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Re: Carpal Tunnel Syndrom

Re: Carpal Tunnel Syndrom

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Posted by CO on October 01, 2000 at 19:45:41:

In Reply to: Carpal Tunnel Syndrom posted by Cathy on April 18, 2000 at 13:48:18:

: I was diagnosed with CTS a little over two years ago. Used braces and just about every over-the-counter pain reliever there is. I got better for a while. About 3 months ago I started haver the most severe pain I had ever had in my hand, wrist and arm. I started having to wear my brace after work and all night again. Now I have to wear my brace even while I work. I have an appt with a surgeon on 4-24-00 and am scared to death. I am a cake decorator and there is no way I can still do my job with the production rate expected. My employer knows that I am seeing a surgeon. I'm just afraid that they will try to find a reason to fire me to keep from paying for everything. I can not afford the surgery myself. Any feedback would be appreciated.Worried in Texas.


I am new to this board. I was a cake decorator.
I had my first carpal tunnel operation two years
ago - I have bilateral carpal tunnel. I have
now had both wrists operated on twice. Am
still having problems. My Dr. gave permanent
disability rating and permanent restrictions.
My employer was working with those restrictions
until I hired a lawyer. They sent me to a
company Dr. for second opinion and he says I
don't need those restrictions. The company
then told me I had to go back to full duties -
there was no way I could do it - I had to quit.
I am still seeing the Dr. that operated on me
every 6 to 8 weeks and getting cortisone shots.
I took Vioxx but too many side effects. I am
taking 1600 - 2000 mg of ibuprofen. Hope your
operations had better results.

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