I am having cubital tunnel release surgery on the left arm on Thursday. I have had to postpone this surgery due to having pneumonia. The pain in my hand is just terrible and I am taking Oxycodone 10MG ER tablets twice a day and at best it dulls the pain. I just hope that my breathing situation doesn't complicate the surgery. I guess I should try to have more faith in the medical team who will be taking care of me. It is unfortunate that this type of surgery doesn't always provide immediate relief and can take up to a year to recover. I will try anything to regain the strength in my left hand and to reduce the amount of numbness that I have in my pinky and ring finger. This has been terrible and I can't even describe the pain. It is from ulnar nerve neuropathy.