Friday, July 15, 2011

surgery on my hands......

Well,I went to see the orthapedic surgeon today. He basicly said that if the hand splints aren't working for me,then surgery is the only other option. I have bilateral carpal tunnel-in both hands. Some days it hurts to drive,hold open a book,stir something I'm cooking in the kitchen. Earlier this year it was so bad that I would wake up and both hands/wrists would be throbbing and numb-I couldn't find any sleeping position where this didn't happen. It has eased up some,but it's still hard to find a comfy night time position for my hands. So I have to do some major thinking--figure out if I want to go through with it--figure out when is a good time to have it done--figure out if I want to do each hand separately or do them both at the same time. It's a 5minute "surgery",but my hands would be out of commission for a few days and I would have to ease back into my routine as far as "using my hands" goes. I'm just not sure what to do at the moment. Lucky for us,insurance will cover the procedure fully,so that's not really part of my problem.The husband says that if it'll help my hands stop hurting then I should do it. But it's not his hands they would be cutting on either.