I am having outpatient surgery on my right index finger tomorrow. April 27th of this year I noticed an internal bump in my right index finger. I thought it was something that would go away by itself. I watched it and it didn't go away, so on May 18th I went to the Dr. The Dr. thought it might be an internal wart or an infection. I was given a 5 day antibiotic, but it didn't go away, it had now grown a bit to the size of a pea. The month of June was a very busy month for us and I didn't have any time to get to the Dr. I finally got back to the Dr. on July 7th and the Dr. now felt it was a Cyst inside my finger. I was referred down to the Orthopedic Department. I was actually referred to my "favorite Ortho Dr", Dr. Bednar, who treated me from March '09- Sept '10 for varying issues with my right hand after I broke the wrist in March '09.
I had an appointment with Dr. Bednar on July 13th and within 3 minutes he knew that surgery was needed. He told me that the bump is being caused by my veins clumping together in one spot. Dr. Bednar is a Dr. who does surgery after all other options have been exhausted, as I know this from experience. He did not do Carpal Tunnel Surgery on my right wrist until 8 months after it all started and had tried other treatments. I knew when he said Surgery, that this was the only option for this issue. So his nurse came in and scheduled surgery for August 8th. I got the call last week and surgery is scheduled for 12 Noon. My hubby was able to get the day off of work because I need an adult with me at all times during the surgery. I have my 17yr old niece here for the week to help me with the boys during the day and to babysit tomorrow while I am at surgery.
I have been working hard over the past 3 weeks to get the apartment decluttered and in order and I am very satisfied that I accomplished that. My apartment in in a mode where "Daily Maintenance" is all that will be needed. My niece, my boys and my hubby will be helping with that. I won't be able to use my right hand, my dominant hand, for at least a week, but then again I have started getting use to not using my right hand at times. I did a menu plan for the week, went grocery shopping and we are good to go for the week. My niece will be able to help me with some of the Crockpot dinners and then hubby will cook some stuff when he gets home from work.
I will be getting a "mini vacation" because I won't be able to do my regular household stuff for about 1-2 weeks.. I will be able to sit and read and talk walks with the boys to parks and such. I made sure I had lots of books from the library. I know I can turn pages with my left hand, LOL. I jokingly told someone "Pretty sad a mama has to have surgery to get a mini vacation". LOL!
Your prayers and thoughts are coveted for the surgery and recovery!