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,