Welcome to the boards...
Unfortunately....there is not a surgery in the world where someone is "perfectly" normal the day afterwards....
I've had many different surgeries from removing a Morton's Neuroma from my foot....to 2 laprascopic knee surgeries....to 4 abdominal lap surgeries for cysts....adhesions....and appendix removal...To the major ones for my cervical fusions...
But even in the "small" surgeries...it takes a few weeks to start getting better day by day.
The "best" recovery for me was the appendix removal as I was in my 20's....and within 7 days I was at the beach playing volleyball...The only real pain by then was accidentally getting hit with a ball in the stomach! Ouch!!
But the first few days were awful because of the trapped air/gas....
I haven't had the specific trigger finger surgery...but just stating that you should never believe any surgeon who says that you will be 100% in 24 hours....That is just not possible.
Obviously it's too late to get a 2nd opinion.....and of course...everyone is different in their recovery and those of us on this board have chronic pain...So there are thousands of people who have had this surgery and others and are doing great...out living their lives...and don't have anymore pain or issues...They aren't going to post online about
The internet is usually filled with more "negative" than positive and this goes for anything in life from this to buying a refrigerator...Someone will come online to complain about
So...try to have a positive outlook...And go ahead and ask the Dr. about
PT....Say that you want to have every opportunity to heal quickly and appropriately and you would like to have some at home exercises to do...Especially to prevent a lot of scar tissue....
And just know that it will get better....but day by day. Do NOT try to do too much....listen to your OWN body....So regardless of what the surgeon says....take it slowly.
Good luck and we look forward to an update..
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