Thursday, September 20, 2012

" Surgery's Over, I'm Home !"

Yay... I'm home from the Carpel Tunnel Release surgery and it went so much easier than I had anticipated.
My husband ended up taking his last two weeks of vacation this year so he was able to take me. We arrived at the hospital at 6:00 A.M. and were home by 9:00 A.M.!!

I was the first surgery and it went very well and quickly. All of that anxiety for nothing! As you can see I am typing and it's only 10:40 A.M.!! I am able to use my hand much more that I had imagined which made me very happy. I have stitches in two spots . A few on my palm and a few on my wrist. He also was kind enough to remove a huge wart I had on my thumb for many years so it also has stitches.

The doctor said that the nerve wasn't too bad so I should expect good results. I have to go back next Wednesday to have the wrapping removed at which time they will put some tape over the stitches. In the meantime I can't get it wet at all but I can drive and do anything that doesn't hurt. I am so relieved and happy!

I will get the stitches removed the week after next. At that time I will schedule the other hand. Now that I know how easy it was, I will be glad to have them both done and then perhaps get a good nights sleep for a change.

So that's it for now, I just wanted to share the good news!
Have a great day. 

18 comments:

Rebecca said...

Un.Be.Liev.A.Ble! Good for you, Di!

A Lady's Life said...

I am elated to hear everything went well and that you are happy.
There is nothing worse than living with pain.Life is too short.
:)

Mamabug said...

So glad it all went well! You'll be back to normal before you know it without all the pain.

Gail said...

HI DI - phew, all good news, so glad you are home and doing well.
Love to you
Gail
peace....

Wanda..... said...

It's good to hear it all went so well, Di! Happy for you!

Anvilcloud said...

I didn't realize that it was that simple. Way to go!

Lynilu said...

Well, what good news that is!!! I'm really happy it went so well, Di!!! Woooo hooo!!

Need A Latte Mom said...

How awesome is that!
Play it up and have him wait on you hand and foot!

Lois Evensen said...

Fantastic! It's great to hear it all went so well!

Ellen said...

So glad the surgery went well for you. Welcome back! Blessings to you and your family.

Ginnie said...

After all the knee stuff this was a piece of cake. I'm so glad. You deserved to have a break !!

Dee said...

Wow..I am surprised but happy to see you posting. I am so glad it all went to quickly with a good prognosis. :)

Memoirs of Me & Mine said...

Great news. Good for you!

God bless.

http://www.memoirsofmeandmine.com/

Barb said...

I've been wondering - glad you were able to post. Sounds like you'll be good as new in no time. Rest!

Annmarie Pipa said...

yea for you!! as a nurse I remember realizing the wait and anxiety was usually the worst part of everything!
good for you!!

Bonny said...

So glad things went well with the surgery! You'll be crocheting like crazy in no time!

Tranquility Speaks said...

Very happy to hear it went really well. God bless :)

About Last Weekend said...

That is so great that yu are back typing - how quick. But you still have an excuse not to do the dishes!