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trigger thumb surgery

Saturday, April 14, 2012

i found this video, but afraid to watch it.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MckpiWxrN4

  
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KRITTERKEEPERS 4/24/2012 6:13PM

    I had that surgery on my thumb in 2004. I can barely see the scar anymore. The thumb works great now and is completely painless. Ask your doctor for a surgeon who specializes in hand surgeries.
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-COURT- 4/14/2012 6:28PM

    omgosh, you have 3 trigger fingers, guess i am lucky.
i still didn't watch the video, coward. hate to see what they did. might want to baby my hand that much more.
let me know how it goes with the doc.

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MIRAGE727 4/14/2012 5:31PM

    I didn't check the link out yet....because I have that problem in 3 of my left hand fingers!
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OK, I watched it! I'm going to my Dr to get a good referral. Did I mention I've been playing guitar for over 50 years? It would be worth it.
Thanks for sharing.
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read the instructions, duh!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

okay, i'm not one to read and keep up with those pages of instructions the doctor gave me. 1st day after surgery, drink lots of liquids, eat light food, relax.

i ate fries and chicken tenders, went out with dh whenever he went out,
(exp: grocery shopping, went to mil and helped feed squirrels...threw up in her drive way. had friends over for cards..threw up after a few hands). when will i ever learn. trying to talk dh into letting me go to store today.

when i take the bandages off tomorrow, doc said i could wear brace for protection, as i told him how clutzy i am. thinking on it, the brace will rub against stitches (even though i'll have a bandaid over them) it fits tight. i have to ice down the sites.

i thought about wearing the sling after i get the big bandage off , that should protect it, what do you think?
i was just thinking on wearing the sling until i get the stitches out.

  
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NIMAWEYGH 4/22/2012 7:34PM

    I am QUOTING our Pins........
*****I hate ta' tell ya' so, cuz' I'm SURE you've learned your lesson on what *light* foods mean, by takin' the HARD road, Sweetie. ****

And your Dr knows best that is because HE IS THE DR. emoticon

Off to the next blog. Hope your so much better when I finish reading.

Hang in there gal.

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DUSTYPRAIRIE 4/18/2012 11:00AM

    Directions matter! I learned the hard way after rotator cuff surgery. I'd hate to see you do something crazy and pay later. What happened on the first day is just a sampling of what may come if you're not a good little doobie!

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3016DEBRA 4/16/2012 1:33PM

  Follow the Dr.'s instuctions...I know it's hard but in the long run, you'll heal faster! emoticon

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-SEVEN- 4/14/2012 8:31PM

    Oh Courti- you poor thing! I know how it is, wanting to do things like normal, but your body not cooperating! Hope things get easier. Yes, definitely check with the doctor about that sling rubbing on the stitches. Maybe there's another solution or brace/sling that can be used. Good luck!

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-COURT- 4/14/2012 1:42PM

    the sling they gave me (gave me..that's a laugh, i'm sure i'm paying for it) covers from my elbow to the tips of my fingers. keeps hand from bumping things, especially my thumb. i'm catching it on things now, like putting on a pull over blouse and putting my arm through the sleeve. have to be real careful there.
murphy's law!!! lol

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IRISHMUM3 4/14/2012 12:54PM

    Oh, Courti! Take care of yourself.

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1MIN17SECB412PM 4/14/2012 11:46AM

    Do be careful!! It's okay to favor that hand & protect it, but a sling will only favor an elbow, right? I broke my foot 2 yrs ago & still favor it when I use the stairs.

I hate ta' tell ya' so, cuz' I'm SURE you've learned your lesson on what *light* foods mean, by takin' the HARD road, Sweetie.

Your doctor needs to know your brace is too tight!! You need support, not pain & if your stitches hurt in the brace, it's too tight.

I'm sooo *~*happy*~* you're getting some relief though!! emoticon

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DOOBRIE 4/14/2012 11:11AM

    I don't know what to say about the sling, but I hope you get better quick, Courti!

