Nonya-When my thumb dislocates it does hurt alot,like someone is hacking my thumb off with a hammer [color=green]///Surgeon//
said just to wash the skin after the cast is off so there is not a high risk of infection afterwards.I have to have a special "thumb holder" made so i got that in 2 weeks and then have to wear that untill my operation but after that i have a half cast overed in wads of bandages for 2 weeks and then a light weight cast for 6 weeks after that.I cant remember if he said about recovery time but he definetly hasnt mentioned about physio.He's said that the operation will take 1 hr and 30 mins and i might have to stay in hospital over night but they might give me a physio appointment when my arm isnt so sore.
>>Could you go to the cinema with some friends if you took care. You must be getting fed up of being in. Let us know how you are doing Hannah.
My friends have abandoned me since im home educated.In my half cast after my operation i dont think i'll be able to get out much as if its snowing i dont want to fall over and feel that kind of pain (lol)
>>I am so pleased that you are being so positive about the op it- I hope you are feeling proud of yourself as well.
I feel so happy and looking forward to my operation as then i wont be stuck in a cast for the rest of my life.Even though after the operation i will be in alot of pain but it'll be worth it.The trouble is i have my cast off o about 5th decemeber and i got my 15th birthday on the 8th so im praying my thumb wont dislocate in the splint
(dont fancy having to spend my birthday up A&E lol)
>>What exactly did the surgeon say about your skin though? Not being funny but that sounds nasty
When he was examining my hand without the cast on he didnt say anything about the skin but when i looked at the skin,on my wrist it looks just like 'browny yellow snowflakes' but as he was moving my wrist around it was all falling off and was left with a stinging pain.
>> and was just wondering why its actually changed colour and become almost non existent.....doesnt sound too good..
I've been in 12 casts now over the past 5/6 months and it might be due to the skin not being able to breathe,The skin of my palm looks normal but the skin on the base of my thumb is just lumps of brown skin and my wrist is brown flakes....Kind of confused about it all as the skin looked terrible but ///surgeon//
didnt say anything