I had carpal tunnel surgery last month. My right hand had become numb. My kidney doctor sent me to neurologist who sent me to neurolsurgeon who sent me to surgical center. In a few days they operated on me. Operated and sent me home within an hour of the surgery.
Had a cast on my arm for two weeks and then got sent for Physical therapy to hand specialist. For three and a half weeks have been going three times a week for therapy. It consists of heat treatment, massage, manipulation, ultra sound, electrostimulation.
My hand is very weak, and is still numb. But it is doing some things okay again, like typing this entry. I make LOTS of typographical errors, but at least I am communicating.
I don't know whether the feeling will come back to my hand or not. I THINK I am glad I had it done, but am not too sure.
Medicare has picked up the bills so far. The surgeon costs $4100 and I don't know what the surgical center and the anesthiologist nor the therapy cost yet. The surgeon had done two other operations that morning.
I think I got carpal tunnel syndrome from typing so much, but I am not sure. There are people who type far more than I did.
Anyhow, I am back at my computer, slower, but still communicating with the outside world. That is my life, my lifeline, and my love.