Posted 1/23/2015 10:48 AM (GMT -6)
Geez, I'm sorry to hear of your difficulties. What kind of physical therapy did you have after the transposition? Ice therapy and 'points' were very painful but really helped me. I had mine done back in 1996 and it's mostly good. Look, the nerve is now buried in muscle, so when you use the muscle, it irritates the nerve. When you bump the muscle, it will feel like you hit the funny bone. When the lower part of my arm comes in contact with cold, it sends a 'wet' signal to my brain. Hot, thank goodness is still read as hot!
I totally get the arm rest situation. I totally get the typing 'in bulk' thing too! Some things will just not change. If no one has told you yet, you must inform health care professionals that you had the transposition done and cannot have any venipuncture done in the cubital area of that arm! My scar is so faint and so well placed, most don't even see it!
Oddly enough, the best thing you can do is massage the arm, even if it hurts, to help desensitize the nerve. I wish you the best.
multiple surgeries for rotator cuff both shoulders with residual chronic impingement syndrome, ulnar nerve transposition, carpal tunnel release, wrist ganglionectomies/denervectomies/tenolysis, multiple herniated discs, tarlov cyst, whiplash, bursitis of hips, tendonitis, torus, 3rd degree shoulder separation, torn labrum, ovarian cysts, fibroid tumors of the uterus