A lot of you have asked, and I’m here to spill. I had surgery almost two months ago to correct my carpal/cubital tunnel syndrome. Here’s the progress on my recovery, and if I think the surgery is worth it!
First off, what the heck is carpal tunnel syndrome and cubital tunnel syndrome?
These are two separate disorders, both affecting the nerves in your hand and arm. Carpal tunnel was a nerve that was being compressed in my wrist, and the cubital tunnel was a nerve that was being compressed in my elbow. I was diagnosed with both of these disorders at the age of 17 by my neurologist, but my symptoms got really bad in 2014 and kept getting worse. Hence why my doctor recommended surgery.
What was surgery like?
It was an outpatient procedure, and I was in a cast and pretty much on bed rest for almost 2 weeks afterwards. I was in a considerable amount of pain afterwards, so I really couldn’t be super productive during those few weeks after surgery. You’ll definitely need someone to take care of you when you’re in the cast, and a little assistance after you get the cast off because your hand won’t be back to normal!