... I had surgery in 3 months ago. I first went to my doctor 5 years ago because of pain in both thumbs. ... (76 replies)
... Redbird. hi,
you cannot develop bronchitis from herbs. Not from Valerian nor from Chamomile tea. Bronchitis is an inflammation of the bronchial tubes due to an infection by viruses, usually the syncytial virus. These very small tubes become blocked with mucos which prevents air from reaching the "alveoli" of the lungs.
One becomes short of oxygen. This condition is treated... (13 replies)
... I gave credit to this at my session today. My therapist was glad she did not have to break the news to me about length of healing time for this surgery which is the norm in her profession. ... (13 replies)
... Redbird, from what I can make out here, you are 19 days post surgery? correct me please if I am wrong.
You should not be applying any pressure to your thumb, nor index finger until your splint finally comes off. You can however move the tip of your thumb, backward & forward.
It is normal to feel pain, sensitivity, itching & even burning, down the outside of your thumb.... (13 replies)
... Stamm, in order for you to feel less pressure from your splint, try putting a piece of gauze on your hand before you replace your splint (on your hand)
I also had a micro-plastic splint on both my left & right hand. I suffered from the same complaints you mentioned here in your post. I used a clean piece of gauze every time I took off the splints. I also suggest you liberally... (13 replies)
... Welcome to the CMC club. I'm so glad to hear you're doing well. ... (13 replies)
... I'm surprised you are in a splint so soon. My surgery cast was off in a week, stitches removed, and then a full cast from the base of my fingers half way up my arm with the thumb isolated to the tip was installed. ... (13 replies)
... Hi Redbird,
Good to read you are post surgery & that the actual operation was'nt as bad as you thought it would be.
I am somewhat shocked, I have never heard of exercising after 12 days of surgery, especially touching your fingers with your thumb.
You ask if you are ''pushing it'' my answer to you is yes. If it hurts, stop.
You will not be able to touch your index... (13 replies)
... ficulty experienced with a few of the pain meds, I am still experimenting to find the right one at minimal dosage to accomplish least side effects. I believe my surgery was less invasive as some I am reading about here. ... (13 replies)
... Hi lostinthewoods,
I have had CMC surgery on both my thumbs/wrists for loss of cartilage. I have no problems now with range of motions in my thumb, fingers nor wrist.
I had no problems, other than pain in the muscle next to the tendon which was harvested. The tendon was taken from my wrists-both surgeries. One needs to be patient & allow from 4-6 months -1 year for... (5 replies)
... Just wondering what people's experience has been with the outcomes of CMC surgery. ... (5 replies)
... Hello Justfax, I had the CMC surgery with the tendon replacement on 7/15/2010. I am in a hard cast and while its been a painful week, that is becuase I am back at work. I am on a computer all day, so my incision has been really sore. I am in much less pain then before surgery. I just hope I get most of the usage back in my hand after the hard cast comes off on 08/23/2010. (9 replies)
... I am a 52 yr old male. On 8/4/10 I had cmc surgery (suspension interposition arthroplasty). In addition, I had a dequervain procedure ( openining of the sheath around the tendons). For the past several years, the base of my thumb was constantly inflamed. Nsaids, splinting and cort. shots did not help. Xrays showed that I had no cartlidge (bone on bone). The way I see it, 2... (9 replies)
... I would have the right hand repaired first. As far as a time line for the second surgery, I would wait and see how the first surgery recovers and when it feels strong enough to carry the load go for the second one. ... (2 replies)
... Your thinking is correct. I had both my hands done. Left hand May 2011, then right hand, February 2013. My left hand was worse. The pain I had in my right hand was bearable.
I recovered well & fast & had full use of my hands after 4 months. Everyone heals differently, so it's rather hard to answer your question of how long you should wait for your 2nd surgery.
Wishing you... (2 replies)
... I want to have reasonably full recovery on one before doing the other. I know I will have to wait to schedule the second surgery until I know how things have gone, but for planning purposes, I'm trying to get some kind of timeline. ... (2 replies)
... I'm only 4 weeks post surgery but my range of motion is great (though with some discomfort). I only had about a 4-inch piece of tendon harvested from the hand incision, rather than from the entire forearm, so have had no weakness above the wrist.
Karen (5 replies)
... I'm a heavy duty auto mechanic. Went back to work 11 weeks post surgery and have been back to work for 6 weeks. I have no pain and I am back to full strength with full range of motion. ... (5 replies)
... I had my surgery 9 weeks ago, and I am still dealing with some rather decent size problems with stiffness and range of motion. ... (5 replies)
... Yes, I've done that, and it seems to work well. It's important to be diligent about using Vit. E to get the best effect. My husband's scars from cardiac surgery are no longer the first thing you notice about his chest ;-D
LITW (8 replies)