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BUFFALOGAL1952 4/14/2012 9:58AM

    COURTI!!!! BAD COURTI!!! You have to stop...slow down...and take care of YOU! Right now you are healing so you need to treat yourself kinder and gentler. The better you treat yourself now the better you are going to heal. Read those directions missy!
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update on sil

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

sil called to say her doc called with cancer markers...1000. they just keep going up. i don't know what the next step will be...just hope there is a next step. we took her in for her bone scan today.

at least her liver and kidneys are still doing good.

thx for all your prayers.

  
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MRE1956 4/18/2012 7:04AM

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ANGORA4 4/13/2012 10:30PM

    So impressed, you have bad news, but you can also see good news in the midst of it. Praying for your family.

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SUETINGE 4/13/2012 4:49PM

    I'll definitely keep her in my prayers.

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NELLZIE04 4/12/2012 10:21AM

    I will keep her in my prayers. Thanks for keeping us updated. We are always here for you!

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DOOBRIE 4/12/2012 2:35AM

    I shall keep your SIL and her family in my thoughts.

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-SEVEN- 4/11/2012 8:23PM

    I will keep praying for her Courti- thanks for updating us. I can see how much you care for her. emoticon

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IRISHMUM3 4/11/2012 8:11PM

    I will keep saying prayers for her and for you.

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finally, surgery date and...how ironic is that?

Monday, April 09, 2012

dh and i we went in to the hand doc office to see why hold up on scheduling hand surgery. they've been contacting my primary doc for bloodwork results (save getting it done again). we went to primary and got report and took back to hand doc. i have to go off the advil i was taking for swelling and pain. (the doctors assist said to take 3 advils after breakfast, lunch, dinner and b4 bed. that's 12 pills...it did okay with pain and did great bringing the swelling down!!!

surgery date will be this thursday.

had time to waste so, we went home b4 going to eye doc appt. i noticed right eye had redness, like broken blood vessel. went to eye doc...it's a hemorrhage and reason.......to much advil...how ironic is that?!!

anyhow, since i have to be off advil b4 surgery they scripted for a pain pill, non-blood thinner and was told to do lots of icing on hand for swelling. don't want it to get as swelled as before or they won't do surgery.

have to go tomorrow for ekg.

  
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DISPATCH91 4/15/2012 8:10PM

    bless your heart, sometimes you can't win for losing



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AIMEESINGS 4/11/2012 8:45AM

    Glad you got a surgery date! Will be praying for you! How funny about the advil! I didn't know it can do that!

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-SEVEN- 4/10/2012 11:47PM

    Glad you can get to the surgery soon, Courti. I hope they can fix it up for you, and your recovery goes well! Sorry you have to go through all these tests before too. Isn't that something about the advil- that does seem like a lot of advil though.... I guess I'm not surprised.
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MATER88 4/10/2012 6:39PM

    I'll be thinking of you on Thursday. Hope all goes well.


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SUETINGE 4/10/2012 12:04PM

    Wow, definitely keep an eye on things. Thurs. will be here before you know it. I hope everything goes well.

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ROCKYCPA 4/10/2012 10:21AM

    Hope your surgery goes well & you have a speedy recovery!

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ANYA_ONION 4/10/2012 7:50AM

    Surgery is this Thursday, so just a couple of more days and then you'll be on the road to recovery. Hope is all goes well and that you heal fast. :: hugs::

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DOOBRIE 4/10/2012 2:16AM

    Wow, I'm surprised you could take that much Advil anyway - gives me indigestion! Sorry it caused a hemorrhage in your eye and hope your surgery goes alright on Thursday.

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MAGGIEVAN 4/10/2012 1:45AM

    Not fun!!! I trust it will be a great sucess and that you won't have more problems with it all. Take care of yourself.

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ANGORA4 4/9/2012 11:26PM

    Glad they discovered the source of the eye problem before it got worse. What a blessing, but so sorry the treatment caused it. Praying for a quick recovery.

