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18 April 2008 @ 08:53 pm
For anyone who wondered--the surgery succeeded  
I would recommend carpal tunnel release surgery to anyone who's been struggling to endure the tingling, numbness, and later, pain, associated with carpal tunnel problems. The heel of my hand is a bit sore still, may be for months, but I am able to do things without symptoms that I hadn't done in over twenty years (without bringing on immediate tingling and numbness).

One health problem down...
litlebananalitlebanana on April 19th, 2008 04:10 am (UTC)
Aw, I'll tell that to my patients...
Tapatitapati on April 20th, 2008 02:01 pm (UTC)
I wish I'd known sooner! The surgery wasn't even all that bad, the pain afterwards was really bearable and I am more sensitive to pain than most people. There was that one bad night where I had random weird nerve pain but other than that, I was ok. And most people don't have to be sparing with taking meds--I have to watch the rebound headache thing so I was cautious about how much and how long I took them.
squirrelboilersquirrelboiler on April 19th, 2008 05:54 am (UTC)
thank you!
For being a lab-rat so we could find out if it worked!

Seriously, I'm glad it DID work, you've suffered enough from that damn thing. Also, I shall pass on this info. to Le Sprod who is going in to see Dr.Incompetent on Monday 'cause he's not been able to play his viola going on two years now ( Le Sprod, not the doctor who only plays golf as far as I can tell).

You know, I was wondering if Le Sprod was making heavy weather of this ( which would be very unusual of him) until *I* experienced it : took nearly a whole year for the numbness to go away!

So I hope things just keep getting better for you!

Tapatitapati on April 20th, 2008 02:02 pm (UTC)
Re: thank you!
Yes, he should have it based solely on quality of life.

I'm still working on strengthening my grip but I can move my fingers just fine.
Mari Adkinsmariadkins on April 19th, 2008 03:14 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad this worked for you!! {{HUGS}}
Tapatitapati on April 20th, 2008 02:03 pm (UTC)
Me too, thanks!

Hope things are going well with Thomas; I haven't had time to keep up but I know he was on an upswing last time I looked in.

{{{hugs}}} right back!
Mari Adkinsmariadkins on April 20th, 2008 09:47 pm (UTC)
He goes home tomorrow - but he's going back to his dad's. So we'll be doing this all over again in a month. :headwall: