Never take them for granted

cobster666

Banned
Well last sat evening i tripped down the stairs in my house , As i didn't want to smash my head off the tiled floor i stuck my hands out ( As you do).

Resulting in multiple breaks in my fingers , hand and arm , With the worst of the breaks being in my hand .

At the moment I've got a meccano set near enough in there with more surgery to come and have been told that my hand at the best will only have 30% use.

So the morale of the story is remember how important they really are cos you never know whats round the corner.
 

njdbaxter

Well-known Member
i fell once down a load of steps, stuck my hands out but clenched my fist just before impact, saved fingers but broke bones in hand. when i clench my left fist i can no longer see the first knunckle as it got pushed back, but still 100% use
 

paulyoung666

Distinguished Member
I had a bad hand injury a lot of years ago , do as you are told and do the physio like they , its going to hurt but it will be worth it in the long run ...
 

wiz

Distinguished Member
Ouch!
 

Sartios

Banned
Well last sat evening i tripped down the stairs in my house , As i didn't want to smash my head off the tiled floor i stuck my hands out ( As you do).

Resulting in multiple breaks in my fingers , hand and arm , With the worst of the breaks being in my hand .

At the moment I've got a meccano set near enough in there with more surgery to come and have been told that my hand at the best will only have 30% use.

So the morale of the story is remember how important they really are cos you never know whats round the corner.

Yeah your right, never take them for granted, they saved you from smashing your head on the floor and possibly end up being vegetable, or worse.

Sorry to hear that though, hope you get better soon!
 
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eob

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6 yo son fell out of his cabin bed last Saturday. Broke both the radius and ulna. Spent all last Sunday in the Children's ward getting it manipulated. We were relieved when he came out of the operating room without any 'scaffolding' and just a cast.
Had to go back two days later because it was tight at the elbow and had cut off the circulation to his hand.
All ok now though.
What's your estimated recovery period? From what I have learned, kids heal a lot quicker than adults.
 

cobster666

Banned
6 yo son fell out of his cabin bed last Saturday. Broke both the radius and ulna. Spent all last Sunday in the Children's ward getting it manipulated. We were relieved when he came out of the operating room without any 'scaffolding' and just a cast.
Had to go back two days later because it was tight at the elbow and had cut off the circulation to his hand.
All ok now though.
What's your estimated recovery period? From what I have learned, kids heal a lot quicker than adults.

Luckily no manipulation for me just straight to surgery,They aint sure yet till i have the last op .

Hope your little lads ok now :thumbsup:
 

Member 55145

Distinguished Member
oh, i thought the moral of the story would be


don't fall down the stairs!


wife did that once, she soon started clearing up after herself! :thumbsup:
 

its_all_Greek

Distinguished Member
when i was a teenager i tripped over a log while camping (no alcohol involved) managed to break my elbow straight across the joint, still not able to straighten it now over 20 years later, lucky though as after the first xray they told my parents that i had shattered the joint completely and also smashed my wrist fracturing the majority of the bones in it, and i would be lucky to have any use in the arm at all. Turned out that there was a problem with the xray film that showed more fractures than there actually was.

hope your prognosis is as inaccurate as mine was and retain more use than they have predicted.
 

wbabbington

Well-known Member
On a similar vein, never take your legs for granted either.

4 years ago I was walking, running etc and was just getting on with life. An unexpected increase in activity of my illness and I'm in a wheelchair. For how long no-one knows, could be another 4 years, could be only a year or it could be permanent.

I was lazy before. I would take the car rather then walk, hated the thought of walks in the country, generally do all the things you're not meant too. Now I would give anything to walk to the shops for some milk, go walking in the dales etc.

Not intending this as a sob story, just a tale so people don't put things off, and to get out there and be active. As you never know.
 

SBanga

Well-known Member
Broke my hand twice now, and the most annoying bit for me was just simple things like hygiene. Luckily it wasn't permanent so I feel for the OP.
 

RottenFox

Distinguished Member
My wife took the dog out about 7 months ago, and her leg just snapped, just above the ankle, she said she felt as if she was going to fall over, and eventually she did. :laugh:

The specialist thinks she fractured it last year, and it never healed properly, but when she went to hospital last winter, nothing showed up on the x-rays, and the staff were bothered by her apparent "wellness" and pointed out that the amount of people falling last winter was huge, so take a couple of painkillers, and don't bother us.

