Tuesday, January 26, 2010

7 days to go...

Today is my last day I can take Advil or other blood thinners. Guess the doc wants my blood to be nice 'n thick for the big day (ew ew ew ew).

Thinking of having an advil party tonight. Who's with me!? (*Sigh*)


Melora said...

I really hope you do well and that your problem improves to a 100%. I had to post because I would love to know how things go- I'm an illustrator (30) who started experiencing pain in my wrist, then elbow, a few months ago. I was going to a PT, but it continued to worsen in my elbow (my wrist felt somewhat better very quickly, so it was probably just tendinitis there) & after my nerve conduction test, -which showed ulnar nerve damage in the cubital tunnel- the pain got almost unbearable and my hand was almost always completely numb. I've had an MRI too, which shows the nerve is thickening in the same spot. I can't work without my right arm but surgery scares the crap out of me- Maybe not so much because it's surgery- but because I don't know if I'll get the full range of motion that I need out of my pinky, for art, after they go in.

Thanks for posting all your experiences- as much as they suck (God, do I ever know)- it was really nice for me to be able to read about what someone else is going through and what they've learned.

Jenna Bilotta said...

Hi Melora-
I'll definitely be blogging about my surgery experience (30 hours to go!) and I'll keep you posted on my recovery. My boyfriend met a woman the other day who had the same symptoms and same surgery as me, and 1 year post surgery is a new person. I'm crossing my fingers... for both of us!