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Old 12-07-2012, 09:07 AM   #116
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Smile re: going through the basal joint surgery process - my story

Originally Posted by Cassidy06 View Post
To clarify, I am having Thumb Basal Joint Fusion Surgery on my left (non-dominant) hand.
Hi Cassie,
I think if your inlaws come to help for a while, you'll be fine. You're young and are having the fusion which I've heard is great if you're young! If you get a cast protector for the shower I think you'll work out fine. I had my right dominant hand done twice and I learned to use my left hand almost completely for everything. It's amazing how that works.
You sound prepared and know what to expect so I wish you good luck. Christmas time just makes it harder to deal with but you have no choice. You'll have years of Christmas celebrations. I liked a small pillow too to rest my arm on in the car or at home. Having extra pillows in bed helps too. You have to keep your arm elevated for a while so this helps.
I wish you well and please let us know how you are after surgery.


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