hey katie-have you had surgery yet? i just had my second surgery on my r arm. yes i had cast put on after surgery, had the left one removed after 9 days. it will be 9 days for the right also. i've gotten more grip in my left arm. things are looking positive, even though it will not fully recover. what are you taking in school? be careful what you tell your advisor (if you're in college) better yet don't tell them you have cts. ask me anything about my cts you want too.