Hello Sewisters. Good news, I am typing this blog myself!!! I am seven months post-op and I am typing, sewing, opening doors, using flatware and....... hand sewing! And you know what? I still hate to hand sew. LOL. But, I can do it!
Here isthe before and after picture . The pin has been removed but I still have a bionic hand with two titanium buttons holding things together. The left hand is still waiting for the same surgery but I am putting it off until the very last minute.
If any of you are in need of this surgery I hope you will do a lot of research into the procedure your surgeon performs. My surgeon, Dr. Emery Kim, does not remove a large bone and fill it with tendon material like many other surgeons do. It is his own procedure and one that he will be publishing his findings on very soon. I am so happy that I happened upon him. I really didn't have a choice as I am a member of Kaiser and he was the doctor assigned to me. It all worked out for the best!