Pain and itching after surgery

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damouthy1
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   Posted 9/10/2011 2:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey guys, I hope everyone is having a low pain day and a good weekend.
Well, I had surgery Wed. and as far as I know it went as expected. I am having quite a bit of pain in my elbow area but the worst thing is the itching has started! smhair
 
It's driving me crazy and because I have this half cast thing on that is also wrapped with dressings and an ace bandage, I can't scratch the itch! Very annoying.
 
Anyway, I am typing this with just my left hand so needless to say it has taken awhile to just write what I have. I will check in again soon and hope to be back to giving support soon too (I have been reading just can't post much) Oh and thank you to everyone who supported me before my surgery. You all helped me alot!
 
Take care.
 
Gentle Hugs,
Shannon

Fibromyalgia, Chronic daily headaches, Migraines, Undetermined Auto-Immune Dysfunction (probable MCTD, sero-negative RA and ?), Trigger finger, Carpal Tunnel, Cubital Tunnel, GERD, High blood pressure, Depression and Anxiety

Oxycontin, Percocet, Lopressor, Lexapro, Celebrex, Omeprazole, Promethazine as needed for nausea, Ventolin inhaler and Vitamin D3

Jim1969
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   Posted 9/10/2011 3:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Hang in there. It should only be a few more days before that wrapping comes off and they remove the sutures.
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momtofourangels
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   Posted 9/10/2011 3:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Hang in there Shannon. I know it has to be maddening not being able to scratch the itch. As Jim said, you should get to have the wrapping off soon. Take care.

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Loretta
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CRPSpatient
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   Posted 9/10/2011 6:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Good to hear that your surgery went well, but sorry to hear about the itching. Hang in there, and hopefully that wrapping will come off soon. Not much consolation I know, but hopefully the itching means it's healing well.

Laura
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sore42long
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   Posted 9/10/2011 9:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Glad the surgery went well and your okay,the itch is just part of the healing process,it will be gone soon !I'm sure in aweek you will be much better!Take care of yourself and don't try to do too much even with your left hand.I am happy your okay .My own surgery is coming up soon ,I can't wait Ifeel like a slug laying around and waiting ,I can't wait till its over ,yet my healing will take up to 2months ,Iguess taking a rib out ,is suppose to be real sore ,well at least when it heals I will feel better and can do more than being in pain 24hrs a day,Ihave other medical problems but nothing compared to this thoracic outlet syndrom .take care ,I'm happy your over the biggest hurdle of surgery >

Retired Mom
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   Posted 9/11/2011 5:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations on passing this hurdle. Surgery is always so stressful for me.

I'm sorry about the itching, but just imagine those little stitches doing their job and healing well so that the pain is gone!

I know it must be kind of miserable now, but a week will make a great deal of difference.

I hope you feel better soon!

All my best.
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damouthy1
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   Posted 9/14/2011 6:47 AM (GMT -6)   
So here I am one week post op and feeling somewhat better. I am still wrapped up so I have no idea what my incisions look like :( But I get unwrapped, unstitched and unstapled on Tuesday the 20th! Yay!

I feel like the trigger finger and carpal tunnel incision are pretty much healed. The pain and tenderness is pretty much gone, still itching though. The cubital tunnel incision is still real tender and achey...I wonder if the staples are causing this?

I also feel like I am hitting my funny bone over and over...you know that pain that sends the vibration through your arm? I wonder if that is from moving that nerve and basically irritating it? It's pretty annoying.

I just wanted to post a quick update and say Hi to everyone! I hope you are all having a good and hopefully low pain week...take care.
Gentle Hugs,
Shannon

Fibromyalgia, Chronic daily headaches, Migraines, Undetermined Auto-Immune Dysfunction (probable MCTD, sero-negative RA and ?), Trigger finger, Carpal Tunnel, Cubital Tunnel, GERD, High blood pressure, Depression and Anxiety

Oxycontin, Percocet, Lopressor, Lexapro, Celebrex, Omeprazole, Promethazine as needed for nausea, Ventolin inhaler and Vitamin D3
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