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The pins are out. The cast is off. They gave me a splint, but I… - Tina Marie's Ramblings
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skywhisperer
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The pins are out. The cast is off. They gave me a splint, but I only have to wear it when I need it. The scars are impressive.

I'm not looking forward to physical therapy, but it's so nice to be out of the cast. They're saying at least a month before I can ride again.

But I can probably go home and play WoW tonight.

(the x-ray in the previous post is from before the last set of pins came out)

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From: respice Date: November 26th, 2007 08:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
Glad to hear that you're out of the cast. I'll bet the first thing you wanted to do was scrub where the cast had been!

How's it feel to have two hands again?
motomuffin From: motomuffin Date: November 26th, 2007 08:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
Be gentle to your recently-de-casted skin. It's alarmingly fragile.

Anyway, Hooray! No Cast!

Did they let you keep the pins? :-)
skywhisperer From: skywhisperer Date: November 26th, 2007 08:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
I was so glad to be rid of them that I forgot to ask. I've been lotioning the skin, but the bits of my hand they uncovered 2 weeks ago lost 3 complete layers of skin, so I expect this will be the same.
greeneyedsadie From: greeneyedsadie Date: November 26th, 2007 08:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
Congrats on being cast free. Be careful now.
skywhisperer From: skywhisperer Date: November 26th, 2007 08:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
thanks! :)
bebo_65 From: bebo_65 Date: November 26th, 2007 09:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, what a wonderful feeling it is to have a cast removed.

Tip of the day: Aveeno makes a wonderful moisturizing lotion.

Glad to hear that you're on the mend.
rattleback From: rattleback Date: November 26th, 2007 11:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
Physical therapy sucks. Do what they tell you anyway.
From: slipswithflaps Date: November 27th, 2007 12:05 am (UTC) (Link)
Try Bag Balm. It was originally sold as a medicine for dairy cows. I've seen the stuff on the shelves of regular pharmacies. My Highly Significant Other swears by it. Trust me, this is not udder nonsense.
acelightning From: acelightning Date: November 27th, 2007 12:46 am (UTC) (Link)
isn't it wonderful to be able to scratch?

alioth1 From: alioth1 Date: November 28th, 2007 09:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
The physioterrorist is a really, really important person - I can tell you first hand. What they may do to you will probably hurt at first, but a good physio will get your hand/wrist/arm working more or less as if nothing had happened.

I went through physio on my right hand for 5 days a week, for 3 months after being put back together from going through a glass door (without the door opening). They did all sorts of nasty things to me (including getting muscles that hadn't moved in a month to move again, by stimulating them with electricity!) but damn, it worked.
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