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  1. Tomple macrumors 6502a

    Tomple

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    Surgery :(


    PS. Its my birthday!...too bad im in a hospital :mad:
     

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  3. Tomple thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Tomple

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    Thanks :)

    White line is a wire holding my wrist together :eek:
    dark spot further down the bone is where they did the boe graff (take bone and move it) :eek: :eek:
     

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  4. Tomple thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    closer
     

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  5. mac88 macrumors 6502

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    Wow, looks painful! :eek: Get well soon! What is the procedure that was done to your wrist if I may ask? I am currently scheduled for a full wrist fusion surgery next month ( I am so nervous because I am going to lose all flexibility in my wrist) and I am trying to speak to others that have had the procedure done. Like I said, get well soon and happy birthday!
     
  6. Tomple thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Tomple

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    Thanks for your wishes :)

    I fractured my scaffoid bone (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scaphoid_bone) and went in for surgery tuesday. I arrived there totally calm and ready to rock. after about 3 hours of briefing i was on my way to the surgery room. This is the ONLY part i was nervous throughout the whole procedure, seeing all the lights and tools :eek:. i was quickly given an iv and pumped a relaxent. i was chatting up with the doctors and then next thing i know im in the recovery room, its awesome :). i felt nothing, honestly, and i was so morphined up throughout my stay that i just slept for a few days and went home. the real pain starts at home :(. I would recomend asking to be put to sleep befoer going to the operating room. Good luck and have a speedy recovery!!! What led to requiring a wrist fusion, sounds awful :eek:

    sorry for ttypos, hard with one hand :D
     
  7. mac88 macrumors 6502

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    Man, that stinks about the pain. Hang in there. I fell and damaged the cartilage in my wrist and the tendons that control the up and down movement of my hand were torn in half and they had to be pulled down from up in my forearm. I have had two surgeries to repair the damage and to attempt to get my hand to move. No luck. I am in constant pain and don't sleep that much anymore. I am told the fusion will ease the pain, but I will lose all movement of my wrist/hand. My fingers will still work but very limited. At this point I haven't been able to move my wrist in over a year so the fusion will leave me in in the same shape I am in now. Thanks for advice on being put to sleep for the surgery. The first surgery I was put to sleep and the second one I wasn't. I will definitely be out cold for this next one.

    Good luck with your recovery and rehab.
     
  8. Tomple thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    You're Amazing! Keep fighting through that pain! I cannot believe that youre still so active on the forums and stuff! I hope the surgery goes well! Who knows, in the comming years maybe someone will have a cure :). I reaally hope you get better, its been fun talking to a fellow injurie (even though yours makes mine look like a papercut :)) Good luck again and thanks for your wishes!
     
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  10. Tomple thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks :)
     
  11. Firestar macrumors 68020

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    Get better. :)


    :(
     
  12. Tomple thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  13. Firestar macrumors 68020

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    Yep.

    Quite the 'Get Well Soon' gift. :D
     
  14. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    If I break my wrist like that, can I get a "new" 11"??









    Please. :eek:
     
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    Bike wreck? Just guessing from the graphic in your sig...
    Just do what they tell you and things will improve. If you have therapy as a follow-up, don't slack it at all.

    My brother was an expert skier. The guy in front of him hit ice on a steep slope and went down. My brother cut a sharp turn and cracked right into a tree. He had those pin things in him from his foot up to his ribcage. He recovered and went back to skiing.

    Dale
     
  17. Jaro65 macrumors 68040

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    I went through a broken wrist experience when I was about your age as well.

    Happy birthday! Get well soon!
     
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  19. Tomple thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    :eek:

    Thanks all of you for your support, really, this is an awesome forum

    its nice to hear the stories of others with injuries
    makes mine look like nothing :)

    Read all your comments and there awesome

    Thanks again!
     
  20. Melrose Suspended

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    Get well soon mate. :) Sucks to be laid up like that on a special day.
     

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