Symptoms started at 25yrs old. Now 36 my right
hand ,thumb and wrist have severe arthritis. I had the thumb surgery in dec of 2011 because I had lost almost all function and the pain was unbearable. Pt was going awesome, was really excited about outcome. We started strengthen exercises and I realized I was having increased pain and reduced motion in my wrist, which was different than usual. MRI of wrist 2wks later shows partial torn tendon and ligament. Then the surgeon says there are signs that my body didn't respond well to the thumb surgery. (he won't elaborate at all) Well he says let's put surgery off for as long as we can and I agree. Now two weeks later last Tues the July 17th I wake up and my entire wrist, hand fingers, thumb, of my left
hand are completely numb feel dead, I don't even know how to describe it. So hours go by nothing changes, I get an appt with my hand surgeon. I go see him and he explains it's called brachial plexitis and there is really nothing we can do. So I am on a medrol dose pack and just hoping every day that the feeling comes bake so in my good hand. I am right hand, but I hand adjusted to using my left to do a lot. I am so upset and after everything I've been threw I've tried to keep my head up. But I feel like I am completely disabled and worthless at 36 years old. I have a cruddy husband who doesn't help out and two amazing kids to take care of and no friends no family anywhere within 1500 miles. It's just been one of those weeks. I just needed to get out all the anger, unfairness, madness, sadness. Thank you.