Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Ganglion Cyst Surgery and No TRI training:(

As most of you who know me know I have a ganglion cyst on the back of my wrist. You all know about it, because I haven't stopped whinning about it for the last month. Any time I go into wrist extension, it hurts like you wouldn't believe. I can't open jars, do pushups or dips, squeeze the breaks on my road bike, etc. Now the pain wakes me up when I am sleeping, so I have to sleep with a resting hand splint on. So, I have decided, after 8 long years, it is just time to be done with it and get it over with. I am going to have the dreaded thing cut out.

I went in for my surgical consult today, and I am scheduled for surgery next Tuesday. While we were scheduling my surgery, I found out that I will not be able to do my tri training for 6 weeks. This is so that the surgical sight doesn't get infected. No sweating or swimming. Baaaaahhh! This is a major bummer, but what can I do. The cyst is getting in the way of my training in a enormous way, so it is better to do it early in the season rather than closer to my triathlons

I already know I won't be the most complient patient as I am already trying to think of ways around the no training thing. The therapist in me also wants to do my own rehab. I have already looked up my post surgical rehab protocols and have already started planning my rehab program. I know I should just go to a therapy clinic like a normal person, but I kinda just want to do it myself or have one of my co-workers do it and save the $$$.

Since, I am a nerd and like this stuff, here is a video of the surgery I am going to have done.


trentathon said...

I love how you included that video! It looks like a pretty straightforward procedure. Good luck!

Cory&SadieK said...

Kristen!! EWWW! I used to want to be a doctor until I saw a similar video to this...I hope your surgery goes well tomorrow!!!

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