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Ouch!

Sunday, November 06, 2011

I will be semi-out-of-commission for a few days, maybe weeks.

I fell and broke both bones in my wrist at 7:30 last night. On the up-side, it is my left and I am right handed.

By the time we got to the hospital, I was in shock. One nurse, maybe she was doing her first ER part of training, missed 2 veins for the IV so a different nurse got it in on the 1st try. The x-rays showed a clean break,so hopefully I won't need pins which means 2 surgeries.

I'm getting fuzzy from the meds, I'll update in a day or so.

Ruth
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RUTHEY01 11/7/2011 9:46PM

    Thank you for your concern. Yes it did hurt a lot but I guess going into mild shock helped to suppress it a little.

The doctor and nurses were surprised that the bones didn't shatter and that it is a clean break. They used suspension weights to realign the bones ans then while the weights were still holding the bones in place put a splint/soft cast on it. Not before the morphine kicked in, though.

I have an appt with an ortho specialist tomorrow.

I'll keep everyone posted here.

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KOFFEENUT 11/6/2011 11:25PM

    Dang - that's gotta hurt! Way to go on finding the silver lining of being right-handed; I'm not sure I would have been able to focus on that as pain meds kicked in. Take care of yourself!

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MSCRISPIN 11/6/2011 8:18PM

    Follow the doctor instruction to be able to be back in full swing soon. Hope the pain don't get u to loose tract of all the effort u have made to get to u r goal. emoticon

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