Re: Why did you get surgery?
When I couldn't drive 10 miles down to my mom's house and I would start having panic attacks. Turns out I had high blood pressure too. I said, enough, I can't drive without worrying that my hands were too weak, painful and that an attack would come on. It was like someone pushed me, all the sudden my arms would go to sleep. I started driving on smaller and smaller roads. My 10 mile trip turned into 14 miles. Then I couldn't drive the last few miles and I just about made it back home. Then I knew something had to be done. As for the shoulder pain, I see you are a guy, but if you can imagine where a woman's bra strap and collar bone come together, well my first doctor told me pain there is cts. I think posture and weight have something to do with cts too. Anyway, I had surgery on both hands in 2005 and I just had my right hand done again in April. Scar tissue from the first operation squished the nerve.