|This will stay in the cupboard for a while longer|
Then last week I got to see a hand therapist. She loked, asked and then continued to make a splint. A bit of heated plastic was moulded around my hand and then go cut to size. Fasternes were attached and I was told I had to wear it for at least three weeks. I am allowed to take if off occasianlyy, but I have to wear it when using the hand.
So far it has been okay to wear. Better at least than the other one, which allwed much more movement of the hand itself and did not incorportate that thumb. It also causes some problems, mainly with food making and other fernickity household chores like folding laundry.
The plan is now: werar the splint for at least three weeks and then ahave an other pappointment with the theratpist. Then I have to start using it less and less, providing the pain is gone. She thoguht it was promising the hand was laready quite painless now, so had good hpes for a full recoery.
Anyway. So far so good and before I know it the hand will be fine again. But, no moving anywhere anytime soon!
I rather like the Double Dutch that appeared on the screen!!! You did really well to tell us as much as this - hope it didn't overtax the wrist/thumb. May the healing truly now begin! YAM xx
I can use the hand, although I cannot quite touch my thiumb with my forefinger at this point, due to the splint. It s quite a tight fit anyway and prevents me from bending and such. So no pain either at this point.Delete
I once had a splint fashioned to prevent one finger from bending, so it wasn't nearly as elaborate, but it was a similar process. All the best with it and getting better.ReplyDelete
Morning Mara what a very nice splint especially for you.ReplyDelete
I'm so happy it is helping. I hope when you still have surgery on the other hand down the road it will not come with extra trouble like this one
It all sounds very positive but it must restrict lots of things you want to do.ReplyDelete
The therapist said I could try to knit, but my thumb and forefinger don't quite reach, so I don't see how that would really work. I might give it a go soon though. I miss it.Delete
We are keeping our paws crossed that your hand will be feeling well soon. It's understandable that you aren't allowed to drive the bus with the splint.ReplyDelete
Oh my, I pray you get total relief from the pain after these 3 weeks. Are you still having the other hand done? I'm looking forward to watching the Olympics too. Take care.ReplyDelete
Sending so many prayers for healing and relief!! I am sure it is soo frustrating to be limited on what you can do - HUGSReplyDelete
Glad to hear your surgery went well. Pretty soon your hand will be better, and you'll wonder why you didn't get that carpal tunnel fixed earlier. At least that was my experience.ReplyDelete
That is a serious splint. Hope all heals within the time period. Hope you get to see lots of curling! hugs.ReplyDelete
It is a very serious splint! And curling is fine, but I prefer the biathlon, speed skating and skiing. Although once the curling is on, it is hard to watch away and do something else. It hypnotises you...Delete