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    2-Cyl, 1/2 HP @ 90 RPM slvoid's Avatar
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    The cast is off!

    1 week and 2 days later after my surgery, the cast is off and I can type with both hands again!

    There's this hideous scar and the guy removed half my stitches, the other half comes off next week. I'll have to wear a removeable wrist splint for the next 2-3 weeks while this ******* heals...




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    cast off, and glove back on?
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    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

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    Not yet... no gloving for a month...
    I don't think I'll be able to ride for like, another 2 months. And even then, I won't be able to seriously ride for like, 4-5 months, which is right around when the season starts. Won't be able to lift weights until like, mid summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slvoid View Post
    Not yet... no gloving for a month...
    I don't think I'll be able to ride for like, another 2 months. And even then, I won't be able to seriously ride for like, 4-5 months, which is right around when the season starts. Won't be able to lift weights until like, mid summer.
    who's talking about riding? I just meant that eerie latex glove.
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    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

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    What are you going to do with the cast?

    I'll start the bidding at $0.25

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    If you're like me, you can sit on a trainer without putting much weight on both hands. Hopefully, you can get some trainer riding and weight work-outs with your legs in over the winter.

    Glad that's off, and hope you heal quickly!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taerom View Post
    What are you going to do with the cast?

    I'll start the bidding at $0.25
    The doc threw it away, that thing STUNK!!

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    congrats! Will you be going to therapy for range of motion, strengthening and scar management?
    Where am I going?......

    ....and why am I in this handbasket?

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    Er... I dunno, they didn't tell me, should I be?

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    That's a really big cast.

    Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around.

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    Who signed your hand?
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    Quote Originally Posted by slvoid View Post
    ...
    snap

    I've got one of those too - Lunate removed from left wrist.
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    It only went up to the middle of my forearm, so I guess it looks kinda fat.

    Couple of friends, coworkers, and a political activist signed it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markhr View Post
    snap

    I've got one of those too - Lunate removed from left wrist.
    Did the incision go from your wrist to your palm too? How long did it take before you could use your hand normally again? And until you regained full strength again? I'm assuming I won't be doing any pushups or pullups for 4-5 months...

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    Quote Originally Posted by slvoid View Post
    Couple of friends, coworkers, and a political activist signed it.
    The railroad tracks, that be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cypress View Post
    The railroad tracks, that be.
    Oh, I think the doctor thought it would be funny to draw all over the stitches.

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    Aside from almost puking when he tore out the stitches, pretty good.

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    I bet it feels great to have it off. I had a cast on for 3 months up to my shoulder. Now i have a nice 6inch scar down my forearm and another 2inch one down the side of my wrist.

    I remember stitches being pulled, not as nasty as the doctor using regular pliers to pull the pins out of your wrist. Not only does it hurt like a mother****** but it also looks nasty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slvoid View Post
    Er... I dunno, they didn't tell me, should I be?
    I would ask for a Hand Therapy consult. Depending on who your surgeon works with, that would either be an Occupational Therapist or a Physical Therapist. It will be important that they get started with some range of motion in your hand/fingers as well as teach you how to keep the scaring from getting too stiff and limiting your function. If neccessary, they will also work on some stregthening and fine motor (coordination) exercises. Ask your surgeon. When do you go back?
    Where am I going?......

    ....and why am I in this handbasket?

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    Quote Originally Posted by slvoid View Post
    There's this hideous scar
    When the scar is totally healed, using this stuff might help with the aesthetics.
    "Real wars of words are harder to win. They require thought, insight, precision, articulation, knowledge, and experience. They require the humility to admit when you are wrong. They recognize that the dialectic is not about making us look at you, but about us all looking together for the truth."

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    Does you girl dig the scar?

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    time to get a recumbent!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CycleMagic View Post
    I would ask for a Hand Therapy consult. Depending on who your surgeon works with, that would either be an Occupational Therapist or a Physical Therapist. It will be important that they get started with some range of motion in your hand/fingers as well as teach you how to keep the scaring from getting too stiff and limiting your function. If neccessary, they will also work on some stregthening and fine motor (coordination) exercises. Ask your surgeon. When do you go back?
    Next wednesday, he was pretty busy today so he didn't say much to me. I heard that I should keep the wound moisturized so it doesn't get too stiff.

    Quote Originally Posted by donnamb View Post
    When the scar is totally healed, using this stuff might help with the aesthetics.
    Isn't that the same active ingredient in chapstick?

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    Does you girl dig the scar?
    She's biomed, so yeah, she wanted to watch the surgery too.

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    time to get a recumbent!
    They'll need to cut me open a lot more than that...

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    How did you do that??
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    Quote Originally Posted by slvoid View Post
    Isn't that the same active ingredient in chapstick?
    Dunno. All I know is I've got this scar behind my ear from the tip of the helix down to the end of the lobe, and it really helped. I have other surgery scars from the pre-Mederma era, so I have some basis of comparison.
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