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Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery


Stephanie

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Just wondering if anyone here has had it? I've just been diagnosed with severe Carpal Tunnel in BOTH of my hands. I'll find out when I go for surgery tomorrow. Not having both hands done at the same time. From what I can gather it's pretty non-invasive. Not looking forward to the aftermath though, I'll be outta work for some time. To give background, I never experienced any symptoms until I became a Cashier over here in the US. For almost a year it's been getting gradually worse. Dropping things all the time, numbness and sometimes the pain is so bad I can't even manage simple things like brushing my hair and buttoning up clothing.

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My mum had both of her hands done, but because she's a teacher she couldnt do both at the same time, so she ended up doing the left hand first and the right hand a few months later. The hardest thing she found was trying to sleep without rolling over on her hand, apart from that she thought the surgery made a slight difference on her left hand and a major difference on her right. She has since then had her left hand done again, and its feel much better now.

 

Hope it all goes well!

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Me ma and my exs ma's have both had this done.

 

Basically they are slitting your wristsn stuff to sort out the problem, correct?

 

It appears to be a good fix and both say to follow the Dr's advice and wait for stuff to settle down before trying because its much harder when trying to be yourself and doing everything whilst your surgery is still healing. Apparently not going with the specialists advice results in muchos pain.

 

They are both fine now and both had one hand and then the other done

 

Hope it works out for you

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My drummer had to have it done, as his inability to keep a tight grip on his sticks was causing bruising to the back of my head.

 

Long rod with snippers on the end went in through the middle of his hand, up the inside of his forearm, and cut the problematic nerve. Aside from the area that they entered needing to heal, the effect was pretty much instantaneous.

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I'll be having both hands done two weeks apart. Apparently I'm going to be outta work for 2 months. Thank God for Health Insurance otherwise this would be costing me close to $20,000... I had a Cortisone injection in my left Carpal Tunnel this morning. That wasn't pleasant at all. It's helping relieve some of the pain though.

 

Thanks for the replies :)

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What are the options if it goes wrong? Do you get a full on robot hand, or just a hook? Can you have a bracket, so you can keep swapping attachments, like the bad guy out of Enter The Dragon?

I know it may not help the poor girl, but that really made me chuckle! :thumbsup:

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This fear with surgery is stupid when you step are able to look at yourself from a other persons view but inside its fucking scary.

 

Ive had a Carpal Boss shaved down on my right hand and it was my first operation back in August I was 25 and fuck me I was bricking it when they laid me down and that needle went in but what a nice feeling the local anaesthetic give off it was nice thinking back that I actually fell asleep that quickly for the first time in my life. After that my hand was like a oven glove and I couldnt even press the R1 and R2 buttons on my xbox controller. Shame they did such a shit job and the lump is still there in my hand I will will need to have the operation again since a simple knock on my right hand still hurts.

 

Since then Ive had two other operations inserting and removing a heart monitor under my skin just above my heart. Long story short I know its a simple operation and they will sedate me but I still panicked its stupid that we do panic but it cant be helped.

 

I hope the operation went ok and your recovering well

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