Had a trapeziectomy on right hand on 20 May. I write with left hand and use a knife and sew (not often) but use right hand for almost everything else.
Surgery was ok, had nerve block, which was very weird, and bruising and swelling as expected. I was surprised that the bigger cast was taken off after only 13 days and replaced by a smaller, removable type.
Saw surgeon again two weeks ago and was advised to drop the cast all together and start using my right hand, albeit carefully. Have not,yet seen physio - that will be next Tuesday.
My right hand is still rather swollen around the site and thumb still stiff. I fear I may have overdone things and hope I haven't affected long term improvement.
I have still very poor grip and need to ask for help opening jars etc, opening packets and so on.
Will be interested to see what physio says...