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Board: Arthritis 06-23-2013, 05:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 979
Posted By margarita889
Re: CMC surgery - do scar creams help?

Just a quick note-be sure to keep sunscreen on the scar this summer or it will get really dark and star discolored for years. I learned this the hard way years ago.

Margarita
Board: Arthritis 06-19-2013, 09:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,099
Posted By margarita889
Re: When is it time for surgery?

Hi Mal,
I just wanted to let you know that pain will be your guide. When cortisone didn't work any longer, the braces were too painful to wear, and my sleeve brushing my thumb added to my ongoing...
Board: Arthritis 05-28-2013, 10:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,701
Posted By margarita889
Re: Upcoming CMC arthroplasty (LRTI) and TERRIFIED! Please help.

Hi Karen,

You've had a string of losses but you are now at the start of gaining things back. You have a new grandchild and soon you will have your surgery and regain the use of your painfree...
Board: Arthritis 05-27-2013, 07:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 979
Posted By margarita889
Re: CMC surgery - do scar creams help?

Hi Karen,

I have used the gel patches and they work really well. For my thumb surgery the hand therapist even supplied them. That being said, the incisions from my thumb surgery never were very...
Board: Arthritis 05-25-2013, 06:39 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,881
Posted By margarita889
Re: Male, 53, Basal Joint CMC Arthroplasty

Hurray for you

I hope this is the first in a long string of successes. One of the studies l read said that strength continues to increase over 6 years following surgery. To me that is very...
Board: Arthritis 05-20-2013, 04:38 PM
Replies: 13
Osteoarthritis 6 weeks post LRTI Surgery
Views: 1,761
Posted By margarita889
Re: 6 weeks post LRTI Surgery

Hi pcb,

yeah, I guess that I am pretty cheerful about all of this. Its probably partly just my nature and partly that I've seen worse. I have had times in the past when my pain was so bad that I...
Board: Arthritis 05-16-2013, 01:21 PM
Replies: 13
Osteoarthritis 6 weeks post LRTI Surgery
Views: 1,761
Posted By margarita889
Re: 6 weeks post LRTI Surgery

Hi there pcb123,

I'm writing this to you with a molded brace on my left hand right now and you have my sympathy. I have carpal tunnel acting up in the hand that will have surgery in July-my...
Board: Arthritis 05-09-2013, 10:31 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,881
Posted By margarita889
Re: Male, 53, Basal Joint CMC Arthroplasty

Its great to hear you are doing so well. Good luck on the return to work. You may want to continue stretching your hand each day and any wrist strengthening for a while longer. I still find my...
Board: Arthritis 04-23-2013, 09:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,632
Posted By margarita889
Thumbs up Re: 4 more days until CMC Arthroplasty!

Way to go MsChloe!

Its great to hear you are doing so well. Once you are in therapy you will find that you have less swelling because you will be moving your hand a lot more.

Hi to Greengal...
Board: Arthritis 04-13-2013, 07:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,207
Posted By margarita889
Re: Yet another CMC Arthroplasty story

Great to hear you are doing so well. I waited until I had the cast on to drive. I wanted to be sure that if I needed to use it for extra control that I wouldn't have any chance of moving the thumb...
Board: Arthritis 03-22-2013, 08:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,632
Posted By margarita889
Re: 4 more days until CMC Arthroplasty!

Hi Mschloe,

Hope that by today your swelling is starting to go down and the pain is way down. I found that when I was up and around doing things in the house that it was helpful to keep my hand...
Board: Arthritis 03-20-2013, 12:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,233
Posted By margarita889
Smile Re: Advanced Basal Joint Arthritis/Surgery

Hello,

I understand your concerns about being out of commission for an extended period of time. I have to use my hands every day as well so I had similar concerns.

I had my thumb surgery the...
Board: Arthritis 02-19-2013, 11:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 470
Posted By margarita889
Smile Re: naprosyn heartburn/indegestion

Over the 20+ years that I have been taking anti-inflammatories, I have taken almost all of them at one time or another. Everyone's body is different, but if I were to choose the one that was safest...
Board: Arthritis 02-18-2013, 12:37 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,062
Posted By margarita889
Smile Re: Basal Joint surgery

Hi Haydena,

There is such a variety of protocols from one country to another and from one doctor to another. And for you, from one hand to another! Was there something more that needed to be...
Board: Arthritis 02-08-2013, 06:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,400
Posted By margarita889
Re: Severe basal joint arthritis - surgery 9/11/12

I agree-an excellent doctor is one of the keys to success. When the surgeon who has done 4 surgeries for me said he really liked doing thumbs I had no hesitation in setting a surgery date rather...
Board: Arthritis 01-30-2013, 06:05 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,062
Posted By margarita889
Re: Basal Joint surgery

Hi Cassie,

Glad to hear from you and that your pain level is good. With you having little ones, time to write even on a normal day is difficult. I am enjoying an unexpected snow day today so I...
Board: Arthritis 01-16-2013, 06:36 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,062
Posted By margarita889
Re: Basal Joint surgery

Hi Haydena,

Yes, I knew your surgery is, the 4th, I just find that March is the time for the big spring cleaning before Easter and this year you will either have to quick get things done or wait...
Board: Arthritis 12-22-2012, 03:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,369
Posted By margarita889
Re: celebrex/lyrica

After my first PKR I had pain sitting(ischial bursitis or tendonitis) that actually had me limping by the end of the day. After months of stretches I finally had a cortisone shot in that very...
Board: Arthritis 12-06-2012, 03:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,926
Posted By margarita889
Smile Re: Arthritis at 41?

Hi there Cassidy,
I have had fibro for over 20 years and there are some things you can do for it. One that I feel has made a terrific difference is regular deep tissue massage (not the spa fluff...
Board: Arthritis 11-25-2012, 07:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,877
Posted By margarita889
Re: Celebrex question...

Hi there,
I have had arthritis for over 20 years and taken almost all the nsaids at one time or another. Celebrex was one of my favorites over the years-no side effects and great for the pain and...
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