Tough Times Ahead

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    I’ve had a tough couple weeks, I can hardly use my right hand as the pain is so bad, I got to see an emergency doctor today and he’s booked me in for an ultrasound scan on my hand to see if it’s a ganglion cyst and if it is then I will need surgery so gotta wait for word on that but if I do need surgery then it’ll be my second.

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    • This topic was modified 2 weeks, 6 days ago by  Lake District.
    #202773

    Oh no! I hope it is not your dominant hand. We use our hands so much that it really makes things difficult when there is a problem.

    Good luck with your scan. Let’s hope it is something simple that will quickly sort itself.

    #202774

    Awful being out of action , although ganglion removal is normally very easy and they have little chance of regrowth ..

    With all these things I always think its 4-6 or 8 weeks of inconvience but then the rest of life without it so the benefits outweigh the bother.

    I think the worst thing will be the waiting list they can go on forever, my mum has been waiting nearly 4 months for an ‘urgent ‘ heart exam!!

    #202784

    The pain is in my right hand which is the one I use to write with but even that is a huge struggle and can’t bend my wrist or nothing….

    #202787

    The pain is in my right hand which is the one I use to write with but even that is a huge struggle and can’t bend my wrist or nothing….

    That is horrible and I feel for you . Any idea how long it will be before you get treatment? I know theres not a lot you can do to help it yourself , please dont try any of the awful old fashioned things like whacking it with a big book!!! But maybe a support bandage would help?

    #202803

    I don’t have any words of advice, but we’re here for you and you’re not alone in this.

    I know that is awfully weak, but it’s the best I can do.

    Take care, lovely.

    #202833

    Waiting for the ultrasound scan could take a couple months, but it sucks that I have to wait so long and the pain is pushing against the bone that sticks up and the fact that tablets don’t help nor anything else that I tried, it’s so painful that I can’t get much sleep due to the pain and if it will be surgery then it could be the only option I got and something needs to be done and I can’t use my right hand at all and it sucks. The only thing that kinda keeps my mind off it is to watch DVDs on my new 40 inch TV that I got last week…

    #202956

    Enjoy your DVDs Lake District and I hope to hear good news about your health in the next few months.

    #203123

    I’m so sorry for your pain Lake District, I hope your doctor’s able to find out what’s causing it and can get it fixed for you.  Oh dear, you really need to wait months for an ultrasound?? 🙁

    #203249

    Being in pain is absolutely awful, so you’ve got my sympathy. Chronic pain sucks. But enjoy your DVDs and keep online.

    You’re not alone in this, but take care and I hope – as Mamie does – that your doctor is able to find out what’s caused it.

    Sending positive thoughts your way.

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