I had surgery for release of carpal tunnel syndrome on Wednesday, 5 days ago. Tbe surgeon was annoyed with me for leaving it too long (After 3 postponements during lockdowns) and muttered and grumbled all the way through. I found it very painful.
Afterwards I had bruising all the way up my arm.
I was told to get a woind check appointment at my gp's on Monday but wben I phoned I was told no appointments were acavialabe and if it was an emergency to go to the UTC at the hospital.
Well its not an emergency,, well I'm not sure.
I am still on consixerabls pain.
My hand is still swollen and I can hardly use it, even to use this touch screen, but the wound looks clean and not infected (to me).
If my GP nurses cannot see me next week and the surgery is not taking appointments food the week after - who can I ask to find out if this level of pain is normal? (My discharge said to make a wound appointme t on Momday and a practise nurse appointment for stitches removal in 2 weeks.)
I cannot sleep and paracetamol doesn't touch the pain.
sorry for typos
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