... It works very well for side sleeping, but you have to sleep on the affected side (e.g. right side if you have your right thumb worked on). That got old after a few weeks because I like to switch sides. (9 replies)
... op appointment 9 days after surgery and the next day I was in tremendous pain because of swelling. The next time around, I elevated for 6 weeks. ... (9 replies)
... Does it work for side sleeping or only on your back? (9 replies)
... I did use the pillow - "my blue buddy" as I called it. Later on I was able to switch to using pillows but at first it's perfect as it totally holds up your forearm while you're sleeping so there's no chance it will fall. That was great for me because I had a nerve block and couldn't feel anything in my entire arm for about 18 hours.
I also carried it around with me during... (9 replies)
... Did you use a Carter pillow or just adapt towels, pillows etc.? In the older posts someone was recommending the Carter pillow... (9 replies)
... who had the surgery and went back to work in 3 months and later said he should have waited longer. ... (9 replies)
... I did ask about a less invasive surgery on my milder hand, but she does not think it worth it, I guess, or maybe it's not done here at all. ... (9 replies)
... one who does a newer procedure that offer the possibility of a quicker recover but decided to go for the traditional surgery as it seemed more proven. ... (9 replies)
... Hi, new here.
I am expecting to have surgery on the base of my left thumb (CMC Joint) in a few months - the usual one where they remove the bone and replace with a tendon taken from the arm...
I've read some old posts here about people's experiences which were very helpful. Anyone currently here who has had this, or is looking at having it done in the near future? (9 replies)
... I crochet, but only a limited amount now due to the pain. I have a sock loom I haven't learned to use yet... but I think that would also be awkward and require a jig to hold the loom.
I've decided to start a basket for movies to watch and books to read - seems I never have time for all the ones my friends recommend, word games, etc. Probably I can spend more time on... (9 replies)
... 99% you will be put to sleep as this is quite a painful surgery.
Good luck to you.
Haydena. (7 replies)
... I am having surgery march 16th and one thing I didn't ask was if I am going to be asleep during this. Has anyone else had the surgery on the base of the thumb where they remove the bone and take out a tendon and replace the bone with the tendon? ... (7 replies)
... I have read the threads and thank you for you great advice and help.. I am still nervous about the surgery recovery time and would like to return to work asap. ... (1 replies)
... Just a quick note to all to report that my second thumb surgery (this past Monday, December 19) went well. My left hand still hurts, of course, but the rest of me seems to have now recovered from the trauma of the surgery. My right hand (on which I had the same lrti thumb surgery November 2) is not normal yet but it is feeling more normal and I feel very good about that... (10 replies)
... on November 2 and am scheduled to have my left thumb done this Monday, December 19. I'm sort of scared because my right hand isn't that great yet and it will soon be my solo hand. ... (10 replies)
... I have a very painful trigger thumb. Sometimes it locks in place for a day or two. My hand surgeon says it's an easy surgery, quick recovery, etc. He also said that about my basal thumb surgery (other hand) and that wasn't quite the case.
Has anybody had this surgery? If so, what was your recovery time? Anything I should know? (2 replies)
... Im going in for the LRTI basal thumb surgery this Wednesaday. I have a really great dr. But I am a little anxious. I am doing the nondominant hand first and am scheduled for the other in November. ... (1 replies)
... I am new to this board, and i am seriously considering LRTI basal thumb surgery. I need it in both hands. ... (10 replies)
... Had Basal thumb surgery five weeks ago. Still have pain and swelling. Starting my first therapy tomarrow. Surgeon said possible RSD condition. This is Regional Pain Syndrome. ... (7 replies)
... but I've had 22 other orthopedic surgeries and that burning pain is usually nerve pain. They may have injured or even cut a nerve during surgery and they burn like hell while healing. ... (7 replies)