You may have an issue. I'd get a 2nd opinion and fairly soon. I know all people/patients/surgeons/surgeries can/are different.
I had the old style (open) surgery done about 20 years ago. I had moderate-to-severe incapacitation on my left hand/wrist. 5 minutes of using keyboard and it took 45+ minutes for the hand to quit hurting and "wake up". Went numb clear to the elbow!
I had the surgery done on a Thursday morning, went home, off Fri, Sat, Sun. Went back to work Monday. No big deal, right? Well, at the time I was a career firefighter (Asst Chief) running a shift and still had to perform subordinate duties as required--actual work--instead of standing around running the show. My surgeon told me "no restrictions--just don't do it if it hurts." I had no actual issues as a result of the surgery, have not had a recurrance. In the rest of my career I had several subordinates that had the surgery and I don't recall any of them being off more than 3-4 weeks and that was an extreme case. I think I'd get 'er looked at! Just my 2c...
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