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Re: Repetitive Strain Injury

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Fran Marze (fmaiu+@pitt.edu)
Fri, 26 Mar 1999 20:59:32 -0500 (EST)


Just a note about does your strength return after surgery for carpal
tunnel. I've had two operations-one in left first) one in right. I was so
frightened about losing ability of right hand that I put off surgery until
I couldn't write my name. At any rate, I'm in good shape. I have a husband
who is over 300 lbs, 6 ft tall and partially paralyzed. For the most part,
I do all his care which includes moving him in bed to change sheets,
pulling him up in bed when he slips in the bed (using sheet),using
electric lawn mower, electric snow blower, whatever I have to do at school
involving putting together things, carrying supplies. Now I am in bad
shape and in pain from a fall which has fractured my humerus.

I think I'd be careful of the doctor. I went to the neurosurgeons who
operated on my mom when she was 78 with a massive brain tumor the size of
a grapefruit. She lived another 11 years and 10 of those walking , going
out with me, enjoying activities, bingo, newspaper, etc.

I used the splint-didn't really help, but I think every case is different.

I wish you luck and good spirits. I never thought I'd play golf again,
play the piano, paint, use a mat cutter, etc. but I am. Although my golf
game sucks. Fran


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