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.

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  • RUTHEY01
    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.
    2415 days ago
    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!
    2415 days ago
    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
    2416 days ago
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