Typing one handed now.....

United States
November 5, 2008 7:13am CST
as some of you know I was put on medical leave 6 1/2 months ago due to an injury to my left wrist. Well, I went back to the doctor yesterday, and I have gone from a removeable splint to a full cast, from my upper arm to my fingers. I will be in the cast til Jan 6th. If it is not much improved at that time then he will do diagnostic surgery, to put a little camera in there and see what is the problem. He did inform me that MRI/MRA's do not show everything, depending on the angles when done. So, I am now typing one handed which will drive me crazy before long lol. I was wondering if anyone has had the type of surgery I mentioned above?
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@bdugas (3581)
• United States
7 Nov 08
All I can say about surgery to the arm is to find a doctor that has a good name and is trusted. My daughter fell and broke her arm, she had surgery and the doctor didn't do something right and told her she had to wait 6 weeks or more after the cast was off to go to physical theropy. This wait froze her arm up and gave he somekind of theropthy, where she will lose use of her arm at some point in the future. The doctor redid the surgery and her arm moves now but swells and now the disease is traveling to her other arm and leg. Before it is over she will be in a wheel chair, but doctor says he didn't think the time before she went to theropy was that important. And he is a specialist. So please do some checking when finding a doctor, and please don't wait to go to theropy after if they do surgery. Some times I think surgery is their specialist and they do it whether it really needs to be done.
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• United States
7 Nov 08
ike i always say, half of the doctors out there graduated in the bottom half of their class! the doctor i am currently going to is a specialist, and in good standing, already checked. and i must say he is all for trying other treatments first, surgery as last option.
@musicman6 (2391)
• United States
5 Nov 08
p.a.L., I had no idea you were having trouble with your wrist like that, sorry to hear, and I hope you recover soon! I don't get on here as often, but will try to keep informed when I can! And just do what you can! musicman
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• United States
5 Nov 08
thanks, injured it during a wildland fire we were working back in April, i'm bout ready for it to be over with lol. hoping to be healed and ready to go back to work next March.
@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
5 Nov 08
Hey I know you are a tough one and you will figure out a way to type with both hands before long. hahahaha I wonder why they did not think to do the diagnostic surgery sooner before it come to this? At least the full cast happened after your two week vacation.
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• United States
5 Nov 08
I thought that same thing, glad it was after Iwent to Heather's. And it's a pretty green cast, for the holidays lol I actually had to get DW to put my hair up in a ponytail last night, and he did pretty good lol
@cher913 (25865)
• Canada
5 Nov 08
hi, i pulled a tendon in my right wrist a month or two ago and while fortunately i wasnt working, i was at home working on christmas presents (crafting) and really had trouble doing stuff with one hand. typing was very difficult too but my advice to you is to make sure you dont over tax your other wrist, i did that and ended up wearing a wrap on both wrists because they were both sore! now is a good time to read those books you havent been able to for a long time!
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• United States
5 Nov 08
thanks for the advice, I do have a way of pushing myself lol. and good idea, I have two new books that I haven't even started. and I can at least keep up my walking every day.
@ebsharer (5516)
• United States
5 Nov 08
I haven't ever had a surgery like you mentioned - but I have had to type with one hand before and it sucked to say the least! Just think when its all said and done - you will be a one handed typer pro LOL!!
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