Ouch 8

Posted: 06/08/2012 in ouch
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it’s been a while since I’ve whinged and whined about my low pain threshold so thought I would give you all a brief update on my recovery.

The stitches have been out for just over a week now and despite a huge chunk of dead skin peeling away a couple of days later the wound itself although still tender and a little inflamed appears to be healed over with just a little flakiness remaining although I am massaging Bio Oil into it several times a day which will no doubt improve the dryness. The exciting news from this weekend is that I was experiencing some general swelling of my hand necessitating having to take my wedding ring off but then I bashed my thumb and realised that I could feel pain just in front of the original would site. There is still no sensation at the tip of my thumb but I’m getting some really peculiar sensations down the length of my thumb like pins and needles. In addition to this although difficult to explain if I run my fingers over my thumb it feels strangely detached almost as if it’s not my own like that sensation you get if you sit on your hand for a long time and then touch it.

Reading back over that last bit I’m not sure what I’ve written makes sense even to me and I know what I’m trying to say but still I’m excited because things are changing and that’s got to be good. I’m now almost entirely analgesic free which whilst not always especially comfortable my bowels are grateful for the lack of codeine which was wreaking havoc on my somewhat sensitive constitution.

Not a lot of other news to report so I’ll leave you there.

Have a great week.


Mr Bunny Chow


  1. zelmare says:

    Great news, I hope the end result is full recovery. 🙂

  2. So glad to hear that you are starting to heal. I’m still amazed that, through it all, you have managed to keep up the blog – well done and wishing you a very, very quick recovery now.

  3. adinparadise says:

    You are allowed to whine and whinge. It sounds like the feeling is coming back, and that’s got to be a good sign. 🙂

  4. Jan Wood says:

    This all sounds very good news if a little odd. Let’s hope it goes from strength to stremgth. Lots of love.x

  5. mwdurr says:

    Ouch indeed, keep on recovering. 🙂

  6. So the pins and needles is perhaps some nerve damage that is trying to heal? Anyway, it sounds like things are progressing in the right direction.

  7. crowsfeet says:

    it makes perfect sense. Ditto everything except my cut ran from wrist up centre of palm about 1 1/2 inches (only an old ruler on my desk here!). It still feels weird in places and some bits of the heel of the hand are extremely sensitive to touch = pain if I accidentally run my hand down the chair arm. 😡 I’ve found (you will laugh!) a soft fluffy sock worn on my hand is WONDERFUL. I sit, with muppet-the-hand, watching TV and go to bed like that on bad nights. Bliss… no pain from the neuralgia.

    I read online that massage is supposed to be excellent for hand pain, but I’m doubting we’ll ever see that on the NHS? :-\

    • I’ve been told to massage my wound with something like Bio Oil or Aqueous cream for at least 10 minutes three times a day. Not tried the sock thing but it certainly sounds like it might be a good idea. My original wound was only about a CM long in new money although the surgery wound is closer to yours now.

  8. Bassas Blog says:

    I think the fact that you can feel pins and needles means it’s healing.

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