Sunday, October 8, 2017

Carpal Tunnel Surgery

This week has been a busy one! I flew back Tuesday from Texas and had one day to get my house in order before having carpal tunnel surgery on Thursday.

My sweet neighbor A took me to have the surgery and we were blessed to spend this time together. I arrived at the clinic at 8:45, they began the surgery at 10 and at 10:15, they woke me back up, had me dressed and walking to the car by 10:30! The anesthesia they used did not upset my stomach at all! I am usually very sensitive to anesthesia, but had no issues whatsoever with this one.

I was hungry and so we went to Olive Garden to eat. This was my first time to eat with one hand and it was a new adventure, lol! My kind friend A cut my food into small pieces to make it easier for me. I had no pain, but felt extreme numbness, kind of like the feeling you get when your leg or foot is in one place too long and goes to sleep. By the end of the day, the numbness wore off and pain set in. I really only had pain for the first day after the surgery and then just more of an uncomfortable feeling and swelling.


My hand the night after surgery was swollen and numb, but thankfully that didn't last long.


By Saturday, I felt much better with very little pain and I took a walk through the woods with my husband and dogs.


It was a gorgeous fall afternoon with the most brilliant blue skies, the fields were bathed in warmed sunshine, and the cool north breeze was crooning its fall song through the tree tops.



My husband and son are building an outdoor shelter in our woods where we can climb up to sit and quietly watch the wildlife passing by. We are using mostly wood reclaimed from our woods and a few boards we had lying around. I sat out there and watched them work together, with the dogs stretched out beside me, all of us enjoying the beautiful day.


As the sun began to hang low in the sky, and rosy colored clouds drifted by, the crisp fall day drew to a close and I was amazed at the healing beauty around me, on my second day out of surgery, and I was so richly blessed to be outside enjoying the glorious season of fall.



50 comments:

  1. I am glad your surgery went so well, Marilyn! Speedy recovery!

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    1. Thanks Marie! I am doing better every day ☺

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  2. So glad to hear that it all went well. You have a great friend...get well soon!

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    1. I am so very blessed with my friend and neighbor :) and I am feeling better every day.

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  3. Such a blessing to read this, Marilyn, and see how God is answering prayer. So thankful all has gone so well and that God has given you time in His beautiful creation as you heal. He is so good!

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  4. Hope your healing continues to go well. The views from your walk are wonderful. What a great idea to build that structure to sit and enjoy what comes your way. The decision on whether I'll have carpal tunnel surgery is still out there. Hope your week goes well. We're headed to northeastern Washington state the end of next week. Hope to see some Larch trees in their fall colors and of course our little Addy May.

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  5. Wishing you a speedy recovery...beautiful photos here, nature is such a healing balm.

    God bless!:)

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  6. Glad to read your surgery went well and that you are enjoying some lovely fall weather.

    Have a great week ~ FlowerLady

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  7. So happy your surgery went well. All that glorious landscape that abounds around you has wonderful healing powers.

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  8. Absolutely thrilled for you, Marilyn, that your surgery went so well! Here you are, right back at blogging, too. May your good recovery continue.
    Blessings!

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  9. I am glad that surgery is done finely dear Marilyn!

    Your neighbour is so kind and sweet to take you along and then having lunch with you , i can imagine in such situation one becomes little more sensitive as you felt while eating with one hand .
    there are numerous blessing and health is on top of them my friend!
    Beautiful day with stunning sky and serene gorgeous surroundings!

    wishing you complete active and healthy life!

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  10. You do what the dr. tells you too. I didn't have carpal tunnel, but I did have a severed Median Nerve that needed operating on...I have a scar that goes from the finger tips/palm to my wrist. You take it easy, Marilyn.

    Regardless ofy ou hand and the recovery, you have a beautiful day, friend.

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  11. Having those beautiful surroundings definitely helps to heal the body, mind and soul! Glad to hear you are doing well.

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  12. Dear friend, I do pray for a quick healing and pain free. Glad you are doing so well though. Love all the pictures. Hugs and blessings dear lady.
    Cindy

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  13. Oh dear lady ... so wonderful that everything went well. Rest now 😊

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  14. Wow...that is amazing that they got you in and out so quickly! And what a blessing that you didn't have to endure the pain for long and I pray for complete healing very soon! Your fall photos are just so beautiful. HUGS!

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  15. So thankful you are healing and doing so well, my friend. Praying for you and trusting God to see you through each day and challenge. Praying for your Dad, too, and sending much love to all of you.

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  16. Hugs to you, so thankful that all went well. What a beautiful place you have been blessed with. I love nature walks!!

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  17. To take care and don't over do it with your hand - Baby yourself okay? I do have to smile at your story and eating. Beautiful pictures so glad you have such a beautiful place.

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  18. Oh ... an outdoor shelter. Bliss, serenity, peace in God's creation!

    May healing come to your hand completely, quickly, and with grace, friend. Do give yourself plenty of grace and space to mend.

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  19. I am glad your surgery went so well my friend. I do love all your pictures and the viewing stand your hubby and son are building. I'll be the view from up there is going to be glorious! How is your dad doing?

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  20. May the Lord continue to bless you in your recovery. Looks like His hand has been on you everywhere you turn! I enjoyed your photos of fall too. Thank you for your kindness to me as I recover. You have my prayers, too! Hugs and blessings!

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  21. Marilyn, you poor thing! I hope the swelling has gone down and that your hand/wrist heals quickly. Your skies are so gorgeous! I'd want to build higher and higher and higher to touch that beautiful sky!

