No, I'm not being sworn in... I had carpal tunnel surgery last Friday on my right hand. It was quite an interesting experience! I was awake during the surgery, as I just had a local in my hand to numb it. It was the only time I've EVER just walked into surgery and climbed up on the table. I would've watched, but I wasn't allowed! I was under a little tent like thing. The entire thing lasted about 40minutes. I could pretty much tell what was happening, even though I couldn't feel anything really, could tell when he was cutting, tugging and suturing. The doctor and his assistant were discussing cars during surgery. I was wishing for a small TV myself to get my mind off the tugging stuff. It was a suggestion I gave them to consider. Afterwards, I got off the table, walked to recovery, sat in a chair, got dressed with help from the nurse. Then had to sign 2 release papers. Really. Totally impossible with my right hand, so I had to use my left. Awkward...looked a bit like a dr. signature. Then I was escorted out to pick up a muffin and juice while I waited for my sister to pick me up. Anyways, the past week has consisted of not doing too much. I watched some movies and just chilled. The one big challenge was having to take both dogs to the vet one day for vaccinations. At least they are tiny. I was going to just stack them, but Meg ended up walking in (as she was shaking). They both shake to the point of vibrating as soon as I turn into the drive...when we were finished, one of the assisstants carried them out to my car. This morning I went to the doctor and got my hand unwrapped. The stitches will stay in for another week yet. It's still sore, but they said it looks good, if you can consider a hand with 7 stitches looking good. I will do my left hand after 6 weeks...that one should be a lot easier, since I'm right handed. And that's the end of the hand story.
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