Following my Carpal Tunnel Release 7 weeks ago, the sensitivity and neuropathic pain in my finger, and now hand, have only progressed. On the face of it, the wound is healing well but it hasn’t worked to relieve the nerve pain and the scar just feels incredibly painful.
Hard painkillers, Gabapentin, Ketamine ointments and Lidocaine patches are doing their best, but the bath towel ‘scratches’, the bed sheets ‘burn’ me and a gentle moisturising self massage of my scar just brings overwhelming tears to my eyes.
It’s not just touch, I’m feeling incredibly sensitive in other areas too; sound, temperatures, emotions... they can all make me tearful; the tears from a scar.
This is all normal, right?