Hopefully, this will be one of the last times I write about my hand on this blog. I got my stitches out this morning. My hand feels 1000% better! I'm instructed to use lotion to massage the scar to soften the tissue. They also gave me another hand brace with a silicone insert inside to … Continue reading Look Ma, No Stitches!
It has been nearly two weeks since my carpal tunnel surgery. Up until today, I have not had that much pain. But boy is it turned on now! My hand hurts like hell! I am hoping it will be better when the doctor removes the stitches on Wednesday. In fact, I hope that I can … Continue reading My Hand Hurts Like Hell!
Tomorrow I have a follow-up appointment with the surgeon who performed my carpal tunnel release. I am going to have to explain why I did not follow his directions about not unwrapping my hand. It is not infected and it seems to be healing very well and very quickly. The reason I unwrapped it is … Continue reading Follow-up Doctors Visit
The doctor told me to leave it wrapped for a week, but I couldn't do it. Even though I covered it the best I could with a plastic bag the huge bandage the doctor had put on got wet in the shower. It was bedtime, and I was not gonna go to bed with a … Continue reading Post Surgery Workout
It has been a day since my carpal tunnel surgery. All I can think about is ripping off the bandage. I'm not sure I can wear it for 7 days. My hand hurts, but, not so much that I have to take any medication. But the bandage makes me want to scratch. It's hot. And … Continue reading Recovery
Tomorrow morning I go in for surgery on my right hand for a carpal tunnel release. It has gotten to the point that all my fingers hurt, including my thumb. Soon I will have to have the left one operated on as well. I should not have waited so long to have it done. I … Continue reading Carpal Tunnel Surgery Today
I don't know how it could look so normal and be so damaged. Yesterday I made the mistake of forcing myself to practice for a couple of hours. You see when I ice my wrist all the tingling and pain stop for a while. Then I'm tempted to do things that really irritate carpal tunnel. … Continue reading Carpal Tunnel & the Saxophone
My practice has been halted because of carpal tunnel syndrome. That doesn't mean I won't keep trying. Hopefully, the corrective surgery will happen within the next week or so. For the past several weeks I have been waking up in the middle of the night with extreme pain in my right arm. It feels like … Continue reading Carpal Tunnel
I was not able to play at all today because of the tingling in my hands. Mostly my right hand. It was really frustrating. Every time I feel like I'm moving forward with anything in my life something happens to mess it up. Carpal tunnel was never an issue until I decided I was going … Continue reading Discouraged