At some point I plan to write out a detailed description of my hand surgery so that when someone searches the web for real info on the reality of open release carpal tunnel surgery, they will actually find useful info and not just a complaint. I had a heck of a time trying to find good quality info on coping with surgery, tips for recovery, etc. Thankfully I met someone in my real life who gave me her perspective and "met" someone online through a kind "cyber-friend" who gave me incredible info regarding the recovery process.
Needless to say, I can comfortably type again now and have just some minimal discomfort occasionally after doing too much with my toddler, and I am only one week and one day post op. I still have a palm-full of stitches that come out Friday morning, hopefully, but they are only covered with a regular bandaid now. I did have a half cast and wrap for all of last week, which made typing impossible. I still have some trouble writing with a pen, but each day that is getting easier. It doesn't help that I whacked my hand yesterday on a desk when my toddler fell backwards down three steps and I jumped up to try to catch him. I think I saw stars from the pain, but I didn't hit the incision, just a bruised part of my hand.
To add to the chaos of our life, our toddler poked his daddy in the eye Sunday morning, which led to a visit to our favorite ER. Chris is now recovering from a corneal abrasion. I may sign my toddler up for archery, as he hit the center of the cornea dead on--Bullseye! Lucky for Chris the ER docs took sympathy and actually gave him a script for Vicodin for the discomfort. Mommy has some Percocets and daddy has Vicodin...we're a great bunch! (I actually was never in enough pain to warrent using the pain meds, but they do help with sleeping....)
Today is my first day home without Chris, although my dad spent the morning here. I have a lot of cleaning up to get to...my baby-destructo has managed to clutter up the house again!