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Why on my operation info sheet does it specify "tea and toast"?!
Aah ok. I usually have tea and toast anyway so thats fine. Im fine (well I am getting over s.flu and suspect I have a sinusy issue going on now) but am ok. Its the op to fix my silly wrist, hurt it in May Been off alllll summer waiting for the op. Just been reading the forms to see what happens if you are ill. I so can't put this off, bit worried.
Only time I discussed it was in June and I was sobbing (had expected consultant to say all was ok) so I didn't take much in. Was told GA and would need 2 ops, I've convinced myself it will just be one op though (denial is key )
No they thought it was scaphoid - thats why i was having repeat xrays. But that seems fine, its the ligaments that are split/torn or whatever the word is. Did it by falling off a wall in a soft play centre haha
Ahh. I'm training at a specialist hand centre so have seen alot. These don't take too long, you should have a small zig zag scar (which is cool, looks like the Harry Pottter scar but on a hand ), it normally depends on the anaesthetist, they can do it under a spinal but it depends on the risk factor to the patient. A GA is better.
They are doing something with a telescope first. In some ways Id rather be awake but I also don't want anything going near my spine!!! UUUGH!!! oopsagain was waiting to find out if she had a scaphoid injury too but not seen her posting. Do you want to come and be there for my op? You can hold my (good) hand lol
FBG have you seen any Carpal Tunnel Ops? I need to have both of mine done as I have a 35% reduction. Should I have both done at the same time? Any information gratefully received, the consultant only tells you when you go in for the op!
If you need both of them done then I'd opt for the one that's bothering you the most being done first, then leaving the other for a while rather then having them done at the same time. It will be hard if one hand is in a splint, if 2 hands are in a splint at the same time then you'd be able to do very little/nothing for yourself.
Thank you, that was very informative. My consultant did say have both done at the same time, but I am a childminder and DH works abroad Mon - Fri so I would be without any help if I needed it! I will have just the right one done to start then. Thx.
I have just had my CPT done, i have problems with both but opted for the Left first as it was thw worst, i had it under LA and it was fine, the needle scratched a bit but after that i felt nothing, recovery was 2 weeks and now i have a barely visable scar and no CPT in that hand! I had it done end of June so its only been a month.