Monday, February 20, 2017

Why I Am Choosing To Have Surgery...

Hello Luvs,

I quick update on one of my health issues. I wrote about my hand and forearm problems that were diagnosed as carpal tunnel. Well, after meeting with the surgeon I have decided to go ahead with the surgery. As I mentioned before, I have been to every type of doctor and tried multiple ways to address the issues.....all to no avail.
Quick peek into blog coming tomorrow!

I can choose not to have the surgery next week if I have reservations or I think that I've found another option. After dealing with the issues getting worse and worse over the years I yearn for a way to resolve it. 

The surgeon mentioned that the surgery only takes about ten minutes and the recovery time is about a week. Of course for a time after I will not be able to lift items (which I can't do now!). One thing that stood out was the fact that the waking up several times a night should end almost immediately. I'm sure that Josh will appreciate that! He also let me know that they only do one arm at a time. That will help me figure out if my left arm has been overcompensating for the right.

If you know anyone who is and/or has gone through the same ailment and chose a different route that was non-surgical I would love to hear from you. I still have an open mind up until I actually have the procedure. Maybe sharing this will lead to someone offering up a different solution.

One bummer was that he found that my leg issues have nothing to do with the carpal  tunnel. So, sooner or later (like when I can't walk without dragging my right leg!) I will have to take on what's going on there. Until then, I will take it one issue at a time.

Til next time,

Kat

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