It’s been three weeks now since I had the surgery to release my trigger thumb. Although the info that some people who’d had it done gave me about, “it’ll be fine in 10 to 12 days,” was not true for me it is doing much better this week. It finally looks almost healed, but still feels strange when I bend my thumb down. I guess it will for a while yet.
There is no more pain, snapping and getting stuck in the bent position so that is wonderful! It is still sore and not up to regular use yet. I have two more sessions of physical therapy but I am able to write and draw some already. I would definitely recommend PT to anyone who has this surgery even though many people say it’s not always necessary. It is helping me tremendously to get back both the strength, which was almost gone, and the range of movement of my thumb.
I must admit that I had become somewhat down about not being able to do what I love. I didn’t expect it to get to me as deeply as it did just following the surgery. But now I’m just so happy to be able to write, draw and do simple things like turning a key that I haven’t been able to do for so many months!
I hope you haven’t been too bored with these posts. First, as the title states, it is a journal and I felt like I should document this and second I hope to inform others of this somewhat simple problem that can become huge if you work with your hands as I do. Also, we all need to be mindful of how very important it is to take care of ourselves.
Since I haven’t been able to type a lot or especially work with photoshop to edit photos I am so incredibly behind here and on my Photo Blog.
My next post will be about our trip to Savannah this past weekend to the Tall Ships Challenge and I hope will be much more interesting than these past few about my hand. There are over 200 photos that I have to look through and resize before I will get that one up, so please be patient!