I have stopped taking pain killers for the hand and although there is pain still, at least, the pain isn’t masked by pain killers now. So in effect, it is now “real” pain.
I’m typing as normally as I can today to sort of acclimatise my hand to the kind of thing I’ll be subjecting it to soon. I find that there is pain when I use my pinky, ring and index finger (so yes, mostly all my fingers!). The pain is mostly in the area where the surgery was done. It is my goal today to get an appointment with the doctor so the hand can be looked at and I can reassure myself that I won’t be doing it any damage by going back to work a week after the surgery.
One of the lovely ladies at work has very kindly (and in a way that only a mum can) told me to stay put for the entire time that I’ve been signed off because I mustn’t do my hand any undue damage. I do realise though that I need to be patient with myself and that I need to give myself time to heal properly.
That being said, though, I am determined to go back to work this week. Being left alone with just daytime TV and my thoughts can, sometimes, not be very good!