Wondering if anyone out there had the surgery for Mommy Thumb (De quervain's tenosynovitis) surgery, and if so, how difficult was it caring for you child. My symptoms began the last month before I had my son. I actually thought it was carpel tunnel. After my son was born it got worse due to nursing, in both hands, to the point I was in tears when picking my baby up. I got a cortisone injection and the pain immediately went away and I felt so wonderful, but came back with vengeance two months later. I received my final shot at the 3 months after my 1st shot and now it is only back in my right hand, and getting worse by the day. Simple tasks are so painful, plus my son is a lot bigger than he was.... I would like to have the surgery soon, since I am planning on one more little one, but I am concerned by the recovery and caring for my son. My husband is a pilot so he is home for 2 weeks and than away for two weeks, so I am trying to figure out if surgery is the best option and feasible with a 7 month old.