that might be too creepy for people walking by. Would you be creeped out? I would probably think it was really cool, but my opinions are often not those of the greater populous.
Anyway, my bones are fine (I kind of knew they were, but my doctor wanted to check for arthritis and other bony stuff).
So.... I went to a physical doctor last week to check out my softer tissues. They looked at my spine (apparently I have mild scoliosis! Thanks for not finding it, middle school tests...) and tested the strength (or, in my case, lack thereof) of my arm and hand and finger muscles. My pinkies can't resist even the slightest push, I should be working them out. Really.
The diagnosis is over-use syndrome. No fancy words or anything. Just over-use. Like I didn't know that already! He gave me some wrist exercises to do everyday (I need to go do those for today!) and said that in a few months, once I've built up the strength in these puppies, my pain should decrease and then go away. Hallelujah! This semester will still continue to be painful, but at least there's a fix.
And some cool new art.