Welcome to HW...I have never had any issues with carpal tunnel, but certainl can empathize with the chronic pain and failed surgeries...It sounds like a good plan to get another Dr. opinion as well as more research before having another surgery...
There are a lot of wonderful and caring folks on this board and even though it's sad that pain brings us together...the joy is being able to share, talk, cry, even whine when needed, and laugh and offer support to others...
Hope you are able to do something fun tonight and this weekend that can make you smile..
SB and "the pup who snores loudly"
ACDF C5-C7, (no hardware), with autograft bone Nov. 2001
(reabsorption of bone 2 years later...still lost in body..expect to burp it out at anytime..haha"))
ACDF with hardware, allograft bone Nov. 2005
Anterior and Posterior CDF, allograft bone with BMP, removal of old hardware, use of titanium plates, rods, screws, & kitchen sink (lol) Oct 2006