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Carpal Tunnel Operation

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Jensue...I'm a bit late chiming in!! I've had both of my hands done. They were done years before I was diagnosed with sclero. I had them done about 2 years apart. It definately mde the symptoms better, but I do still have some weakness, but that I can live with compared to what I had before the surgery! When I had my first one done, my son was still in diapers, and let me tell you , that was a challenge!! :P The most important thing is not to push doing too much before your hand heals completely!! When I had my second one done, I was overrusing that hand, so they put a hand/wrist brace on me to keep me from over using it! :lol: Take care and good luck!~


Peace :)

Barbara aka relicmom1

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Feel like things are going quite well and can use my hand better each day - can manage to type with it for short stretches and then go back to one handed. I'm still getting quite a bit of swelling and my skin is very tight & shiny so not sure if its the op or the SSc which is causing that because I also have lots of peeling skin on my hands.

I keep reaching out to do things with my hand(because I've forgotten about it) & then get awful sharp pains from stretching it too much, my own fault because I'm not very patient and just want to get on with things. Still my hubby is great and doing lots for me. I have the stitches out on the 25th july and then go back for checkup the following wednesday. they did say it cold be weaker for about 6 weeks.

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Hey Jensue!!!

 

When you sent me the instant message this morning I didn't realize you had already had this done! Wow and you are already typing! You go girl. I'm so happy for you that this is over, and I hope you continue to heal well. We'll Skype soon!


Warm and gentle hugs,

 

Pamela

ISN Support Specialist

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

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Just had the stitches removed and what awful time I've had! they where in very tight and had grown over and so ended up having to have lidnocaine to try to numb it but it took over half an hour to get them out and even then one of them is not fully removed! i was wondering if this could be something to do with the Sclero? i have lots of stitches before but never the problems with removing them. the palm of my hand is now ultra sensitive so ihope this settles.

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Oh I am so sorry!!! Sometimes that does happen. It can depend on the type of stitch that was made and also on the actual suture material. Take good care of it, making sure it doesn't get infected.


Warm and gentle hugs,

 

Pamela

ISN Support Specialist

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

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Jensue,

 

Sorry you had such a hard time with the stiches. Of all things. Not sure if it's sclero related, could be. I took a ring out of my peircing and within less than 2 days of it being out the hole almost closed. I think that is from the excess collagen production that we have as scleros.

Either way, I hope it heals up quick for you and the soreness goes away. Are you having the doctor look at it soon?

 

Karen

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