WOW! Just 3 little stitches and the trigger finger is fixed…
Posted April 12, 2009on:
Two weeks or so ago, I finally gave in and made an appointment because my “pointer” no longer wanted to cooperate with my brain waves. I was given and most excruciating shot I have ever endured in the hand. Made me feel sick to my stomach, burned like crazy, etc….yes, it’s worse than a spinal for delivery purposes!
Went back 2 weeks later, which was last Thursday. Was told by the doc that it should be 100% better by then or we would have to look at other options. Well, people, it wasn’t any better!
Was told that I two options: 1) a brace for 6 weeks to see if that made a difference
In pondering what to do….a brace for 6 weeks with no guarantee and still may need surgery, which would make it deep into golf season, or surgery immediately. I chose immediately! Which meant, the following morning.
Assured it was a simple procedure with immediate relief – it was; except for becoming sick after arriving home and upchucking for 10 hours after surgery.
Took the bandage off today. Still have the Drs. marking and his initials. There is immediate relief – it’s a little tender to make a fist because of where the stitches are…but you know what…I’m going to be playing golf in a couple of weeks – worth it in my book; stitches out in 10 days and will probably have photos of that too….ahhh….my medical journal! I’m hoping to be picked up in the AMJ!