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01/27/2012 11:20:52 AM · #1
Originally posted by Yo_Spiff:

Originally posted by vawendy:

Can you sign up for physical therapy? It can do wonders -- the experts know more about what can help and what can hurt.

Excellent idea. I had physical therapy after my broken kneecap last year. It really helped. They know exactly what sort of exercises to make you do that will help you regain your strength & range of motion.

they have seeing a therapist, he has me 'washing the table" with a towel. making circle and long strokes with a folded towel on the table. strengthens the wrist i guess.
also the stretching out, curling in, fingers wide, straight - hold 5 secs, to push the motion range etc..
my little right has even helped me to type this! go my right hand! guess it will take months at least... i'll see the therapist monday again.
i've definitely gotten better at left handed typing.
very glad to have it back wendy. so very hard to banish those "i wish it was different" thoughts, trying to find some positivity from whatever life throws.
it may not work perfectly, but seems to be a better way to live. so, i'm hopeful for a full recovery, but i know this is a long and bumpy road.
especially to get the best results, rehab is never fun. but i know easy rehab is a harder life, so i'm ready for it.
thanks for the positive waves!!
01/27/2012 09:46:22 AM · #2
Originally posted by vawendy:

Can you sign up for physical therapy? It can do wonders -- the experts know more about what can help and what can hurt.

Excellent idea. I had physical therapy after my broken kneecap last year. It really helped. They know exactly what sort of exercises to make you do that will help you regain your strength & range of motion.
01/27/2012 09:23:14 AM · #3
Originally posted by amsterdamman:

well, they gave me back my arm yesterday, all scratched, dented, and none of the parts work right on it anymore.
trying to get the fingers to move again, but the wrist is just barely free, 20 degrees maybe.
fingers have responded ok, considering i could barely move anything on the hand yesterday.
long shower 2 wash 40 days of hand funk free.
anyone have wrist exercises? they have me stretching my fingers n thumb: 5 sec holds, and i try to slowly bend it, but it so weak and pain sensitive.
7" incision along my wrist into my palm. thumb will take much time also, weird the way my hand wont react to my mind, have to insist it moves....
feels like a helicopter taking off, slowly gains the power to leave the pillow on my desk (yes, it has it's own little 'bed', like a puppy)
thanks for all the support and concern, one day i'll pick up my camera again...


Wow...

What an incredibly painful time -- but how wonderful to have the arm back, scratched and dented though it may be.

Try and keep positive -- the body can do amazing things in healing itself.

They didn't give you wrist exercises? Can you sign up for physical therapy? It can do wonders -- the experts know more about what can help and what can hurt.
01/27/2012 09:04:17 AM · #4
well, they gave me back my arm yesterday, all scratched, dented, and none of the parts work right on it anymore.
trying to get the fingers to move again, but the wrist is just barely free, 20 degrees maybe.
fingers have responded ok, considering i could barely move anything on the hand yesterday.
long shower 2 wash 40 days of hand funk free.
anyone have wrist exercises? they have me stretching my fingers n thumb: 5 sec holds, and i try to slowly bend it, but it so weak and pain sensitive.
7" incision along my wrist into my palm. thumb will take much time also, weird the way my hand wont react to my mind, have to insist it moves....
feels like a helicopter taking off, slowly gains the power to leave the pillow on my desk (yes, it has it's own little 'bed', like a puppy)
thanks for all the support and concern, one day i'll pick up my camera again...

Message edited by author 2012-01-27 09:05:16.
01/11/2012 12:46:47 PM · #5
gah, they said:looks good, come back in two more weeks! my hand wanted out of this thing! even for a hour....
the cast presses against the incision on my wrist. so the countdown is back to: two weeks....
glad it looks good so far, but.. (waa!)
01/10/2012 05:27:02 PM · #6
Good luck with that healing process.
With luck,you will be using both hands really soon.
01/10/2012 02:43:48 PM · #7
finally it is the day before tomorrow! the good tomorrow, the one when this pin will come out of my thumb!
hoping i had a great set, and its lined up well.... new cast as well i assume
be careful out there! it is snowy and icy somewhere in the DPC world...
& maintain those rear brakes if u riding those scooters or cycles!
12/31/2011 12:40:03 PM · #8
Oh, OUCH...

