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THE CASE OF THE LAST CAST (I hope)

August 27, 2010 | Filed under: Uncategorized

In my last post about my arm, I mentioned that I had surgery and would be seeing the surgeon. That I have done, but as with this whole experience things did not proceed as I was told they would.
I was to see the surgeon 2 weeks after surgery but it was delayed another week. Then, with trepidation, I finally had the post-surgery cast removed. According to the X-rays all was mending well but I was to go into another cast for another 3 weeks. “Oh no!” Even the fact that it was purple again didn’t console me as I was expecting a splint and finally some freedom. My fingers were freed up with this new cast which was good but unfortunately they look like fat sausages. The swelling is coming down but ever so slowly, so they still look like fat sausages. And my skin was flaking off. Yuk!
I saw my arm without the surgical cast (for the first time in a long time) and it was not a pretty sight. The skin was peeling, it was discoloured from bruising and antiseptics. I have to say that I didn’t recognize it.
Pain management has been a real issue for me. And there has been a lot of pain, now focused in my fingers and my hand which I assume is nerve related.
I see the surgeon in a week and a half and he assured me that then I would go into a removable splint.
This has been an unforgettable summer..unfortunately not in a good way.
Some good news…my impromptu sale went well!

Posted by Stephanie @ 12:00 pm

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