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Well the carpal tunnel surgery went well and I'm sitting here typing - carefully - with stitches in my palm. Other than forgetting not to push myself up with my left hand, I'd say I've managed pretty well. It is amazing, however all the things we do with 2 hands and never really pay attention until we have only one. I elected to have left hand done first - since I'm left handed - as it was worst one. My cat, SamWise enjoyed having his mama lie about on the sofa the first 2 days and he took his "doctoring" duties very seriously. He'd lie on my chest to make sure I didn't get up. I think the only real trouble I had was in trying to get out of the bathroom, I had so much trouble trying to open the door until, dummy me, realized I should put what I had in my right hand down and THEN I could open the door -- duh!

Did manage to sew, with 1 hand, a flannel top made out of shirt pieces that belonged to a very dear friend's late hubby. She herself has passed away and I, along with a dear friend nicknamed Squirrel, are putting together the unfinished top she started, they will be quilted adn then returned to the family. I had enough to blocks to make a good size lap quilt and three 9-patch pillows (small). I still have some applique flower blocks to do and assemble. Will try to get pictures of these to post later.

Happy Fourth of July everyone. Please make it a safe one by not playing with fireworks or letting your children set off fireworks, leave those things to the professionals. That way you and your family can ohhh and ahhh together and not have to worry about where little Jimmie is with a rocket or sparkler.

Namaste - Terri at the Drake's Nest in beautiful, but firework noisey Ossineke, MI

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Comment by Terri D. on July 6, 2009 at 7:17pm
Hi pat, right hand still bothers me and will have that one done as quickly as possible. I'm pleased wtih the results and, except for the first few days, I haven't really babied the hand -- just have been careful. Thankfully the stitches come out tomorrow and I'll see what the doc's prognosis is and when he wants to schedule the other one. I discovered that I can operate my sewing machine pretty good with 1 hand, just a lot slower. I, unfortunately, can't take any Nasaids - Advil, Ibeprofen, Asperin (not stronger than 81 mg I take for heart). I had been taking 600 mg Ibeprofen 3 times day as prescribed by rheumatologist and it ate hole in my stomach, so now, along with everything else, I have ulcerative gastritis -- geesh! Oh well, what doesn't kill you makes you strong, they say.

Have a great day and I'll be talking to you. - Namaste - Terri in Ossineke, MI
Comment by Patricia, VA on July 6, 2009 at 7:10pm
Hi Terri, It took about 6 mos before I could use my rotary cutter to the full advantage. I could use it but had to take some breaks, every once in awhile my wrist would bother me, not bad but I know its there. Of course the computer mouse doesn't help it any, I worked with a computer all the time at my office. Is the right hand a little better since you had the left done? I use to get the pains all the way up under my arm, your right about sleeping, I use to get up and shake both my arms to get the tingling out. When I went to have the hand done, the doctor told me to take advil, after all the years I had capal tunnel, I never tought to take anything for the pain. Advil reduces the swelling, what an idiot I was.
Comment by Terri D. on July 5, 2009 at 6:50pm
Hi Pat, you poor baby. I can actually visualize that and know that wasn't any fun. Have you had any problems since your surgery? I noticed relief immediately after the surgery and over the days following. I actually got to sleep through the night because the left hand wasn't going to sleep, going numb or having sharp shooting pains in the middle of the night waking me up. I get stitches out this Tuesday (whee) so hopefully the stinging sensation I get when I turn my hand wrong will cease. Then I'll find out when we're going to schedule my right hand.

Thanks for asking, Pat, and I hope you had a great 4th.
Comment by Patricia, VA on July 4, 2009 at 6:45pm
You are doing great with the operation on you hand, I had that done about 15 yrs ago on my right hand and had my right foot operate on for a bunion, never have both sides of the body done at one time, I couldn't walk, had to crawl to the bathroom, what a time. One good thing I had instant relief from capel tunnel. How does your hand feel now? Did you have relief right away?

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