Decompression Surgery for CIDP?

June 9, 2011 at 11:02 pm

No, I did not have decompression surgery for idiots neuropathy. (where else does a word like idopathic come from?) It reminds me of pathetic, anyway. That is, those who cannot come up with a definitive diagnosis………..oh, nevermind.

Yes, I did have decompression surgery for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) twice. And, it was suggested that I ‘would likely benefit from a bilateral ulnar transposition.’

Uh, yeah, no thanks. Following the dramatic failure of the first decompression surgery, all the wizards met together and said oh, golly, let’s do this again. Worse yet- are you ready? They scheduled a third procedure!

I refused to even consider the ulnar transpositions. Transposition? Means they poke a hole in the underside of your arm in the elbow area and move the nerve away from the structure that is supposedly pinching it.

Hence the need to see a neurologist who specializes in something besides referring for surgery.

I like what ncsmom said- covers it all pretty well.