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Another surgery this morning

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by Joe, May 2, 2016.

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  1. Joe

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    I'm not whining, just a little bored with nothing to do, one handed.

    Dec 20th I had surgery to repair my broken wrist and he placed two pins in the wrist. After that, I developed not one, but two different infections. The wrist finally healed and then I developed carpal tunnel in the same hand.

    OK, so this morning he went in again and cut the ligament to ease the pressure on the nerve.

    I came out of surgery and said I felt no difference. Hospital staff and surgeon said it would take about 6 hours for the local anesthetic to wear off. Well, here I am at 6+ and nothing. Fingers still numb.

    The only "good news" so far is that I have maxed out my health care deductible for the year. Everything healthcare-wise from here on out for 2016 will be "free". Premium is $873 per month for the two of us. Much better than the $1,450 we paid last year.

    Only a month to Vegas!
     
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  2. Ezzy711

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    Sorry to hear of your medical woes. Hope it works out well and in a short period of time. You type very well one handed. I will not make any assumptions as to how you gained that skill. I wouldn't have the patience for that.

    I've had wrist issues on and off for years. Trying to avoid surgery, I started acupuncture a little over a year ago. Much to my surprise I currently have no pain and full range of motion. That hand is still a bit weak due to years of problems but getting stronger.
     
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    Sorry to hear about the ongoing troubles. Hope it works out fast!
     
  4. Joe

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    Day 2 and pinky and ring finger feel normal. The other 2 fingers and thumb, no change.

    Damn, right now I'm like one of those people on Facebook I hate! Who gives a sh*t.
     
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    Is it possible that there's some swelling that is irritating the nerves?

    Hopefully you'll be feeling better soon!
     
  6. VPDana

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    Hope you're back to normal soon!
     
  7. jerseyguy

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    Hey Joe, like most folks here I wish you a speedy recovery. Dont know much about orthopedics, my area is abnormal psychiatry,degree gained from friends,family and people I meet in AC That infection after surgery is no joke,my sister caught one during dbl. knee replacement,damm near killed her.
    Take Care.
     
  8. bluesdude

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    Not true Joe! We care. Just get better so you can make that trip in a month or so. Jose will be missing you!!
     
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    Joe, hope everything heals better than new. Sorry you had to go through the rough time with it.

    Keep your eye on Vegas - things will look up from there!
     
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    Get well soon Joe! Hope each day brings a little more improvement.
     
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