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.