Hi everyone, can you believe the pain in my hands is so bad I finally had to see a "hand surgeon". After x-rays showed advanced arthritis in my thumbs (actually, the "heel" part of my hand, near the wrist), I had surgery, on my right hand last thursday. Since it was "bone surgery", it is very painful. But, I'm OK, and cutting back on the narcotics! I hate that foggy feeling you get from pain meds. So, I'm here, I read most posts, and comment on some. Hope to get the cast off in 5 weeks, so typing is a trial. :roll: Welcome to all you newbies!