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Re: Sprain or not as the case may be

Postby LemonJuice87 » Thu Aug 19, 2010 9:03 pm

My Mums isnt her dominant hand either. Her left wrist is much worse than her right. Although, her right wrist does hurt from time to time. Its not consistant like her left.

Her op is 9th September, one month before my sisters wedding lol. So hopefully, she'll have her stiches out by then.

She feels a bit happier knowing what it is and that it's going to be sorted soon. She is nervous though bless her.
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Re: Sprain or not as the case may be

Postby Bel Bel » Fri Aug 20, 2010 10:31 am

This is similar to how my symptoms started for Rheumatoid Artiritis. I had a carpal tunnel test where they put electrodes into my hands and asked me to move them about whilst they monitored the activity. It was simply and painless and took about 20 mins. I was even made to wear splints on both hands in bed for several weeks. Obviously I didn't have it but they didn't check for RA for 12 months as they said I was too young and had no family history. Well I have it and it is a simple blood test so it would be worth asking them to rule it out now you have it in both limbs.
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Re: Sprain or not as the case may be

Postby dipsydoodlenoodle » Tue Sep 21, 2010 1:38 pm

How did her op go LJ?

Well I'm still not back at the hospital for another 6 weeks yesterday...seriously I could have produced a baby in the time between my 1st and 2nd appointment ARGHHH.

I tend to try and wear splints during the day if possible but I was going to wear them for bed as well if it got worse but it seems to have eased up for a while, still sore but not too bad :)
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Re: Sprain or not as the case may be

Postby LemonJuice87 » Sun Sep 26, 2010 10:38 pm

Op went really well thank you. The only pain she had after the op was the ache from the cut. She was soooo happy to just not be getting the shooting pains up her arm.

She had her stitches out on Friday and feels even better for not having the cast on anymore. She said at one point she was going mental at night trying to get it off in her sleep lol.

Its a nice clean wound and still a slight pain from the cut but thats it.

In a strange way, its been nice to of been the one that was looking after my Mum. I popped round nearly every day after i picked my Daughter up from Nursery and it was nice doing things for her instead of the other way round.


My Mum says the splints helped her before her op. She wore hers a few times in the night and it stopped her moving her wrists and eased the pain slightly the next day.
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Re: Sprain or not as the case may be

Postby dipsydoodlenoodle » Mon Sep 27, 2010 12:30 pm

Aww glad it went well and that its hopefully cured the problem :).
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Re: Sprain or not as the case may be

Postby dipsydoodlenoodle » Tue Nov 02, 2010 1:08 pm

Another update: I had my MRI follow up appointment yesterday (8 months after my MRI)....MRI showed tendon swelling and fluid retention (in the area of my wrist which hurts) - I'm pleased it shows something at least. Specialists solution: Wait 6 months and see what happens (Its been going on 2 years now lol). He suggested steroid injections (petrified of needles); he doens't want to do surgery yet since I'm so "young". Also it appears I'm no longer an outpatient at the hospital - yay! ](*,)
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Re: Sprain or not as the case may be

Postby snail » Tue Nov 02, 2010 1:50 pm

If the steroid injections help though - they'd be over quickly, and it might be worth it to feel better.
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Re: Sprain or not as the case may be

Postby peecee » Tue Nov 02, 2010 7:48 pm

dipsy, petal, do you have a needle phobia? If so, tell us, and we'll try to get you through it somehow.

If you've got a simple fear of needles (a different thing), Snail is right; a steroid injection can make an enormous difference. But if all else fails, there ARE steroids you can take by mouth for a week, and it's worth finding out more about them.

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Re: Sprain or not as the case may be

Postby Bel Bel » Wed Nov 03, 2010 12:42 pm

I had a steroid injection and have had tablets in the early days of trying to treat my rheumatoid arthritis and I have to say the steroids by mouth worked better so agree worth discussing with the doctor.
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Re: Sprain or not as the case may be

Postby dipsydoodlenoodle » Wed Nov 03, 2010 1:17 pm

I'll mention it next time if he suggests it (I'll say I've heard about tablet form steriods as well and see what he says).

If the injections will help I'll have them; however I dont want to have to go through it all again a few months down the line if possible.

Peecee...not sure what I have. I don't mind needles per-say. I'll (un)happily go for them, so that isn't the issue. I just worry about them (I know exactly what I am expecting so it's not like I'm diving into the unexpected) - and then I'll go in and be a little worried; the needle comes out and my body goes "NO". When I got blood taken last time I told the nurse I didn't like needles; she said "oh err you are a bit clammy; we'll get you lying down ASAP" - thus how it normally goes.

I used to give blood until I got banned from going for fainting at the needles lol.

I had moles removed from my back last year and the doctor jumped further than me when I jumped at the needle (it's not so bad when I can see it going in).

Years ago at school I was nervous about getting an injection and the nurses physically held me so I couldn't see it - I wanted to look.

I had stuff removed from my knee (general anaesthetic) and I cried at the needle lol...(ok I was about 10 but the point still stands).

So no, I don't "like" needles.

My dad tries to calm me down saying "it's only a needle" ARGH I know that! It's more an irrational fear I think. Brain and body disagree.
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