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John Welsh
John Welsh Mod Squad
12/16/19 6:44 p.m.

In reply to SVreX :

Or is it "the stranger"? 

codrus
codrus UberDork
12/16/19 7:53 p.m.
Justjim75 said:

Oops, i misspelled Ulnar.  There are braces for CTS too, that hold your hands back like i described.   If you continue the activity that caused the condition they offer relief, but may only delay the inevitable 

Supposedly one common cause of the ulnar one is curling your arm underneath you while sleeping (if sleeping on stomach), so the brace directly affects that activity. :)

 

classicJackets
classicJackets Dork
12/16/19 7:53 p.m.

Hope the recovery goes well! Glad you're back on the computer already.

Woody
Woody MegaDork
12/16/19 8:05 p.m.

I had both hands done, two weeks apart, about ten years ago. The first night, around 10pm was the worst, after that, not so bad. The stitches got really itchy, so I took them out myself a few days early. It took a couple of months to get my full grip strength back, and the second hand done came back first.

I had suffered with this for almost 20 years and it was pretty awful. I couldn't sleep through the night. The surgery was one of the best things I've ever done. 

Listen to your therapists and do the exercises.

wawazat
wawazat HalfDork
12/17/19 5:12 a.m.

Here's to a speedy recovery and full use of your hands/fingers for use in posting whatever configuration you need to display.

infinitenexus
infinitenexus Reader
12/17/19 6:39 a.m.

While the doctors are in there ask them if they can do an LS swap.

Dirtydog
Dirtydog Dork
12/17/19 10:53 a.m.

Good luck, and a speedy recovery.  Had both hands done about 20 years ago.   PT is your friend.  I still do the exercises that I did then.  It helps.  Sign of the Horns on Google Android 10.0

AngryCorvair
AngryCorvair MegaDork
12/17/19 11:34 a.m.

 I’d like to issue a blanket “thank you“ for all the wisdom, encouragement, and humor. I was given a nerve block which basically paralyzed the entire arm.  It was interesting to follow the progression of movement and feeling coming back online as it wore off. Bicep was first to join the party, followed by forearm rotation, Then finger movement and tricep came back together over the course of about an hour.

The nerve block was completely worn off around midnight, so I have full cast – limited mobility of fingers and arm. Pain is not bad. The stitches are a little bit itchy. 

I cracked an egg into the frying pan today without making a mess or loading it up with shell, So that’s probably my minor win for the day.

wawazat
wawazat HalfDork
12/17/19 3:29 p.m.

It....is....ALIVVVE!

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
12/17/19 3:32 p.m.

Youre gonna need serious pt to get the hand modeling gig back....

AngryCorvair
AngryCorvair MegaDork
12/17/19 4:18 p.m.
Dusterbd13-michael said:

Youre gonna need serious pt to get the hand modeling gig back....

 Fortunately, surgery was on right hand.  left hand is for modeling.

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
12/17/19 4:49 p.m.
AngryCorvair said:
Dusterbd13-michael said:

Youre gonna need serious pt to get the hand modeling gig back....

 Fortunately, surgery was on right hand.  left hand is for modeling.

I thought left was for the stranger?

secretariata
secretariata SuperDork
12/17/19 5:39 p.m.
Dusterbd13-michael said:
AngryCorvair said:
Dusterbd13-michael said:

Youre gonna need serious pt to get the hand modeling gig back....

 Fortunately, surgery was on right hand.  left hand is for modeling.

I thought left was for the stranger?

Well isn't that what you want in a model?  The normal thing gets old after a while no matter how hot...

AngryCorvair
AngryCorvair MegaDork
12/18/19 7:01 p.m.

Post-op check today, removed the giant cast and checked out the incision:

then made a new cast that’s much smaller than the first one:

Gotta wear this one for 2 weeks, until I get my stitches out on Jan 2nd.

NoviceClass
NoviceClass New Reader
12/18/19 7:35 p.m.
KyAllroad (Jeremy) said:

Left handed wiping makes you feel incredibly awkward.

 

Strangely enough, it became the new norm, I never returned to the right hand method. Now the right hand feels awkward.

 

Good luck on recovery, I had both done a few years back, about 6 weeks apart.Glad every day I had it done.

AngryCorvair
AngryCorvair MegaDork
12/19/19 10:43 a.m.

3 days post-op:

The length of the cast combined with restricted wrist mobility and the height of the center console armrest makes the pull back to second gear a little awkward, but no issues otherwise.

Indy-Guy
Indy-Guy PowerDork
12/19/19 10:47 a.m.
AngryCorvair said:

Post-op check today, removed the giant cast and checked out the incision:

DUDE !

Not cool.  Thread title says "..

Non-graphic surgery contents

"

I'm sitting here at work on LUNCH break, and now I seemed to have lost my appetite. 

Thanks.

AngryCorvair
AngryCorvair MegaDork
12/19/19 10:48 a.m.
Dusterbd13-michael said:
AngryCorvair said:
Dusterbd13-michael said:

Youre gonna need serious pt to get the hand modeling gig back....

 Fortunately, surgery was on right hand.  left hand is for modeling.

I thought left was for the stranger?

 You gotta pay for a subscription to get those pictures!

AngryCorvair
AngryCorvair MegaDork
12/19/19 10:52 a.m.

In reply to Indy-Guy :

When you walk into the bathroom, if you see urinals, turn around and go to the other one. Because apparently you don’t belong in the one with urinals.

 

jstein77
jstein77 UberDork
12/19/19 10:58 a.m.

I had that nerve block done when I had my shoulder surgery in September.  That's the weirdest feeling I've ever had - the whole arm feels completely dead.  After a few hours, I began to worry a little that it might never come back to life; but by the next morning, it did.  Still, I never want to have that feeling again.

Woody
Woody MegaDork
12/19/19 11:01 a.m.

Jeez, they did a lot more cutting on you than they did on me.

 

AngryCorvair
AngryCorvair MegaDork
12/19/19 11:02 a.m.

In reply to jstein77 :

Yeah, it’s really strange. 

Indy-Guy
Indy-Guy PowerDork
12/19/19 11:02 a.m.

In reply to AngryCorvair :

False advertising...  Fake news perhaps ?

 

I kid, I kid.

 

AngryCorvair
AngryCorvair MegaDork
12/19/19 11:04 a.m.

In reply to Woody :

Looks like you had the “closed” procedure that’s done with some kind of scope. Mine was the old-school “open” procedure with scalpels and E36 M3.

AngryCorvair
AngryCorvair MegaDork
12/19/19 11:07 a.m.
Indy-Guy said:

In reply to AngryCorvair :

False advertising...  Fake news perhaps ?

 

I kid, I kid.

 

Yo dawg, we heard you like Triumph...

i hope that dog is a large part of your Challenge TR4 concours

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