"Well…it was just…ummm…weird."

You never want to hear those words come out of your doctor’s mouth.  But that is a quote from Husband’s neurosurgeon.  A surgery that should take 30-45 minutes lasted about 1 and 1/2 hours.  The doctor had told us going it it might take longer than usual because he was going to have to “dig around some”.  And evidently he was right.  He came in after the procedure and told me Husband did very well but there was a lot of scar tissue over the ulnar nerve and around his elbow joint which he removed.  He said when the opened up the elbow and saw the anatomy of it~”well…it was just…ummm…weird.” Great I said.  How weird?  A muscle was in a total wrong place and the inflammation was not in the usual area.  He was right, that is weird.  But he is convinced he has it all repaired.  He told me the nerve was extraordinarily inflamed and irritated and would be extremely sore.  But thankfully he expects a full recovery and in reasonable proximity of the original time line.  Husband rested well, was able to keep his arm propped up all night and still sleep (hydrocodone probably helped).  He is back asleep now and will probably sleep quite a bit while he on the pain meds.

I must get busy.  Lots of holiday preparations to be done between now and next week.  Have a great day everyone!


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So glad it went well, weird but well. He is in great hands with you there. Give him my best and you all have a wonderful week!
love b


Happy all is well! I did not call you yesterday because I did not want to disturb. SO glad when Hannah called!
If you guys need anything let me know!
We need to plan a get together when SHannon is home and Jerry is feeling up to it!

victoria silva

Susan, I will continue to hold all of you in my thoughts and prayers…. and I know you will have a blessed and joyful holiday, knowing your dear husband, is on his way to a speedy and easy recovery . Hugs to you all, Victoria in Houston

Glad to read that hubby got through it all ok. Sending lots of Christmas Love your way.

i hope it all goes as planned and glad he is home for christmas!

Hope your husband heals up quickly and is “right as rain” in no time.
Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas!

So glad to hear that all went well. Have a Merry Christmas!

I came upon your blog from The RetroHousewife and just wanted to let you know my hubby had that EXACT surgery about 2 years ago! I didn’t read enough of you blog to see if you posted presurgery details but Hubs had numbness and muscle atrapy (sp?) in his hand that spurred the decision to have the surgery. He is fine now. I hope your husband has a speedy recovery!