Partial wrist fusion
Hi, I haven't been on here for a while so I hope you are all well!
I found out a few weeks ago that I have to have either a total wrist fusion or a partial (radiolunate) wrist fusion.
I had a further phonecall with the surgeon this morning to see what I had decided (I'm going for the partial fusion) and I asked him what recovery would be like in terms of work.
He said that I'd have to be off work for 3-4 months but I really can't afford that at all. I'm a receptionist so my work is mainly on the computer and it's my non dominant wrist (right) that needs done so does anyone think it would be possible to return earlier and just not use that hand? Honestly at this point I'm considering not having the surgery because I honestly don't have the money to stay off that long and it's highly unlikely that work will give me sick pay so I'll be on SSP. I'm going to speak to him when I go in for my next appointment to discuss it but I'm majorly stressing out right now.
I don't know what to do at all. Has anyone been though something similar or has had a partial wrist fusion and could tell me what the recovery process is like?