I have been putting off getting the surgery for a long time because I am afraid of any side effects while riding and working, mainly hard palm impacts on the newly exposed nerves (I'm a custom furniture/cabinet maker). Both my mom and my wife had the surgery about 5 years ago and report few side effects besides the occasional zinger, but my wife doesn't ride as often as me, and neither have jobs that are as hard on the hands. I was wondering if any of you fellow riders have had the surgery and what your side-effects have been? How long of a recovery time should I realistically expect? Was your surgery endoscopic or invasive?