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Up, down and everything in between

I broke my finger on September 28th. It is now January and I am *FINALLY* getting ready to start the therapy to get my hand back as close to "normal" as possible. It has been a very long road. I know it is only a finger and it could be so much worse but limiting yourself to only one hand for almost 4 months has been so difficult, frustrating and painful.

It all started with an innocent fall that broke a finger. I had no idea that more was going on.
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The swelling got worse and worse and then I started to lose feeling in my hand.
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That's when the surgeon found the tumor. I was floored. And into the splint I went.
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Man was that thing cumbersome.
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Surgeon #2 was pleased with my having spent a couple of months in a splint and set me free... very, very briefly. :D
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After only a couple of short weeks with some movement in my hand it was time for surgery.
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I was surprised to wake up from surgery in a cast almost to my elbow.
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Then I was set free!
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I thought it was a wonderful thing... until I realized the cast was keeping the pain of healing a new piece of bone at bay.
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And this is now
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All I need are steri strips and a band aid. It looks like nothing. It feels like there is a bullet in there. My hand has no strength. I drop things. If someone so much as touches the finger I am in agony. My hand hurts from my wrist to my finger nail. I can't bend more that 1/2 inch total.

This is where therapy comes in. I will start therapy soon. It will probably take about 6-8 weeks to get my finger back to bending. I will never get full mobility in that side of my hand but it will get better. I can't wait for better!

(I know this was a random post. I think I needed to vent a little. :D)

1 comments:

Michelle 8:25 AM  

Again, as SAHMs, we cannot afford these setbacks! I was talking to a group of Moms the other day and one of them said her husband got her ski lift tickets for Christmas but she's terrified to use them b/c she simply can't afford a potential injury from skiing. Isn't that awful? But it's true. I don't know how you're doing it. That must be terribly frustrating.

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