So I'm writing this because I do not see many people with the injuries that I have on here. I saw a few, but I would like to let you know about how I came back from my left wrist TFCC surgery and possibly going in for my right wrist when I cannot take the pain any longer.
So to make a long story short, a couple years back I started getting serious about Powerlifting. I got my raw bench up to 405 and thought finally, I am making some progress! Unfortunately, the day after I hit that 405 on the bench, I noticed a pain in my wrists that really was annoying.
After months of misdiagnosis of this injury, I finally met a surgeon who was able to diagnose my wrists after an MRI with dye injection. Complete rupture of the TFCC cartilage from the Ulna.
I want people who have this injury to know that I am right there with you. This crap is literally an extremely depressing road to go down and has really taken a toll on me. Anyways, after surgery I was in a cast for about 6 weeks, then did some little rehab stuff 6 weeks after that. After 12 weeks I was clear to lift again but even a year later, it just isnt the same.
Every waking second of the day, I have pains in my wrists and feel like they are a completely shot, yet I still go in the gym and overhead press and bench. I refuse to give up no matter what people or doctors say. If you want it, you can't give up. Is my bench and overhead press the same? Absolutely not, but for having some fawked up wrists, I can still deadlift 500+ and bench around 350.
The pain in my wrists I feel everyday pushes me to never give up and say screw all the odds. Lifting is what I enjoy, and if I have to suffer under the bar until someone can help me fix it, so be it. Hope someone out there going in for surgery reads this