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  22. That last photo is incredible...makes me feel like I am there! And you have such a wonderful positive attitude...that does a long way in healing. I'm keeping you in my prayers and hope for quick healing. Take care! Try not to overdo it! Hugs, Diane

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  23. So glad your surgery went well. I'm still praying for you.
    Beautiful photos!! Love everything about Fall! Glorious!

    Enjoy your week Marilyn!

    Hugs, Amy

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  24. I'm so glad your surgery went well and that you are on your way to full healing, Marilyn. I know how painful carpal tunnel is, and this surgery will help greatly I was also glad to hear your Dad is doing well after his emergency cardiac surgery. I'm keeping you both in my prayers!

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  25. Hello! So glad to hear that all has gone well with the surgery. How very wonderful to be able to enjoy being outside, and that lookout that is being built is a wonderful idea! I love to see the beauty of the world around you that you share.

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  26. Hope the swelling has got much better now. Ouchy! I must have been hard to do all the typing in the computer. Oh my goodness the shelter to watch the animals is such a clever idea. You do have very talented men in your family!

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  27. Hooray for a successful surgery and a speedy recovery. So glad it all went well. The view in the last shot is so pretty.

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  28. Dear Marilyn ... Thank you so much for your visit to my blog. I loved hearing from you. Such a blessing that your surgery went so well. You have such a pretty place to spend time and heal. I loved hearing how you watched your husband and son work together. This is something that I love to do as well with my husband and our son. So much to be thankful for. I hope that you have a warm and cosy evening. Homespun Hugs ♥ Teri

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  29. I'm so glad you are on the other side of that surgery and pray it all heals very quickly and you're back to using both hands again! Those pictures are stunning and what a FANTASTIC idea to create a place to watch the wildlife!! You should charge admission-- us city dwellers would pay for a view like that!!

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  30. Hi Marilyn! I'm so glad your surgery went well, and that you have such a wonderful neighbor! Not only taking you to the clinic, but out to lunch later too. That person is a 'keeper' for sure!
    I hope you're taking it easy, and healing well. Enjoy your new treehouse to view the wildlife below. What talented boys you have in your family :)
    Ceil

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  31. Thankful your surgery went well and continued blessings as you heal. These are beautiful photos and I especially like the treehouse. Our neighbor has something similar and I love it!

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  32. Wow!!! You did marvelously! Praise God! And such beauty all around...that will make it easier to recuperate! I love the wildlife stand in the woods that your husband and son are building! I would love such a place as that...just to sit and observe God's beautiful creation around you...maybe take some pictures? Write in your journal? Spend time alone with God? Kind of like your own 'secret garden' in the woods!! Great idea. I expect to see some writing/pictures come from there!!! Please take care and don't overdo the hand/wrist. God bless you!!

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  33. So glad to hear that you came through the surgery so well and was back at life!! This is the time of year I like to be outside as much as possible before the cold sets in, glad you were able to enjoy it with your family! How neat to have somewhere to watch the wildlife, one of my favorite things! Hope the healing continues to go well for you!! So enjoyed your beautiful pictures!

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  34. What a great idea, a shelter to sit and enjoy nature...that's going to be so nice for you. Glad your surgery went well and you were able to get out and enjoy a nice afternoon in the woods. Life is good.

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  35. I'm sorry to hear you had surgery for carpal tunnel. I do hope you heal quickly. The skies in your area are glorious! That must have been so nice to take a walk in the woods after your surgery. Oh, the gifts of nature you will see when the outdoor shelter is finished. What a great idea.

    Wishing you sweet October days.

    ~Sheri

    ps.....Olive Garden is the best. Chicken Fettuccini Alfredo is my favorite. ; )

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    1. The tea cup on your Header is sooooo pretty. I saw so many different tea cups at the baby shower, and yours caught my eye.

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  36. Glad you are doing well after the surgery. My husband had that surgery some years ago and healed quickly.
    Your photos are so pretty - that sky is amazing! I like the viewing platform too!

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  37. Im so happy your surgery went well and you have little pain. Yes beautiful nature is a healing balm in itself.

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  38. Praying for your recovery! I had it done in each hand a number of years ago.

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  39. Sending prayers for a speedy recovery, Marilyn! So glad that it all went well. Such breathtaking scenery you have shared with us - the golden fields, evergreens, mountains and blue skies are like a painting. The viewing platform is going to be wonderful. xx Karen

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  40. That was a quick surgery; it's amazing what can be done! Hope it heals well with no problems. The photos are just beautiful. I like this time of year.:-)
    Just sitting outside and enjoying the view will help the healing, I think.:-)

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  41. Hello Friend,
    Sending hugs. So happy to hear all is going well.
    Sending lots of hugs and prayers.
    Thank you for the amazing photos. I just love your photos that you share with us.
    Carla

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  42. So glad your surgery went well and that you are healing! May God continue to bless your healing.
    Eating at Olive Garden sounds yummy. We don't go out to eat very often nor do we have an Olive Garden in our town but frequently if we are traveling for our anniversary we will find an Olive Garden to go to.

    As usual, your pictures are beautiful!

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  43. I hope you heal quickly. Autumn is my favorite season.

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  44. Your shots of the sky are REALLY beautiful - I can't get over the brightness of the blue. What a blessing to have that as a day of recovery after your surgery. Hope you are fully healed soon. Have a glorious week!

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  45. I hope you are feeling much better and soon you can put both surgeries behind you!

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  46. I hope your hand is all well and good! Love the sky photo's and that shelter area is a great place to look out over the fields. I didn't see a "Follow" to follow you on the page.

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  47. I'm glad your surgery went well and I hope your healing continues smoothly.

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