Thanks for the info PaLady, The surgeon drew a line on my hand where the incision will be. I think it is probably the older method after reading your reply as it was about 2 inches long with a zig-zag closer to the end of it near my wrist. It really makes no difference to me as long as the result is good. I am already full of scars on my belly from 4 surgeries for crohn's disease and 3 C-Sections. I just want to be able to hold a pen and write again!!!
Great idea about the gloves, I already have a box that I use when my Mom has accidents and I have to clean her up. I have lots of T-shirts so buttons won't be an issue. My biggest worry is that I won't be able to help my daughter with her 6 week old baby who is very colicky and needs lots of rocking and butt patting. She is living with us until her new home is finished being built so I help her a great deal on a daily basis. And also there is my Mom who is 81 and in failing health with dementia and congestive heart failure. My plate is so full and each day is a struggle for me, I really can't see how I am going to be able NOT to not use my hand for a day let alone several or even a week.
I will muddle through one way or another though...I always have.
Thanks again for great suggestions and info..
Best of health...
[color=purple>Dx'd 1983 Crohn's Disease, COPD 2000, Psoriasis 2002, Fibromyalgia 2005 along with Cronic Inflammatory Disease 2005. Currently takeing Humira, Pentasa, Lomotil, Elavil, Sinemet, Skelaxin, Advair, Abuterol, Avinza, Percocet and Xanax as needed[/color]