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03-18-2012, 10:39 PM #26
Wishing you well and hoping for the best possible outcome."The skis just popped me up out of the snow and I went screaming down the hill on a high better than any heroin junkie." She Ra
04-30-2012, 05:26 PM #27
So now I am 8 weeks out. I still get better every day, but the increments are smaller. I've been back to work for a month now and am probable 95% there. The one thing I find I can't do as well is carry large trays. With 6 heavy dinners stacked it is very difficult to reposition my hand under the tray while loaded, which makes it difficult to let go with the other hand in order to carry the tray jack in the other hand. It's not a big deal as I was the only one carrying 6 dinners on a tray before my accident. And even so that is getting better too. In the gym I am using it with pre-accident weights for exercises where the force is towards the hand or at a 90 degree angle, but am still behind in exercises where i am pulling things toward my body with the hand. That too is getting better and more quickly than other things. Rotating under force (like opening a new mayonnaise jar) is still difficult but also getting better. I am at the point where I feel like if the healing stopped now I would still be happy with my decision to not get the surgery. By far the most painful and problematic areas are the interphalangeal joints on the 3rd and 4th phalanges (the breaks involved the second and fifth).
For those that have had issues (crass) in this situation, how did they arise? was it something that never healed to your satisfaction, or something you thought healed but then got worse later? or was it a later reinjury? or was it something that always kind of hurt and later you were in a better position to get surgery?
anyway, thanks for all the well wishes. i think at this point i did get the best possible outcome. i am pretty confident in the human body's ability to fix itself if given the chance in the right environment (which i consider to be continued use).
05-01-2012, 06:11 PM #28
Awesome, got to love an injury story with a happy ending.
05-02-2012, 10:04 AM #29
yeah, the hand is doing much better. it hurts alot still, but thats cuz i'm still pushing it. nothing ibuprofen cant handle though.
now if i can just keep from becoming homeless. missing a month of work + original doctor bill + speeding ticket (back to tahoe on day of accident to pick up daughter from school) is killing me.
05-02-2012, 01:19 PM #30Registered Walrus Abuser
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I've broken 6 fingers in the last 3 years, including metacarpals 1 through 4 in my right hand. SOP in Canada is to refer to a plastic surgeon. My 2nd metacarpal break was angulated towards my thumb and was never set, it healed alright, but there's a visible bone spur that doesn't look like it's going away after 3 years. I can still feel it "pop" lifting or pulling on something at max capacity. Shit's gonna haunt ya, bro
05-03-2012, 02:10 AM #31
yeah, it's gonna haunt me, but so would a $20,000 bill. i can deal with one kind, not so much the other. also, i been wondering about the index finger and noticing a growth there. Looks like the obvious bone growth that connects the gap between the fracture on metacarpal 2 but is smaller and softer to the touch (under more flesh most likely) so i zoomed in my cellphone image of the xrays. Do the three little lines (which appear to be in the same place as the bone growth) say anything?
05-03-2012, 01:43 PM #32Registered User
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This thread is an excellent argument for universal health care of some sort. I think the Chinese have it right--they spend their health care dollars on young folks like powdork who need their health to work, not on old farts who need their knees replaced so they can keep skiing long after they can't get it up any more. (of course some of those young working folks are 6, but that's another issue.) Good luck Powdork.
05-29-2012, 07:37 PM #33
hells to the yeah!
felt good today. may hurt tomorrow but that's okay