In December of 2011, I was diagnosed with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome on both hands. I had hoped the cervical fusion surgery of October was the source of my hands going to sleep and becoming numb while working. It was not and now I was having more surgery. First my right hand in January and now my left hand in February. This surgery was so simple and short according to the Doc. The right one had gone great but before I was to have surgery on my left, while lying in the bed before surgery, I had of all things a panic attack. I have been a pro at surgeries I thought. This was now number 7 already.
They eventually calmed me down and I was able to have the surgery. The night before I had really struggled with having the surgery. My right hand was not even healed yet but my doctors all advised to have it. I am guessing 30 years of carving had finally done it.