A Personal Note: Carpal Tunnel Surgery Scheduled

After many, many years of on and off suffering from carpal tunnel I am scheduled for surgery on Friday August 12, on my left hand. In 4 months I hope to have the right hand done as well.

It’s a long over due treatment that I hope will make a major difference in my life. I had been very reticent for years to have the surgery, and not having health care insurance for a few years also compounded the inability to get proper treatment.

I’m having the “open” surgery as opposed to the “endoscopic” because my surgeon feels that is the best procedure. MY EMG showed “significant” carpal in both hands – with my left worst than the right. I had tried cortisone injections and wearing a splint, but it’s only a temporary fix at this point.

The good news is, I have a very good surgeon, who I am very confident will do an awesome job with the surgery. The bad news is, I’ll be unable to spend much time blogging for the next few weeks. Given that, I leave The Dem Daily in the capable hands of Scott Nance and Hart Williams and as soon as I can I’ll post an update on my recovery.

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About Pamela Leavey

Pamela Leavey is the Editor in Chief, Owner/Publisher of The Democratic Daily as well as a freelance writer and photographer. Pamela holds a certificate in Contemporary Communications from UMass Lowell, a Journalism Certificate from UMass Amherst and a B.A. in Creative Writing and Digital Age Communications from UMass Amherst UWW.
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One Response to A Personal Note: Carpal Tunnel Surgery Scheduled

  1. Exercises For Carpal Tunnel Relief says:

    Massage: Wrist and arm therapeutic massage, particularly with herbal massage oils is an effective way to reduce pain and swelling.