Dear Mommie24 and all of you who have had more than one trigger finger surgery and carpel tunnel surgery:
Bless all of you! I had my right middle trigger finger surgery on Mar. 7th with the stitches out 10 days later. Then, I was instructed to wear one of those surgical gloves to keep it clean and dry for 2 weeks and to massage it with vitamin E oil and use some therapy silly putty. I have also put on my gardening gloves and raked my back yard for 2-3 days. I can't recommend it, but I think it did help with the adhesions. I also chase after a 2 yr. old grandson all day. We call him the exercise machine and, of course, I forget about the right hand and reach out to grab him out of harm's way.
My swelling is slowly going down. By the end of the day, the pain is just nasty - Tylenol helps. It is great to be able to get both hands wet again. I wear regular rubber gloves to get more things done. The steering wheel still hurts, but my trigger finger is fixed. My palm was inflammed before the surgery with the finger not working. I am looking forward to the pain continuing to go away.
When you get your stitches out, do what the nurse or doctor tells you. It will make a difference. Try to be more careful than I have been. Get rest, so your body can heal.
Best to you all,