The alien has been extracted

I’m a Ganglion get me out of here!!

I am typing this one handed today, yesterday I finally had the cyst (ganglion) removed from my wrist. This was causing me pain down my arm and numbness in my hand. Tests have shown early stages of arthritis so I have started to take Glucosamine. If you have read my post White Coat Syndrome you will know that I have been really looking forward to getting rid of that bloody alien.

I had a general anaesthetic so was unable to see the cyst being removed the op was successful the lump is now gone. I am resting up & it should take a couple of weeks for me to be fighting fit. Today I can now feel and move my fingers which is really good as emptying my bag yesterday was really hard to do. I think breaking my arm and some other bones a few years back definitely gave me a heads up on how to get that mission accomplished. As Ostomates we always find a way to get over these little hurdles 🙂

I would like to say how amazing the Care UK Plymouth Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre is. The staff and consultants are lovely, the environment is perfect and relaxing and you don’t feel like you are in a hospital. We are so lucky in the UK to have the NHS they help treat millions of people throughout the UK everyday. Over the years they have really looked after me and I will always be grateful for the support that the NHS has given me.

Lisa Xx

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