03-07-2016, 04:05 PM
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nor is cutting food, doing up buttons, tying shoe laces, and tons of other things.

Yech!

But, only 3 more weeks. Then I'll be a cast-off.

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 03-07-2016, 06:19 PM
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  • chazt
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Just imagine how awesome that first shave will be! I can't imagine how uncomfortable you must be. Care to share what happened?
   Feel better!

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 03-07-2016, 06:51 PM
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(03-07-2016, 06:19 PM)chazt Wrote: Just imagine how awesome that first shave will be! I can't imagine how uncomfortable you must be. Care to share what happened?
   Feel better!

I wish I could say it was crocodile wrestling or something dramatic.  But...just a plain old broken hand from a fall on ice.  (do you guys know what ice is?  Just wondering...)

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 03-07-2016, 07:24 PM
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Yeah, I know what ice is. It made me fall and shatter every bone in my right wrist a bunch of years ago. The x-ray looked like pepper very liberally applied to my wrist. I was in an erector set screwed into my bones for months waiting for it to repair itself.

I don't know about your prognosis, but mine wasn't good. I'd been clued in long before my Dr told me. I'd also been clued in to disregard the PT and do what I could as I could. If I couldn't do something to just put it on the shelf and try again later. Best advice I ever got. I have at least 90% use of what I was told wouldn't be very usable. If I had followed their advice, designed for 80 year old patients as I was told by my PT, I would be crippled today and would have been for years. Listen to them, but push yourself. They follow a protocol so as not to get sued; no allegiance to the patient whatsoever.

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 03-07-2016, 07:29 PM
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  • ben74
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Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

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 03-07-2016, 07:46 PM
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You have five fingers. I thought your condition was worse. 

Only three more weeks.

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 03-07-2016, 07:50 PM
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That must be very uncomfortable. Are you left handed?

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 03-07-2016, 07:51 PM
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Hope for a speedy recovery !!

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 03-07-2016, 09:02 PM
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Sorry for your injury.  Might be a good time to learn to use the right hand.  I am left handed and had to learn how to use the right many, many years ago do to a motorcycle racing accident.

You've been through the worse part but the next three weeks will be the longest three weeks in history.

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 03-07-2016, 09:41 PM
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Aww man that sucks. Hope you get better soon. In the meanwhile, try using the other hand, I heard it's also good for brain training.

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 03-08-2016, 02:55 AM
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(03-07-2016, 07:50 PM)lloydrm Wrote: That must be very uncomfortable. Are you left handed?

Fortunately not.  I'm right handed.  I just put the shaving equipment in my left hand to make the pictures more dramatic.  But, as you can imagine, everything is more difficult. (even typing this with just one hand)

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 03-12-2016, 06:10 AM
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(03-07-2016, 09:02 PM)Johnny Wrote: Sorry for your injury.  Might be a good time to learn to use the right hand.  I am left handed and had to learn how to use the right many, many years ago do to a motorcycle racing accident.

You've been through the worse part but the next three weeks will be the longest three weeks in history.

You have that right.  Oh my goodness, it's driving me crazy.  (my bolding and underlining)

I'm marking off the days on the kitchen calendar.  With some help from Advil, Tylenol, Naproxen, meditation, and occasionally brandy, I am getting through it though. (never all at the same time!)  But, I gotta say, it's my daily shave that really relaxes me.  It's a bother for sure, but I've grown to enjoy it immensely.  I drop a few things, knock over some after shave once in a while, but I still do a wonderful shave each day before work.  I just have to get up earlier, because it take me about half an hour.

I'm soon going to be a cast-off!

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 03-25-2016, 07:47 AM
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I'm finally a cast-off.  Been counting the days.  Actually, near the end I was counting the hours.  The cast was finally removed.

Now have a removable splint, and, needless to say, it will get removed for shaving.  Lots of physiotherapy ahead, but the hand works fairly well.

I have everything laid out for my first shave without the cast.  Ahhhh, back to the simple pleasure.  Already have a hot towel in the sink, a new blade, my favourite soap, the witch hazel, and my Floris aftershave. And, since no one is home, a Howlin' Wolf CD.

It's gonna be a nice 30 minutes!

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 03-25-2016, 10:44 AM
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  • bullgoose
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Glad to hear the cast is off. It takes awhile after that before everything works properly. Do your PT exercises religiously and you will be back to normal soon.

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 03-25-2016, 02:00 PM
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Get well soon.

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 04-06-2016, 07:45 AM
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Thats a TOUGH spot. Things will be better soon.

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