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Discussion: Wishing you a speedy recovery

in: Charlie; Charlie > 2018-02-06

Feb 7, 2018 11:02 PM # 
Feb 8, 2018 1:30 AM # 
Here's something to keep in mind, though hopefully it doesn't apply to your situation. When I first got an x-ray for my fractured wrist (scaphoid bone) two days after the fall it was negative. But it stayed swollen and continued to hurt a lot. When I finally went to an orthopedist two weeks later, the x-ray showed it was clearly fractured. Apparently some fractures don't show up on x-rays for a week or ten days. In the end, I needed surgery for this to heal. Here's the log entry with Bill Pullman's prescient comment.
Feb 8, 2018 1:36 PM # 
Fell on my wrists a few years back,at a QOC meet. X-rays were negative. it took another year or so for them to heal. PT helped, but it just took time. Hope you have a quicker recovery.
Feb 8, 2018 2:15 PM # 
Well, this is the same wrist I broke six years ago in a bicycle fall, but this is a much less serious injury. There is some wrist discomfort, but the hand is where the bruising and most of the pain is. I will have it x-rayed again on Tuesday, but it seems a bit better each day. The place it feels most compromised is the extension of the ring finger just distal from the wrist. That is where it is sorest to touch, anyway. Less swollen today, and hoping for a reasonable recovery. When I broke my wrist and had surgery in 2011, it was a good year before I felt secure with it, but it never recovered what I would characterize as 100% and it still feels a bit vulnerable. Lucky I didn't break it again! Thanks for your good wishes.

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