Cast # 7 Last one!
The end of the broken wrist journey – well, almost. Still some physiotherapy to contend with and one more hospital visit.
Today was the day for some screaming buzz saw fun. The hospital technician at the Fracture Clinic showed me how the saw would not hurt my skin or flesh at all, by demonstrating on his own hand and arm. “Buzz, buzz, Weeee!” it screamed. The noise was a little off-putting, but all was well; my arm survived intact and the cast came off quite easily, revealing a decidedly skinnier arm, with unattractive dry, peeling skin mostly on my palm.
I was unprepared for the pain that was still present but an X-ray and a further consultation with the orthopaedic doctor assured me that it was a normal feeling. The X-ray had shown that the fracture (actually 2 fractures) had healed well, so that was good news. It should be totally better by about 10 weeks from now. (Oh...)
Now to arrange some physio and to become used to, once more, being able to use two hands.
How great it will be to have a shower without having one arm encased in a plastic bag. Hooray!
Hopefully this will be my last post on the subject of a fractured bone. Sorry about the boring whinge!
23/4/2015 12:35:24 pm
It seems that you broke your wrist really bad.How did you break it?Has your wrist tottaly healed?I broke my wrist and thumb playing soccer.I had to wear a heavy plaster and a sling to hold it.After my plaster was cut off I had to wear 2 more casts.I had my third cast removed 4 months ago.Hope you feel better and you dont have any pain.Best wishes and take care.
24/4/2015 01:45:13 am
Thanks Alex. It sounds like your break was worse than mine. I hope it is lots better by now. I broke my wrist by simply slipping on a wet paver and falling backwards. I must have put my arm out to 'save' myself. Ha, well, that didn't work, did it? I still have to have some physiotherapy but my arm is nearly better.
24/4/2015 12:22:23 pm
Thank you very much for you well wishes.My wrist and thumb have healed very well and I have returned back to playing soccer.I am glad to hear that your arm is feeling better.Unfortunately,this was the second time I broke my wrist..I broke my other wrist about 8 years ago slipping on ice.Was this the first time you broke your wrist and you were in a cast?I hope this is your last broken bone.Best wishes and take care.
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