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I am 42 yo and extremely active. I run 4 days a week and do all sorts of activities such as boating and fishing in the summer. I was diagnosed with Basilar Joint Arthritis in both hands about 5 years ago. I have managed it pretty well with injections and Diclofenac gel until about a year ago. The pain in my right hand (dominate hand) has gotten to the point that it is hampering my daily activities. I recently went to my Dr who stated that my right thumb joint is collapsing and that its pretty much bone on bone. He also stated that with how young I am that I eventually will not have any use of my right hand. He suggested CMC arthroplasty and with what I have been reading I'm getting a little freaked out. I do have a lot of help from my boyfriend and other family members but my concern is when I would be able to go back to work, drive and run again. I am an administrative assistant so I type pretty much all day but its not time sensitive. I love to run and it concerns me that I wont be able to exercise for quite some time. I'm worried about the surgery but even more worried about my quality of life if I don't get it. Any info would be helpful.
Thanks in advance!!!
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