....of the numbness and tingling, the burning sensation and cramping and weakness of my hand(s). I'm so fed up with dropping things because of a decreased grip strenght, the shooting pain in my hand and forearm. And I'm scared of 'atrophy' (wasting) of my hand muscles. So it's time to have the CTS surgery on my right hand (first).
Today I had my 'general state of health' tests -blood, lungs, heart- and the actual surgery is on monday 26th. I've asked my surgeon for local anaesthesia but he thinks it would be very uncomfortable because of the tourniquet which is applied to the upper arm and which is inflated strongly so no blood can go to the hand.
I hate general anaesthesia! But I trust my surgeon.