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Old 06-25-2014, 06:28 AM
 
Location: Ponte Vedra Beach FL
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The low BP - if anywhere near accurate - could explain the dizziness/drowsiness/etc.

WRT carpel tunnel surgery - the surgery itself is no big deal - but it can be a problem if she's used to "furniture walking" (avoiding falling by leaning on furniture). Because she in all probability won't be able to do it post-op. We went through this with my father - and the surgeon said it would be imperative that he go into a SNF rehab facility post-op for a few weeks to avoid falling down. My father eventually decided not to have the surgery. Definitely discuss this when you see the carpel tunnel syndrome doctor (warning - it can be like pulling teeth getting doctors to discuss this stuff - they're surgeons - not social workers <sigh>). Robyn

P.S. Medicare won't usually cover the SNF rehab because the surgery is an "outpatient" procedure.
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Old 06-25-2014, 07:47 AM
 
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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The low BP - if anywhere near accurate - could explain the dizziness/drowsiness/etc.

WRT carpel tunnel surgery - the surgery itself is no big deal - but it can be a problem if she's used to "furniture walking" (avoiding falling by leaning on furniture). Because she in all probability won't be able to do it post-op. We went through this with my father - and the surgeon said it would be imperative that he go into a SNF rehab facility post-op for a few weeks to avoid falling down. My father eventually decided not to have the surgery. Definitely discuss this when you see the carpel tunnel syndrome doctor (warning - it can be like pulling teeth getting doctors to discuss this stuff - they're surgeons - not social workers <sigh>). Robyn

P.S. Medicare won't usually cover the SNF rehab because the surgery is an "outpatient" procedure.
Exactly. That's why he cut the dosage of her BP med.

Mom had carpel tunnel surgery on her right hand a couple of years ago so we know what to expect. She doesn't exactly "furniture walk" but it's there if she needs it. Her hand has been bad since one of her falls when she managed to get a hairline fracture and it's caused some dead nerves in her hand. Plus the carpel tunnel.

She won't go to a SNF. We'll manage okay. About the heaviest thing she lifts anymore is a glass, cup or fork. lol It's her left hand that needs attention and she's right handed, fortunately.
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