Sunday, January 6, 2008

Hand Update

Hi gang! Here I am, typing one~handed & in a little bit of pain, but I'm OK. This will be short ~ sorry!

The surgery was a success & the doctor was wonderful. They were able to limit the incision to the palm of my right hand & got an egg sized lipoma (basically a fatty mass) was so squeezed into such a small space that it practically popped out on its own. I was home the same day. I've now got a brace on my hand & wrist, wrapped in lots of cottony gauze & ace bandage ~ it's HUGE & clumsy & I'm unable to use that hand although the fingers are sticking out. Yes, I'm able to wiggle my fingers. I won't be at work for a few days. I'm due back at the doctor's in about 2 weeks to get the brace & stuff off & the 15 stitches out. It'll also be the first time I get to see what my hand looks like. I'll post some pictures when I'm up to it.

Thank you all for your kind words & love ~ it means more than you'll ever know! You're all my little darlings!


Becky said...

Whew! (and love that photo! lol!)

Phinney said...

oh, i come by to say hi! and find i have a lot of catching up to do!

first, so glad it's all over, and 2nd, thanks so much (again) for calling me saturday! i was happy to know right away that you were okay, and it was wonderful, as always, to hear your voice & to catch up a little bit. yes, i did put the chili powder in, thank goodness! and the chili was great, a bit hit. :) now you continue healing, and don't be typing with your boo-boo hand!! xoxo phin

Martha said...

So glad to see you back! Glad the surgery went well. I can't imagine not being able to use a hand, especially not being able to get it wet, what a pain! It will all be over with before you know it!
Hugs, Martha :-)