Monthly Archives: February 2015

Adapting

Not very graciously, it must be said. My finger hurts and it aches all down the length of my arm. I have no expectation that this conservative treatment will fix the issue (a bare minimum of reading gives the impression … Continue reading

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Another day; another cast

Back to the Plastics Clinic and an Occupational Therapist called Bob. Bob was very excited to hear about my method of injury because he’d done his research paper on this type and had often heard it referred to as “Housewife’s … Continue reading

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Stuffed up already

Because I’ve got the splint on, I can’t wash up regularly.¬† Toilet visits mean that I can’t wash my hands properly so I’ve taken to using a pump action bottle of hand sanitizer. Tonight I found that the sanitizer is … Continue reading

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Getting used to life with a splint

Originally, my injury had a white plastic splint on the finger – it was designed to be a temporary splint that wouldn’t let the top joint flop back down to its default, snapped, extensor tendon state. The Plastics Clinic fitted … Continue reading

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My husband asked me to mention that the toilet is fixed

I only talked about toilet malfunction in the first place because it seemed to be one final ill-luck blow that was almost too much on that particular day. He felt that as well. Luckily, I am married to a guy … Continue reading

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I spent all day at the clinic

Worst possible outcome. They want to treat it conservatively, which means I wear a splint for eight weeks. I can’t drive with a splint on as insurance won’t cover me. I asked about reconstructive surgery but even then I would … Continue reading

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I go to the Plastics Clinic tomorrow. A number of scenarios are pre-playing in my head: “Hmm. Doesn’t seem to be healing very well – you need to keep the splint on for at least¬† 8+ weeks.” “It doesn’t look … Continue reading

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