Feeling the strain

My operation’s now 2 weeks tomorrow and just 15 days away. I’m counting and beginning to feel the strain of what is about to happen.

As I mentioned before, because the first operation failed, the surgeon will have to cut and remove a small section of tendon from my inner wrist. Apparently we have a ‘spare’ tendon called Palmaris longus which isn’t actually present in about 14% of people. I’d rather keep mine and needs must but I’m feeling quite afraid about having this done – I suppose we naturally feel quite protective of that area and the thought of my wrist being cut fills me with dread and fear. I have to go ahead and hope the scars aren’t too bad. I’ve been assured they aren’t very big or wide. If I’m really honest I feel a bit tearful when I allow myself to think about it and can’t imagine what it will feel like when I wake up from the anaesthetic.

On a brighter note I’ve found out about surfing lessons at a school in Cornwall. All being well, I’ll have lessons at the start of September. I have to try and look forward to that point and try not to focus on what feels like a long, dark tunnel that I’m headed for.


Published by AnnaH

My name's Anna and I decided to write a blog following an accident last year. I will never regain the full use of my right hand and an operation led to additional, ongoing complications. This is about my struggles following the accident and the challenges of trying to save the use I still have in my hand. It’s a story about my product and why it appeared in my head one day because of my traumatic experiences. How I took that positive vision and worked towards bringing it to life. The challenges of putting it together and getting it to the market whilst still undergoing debilitating, ongoing treatment. It's a journey you can share with me. I'm not there yet...

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