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wrist Wrist fusion

Discussion in 'Other joint replacements discussion forum' started by lennie, Jan 7, 2018.

  1. lennie

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    I have managed a shower and I have Med progress with the pain. I am using Advil and Percocet and after a meltdown on Monday I think I have turned a corner. After two knee replacements you would think this would be a drop in the bucket.


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    Aw @lennie - so sorry you had a meltdown. I would think wrist fusion would be much more frustrating than TKR. Doing everything with one hand must be quite challenging!

    So glad you have your meds sorted! Onward and upward!
     
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    Yes doing things one handed are challenging. I just got frustrated and upset with the pain. Feeling much better now.


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    Hi @lennie, have you had your stitches out yet? Mine were taken out at 14 days post-op and then I had a lightweight cast which was much easier to cope with. Hopefully your pain has lessened and you can move your fingers a little. I had an arthrogram of my other wrist last week and I am waiting to hear the result. There is a possibility that the pain is due to a ligament tear rather than OA.
     
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    Got my stitches out today. Wrist is pretty swollen but the doc is pleased at this point. The cast is retracted today but loosening up now. He would not let me go back to work yet so I’m out another month.


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    I would think so. Still pretty early days to be thinking about going back to work. Glad you have at least another month to heal!
     
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    I'm envious of your purple cast! I had a boring white one which eventually family members personalised for me. My niece said it was the nearest I would get to a tattoo!

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    The cast change was really hard. I got sick afterwards. I was wondering if two weeks of casting released old chemicals in my arm and made me sick.


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    Oh dear - this doesn't sound good. Was it the pain that made it hard?
     
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    Partly but I stayed sick 2 days.


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    Hmmm.. I wonder if @Josephine has experience anyone getting ill after a cast change?
     
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    I doubt that was the case. It was probably co-incidental. But with a wound that size, it must have been very painful and maybe that could have upset your system. Did you report it to anybody?
     
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    Yes


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    Hope you are feeling better now, were you advised to take painkillers before they removed the cast?. When the cast comes off it's a shock to see a big scar where it is very visible. Two years on and my scar is a very feint silver line. I hope my six month old hip scar looks as good eventually.
     
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    @lennie that quite a "badge of courage" you have. Hope your pain is well controlled now.
     
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    I was not told to take painkillers prior to the cast change. That would probably been a good piece of advice. I was not that shocked since I had a previous surgery. My pain is much better now thanks for asking.


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    Doing well a t this point. Some pain but not bad.


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    Thanks for the update @lennie . What is your next milestone (appointment, cast off, etc)?
     

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