So I had my arthroscopy on my wrist on Friday, and this was way better than my previous surgery (ACL reconstruction).
There was good news and bad news. The good news is they got rid of the scar tissue I had, which hopefully should fix the problems I had with my wrist.
The bad news is that it turned out I had a complete tear of my scaphoid-lunate ligament, and they were not prepared to fix that. They also messed up putting in the IV, and I got some irritation of my vein on my other wrist.
However, the pain I felt doesn’t seem correlate with that, so with some luck I should be fine. In many cases I was told, people don’t fix it as they don’t feel issues with it, as other ligaments can support the bones. The x-rays showed that my bones were in a good configuration, so hopefully that’s the case.
Now I have to wait until the 15th to remove this cast, which is a bit annoying. Fortunately, I am feeling no pain and haven’t used any pain medication, so that’s great. I’m now doing cardio work and legs in the meantime, as I can’t do anything with my wrist, which eliminates nearly everything.
So for cardio, I can mix up the stationary bike, stairs, shadowboxing, and jump rope. For weight training leg workouts, I will mix up a smith machine squat, Zercher squat, leg press, leg curl, leg extension, calf raise.
My recovery time is supposed to be 6 weeks, but hopefully I can be back to 100% before the end of the year. I’m not going to rush it though. I will go slow and steady – building up to a new and improved me day by day. And hopefully, next year is a lot better than this year. 🙂
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