What is the sound of one hand blogging?
Ans: very slow, typo-ridden blogposts. Carpal tunnel surgery yesterday went fine, according to my ortho surgeon. (Thanks, BTW, to those of you who sent good wishes.) For anatomy geeks, what they do is cut away part of the flexor retinaculum, which was impinging the median nerve inside the carpal tunnel. If you google it, I bet you can find pix.
Rt hand relatively immobilized for a few days, so I'll be lurking more than posting, but we'll see...
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Aeon J. Skoble - 1/14/2005
Thanks for the well-wishes, all. I can do a bit more each day, plus I have some yummy percocets for when it's too painful. I can type a bit, very slowly, so maybe I'll comment a bit.
Look here: http://www.carpalmate.com/carpaltunnel.asp
for an illustration (not a photo, so not too gross) of what I described. Here's how cool the internet is: a 2-second google search turned up not only this pic, but, on another site, complete details on the exact surgical procedure. Next thing you know, we'll be putting "The Teacher" on our heads and removing/installing brains...
Roderick T. Long - 1/13/2005
Yikes! Glad to hear it went well.
(I lack the fortitude to seek pics.)
Did they recommend a different mousepad or anything of that sort?
Charles Johnson - 1/13/2005
Good to see you back, Aeon, and to hear that everything has gone well. I know that I, for one, am looking forward to when you have a chance to get back up to speed on posts and comments.
Sheldon Richman - 1/13/2005
Aeon--I hadn't heard. Good to know you are on the mend.