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Dr.s Appt. Update

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Had my Dr. appt today. The resident ortho told me that I needed surgery and would need pins drilled into the bone to put it back together. Said that he was going to schedule the procedure for next week, then he left. He returned a few minutes later with the attending ortho who looked at my hand and the x-rays and said "we could do surgery, it's bad enough, but let's buddy tape it and put a cast on it instead".

I said that I just wanted it fixed right so it worked properly again. Since the attending is above the resident, it was done his way. I go back in 4 weeks for further x-rays.

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    looks like half a darth vader hand there
    1564 days ago
    DANG!!!! I didn't know about this! wishing you a speedy recovery!
    1564 days ago
    Hey Ken,
    I was just checkin in to see how you are doing. Sorry to hear about your hand. Try to take it easy even with a cast you can do damage without meaning to do so.

    I would guess you will be down to some easier exercising for a while, but it's just a little bump in the road.

    Sending healing thoughts your way.

    1564 days ago
    Crap i hope it heals right Bro!!!
    1568 days ago
    Hoping it works!! Cool badazz cast anyhow!
    1568 days ago
  • SKATER787
    @KWing, screw the lessons. Let's get the hand healed first.
    1568 days ago
  • SKATER787
    So it might work without the surgery? Fingers crossed.
    1568 days ago
    Thank you for the update! I so hope this will work and you won't need pins. I can imagine that in the meantime, life isn't much easier for you... Thinking of you!
    1568 days ago
    I'm glad you were able to get something done withougt having to go through surgery. Sometimes there is no right or wrong way, just different approaches. I would think that if this doesn't work the surgery could still happen? In any case, get well soon :)
    1569 days ago
    Awesome, hope you don't have to get the pins
    1569 days ago
  • CANDIK48
    Dang! Hopefully you were given the right treatment for you and you heal well and fully! Best of luck!
    1569 days ago
    Better to go the less evasive route. I hope your hand mends well. At first glance, you picture looks like a hand shaped sculpture in your yard. (Time to put on the glasses!)
    1569 days ago
    Hopefully it will do the job. I will send you good energy for a prompt recovery. Personnaly I'm glad I live here and have a good healthcare system that doesn't care about your income.

    hang in there bro! Hopefully it will not affect your planned trip!
    1569 days ago
  • KWING517
    4 weeks in a cast??? Yuck!

    The "mom" in me is dying to ask if you learned your lesson about getting mad and hitting stuff... hehehe emoticon
    1569 days ago
    That's no good-- blimen cheek!!! Residents are usually better than registrars here too.
    The bones are broken and twisted and need pins. Oooo I'm so mad for you....:)

    But what are you gonna do? As the people on Judge Judy say "It is what it is..." I've been waiting since 2011 for carpal tunnel surgery. Us financially challenged don't get a break.

    My cardiologist was almost in tears when I pressed him about how the new angioplasty ward was going- he's waited a long time for it. he said "no one likes me because I'm fighting to get the people in with no private cover who desperately need the angiogram and pacemakers etc."

    Sorry rant rant....breathe ...calm down...

    Nice wrapping on your hand!!! must have been hard to take the photo with the other hand.

    Thanks for the update.
    1569 days ago
    Ouch, hope things start to get back on track and you feel better soon! With any luck with no surgery! emoticon
    1569 days ago
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