Has anyone ever had this? I was just diagnosed with it in my left wrist. The Orthopedist gave me a steroid shot but said if it didnt work, or if the pain came back quickly then it was likely I was going to have to have surgery . The pain in my wrist started late in my pregnancy and has gotten progressively worse, the pain has seriously brought me to tears at times. When the orthopedist did the fenklestein test I screamed so loud, I didn't mean to and almost fell out of my chair, he apologized profusely for causing me so much pain. He said honestly he wasn't holding out much hope that the steroid injection will last long. So my question is, for those of yoy that have had de Quervain's tendinitis and went through surgery, how bad was it and did it help/ last? He said it was a 10 min procedure and the pain it would cause would be less than what im in now and wouldn't require me to be in a sling or stop me from taking care of the twins. He said he'd do the surgery on a Friday so I had Marshall home for a couple of days to help.