Hi guys! Freedancer here with a surgery update. My LRTI on my left hand was today and it went really well. I made the doctor laugh when he explained that my trapezium joint was basically so destroyed that there was nothing left. So I said, "So you're telling me that the joint was roached?" He grinned and had a good chuckle! The surgery went well. He took out the trapezium and replaced it with a rolled-up tendon to fill the space and also had to take some of the adjacent joint as well. He also pulled the STT joint back into alignment as it was off by 20 degrees and did some work on the volar plate. Now, I have been practicing with different tasks using one hand. I cannot even start therapy with my VA therapist for 8 weeks. I can put on my wafer and wax seal, and I switched to the closed bags and can change them just fine. I am just not sure if they hold the same volume as the drainable ones. I can tell you that they are so comfortable! I may switch permanently! The hardest thing right now is putting on my pants and underwear. It is really hard to pull them up with one hand for sure! Of course, lifting anything is out of the question for a while. I actually taught myself how to put on my CPAP mask one-handed. Most of my issue with this is with my hair. I need two hands to put it up and out of the way, but I figured out a way to put on the mask! So, right now the pain isn't so bad, but it is still numb and will probably wake up soon and teach me a lesson in humbleness! Hope you all are well!!