I am wrapped up-- almost 3" thick-- and able to move fingers at least. I have to keep them elevated as much as possible. The pain is minor so far, and for that I am very grateful. No lifting, tugging or pulling for 3 days.
Can't say it was easy as I had a panic attack when they strapped both arms down, inserted 3 IVs, and put the blood pressure cuff on my leg. I had a nightmare with my eyes wide open of the horrors from this past summer in the hospital. The nurse anesthetist said "Time to sleep" .....and that's all I knew until I woke up in recovery.
The doctor said all went well, and that when he snipped the ligament, it snapped back. Pressure is relieved, and maybe, just maybe......I think there is a bit more sensation in the right hand.
I thank you all, faithful readers, for the notes of encouragement and prayers and hovering thoughts around me. Just know how much I appreciate them and how much strength I gain from them.
I can't do much, barely can I hold a cup of coffee. But I have permission to try and stitch strips together today. Still fighting, happy stitching.