I was scared before my hand redux, I must admit. With the wreck and first trip through the ER, I was drugged up and just remember fragments of the first two days. This time I got to mull it over before hand. Pleasantly enough, it was pretty much pain-free until the recovery room. Easier than a tooth filling for sure.
When I came to in recovery, the nurse immediately asked me if I was in pain. She asked me how bad it hurt on a 1 to 10 scale, I said 7. Probably should have said 4 if I was honest, because the Diluadid knocked me for a loop. Today I am typing with some of my fingers. Good grip strength. Good feeling in finger tips. I am pleased. Doc was pleased. I have very little pain. Basically just an 8 inch incision to hurt now, since they were not doing carpentry work on me this time.
I still consider myself very lucky. The doctor said injuries of the severity I sustained typically have nerve damage. I could feel a feather on my fingertips in the recovery room.
"If its not broke yet, it can still be fixed"