What kind are you having? Are they going to cut down your hand length ways or under your wrist? I just had mine done about 6 weeks ago and also had a release done on the side of my wrist also. You'll want to get people to help you with showers and such after the dressing comes off .Take whatever pain medication you can tolerate, I was given Oxycondine made me sicker then a dog in heat.
I now hear there is a surgery they can do and you're back to your old self in a just a few weeks mine is still swollen I put ice and/or heat on mine then they give you exercises for therapy.
I wore like PJ pants not fond of them but they were easy to get on and off and if I did have to run to the store I looked stupid but at least I was dressed.
If you want to PM me or friend invute me that would be Ok I hope things go well with you and if you have anymore questions I would be happy to answer them if I can.
Good Luck Momma!
at 3:07 PM on Jul. 22, 2010