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DANCERGIRL1229 4/9/2012 10:29PM

    I am so glad that you finally going to get your hand taken care of! I will be sending my thoughts and prayers your way this week!

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STLOUISWOMAN 4/9/2012 9:42PM

    I hope your surgery goes well & you have a speedy recovery. Hope your eye gets better real soon too! I'm really sorry that you're having so many health issues right now.


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LINDA! 4/9/2012 8:21PM

    Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

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IRISHMUM3 4/9/2012 8:00PM

    Sending lots of hugs and prayers that all goes well this week. So glad you got answers and a scheduled date. Rest up and take care!

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1MIN17SECB412PM 4/9/2012 7:56PM

    Oh, Courti... if it's not one thing, it's another, sweetie. Hang in there & keep a close eye on that hand. Sending prayers & my sweetest/best thoughts to you, dear friend.

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NELLZIE04 4/9/2012 7:48PM

    I hope everything goes well with the surgery. Hopefully it will be an easy procedure with no complications! I am glad they are fixing everything so that you wont be in as much pain soon!

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cutting back on typing

Thursday, April 05, 2012

oky, i'm going to have to limit my time on the pc.

i'm already doctoring the left-hand and feeling some twinges in right. started feeling little pain betweem wrist and elbow, too.

i'll try to pop in, but really have to take better care of my hands.

  
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SPARKLEMAMMY 4/7/2012 10:43AM

    Look after your self emoticon

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-COURT- 4/6/2012 9:31PM

    nims, dh's hunt and peck is worse than mine lol
i ad 33 years of typing not counting at school.

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NIMAWEYGH 4/6/2012 3:44PM

    Courti I think the voice keyboard is going to really do you justice. I do not like the mouse pad on the laptop so use an external mouse but Anna is right it might give you more computer time.

Sure hope you find something to help, think you could bribe the DH to do all your typing......................LOL

Hugs

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IRISHMUM3 4/5/2012 4:36PM

    Rest up. Heal. Know that I am sending you lots of hugs and healing thoughts.

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ANYA_ONION 4/5/2012 10:39AM

    Courti, I find that it is the mouse that causes the most problems with me. Do you have the option of a touch pad? I don't like the touch pad because it is so slow compared to the mouse, but it is a different motion so it may give you a few extra minutes of computer time. Also a splint may help too. I've had a few jobs where I've done repetitive motion and have consciously taught myself to keep my wrists straight, a splint could help you to learn how to do things with your wrists straight. You're right though, staying away from the computer altogether will probably help the most. I'll miss you, but it is much better to take care of it now rather than end up with both wrists in a cast. emoticon

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VIAFREE 4/5/2012 10:27AM

    Hope your hand and wrist gets bette. Rest is the best medicine

hugs shel

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JCBURROW 4/5/2012 9:42AM

    Hi Courti-- To follow-up on what Honey-Hairpins suggested: My dyslexic husband swears by "Dragon Speaking Naturally" products.

Has your doctor suggested night time splinting of your wrists to prevent them from turning into themselves when sleeping? I definitely feel a difference when I don't wear mine.

Anyways, I'll be praying for you and certainly hope that you can get back to feeling better soon!

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DOOBRIE 4/5/2012 9:30AM

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Poor you - I hope you can find a way round it.

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1MIN17SECB412PM 4/5/2012 9:03AM

    Which version of Windows are you using, i.e. XP, Vista, Windows 7? If you're using an Apple computer, I don't think I'll be able to help.

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1MIN17SECB412PM 4/5/2012 8:26AM

    Courti, you NEED a voice keyboard software program. Many people with physical challenges use speech based applications, even people who are deaf or have vision handicaps & you don't always have to sit in front of the computer to get what you have to say- said either.

You plug in a microphone after you download the program. I've got one set up that I haven't *played* with enough, but I'll get more info to you ASAP. You basically dictate what you want to say (with a few aggravating commands, but, hey... this development took yrs of research & it's, at least 90% AWESOME).

For now, do a search on "voice keyboard software free download"



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