Thank you to everyone who prayed for my carpal tunnel surgery. I made it without general anaesthesia and without fainting even though there was a major complication in the midst of my surgery.
My Surgeon had my hand opened up for the carpal tunnel surgery, and he had the instrument inserted that spread the incision wide open. He started to cut into the ligament, and I felt a lot of pain. It turns out that I was born with a rare condition that makes me more “highly evolved” than others. At least that is how my husband describes it. I have one extra muscle in my hand than most everyone else. This unexpected muscle has a separate nerve so when the muscles were frozen with anaesthetic; the unexpected muscle and nerve were wide open to cause pain. It is truly amazing that I was able to endure the operation while the surgeon pulled out his equipment and then gave me three additional pokes to freeze the painful area. After that everything went well and I am so blessed that my operation was done by a wonderful plastic surgeon who knew how to fix the problem. He also put in dissolvable stitches so that I will be spared the painful removal of stitches.
Last night I had a lot of pain and I used all of my allotted pain medication. Today I am resting and moving my fingers as much as I can so that I retain mobility. I have more surgery scheduled for my right hand to relieve swollen tendons that are also pressing on the median nerve. If I don’t heal fast enough from yesterday’s surgery, I may have to reschedule the next hand until after Christmas. However, my surgeon is encouraging me to get the work done as soon as possible. The concern is fpr my right hand so that it does not lose nerve function. I am hoping that once all the surgeries are complete, I can have some freedom to live normally again without pain.