... or that will hurt too. It's just making my at home rehab efforts difficult not being able to touch the skin at all, and I don't have another therapy appt until next Tuesday to ask my therapist, so I just wondered if any of you dealt with the hypersensitivity and what you did about it. ... (91 replies)
... octor to get a second opinion. I had to portion shots, 8 month apart. The first may have been beginners luck, seemed to relieve for less than three months. The next was three weeks before my "real" surgery and it was barbaric to myself to put myself through into an inflamed, arthritac joint. I cried from pain on top of pain. ... (91 replies)
... The swelling is really pretty normal. My hand therapist gave me a compression glove to help keep it down. It really helped. Next session ask your therapist for one. I'm sure they are kept in stock. The numbness will subside bit by bit when the swelling goes down. ... (91 replies)
... ections a year. If your first only lasted a month and you just had the second...well you do the math. Like everyoe here I am dreading my surgery and the recovery next month, but my pain is is increasingly worsening along with limits to function. ... (91 replies)
... ot b afraid to take one at night if pain is severe, or a half. Having had numerous painful surgeries and I can guarantee you that when I have my CMC arthroplasty next month, I will be taking my meds as directed to stay ahead of the pain. It's difficult to get it under control if it get ahead of you. ... (91 replies)
... r the advise about seeing another doctor. I was leaning that way but you have probably convinced me. I know for a fact that I do not want to live in pain for the next decade when there is a way to resolve the problem straight away. ... (91 replies)
... When he came to see me the next morning the first thing he asked me to do was to move the tip of my thumb, which I did. ... (91 replies)
... YAY my cast comes off Tuesday and my pin is removed. I'm really hoping next week will be a positive step forward. That once therapy starts I can better manage the pain and get some function back. ... (91 replies)
... Ok Greengal, I hear you!
Could you not take half a Percocet? would that not help your pain?
There is a pump spray available for anaesthesia of mucous membranes from the internet. I was able to buy it from my drug store without a perscription from a doctor. I brought this spray along with me to my surgeon & I asked him to spray it over my stitches before he removed them... (91 replies)
... I will start using it next week when my cast comes off, hopefully it helps. ... (91 replies)
... Hi Greengal,
Sorry about the pain your experienced yesterday evening. I did mention that late afternoons & evenings are the usual times for increased pain.
Other than Percocet, can you not take another pain killer which will not make you sleepy? I know that Percocet is a very strong pain med & can be highly addictive when taken for more than 1 week. (Here Percocet is given... (91 replies)
... Plus, now that the swelling has gone down some I can feel that kwire rubbing on my cast. I'm actually looking forward to them yanking that sucker out next week. I just hope when the cast comes off and I start therapy things will really start to improve. ... (91 replies)
... Bravo to you Greengal, I am thrilled you managed at work yesterday. I was thinking about you & how your day went. The pillow is a good idea.
Yes, step by step & one day at a time, the best & only way to get through this ordeal.
Once you start therapy you will feel a lot better within yourself.
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... Yesterday marked 3 weeks since my surgery, all things considered I think I'm doing ok. Get my kwire out and cast off next week, then start therapy. ... (91 replies)
... look forward to reading her next post. ... (18 replies)
... I'm doing ok. Still dealing with some pain, this awful burning pain that feels like firey needles, and I can't do a thing about it with this cast on. But I have to remind myself that I'm only 3 weeks out from a major surgery, healing takes time. My cast comes off next week, they remove the k-wire, and I start therapy, so hopefully I get more improvements then. But I am... (91 replies)
... Hi Karen,
No more watching surgery videos, please. You dont need to be afraid, you need to be prepared what you are going to go through, what you need to get done before the surgery & after the surgery. You need to be able to ask your doctor/surgeon questions & he should give you answers.
We can advise you how to prepare for the pre-op but its best to take it day by day... (47 replies)
... Mine is being removed next week and I'm told they just take some pliers and yank it out, so of course I'm kinda nervous over how that'll feel. ... (91 replies)
... Rheumatoid tissue is putting presure on C1 C2 neck area and will be seeing a Neurologist next week for a consultation for surgery to relieve the pressure and probably a fusion. ... (3 replies)
... Hi Greengal,
Yes I did have alot of numbness after both my surgeries. Your doctor told you more than mine did! (about the numbness) Of course it goes away, within time. Tingling I also had. The skin under my thumb was joined to my thumb nail, but not for too long. Have I suggested to you to order Traumeel via the internet?
This is a homeopathic remedy, a cream that... (91 replies)