I’m going to have surgery!
I’m getting my stupid ass carpal tunnel fixed! I’ve complained about it from time to time. Started during my first pregnancy with very, very light swelling. Apparently, it just focused on that one spot. If you are not familiar with carpal tunnel, maybe check out this video of open carpel tunnel release surgery -or- just look at this picture:
Outpatient, local anesthesia, cut open your hand, find the transverse carpal ligament and cut it. Stitch it all up and get the fuck out.
FYI, I made the kids watch that video. This could be the thing that pushes them into medicine. Or therapy. Whatever.
It has been getting worse and worse and worse. Swelling, pain, numbness all the time. Yes, my finger tips are numb as I type. But I know how to type and I can still make my fingers move, so that’s how I’m still creating this magic.
It hurts to drive. It hurts to go to the bathroom. Sleeping is a pain. Driving. Buttons on clothing? NAH let’s wear sweats for the rest of this blistering hot summer. I have been trying to cook and freeze meals while I wait on a surgery date. *sigh*
3 months of recovery? On average, anyway. Other people just ready to go a couple weeks after surgery. Right hand first, then left. I need to get both done before August because of my insurance. I have a $500 deductible right now. $500! My last insurance was $4000. PER PERSON. $8000 per family, so basically, it was financially practical for all of us to get into a plane crash rather than just one or two people get hospitalized in a year. It’s all about planning, people.
Co-pays don’t count against deductibles though, so all those $50 specialist co-pays are adding up. It’s a fucking racket.
I have so much to talk about but my mind is very scatterbrained. Hopefully I’ll get scheduled tomorrow so I can have a countdown. In the mean time, I’m just driving my hands into the ground doing all of the things that I’m about not going to be able to do.