for surgery that is. I returned last week to my hand surgeon, as my left wrist was causing me some trouble with movement, I don't trust it if I am carrying something heavy, and I had been in significant pain for over a week before I called and made the appointment-never a good sign for me, as I have a high pain tolerance. If something hurts me, it's a problem.
Xrays taken, nothing there. So more info needed.
Had an MRI last night, returning to my orthopedist this afternoon.
Turns out, I have a huge (benign)cyst at the top of my wrist, called a ganglion. I had one when I was 14, on the other wrist, and it protruded quite a bit. This one is buried deep inside the wrist joint, causing tendon, and nerve issues. The MD says is's huge, he was surprised when he saw the MRI. I told him that I am not crazy then, something is wrong. I also continue, although not related, with ulnar nerve damage on the left hand. Sigh. Options discussed, we agreed that surgery, given the location and symptoms, is necessary. Luckily, I am currently off work, still have insurance and we've met the deductible.
I will call his secretary in the morning for scheduling; they were really busy when it was time for me to go, she asked me to connect with her tomorrow. I've been through this too many times; I know what to do.