R.
12/31/2011 08:57:28 AM · #9
bad night, wrist swelled in cast, cut blood flow, thumb + 2 fingers went numb.
took a bus to VU - hosp. 5am, they cut cast, relief washed over me and feeling returned to thumb fingers.
still numb side of thumb past pin hole on 1 side.
u know is bad when u no sleep, only thinking i need to change this!
happy new year all!!! hope 4 a happy and Safe one 4 you all!
12/28/2011 06:25:19 PM · #10
he'll heal i have found doctors make everything they tell you worst case scenario to cover their asses. besides by the look of that cast we can wedge his camera between it and the metal thing so he won't drop it!
12/28/2011 06:11:56 PM · #11
damn man that looks painful...I hope everything heals up...
12/28/2011 06:07:27 PM · #12
oddly, there is min pain, or i am a steal laced rock! one of the dutch words i know is "boren" - drilling.
it started making me laugh as this one word i heard & understood again n again laying on the table waiting... (ok, i am an odd guy)
i worked the thumb joint 4 the 1st week all the time, but the cast blocks it now, only a few degrees of motion possible.
the thumb is in 4 pieces & not great, seems 1 piece settled forward into the joint they see on x-ray. is a worry going forward.
serious pain after surgery yesterday, morphine like shots, lots of sleep.. 24hrs+ incl 6 in surg. then i napped.
also interesting, the rod seems sealed on my thumb skin, i can n do pour alcohol onto the rod holes daily, no pain, just cold - must be sealed.
fingers trying to wake up again, they were doing well b4 the 2nd surg. but now the wrist no happy.
thanks again 4 ur kind support & words, helps 2 pass the time quietly.
kimon
12/28/2011 12:32:20 PM · #13
OH HOLY HELL, those rods are IN your Thumb??? I almost fainted!!
12/28/2011 12:22:55 PM · #14
Originally posted by amsterdamman:

so, how do i post a facebook shot here? not a full member now...
//www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2416469051339&set=a.1415127978438.2061266.1239746105&type=1&theater
happy holidays all!!


It can be done!

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Doesn't look as a members-only feature (not sure about that). Hope you're doing better now.
12/28/2011 10:45:52 AM · #15
o god what ever you do make sure you keep your thumb joint moving no matter how much it hurts keep moving it because if it locks they will send in the mid evil torture specialists i think they are called physical therapists and it will be all bad!!!!
12/28/2011 10:32:10 AM · #16
home, 6 hrs in surgery, slept another 18 more in hosp, yummie shots of something...
they think wrist will b ok, but thumb will have issues going forward...
life goes on
k
12/26/2011 07:26:22 PM · #17
Originally posted by amsterdamman:

so, how do i post a facebook shot here? not a full member now...
//www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2416469051339&set=a.1415127978438.2061266.1239746105&type=1&theater
happy holidays all!!
Yow! From that shot, it looks as if you are being wired for a lampshade.
:(
12/26/2011 07:18:26 PM · #18
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Originally posted by Beetle:

Yikes, that looks mean!!!!!
Crossing fingers for your recovery.


That's nasty, Beetle! He can't cross HIS fingers! (Runs for shelter)

R.

sure i can! OOOOOWWWWWWWWIIIEEESSS!!!!!
ok, bear was right (again)....

can't cross them but i'm glad they move again, they slept for the first few days.
next stop plateville, thanks for the smiles :) k
12/26/2011 06:28:09 PM · #19
Originally posted by Beetle:

Yikes, that looks mean!!!!!
Crossing fingers for your recovery.


That's nasty, Beetle! He can't cross HIS fingers! (Runs for shelter)

R.
12/26/2011 05:40:24 PM · #20
Yikes, that looks mean!!!!!
Crossing fingers for your recovery.
12/26/2011 08:03:37 AM · #21
tomorrows the big day! brand new metal plate being added to my person, look out TSA! already have a handful of staples in my chest.
great way to slow down and rest, not very relaxing though.... hope you all had a fun and safe xmas, and here comes new years!!
12/24/2011 01:55:56 PM · #22
so, how do i post a facebook shot here? not a full member now...
//www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2416469051339&set=a.1415127978438.2061266.1239746105&type=1&theater
happy holidays all!!
12/23/2011 11:01:59 AM · #23
Originally posted by amsterdamman:

Originally posted by aliqui:

Originally posted by amsterdamman:

//www.sportamstelveen.nl/ there is a first night in hospital shot on the web i work for
i did take a few cell phone shots... i'll try to get one up, is impressive torture device.
lucky no 2nd heart beat, lil now that i think of it, calm blue ocean...
off 2 a appt again


That photo is very telling. There's certainly something very wrong with that wrist, sir! I translated the website, and found this pretty funny. "The good news: It's winter ..." I guess that's one way to look at it, heh.


hehe that last word is actually "winter stop" -it means the time when they stop playing outdoor sports for the winter... i.e. the web site didn't need me anyway!


Feel the love! :)
12/22/2011 12:34:53 PM · #24
Originally posted by aliqui:

Originally posted by amsterdamman:

//www.sportamstelveen.nl/ there is a first night in hospital shot on the web i work for
i did take a few cell phone shots... i'll try to get one up, is impressive torture device.
lucky no 2nd heart beat, lil now that i think of it, calm blue ocean...
off 2 a appt again


That photo is very telling. There's certainly something very wrong with that wrist, sir! I translated the website, and found this pretty funny. "The good news: It's winter ..." I guess that's one way to look at it, heh.


hehe that last word is actually "winter stop" -it means the time when they stop playing outdoor sports for the winter... i.e. the web site didn't need me anyway!
12/22/2011 12:30:49 PM · #25
moved me up to tuesday 7am surgery. today is day 5, hurts more than it has till now. thumb is stiff when i start my 5x movements.
thnks all. i see i missed a chance to enter that science chalng w/my frankenhand...
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