had an operation under local anaesthetic yesterday, at my local hospital.
Just to enquire, if any forum members, can tell me what the average recuperation time is for this operation.
Before going ahead with this, I was informed that I should be able to return to work, within ten to fourteen days, but straight after surgery, I was told not to drive, for 21-28 days, and so cannot return to work, for at least this time.
I am typing this with only one hand at the moment, so my ten/twelve words per minute, is now halved. :)
As I have already stated, I am only looking for anyone, who has experienced this type of surgery, who may be able to give me any pointers, to aid in my return to work, as I start climbing the walls, when I am off for any more than a week or so.
Be careful not to go back to soon. Bust some ribs near my spine and was told would be off for 12 weeks. By the end of week 7 was going crazy so went back to work. 3 years later and by the end of each week I have bad back pain.
i had both hands done at the same time and returned to work after 2wks being self employed hastend that otherwise i might have stayed off another week other than that the only other problem was when doing diy using a hammer or heavy work did cause discomfort for a few months. as the forum editor has mentioned you do need proper advice but my symptoms tingling and numbness in the morning that is when i sought out medical advice but later symptoms before operation was the tingling coming on at any time
but wondered if this could be related to repetitive use of computers/laptops (more so with laptops)? I do get tingling/numbness in index finger and thumb of my right hand (not the left however), but this has only occurred over the past year since using a laptop, without a mouse, more often. Or is it just coincidence?
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