I had to have a carpal tunnel repair done 3 weeks ago & will have to have the other done before returning to work. It's a work related injury. I have had a cervical fusion w/a plate put in my neck that was easier than this. I never thought that it would be this painful & I feel that I can handle alot of pain secondary to dealing w/it because of my FMS. I am not a wuss but I am literally in tears because of the pain & I'm taking more Vicodin than I have ever taken in my life. The weather today was too cold for me also & I live in southern California. I can literally feel a fibro flare or exacerbation coming on. Usually it's just upon me but it will be tomorrow. Sorry for the pitty party on my own behalf. Just had to unload.