I was a teenager when I was told that I had a ganglion cysts with carpal tunnel. I found it when I was at band camp one day and my wrist started hurting. I was on the flag line so I used my wrist a lot.
I went to the doctor the next day and got a referral to an orthopedic surgeon. After he examined me he made a surgery date immediately. He told me that I would be back into everything in a couple of weeks. I had the surgery and after 6 weeks of sitting on the sidelines I memorized the routines and put the movements together in my head. I got to march that season but my wrist still hurt a lot.
The cyst was gone but it came back 6 months later. A year after the first surgery I went to another doctor and set another surgery date. He told me that the first doctor had done a sloppy job and was not through enough. I had the second surgery and had a cast put on for another 6 weeks. Also this time the doctor told me that I would never be able to twirl a flag again.
Well it has been almost 3 years since and the cyst reappeared a year after the second surgery, I am still in pain from the littlest movements. I am only 19 now and trying to work on my college and career. It's hard with all of the pain and papers that I have to write and type. My mother suggests I have a third surgery but I think it's a waste of my time and of money.
Does anyone have any suggestions on what I could do?