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Old 04-13-2019, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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And you only had to wait 30 years for this miracle. And why would you have surgery if it wasn't bothering you - the OP's case is clearly different.

OP - sorry you're having such a severe case - I can understand deciding on surgery under the circumstances. Do you have any follow-ups with the surgeon? Maybe you can call and talk at least to a nurse or preferably your surgeon. If not, your PCP might be able to advise you - maybe there are some things to help like heat or ice, or some gentle exercises?
Oh I was NOT waiting for a miracle, I could gone to my end of life with the ganglion. Many people have these and don't do surgeries. Some seem to love surgery. The OP is even talking about pain issues since the surgery.
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Old 04-13-2019, 06:18 PM
 
Location: South Florida
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Nobody loves surgery. Some of us just choose to use modern medicine to fix a painful and disfiguring condition.

My cyst was on the top of my wrist. It would lay quiet until I bent my wrist and then it would pop up like the creature in "Alien" in the chestburster scene. People would ask what it was and I had to say "oh, it's just a ganglion cyst," which just made it seem more disgusting. Could they not come up with a better name?


It took my wrist several weeks, possibly a couple of months to feel normal. OP's procedure was more invasive than mine so it's probably going to hurt for a while longer, but that doesn't mean the surgery won't be worth it.
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Old 04-13-2019, 07:33 PM
 
Location: Austin
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I have had a ganglion cyst on/in by left wrist bones for most of my life. It is interesting reading how many others have a wrist ganglion cyst as I never met anyone else who had one.

My wrist would ache and throb like mad when the cyst grew larger, burrowing in and separating the wrist bones. then, after weeks or months, the cyst would spontaneously diminish and not return for years sometimes.

about 40 years ago, my doctor decided to inject the cyst with steroids....that shot was the worst pain I have ever experienced and I've given birth to two babies. the steroid shot didn't work on my cyst....unfortunately. the cyst returned.

sorry, OP, I can't offer any personal experience on how long your pain will last. i chose not to treat the cyst again after the steroid treatment. for the last 20 years the cyst has been dormant and small. there has been no pain for two decades although when i bend my wrist it is still a little visible reminding me the bugger is still there.

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Old 04-13-2019, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Florida
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What kind of pain are you still having? Is it burning, stabbing or just sore? Some bodies heal faster than others but also nerves can get cut or impinged which could be the cause.
It’s more a “sore” and I still can’t bend it like I can before.maybe it just takes more time as I agree, some heal faster, some take longer.
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Old 04-13-2019, 09:32 PM
 
Location: Florida
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It took my wrist several weeks, possibly a couple of months to feel normal. OP's procedure was more invasive than mine so it's probably going to hurt for a while longer, but that doesn't mean the surgery won't be worth it.[/quote]

Ok, I try to be patient :-) it just takes time, as it seems from reading all your posts.
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Old 04-13-2019, 09:34 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Thank you to all of you. I think as it was an invasion, incl some “digging” and “cutting”, it just takes time. I remain patient and continue with light stretching. Thanks!!!!
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Old 04-13-2019, 09:44 PM
 
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I'm also sorry.
I simply smashed mine 30 years ago...this is the deal...our vessels...whether lymph arteries or veins are meant to keep fluid 'in'....like a bike tire tube is meant to keep in air!
If there is a weakness in the vessel or tubes wall...there can be a bulge or a leak, right?
SOoooo, the reason for the weakness in the vessel should be fixed.
Research vessel walls...you will find epithelial tissue...aaaaannnnnd what strengthens
epithelial tissue''like glue" or tape to an inner tube?
Vit C, Omega 3 and Vitamin E!
You'll never have a wall weakness again....
And hopefully you know about the leak ?... Well, it is the body's wonderful system to encapsulate things (like a cancer tumor, too)...so be happy it all got a capsule around it...a natural protection.

Break the capsule, like smashing a Vit E capsule, and the body reabsorbs the fluid.
Bingo, gone.

You don't want to do that to a lipoma, however.
Little fatty deposits?...well, they can be dealt with on your own, also.
Just do a little research.


But, as always, I have to say...see a doc if you want.
Do some more “research “

There are no lymph vessels.

Ganglion cysts don’t form from weakness of a “vessel “

They form from joint capsules or tendon sheaths period

There is no supplement that will make a ganglion go away or strengthen the tendon sheath or joint capsule

There is no “encapsulation” involved with a leak which forms a ganglion ( never mind your odd ideas about cancer)

You have incorrectly used medical jargon to explain conditions and processes you clearly don’t really understand
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Old 04-13-2019, 09:48 PM
 
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I had a ganglion cyst on in my wrist which I got removed 5 weeks ago. It was very deep and larger than the surgereon expected. The scar is healing very well, but my wrist still hurts when I bend. This takes much longer than I thought :-(

Has anyone experienced the same? How long did it take you to get rid of all pain?
There can be a fair amount of dissection to remove a large ganglion not uncommon to have discomfort for 8-12 weeks after surgery
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Old 04-14-2019, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Florida
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There can be a fair amount of dissection to remove a large ganglion not uncommon to have discomfort for 8-12 weeks after surgery
Perfect, then I am still within the normal range. I heard 6 weeks somewhere but I guess every situation is different. 8-12 sounds more realist to me right now
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Old 04-14-2019, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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Perfect, then I am still within the normal range. I heard 6 weeks somewhere but I guess every situation is different. 8-12 sounds more realist to me right now
I presume you are following the surgeon's post op instructions. Everyone's body heals in it's time. And the younger a person, the faster is what I always hear from people.
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