Hi, my first time here, need some support. I had left thumb joint replacement done on July 28th. I was in a half cast for one week, a hard cast for six weeks. I've been in a splint for the past 2 1/2 weeks. I will say I did not have one minute of pain after surgery. Even called the doctor and asked if he severed a nerve, I didn't feel pain!!! All I felt was relieve from the aching I'd had for over two years. I had the tendon graff from my forearm kept in place with a pin. That was the only thing that bothered me. The pin was taken out after five weeks and then it was smooth sailing as far as that can be with a cast. Never had one before and it is very confining, even had a panic attack the first night, thought I couldn't breathe!!! Anyway, I've been going to therapy twice a week for almost three weeks now. I know I'm going to be sore and I'm impatient as the stiffness isn't going away as fast as I'd like it, but my main concern is I'm experiencing that aching feeling I had for the years before surgery. I have a swollen lumptype spot towards the lower part of my thumb, between my thumb and index finger. That developed a few months before surgery and I'm very concerned that's it's back again. I see my doctor in two more weeks but want some piece of mind maybe that what I'm experiencing is normal??? My wrist is very tender and sore and it seems my nerves have been misplaced a little, which I understand is normal and they will sort themselves out. My main concern is the aching. I have tried to be good about
not lifting or pinching, but know that I've done it subconciously, but nothing that I feel could have hurt this. I have a top doctor, referred by many, and hopefully it's just my impatience that is getting the best of me. Sorry for the long post, guess I just needed to vent. Suppose to have the other hand done, don't know now. Thanks again for your ear.