Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Oh, arthritis, how I hate you.

 




As might appear, the carpometacarpal joint is circled by someone and seems to have some importance.  

I will be having surgery on the joint above. Like most such surgeries, this will be outpatient and not pleasant. Recovery will take forever, but is actually a few months.

My posts for the next weeks will be like this. Education worthy for sure. Stop by and have some giggles?

Comment section will be off for a while, until my digits say otherwise.


19 comments:

  1. Good luck with your surgery! I hope it gives you relief in the long run.

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  2. So sorry to hear about this.

    Good luck with the surgery and get better quickly.

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  3. Praying all goes well and it heals quickly.

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  4. Best wishes for a full and speedy recovery.

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  5. Anxious to hear how it goes. I am having trouble in my right hand and feels like the exact spot circled. OUCH. Still not unbearable.
    Wishing you the best. Sherry just said, that is what you need, at times she is a smart aleck. I can't tke that much time off from playing.
    We will be thinking of you. Hang in there....
    Sherry & jack sending love and hugs from the first coast.

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    1. I just wanted to come back and say today I met a Pit Bull that decided to do my operation for me. He hit me about 2" away from the circle area. His aim wasn't too good. ;-)

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  6. So sorry to hear you are having such misery. I was starting to have that problem and switched to using the mouse with my left hand and the right is now OK--for now. Hope your surgery is painless and very successful.

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  7. Sure hope the surgery fixes things and that everything will be working again quickly.

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  8. Good luck. Lots and lots of luck - and happy and healthy healing.

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  9. Oh Susan, I'm so sorry you have to endure this. I hope the operation is successful and that the recovery isn't as grim as it sounds here. Thanks for visiting me. When you are able to type, please keep us posted on your progress. Good luck!

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  10. Good luck. Hopefully after recovery the pain will be completely gone.

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  11. I'm wishing you an uneventful surgery, good painkillers for a week, and successful rehab for a speedy recovery.

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  12. I am sorry you are in pain and I hope your surgery is successsful and recovery less painful than you expect. I also have arthritis in both thumbs, in both joints but not the carpo-metacarpal. In the middle joints of a couple of fingers also, but not so bad that it bothers me much.

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  13. My best to you, dear Susan, and I hope this surgery will give you some relief.

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  14. I'm so sorry you have to have surgery soon. I do hope you heal quickly. My mom had arthritis and had to have a cortisone shot now and then, which helped. I sometimes get trigger finger, from typing and using them all day working. It seems they get better during the day, but when I wake up, their stiff. I hope you feel better, Susan. Arthritis runs in my family too.

    ~Sheri

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  15. Yikes, I'm so sorry to read this. I hope you are feeling far better quickly! We'll all be here when you are ready to type/write. Hey, look at all the blog fodder you will have to write about. :-) Speedy Recovery!

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  16. I can relate to your pain! I have the same complaint and many of my coworkers in surgery do too! I've done many of these surgeries during my career in the operating room and I hope this helps your hand. I went for an EMG yesterday to see if my numb hands are from carpal tunnel. Time will tell..prayers for a good outcome and healing.

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  17. I hope your surgery was a success!

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Go ahead...it won' t hurt...I'd love to hear what you think!