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Teen mom Amber Portwood’s ex, Gary Shirley, shares update after his carpal tunnel surgery and admits he was “petrified”.

TEEN Mom star Gary Shirley admitted he was “petrified” before his carpal tunnel surgery but admitted he’s recovering well.

He underwent surgery on Friday and Amber Portwood praised her ex’s current partner, wife Kristina, for being such a “great nurse” to him.

Gary Shirley admitted he was

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Gary Shirley admitted he was “petrified” before his carpal tunnel surgeryCredit: Instagram/itsgarytime
The Teen Mom star thanked fans for their

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The Teen Mom star thanked fans for their “encouragement” and said he appeared to be recovering wellPhoto credit: Instagram/@kristina_shirley3

After a day of recovery, Gary shared a video on his Instagram on Saturday to update fans on how he’s been doing since the procedure.

He began by thanking fans for their “prayers and encouragements.”

“One day later after my surgery and I’m completely wrapped up,” said the MTV star while showing off the bandages around his hands and wrists.

Gary shared: “I’ve got some bruises here but I think it’s kind of carrying through [from wrist to fingers].”

He continued: “They went under [the wrist], cut everything they had to do, sewed me up. It’s a really small incision. Range of motion, I can move my hands.”

While he said his “thumbs hurt quite a bit at first,” they feel a lot better now, and that pain has “reduced.”

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The bruises around his wrists are also “a little itchy”.

He shared that he’s been stretching a lot to regain a good range of motion and has used a stress ball to help, although he tries not to overuse it because it’s “painful”.

“Peas work best for the ice pack,” Gary added. “I slept really well [after taking some pain medication].

He said: “I was a bit scared that was going to be a problem. I just lay on my side and propped my hands on a pillow facing the same direction and that worked pretty well.”

Amber ended the video by admitting he was “petrified and scared” before the procedure, which is why he really “appreciated” all the “support” from the fans.

gary revealed he had surgery just before the intervention.

He shared the news with fans in a video with daughter Emilee on Thursday.

Gary revealed he has carpal tunnel syndrome – a common condition that causes pain, numbness and tingling in his hands and arms.

The father-of-two said he had bilateral carpal tunnel surgery, which means both wrists will be operated on under general anaesthetic.

“I hope that they can heal at the same time and that I can use my hands faster,” he said MTV Star told his fans at the time.

“Sometimes I don’t have much strength in my hands and sometimes I wake up and they’re numb.”

Gary said Kristina would drive him to the hospital and that a family member would take care of Emilee while they were in the hospital.

His ex Amber, with whom he shares daughter Leah, sent her support and commented: “Praying for you mate! Don’t worry, you are strong, you made it!”

On Friday, Gary’s wife Kristina posted a series of photos from the hospital, as well as some post-procedure pictures.

The process went well and according to plan, her post revealed.

She shared the caption: “Today @itsgarytime had his bilateral endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery.

“Fortunately, his operation went as planned. It was entertainment for the doctors, nurses and staff to say the least.

“He’s back home now and resting. I feel like I have to take care of a little boy and nurse him back to health.”

Amber also commented on her post, writing: “You really do @Kristina_shirley3 thanks for my silly pic earlier lol but he has a great nurse to look after him and some little helpers too.”

His wife Kristina shared some snaps of them together in the hospital

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His wife Kristina shared some snaps of them together in the hospitalPhoto credit: Instagram/@kristina_shirley3
Amber Portwood praised her ex's current partner Kristina for being such a

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Amber Portwood praised her ex’s current partner Kristina for being such a “great nurse” to himPhoto credit: MTV

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