I had surgery on my finger and after the ‘freezing’ wore off, OUCH.
Nothing major – just a ganglion cyst removed. The cyst was at the base of my finger where it meets the palm of my hand and it was causing pain. Sounded easy…minor surgery, in and out of the hospital in an hour, and then just keep the finger dry for a week until the stitches have had time to let the finger heal. The cyst was the size of green pea which doesn’t sound large until it’s inside your body pressing on your joint.
The surgeon and the nurse were both competent and kind – after I told them how nervous I was, they whispered during the surgery so I wouldn’t know what they were doing 🙂
Nobody mentioned this part:
- It hurt so bad when the freezing wore off, my face contorted with pain.
- I wasn’t able to push my seat belt in with that hand.
- I couldn’t cut my salad at a business lunch I attended, so I had to put those large leaves in my mouth whole and hope for the best.
- I will probably get questioned about being drunk if anyone looks at my signature on a contract I signed because I had to hold the pen with my thumb and the palm of my hand.
- Going back to work straight from the hospital sounded like a better plan than it turned out to be.
- My family’s sympathy for me and willingness to baby me was sweet, but ended long before the pain stopped.
- Posting to my blog takes a long time as I type with 7 fingers (the two surrounding the one in pain are also tender).
- It’s challenging to get ice out of the trays without using fingers from your right hand.