First one in 1986, second one in 2012. It had been 26 years since I had surgery on the right wrist - well, today was the day and damn if it doesn't hurt! Ganglion cyst returned, and apparently with a vengeance! Surgeon said "it was a big one, took longer than I thought" Oh joy...
Have had 3 of the same surgeries on the left wrist - 84, 88 and 2008...it's like the damned Olympics but I'm not winning and medals!
This most recent cyst was more on the top of my hand than at the wrist - so I'm sure I'll have an ickier scar - I'm going to tell people I was attacked by an alligator or something - certainly more exciting than telling them it was the 5th surgery for the same damned thing!
Only thing I REALLY want to do is bend my wrist - but that won't happen for at least 3 days when big bandage comes off - I'm wrapped up in about an inch of bandages from my knuckles to about 3-4 inches from my elbow...and it ITCHES!
No pain meds - dammit <LOL> Seriously though, I left a message with the surgeons office and they called in a script for pain meds to a local pharmacy - but I can't drive! Mother in law will pick up tomorrow as she has to pick up meds for my father in law at same place - until then, arnica and ibuprofen on board, and I've got a small ice pack on my fingers as there is a little swelling - not from typing - all this was done with my very uncoordinated left hand and my pointer finger of my right hand!
Sucks to get old, but happy to have the 'thing' out of my wrist as it hurt - was putting pressure on nerves in ring and pinky finger of right hand...OUCH! I have one in my left wrist, but not causing any problems, so for now, it stays!