I give up. I am going to let the ortho doc cut into my left hand to release the tendon below my thumb, and the one to my ring finger that is triggering. Nothing I've tried has helped enough. The pain is never completely gone and I have limited mobility in that left wrist. The finger 'triggers' and sticks at the worst moments. DARN!! I'm feeling soooo GUILTY at being gone from work for 4 to 6 weeks, especially since I am leaving this job in June. I've been promised a substitute school nurse to cover my office, but I still feel awful about being gone. I could wait until July to have the surgery, but I've put up with this pain as long as I can, I think. Having the surgery in July might make it difficult for me to find another job, too. Can you imagine walking into a job interview wearing bandages or a splint? Could very well lose me a job! (I know they can't discriminate, but it could sway a decision...) I've tried so many different things to heal this wrist and finger, but nothing has given me lasting relief, nothing has cured it. Surgery is my last option. So how do I get rid of the guilties???? Peace, Beth.