confused I am
so to day surgery come this way, take a seat in this cubby hole, duly the sugeon came to see me, had a look at my arm shoulder elbow hand tapped banged pulled and pinched. not pleasent and several times i had to remind him about RA he seemed puzzled, I asked if something was wrong, noooooo
but you are showing not only the ulnar nerve being compressed but carpal tunnel and I think you havea problem with your neck. before I operate i think we need to do some more tests. My heart dropped and i nearly exploded i asked if he knew what i'd put myself through, he then said he wanted 2nd opinion, so 10 mins later this chap turns takes my hands turns them over thentook my left thumb and bent it towards my palm, it took sometime and a box of tissues and top up of oramorph to get me off the ceiling. Guess what my pals he didn't know i had RA and i did look very well.
after much whispering, he and my surgeon came and said that they believed i had both carpal tunnel and ulner nerve compression. we then elected to have my carpal tunnel done first to see if that eliviates enough of the probs. if not more tests etc.op went well i had local which i never felt as my hand was so numb
So im home had quite a good night rested my arm on the bedside table.
this morning getting dressed was fun much amusement as hubs trying to pull pop socks up and the rest of underwear, i'll draw a veil over that lol.
thanks for you good wishes.
gentle hugs to all
ps if any of you hadcarpal tunnel op let me know hints and tips welcome.