This week Hubby had the first of his 2 carple tunnel operations. For a number of years the pain and numbness in his hands has gotten worse and worse.
As an Aborist he spends a lot of time holding on to chainsaws with a tight grip often dangling from up in a tree. So as you can imagine having no feeling in your hand while you work is more than just annoying it is very dangerous.
He will spend 2 weeks unable to drive and a week unable to use his fingers much at all so needs help with a lots of things including getting dried after a shower and opening things.
We will wait and see how he goes after this surgery before he has the next one done in early 2016. We have no idea how quickly it will heal and how long it will be until he gets the strength back in his hands. We have to have faith that he will get the strength back in his hands and can go back to his old job but there is a chance that he will not be able to go back to his old job and will have to look at a new career.
This is not an entirely bad thing as he has wanted a change for a while but only time will tell what happens next.
In the meantime I have him at home with me every day as I work from home, yay (not). I have taken him down to the local library and got him his own library card. He is not a reader but they have heaps of DVD's, CD's and great magazines and have can have 20 items out at a time so that is holding the boredom at bay for now.
Any tips for keeping injured husbands amused?