Hello, I am new to this site. I am having my LRTI - CMC (carpometacarpal joint) surgery this Thursday (May 7, 2015).
I am very nervous as I have not heard of anyone having this done.
I am having it done to my right hand, the dominant one. I am a women, 60 and worried about
doing my hair (I use a curling iron) and doing my makeup. Someone on this site mentioned something about
I had rotator-cuff surgery last May and it was everything I heard it was however I was lucky because my doctor was able to do it arthroscopicaly. Only 4 small incisions. I bought a standing thing to put my hair dryer in. I still use it for the convenience. It only took about
3 weeks and I was able to bend my neck enough to use a curling iron to do my hair so I was ok with that. With a curling iron, you use the thumb to hold the clip down. Have tried big electric brushes, so far not as good. I say to myself if I have to go once a week to a Salon and get my hair done, like the older women like my Mom do, well that's what I will have to do. The makeup is also a worry to me. I guess I will just have to wait and see how it goes. Anyone out there if you can give me suggestions or how that worked for you, I would appreciate it.
My sister has to have it done to her left hand (non-dominant one).
Her doctor told her more about
the long hard recovery than my doctor did. My doctor said if I can do the rotator-cuff surgery then I can do this one. And, I have allot of allergies to pain medications, I did not use any pain pills for the rotator-cuff, they gave me a block in my neck and I didn't feel the pain until 2 days later.
However, this time, I did get Diladid and not the generic. This is what they use to give me in the ER when I had Migraines. I also have Fibromyalgia, so all my doctors say that when something is wrong with me, the pain is increased 10 times then someone without Fibromyalgia. I got rid of the Migraines and the Fibromyalgia started. So as you can see, I am not really very healthy. But I am a fighter and I usually don't let pain get me down. I have been dealing with this pain in the thumb for about
4-5 years. Last year the injections did not work. My last injection wore off May 2014.
So, a year of constant pain. I feel I don't have any choice.
Anyone out there with any suggestions I'd be happy to hear from you.
Post Edited (wecd) : 6/8/2015 12:36:25 PM (GMT-6)