Tuesday, January 27, 2009
My trigger thumb and surgery tomorrow
I am going in for surgery tomorrow on my trigger thumb. Apparently trigger finger or trigger thumb is caused by inflamation around the joint and tendon. Mine has some sort of related cyst on the place where my thumb joint meets my hand. That's very common. Trigger thumb is called digital tenovaginitis stenosans. Tomorrow I am going to be knocked out and my doc is going to do the surgery. Since I have diabetes, I get the first slot in the morning, which means I have to be there at 6:30 am, and I'm not thrilled about that. A friend of mine (I call him "Happy Charlie") is coming to pick me up at noon, around the time I will be out of recovery. We will need to go to the pharmacy to fill the prescription for the pain medication, then off to my house. At some point my 17 year old daughter Camille will relieve Charlie. I need to figure out what kind of "loose clothing" to wear tomorrow, and I'm not sure I have anything that will work, except maybe my pajama top. I might try that. I don't know how big the bandage on my hand is going to be. It would be a drag to have to split open a shirt just to get my hand in there. Maybe the pajama top is the right thing to take. I could always replace the pajamas, right?
I don't have a picture of this right now, but I'll take one and post it.