I wanted to give you a brief update on what's going on in my world. As some of you know I've been dealing with some residual nerve damage in my left wrist and elbow. It's been lingering for quite a while but its gotten to the point that delaying having it repaired has passed the point of no return. Originally I though the removal of a portion of the 6 pins in my forearm would ease the pain and I'd be able to deal with it but that didn't help whatsoever.
After further nerve conduction studies the surgeon determined that a nerve that goes from my shoulder all the way down my arm is the culprit and as much as I'd like to see if therapy would ease it he said that would be more of a band-aid and it will just flare up over and over. So tomorrow at 9 am I'm going to have the second procedure in the less than 6 months and if this doesn't work I'm looking at a fusion of my wrist, something I'm not looking forward to. So I'm asking you all to keep your fingers crossed that this procedure is the end all, be all, gets me back to some sort of normalcy (insert wisecracks here).
I'll keep you posted as I'm able, hopefully my recovery time won't be that long. The doctor says 4-6 weeks with 6-8 months before I have complete use of my entire arm, but since I tend to bounce back from these procedures relatively quickly I'll go with the under! I'll still be reading your posts daily, comment as soon as I can and will be keeping track of my email.
I'll talk to you all soon. Take care!