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Old 04-08-2011, 12:18 AM
rightarmavm rightarmavm is offline
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This is the first time I've ever seen a hand that looks like mine, and it's actually a relief to know that I'm not alone. I've done surgery/sclerotherapy/compression sleeve and held it over my head so that it drains. Exactly 3-weeks ago I had surgery to remove a clot or thrombosed vein in two areas of my hand. Until last night I had been in quite a bit of pain and have only had about 5-10% mobility in my hand post surgery. I was questioning whether the surgery was a HUGE mistake! And then I felt that my compression sleeve was lose on my hand/arm, which I knew must have meant the swelling had subsided. It was such an amazing moment that I cried. I have tons of pictures from before and after surgery that I will post on here in hopes that it will help others make the best decision regarding treatment. If there's anything I can do to help any of you, please don't hesitate contacting me.

Thank you for posting this picture of your hand. God bless you all.
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