Re: how long to recouperate after surgery
Hi Nanna 43,
I just returned to work this week after carpal tunnel surgery. It's true that every person recovers at a different pace. I expected to be back at work after only one week (I do all computer work, all day long also). But, was surprised that I was too sore to even think about returning to work. It took me about 3 weeks to feel comfortable enough to be at work all day long, not to mention driving. Even now, I"m still a little sore, can't make a tight fist, and hesitate to lift anything too heavy with that hand. Great question about the hair styling! I have curly hair, but usually style my bangs. I had to prop my legs on a table, rest the hair dryer between my legs, hold the brush with my good hand, and raise the hair dryer slightly by resting it on the top of my injured hand. It was very awkward, and must have looked ridiculous!!!
But, don't let that stop you from getting the surgery. They say if you wait too long, you risk permanent nerve damage.