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... op appointment in 10 days. No cast used, only splints. One splint for the first 4 weeks, another different type splint for the next 4 weeks. Then 4 weeks of nothing while easing into life. But here's the kicker, NO physical therapy! ... (3 replies)
... people who will listen and support you through the next few weeks as you wait and on through your recovery. This is your new beginning. ... (24 replies)
... Hi Karen, We have 3 weeks to pump confidence into you! before your surgery. I am sorry you have been through so much. It is never too late to be starting over. Karen, when we fall down, either we pick ourselves up or we stay down! Am I correct? You have taken a few knocks, now you need to re-build your self esteem, confidence & inner strength because you will be... (24 replies)

... On top of it, I'm unemployed and not very marketable for the next few months...or longer if I have to do the other hand. I feel like the fight has gone out of me. And that worries me about this surgery. ... (24 replies)
... Everyone around here is in the middle of their recoveries, but it will be nice having another surgery buddy for my next hand in July. You will be recovering right before me. ... (24 replies)
Torn miniscus
May 25, 2013
... ear from anyone who has had this done. Cant find much on the net about it. Right now I is painful most days, but am a bit fearful about having this procedure. Next step for me is to make an appt with a ortho surgeon. ... (1 replies)
... except for bathing and therapy times for the next 4 weeks. I've only had 1 therapy visit so far, but have been trying to do exercises at home 3 times a day as instructed. It's still very, very stiff. ... (2 replies)
... look forward to reading her next post. ... (13 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. ... (4 replies)
... w I need the surgery. The pain and grinding have become severe, and now the other hand is showing symptoms of the same thing so I expect to need that one done by next year. ... (24 replies)
... Bravo to you Sue, you've got the right attitude. Your pillows are almost like mine were, except I used pillows & liked the feeling of support they gave my arm & hand. I kind of cuddled into them! I guess we could suggest using a giant teddy bear instead of pillows? Lol! I have written so much on this forum about CMC & I am pleased to be of help to you & others who are going... (11 replies)
... in other words, you focus on what you need for healing. For the next couple of weeks, paying attention to what my body is asking for and needs for recovery is my sole mission in life. ... (11 replies)
... Hi Sue, Wow & congrats to you for being able to post here so soon after your surgery. Take care with the Percocet as you can become addicted to it. It is a rather strong pain killer. Mornings are better pain wise because we have had sleep. The majority of patients do experience more pain in the afternoons, evenings & nights. Are you keeping your arm raised? are you... (11 replies)
... We are having cool days this week, but next week I will be planting my tomatoes and peppers at last. I will be putting in the herbs tomorrow since they can take the cold. ... (53 replies)
... My hub is schedule for his 1st cmc next Thurs. ... (10 replies)
... the next couple of hours were agony, even though I had already started the Percocet long before the numbness wore off. ... (11 replies)
... cast since last Tuesday April 30th. Stitches come out next Wed and then new cast This cast is no where near my knuckles and just a tip of thumb is out. Cast is actually comfortable. ... (7 replies)
... wrist pain again and my pinky gets a numb feeling. Can't wait to tell him this at my next appt in 3 weeks. I'm sure he'll say it's something new. UGH! I swear he doesn't listen to me. I guess I will have to try someone different. ... (2 replies)
... I'm 2 weeks post surgery. It feels like a real turning point as I had surgical dressings removed and hard cast put on for the next 4 weeks. The cast gives me a bit more confidence that I will not move the thumb too much or suffer stabs of pain if someone bumps into me in a crowd. ... (10 replies)
... Good luck tomorrow Greengal! I git my cast off today and im soooo happy that i went through with it!!!!! I truly believe that things will progress well from here! I feel very similar to the soreness and stiffness i felt after my tendon releases, though i have less use of my thumb:). I will be thinking anout you! Keep us posted! Everything will go smoothly for you... (35 replies)

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