Well the good thing is, I am not having any pain really, no meds today...my thumb hurts a bit, but might be b/c it has a bit more freedom...the brace is comfortable and feels better with on... its only been off enough to wash dishes (with a glove b/c of dead skin lol ) and wash and coconut oil it.That swelling is scary looking.Can you call a nurse line or something and send them a picture?That really really doesn't look good.
Thank you...and the please stay upright on your feet - priceless@GatorBytes that is pretty swollen. I would guess that the cast acted as compression on the whole area and once removed the blood and fluid rapidly filled causing the swelling to increase. Did they recommend intermittent icing or OTC anti inflammatory. Being a bit old school I'm a fan of epsom salt soaks for sore joints and general achy body parts. Couldn't hurt if you have some epsom salts handy.
Wishing you continued good healing. And please stay upright on your feet
Oh no, I am out of the hard cast...just seems odd that my hand has ballooned up again, I would have thought I would be closer to done healing and just need to work on strength training...but of the 3 docs that examined, not one mentioned that was coming along nicely...and they were vague about the ulna chip possibly being from that morning's fall.
Are you talking about the left arrow at the ulna?...The thing is, there is a tiny mark on my wrist right there and that is also where it hurt the most when they were jambing their thumbs in my bones...I am thinking that along with this reswelling, possible when Lil knocked me down the morning of the hospital visit, it fractured there or re-fractured that spot. IDK...I think that is the area the 2nd doc said there is bone growth...very frustrating. I don't want 6 more weeks to go by to find out they have to break my wrist and pin it and start all over.Yeah, don't like the look of that chip. There's no sign of new bone growth, so I'd say it hasn't re-attached the way it should.
Yes, I see what you're saying. I will have a look an post the 1st day images...I had looked and didn't see the same issue 5 weeks ago...seems a bit better today.Yes, that's the spot. I see new bone growth on the right side of the wrist, the whitish shadow on the far right of the x-ray, but none there. It looks like there may be a bone chip that never re-attached. I'm a retired nurse, so I've had some experience looking at x-rays.
I've looked at it a second time, and without seeing the actual x-ray, or other x-rays of the wrist taken at a different angle, it's hard to be sure. But since you are having a lot of pain at that same spot, it makes me suspicious.