At long last, surgery.

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At long last, surgery.

Postby busy mummy » Tue Sep 06, 2011 5:38 pm

Hi Everyone,

Posting this because I am still a bit shocked and stunned.

I was tentatively diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome back in November 2009 (8 months before fibro dx). I had changed jobs, basically I was interviewing 8 - 12 customers per day and had to type our conversations verbatum. After 3 weeks of this I was in absolute agony, couldnt feel my fingertips, shooting pains through my hands and up my arms.

Doc's said I had to have nerve conductivity test, which I did in December 2009, they came back normal.
I was still in as much pain and it began to interfere with my attendance at work so GP referred me to a neurologist, saw him in April 2010 and he confirmed carpal tunnel, but just to double check have some cortisone injections , if they get rid of the symptoms then its definite.

June 2010 had the injections, bliss, had forgotten what it was like to feel my fingertips, repeated in September and then December. Then GP told me you can only have 3 lots then no more!!! Arrrrgh.

Feb 2011 musculoskeletal specialist diagnosed 'double crush' CT, problem with nerves in the wrist and in the neck. Physio for you my girl,sort that neck out, but come back to me if you dont get the result you want. Pffffft. Waiting again.

August 2011, rang him back, not happy, physio was OK but hasnt cures the whole problem. Ok , will refer you to a hand surgeon.

You still with me, best bit coming up.

Went to see hand surgeon today. He looked at my hands, said , yes they are bad, surgery for you, right hand first then left after 6 weeks, you will have first one done within 28 days, go see the nurse now for your pre-op assessment. I was in and out and on my way home in 20 minutes!!!!!

I cannot believe that I have had to go through all this pain for two years, try this , try that, come back, wait :banghead:

Anyhow, my head still spinning a bit with it all but, my point, finally is this.

Do not give up, do not stop complaining, do not dissapear.

Its hard work, but worth it.

Sarah
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Re: At long last, surgery.

Postby denys » Tue Sep 06, 2011 9:20 pm

:fingerscrossed: :fingerscrossed: :fingerscrossed: and :goodluck2: with the ops Sarah hope you finally get to feel your fingertips again
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Re: At long last, surgery.

Postby loubie » Tue Sep 06, 2011 10:38 pm

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hope all goes well sara :fingerscrossed: :oops: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: sorry :lol: :lol:
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Re: At long last, surgery.

Postby shazq » Wed Sep 07, 2011 1:29 pm

:goodluck1: with the op. :hugs:
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