Topic: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Hello to all,
I have been recently diagnosed with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in my left hand (I play the oboe). I won't go into all the details unless someone is really curious. I am hoping to schedule the release surgery sometime in the next few weeks so I can have the Christmas vacation to recover. Thank goodness I only need to have one hand worked on, and it's not my dominant hand. I have talked to several doctors and nurses about recovery time, and they have all told me that I should be able to play again in 4-6 weeks. I know they know their stuff, but of course none of them play the oboe, so these are only estimates.
I'm wondering if anyone in the forum has had this surgery performed, and could tell me a little about their personal recovery process?