That's good progress, just don't overdo it. You got good advice
on splitting the pain meds and staying ahead of the curve as well
as sticking with the physiotherapy. All I have to add is
congratulations on a good surgery and I hope it all works out
Dave in Fairfax
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Doug, the ends of three of my fingers on my left hand were severely injured by a
jointer many years ago. Thanks to our common God and a very good micro surgeon, I
regained the full use of that hand. The follow up therapy was very good and extended
for several months. If you do have similar or appropriate therapy, I strongly urge
you to keep with it until you are released.
Natch! Never a doubt! :)
Seriously - great news!
Seriously serious - don't shortchange the pain meds. Nuthin masculine about
it - you'll rebound *faster* if you keep the pain levels down. I look it as
an opportunity to get buzzed on the Good Stuff, legally! ;->
I'm quite happy for your that you can already feel some improvement and
you'll probably continue to recover, though generally the rate of recovery
alwas seems to slow down after a week or two to a very frustrating crawl.
One additional work of caution -- I have yet to have an operation,
especially on my hands [and I've had about 10] where the surgeon's estimate
of the recovery time was accurate. Unless he's had the surgery himself,
he's probably judging by the "Stop Complaining Method" which is way to
optimistic. Doctors -- especially surgeons -- usually judge a patient
"healed" when he/she starts complaining about something else, not by when
full function is recovered.
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