This is invaluable - thanks Mt. Spokane (hope your hands are doing better)
I'm doing fine. I'm having both hands done for carpal tunnel. I have been unable to hold my heavy photo equipment, and the pain has been growing worse.
It will take a few months before the damaged nerves completely heal, but only about three weeks before I can reasonably hold 10 lbs in one hand.
There are a lot of nerves in your hand, and they all pass thru that tunnel. I don't know how I came to get the issue in both hands, probably typing for hours on CR