ulnar shortening post op
I had my surgery Oct 30,2012. Had the shortening, fixed the tear, and she cleaned up the damage at the wrist. I'm currently in a hard cast. I am finishing up my first week of only taking meds 1 or 2 times a day verses every four hours on the dot. I'm in so much more pain now. But I can see where the meds can be addicting so I wanna ween from them. But I thought it'd go better, I didn't know I'd have so much pain. I've read some things about post op and i'm worried.....
How long will recover be? How long will I be in a hard cast? my doctor said if I can't keep it protected in a brace she will keep the cast on for 12 Weeks!!! (omg this thing stinks so bad already) i've seen some say they didn't regain full strength after surgery? What!?!?! I would be so mad. I already regret going the surgery and if it ends up being worse I'll be so upset. I wish I knew how this is gonna turn out. I just wanna go back to minimal pain. :%