Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Coming up.......................

Even though I haven't been posting on a regular basis I wanted to let anyone who cares know that it is going to probably be a while before I post again. I am having carpal tunnel surgery on both of my wrists this coming Thursday. I am being told that the recovery time will be a few weeks. I have no idea if I will be able to type during that recovery time or if by typing it will make the recovery process longer. I'll just have to play that one by ear.

I have had this problem for 4-5 years and have been sleeping every single night with wrist braces on both arms for longer than I care to remember. The last time I saw my primary doctor he suggested that we go ahead and get it fixed. I didn't think twice about it. I am so tired of the numbing and tingling in my fingers, not to mention the constant pain in my hands. It doesn't help that my job includes typing....lots of typing. I mentioned this in a post a couple of weeks ago.

I have a feeling that Joe and I are gonna get 'really close' in the next few weeks since I will not have the use of both hands for at least a few days. Oh my.......I will be so happy when this is behind me. But it is something that has to be done so I have decided to dig my heels in and get it done.

Until then my friends......behave yourselves!


Dan and Betty Cooksey said...

Best wishes and do everything they ask you to do to get better.


MichelleSG said...

Oh boy! I got CT in both my wrists and ankles when I was pregnant 10 years ago. They said it would go away once I gave birth. The liars. I still have it faintly in my wrists but not bad enough for the splints anymore. It was bad to the point of debilitating when I was pregnant. It's coming back again (unsurprisingly) with this pregnancy. I had an appointment with my neurologist to discuss my options before I even got pregnant but basically you don't really have any. I suspect I'll be back in the wrist splints again inna few months. It'll be worth it, I just hate it is all.

I really hope it works for you, the pain sucks! Good luck!!!!

Scott W said...

Hunt and peck?

You'll do great!

Karen said...

Good luck with your surgery! We'll try not to have too much fun 'til you get back:)

Hula Girl at Heart said...

I hope your surgery went well!