Result, a 7 month tour of useless NHS doctors, missing records(her records magically transformed into an index finger break!), scans(missing also), mis-applied casts, and finally surgery with a plate, some screws, and a donor bone transplant.
Still not out of the woods yet, as her wound still leaks, and she has had an infection that's required it to be opened up and sluiced out.

Now all going forward for a mismanagement of care case.

EDIT: in the x-ray pic, the bottom screw was found to have either broken or snapped, and the "floating" screw, pokes out the back of her leg(screwed through the broken bones, to knit them together, pokes is maybe too strong a word, but any slight pressure, you can feel the point of it.)
 

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FZR400RRSP

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My wife took the dog out about 7 months ago, and her leg just snapped, just above the ankle, she said she felt as if she was going to fall over, and eventually she did. :laugh:

Is there a good point to dog walking?
People seem to either hurt themselves, or find bodies.
 

RottenFox

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Is there a good point to dog walking?
People seem to either hurt themselves, or find bodies.

lol..quite true..:laugh:
Tell me about it, been on dog walking duties for months now, hate it..ha-ha.
I know one guy who found body parts in Arbroath, never been so lucky/unlucky myself.

About a year ago though, I found an LG Renoir phone, with some amazing pics on(nudes/performance pics), which the owner was really happy to get back, when I called him from it..:laugh:

So your wife has a screw loose? :-D

good one.. :rotfl:
She's had to throw out most of her boots/shoes, as she can't wear them now, due to the placement of it, so slippers are in, and fashionable footwear is out.
 
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nacmacfeegle

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"been told that my hand at the best will only have 30% use."

If its any consolation, docs are typically very conservative with their assessments of returning to normal use. Twice I've had pretty serious injuries and with very pessimistic outlook for the future from the doctors, both recovered >95% of 'normal'.

Hope its the case for you too, rotten time of year to be out of action, get better soon.
 
Sounds familiar, maybe 7 years ago I rushed downstairs in the early morning as a courier had knocked, I managed to tread on the back of my sock and went flying, using my hands to break the fall, it hurt like hell, opened the front door and 'attempted' to sign for the parcel but found it impossible, I realised at that moment something serious was wrong.

Went back to bed and things went from bad to worse, got the wife to drive me to A&E who scanned my hand. 2 hours later I was in surgery as I had dislocated 3 fingers at the joint. The consultant gave me a very bad prognosis regarding how well it would recover. Went through the physio stage and kept up with the finger exercises (mostly stretch based) and I was happy to prove the consultant wrong. It took around 2 years after the accident for the tenderness to disappear, I have 90% movement on all 3 fingers and apart from a few problems around this time of year (the cold does affect the joints) its easy to forget it ever happened.

Please complete any physio exercises you are given, when you reach the physio stage, its completely down to you to ensure you get as much movement back as you possibly can.
 

nacmacfeegle

Well-known Member
"Please complete any physio exercises you are given, when you reach the physio stage, its completely down to you to ensure you get as much movement back as you possibly can."

Plus one to this advice, from someone who's been through it.
 

cobster666

Banned
My wife took the dog out about 7 months ago, and her leg just snapped, just above the ankle, she said she felt as if she was going to fall over, and eventually she did. :laugh:

The specialist thinks she fractured it last year, and it never healed properly, but when she went to hospital last winter, nothing showed up on the x-rays, and the staff were bothered by her apparent "wellness" and pointed out that the amount of people falling last winter was huge, so take a couple of painkillers, and don't bother us.

Result, a 7 month tour of useless NHS doctors, missing records(her records magically transformed into an index finger break!), scans(missing also), mis-applied casts, and finally surgery with a plate, some screws, and a donor bone transplant.
Still not out of the woods yet, as her wound still leaks, and she has had an infection that's required it to be opened up and sluiced out.

Now all going forward for a mismanagement of care case.

EDIT: in the x-ray pic, the bottom screw was found to have either broken or snapped, and the "floating" screw, pokes out the back of her leg(screwed through the broken bones, to knit them together, pokes is maybe too strong a word, but any slight pressure, you can feel the point of it.)

Jesus mate , That looks a real mess .

I hope your wife gets a good outcome from the case and more importantly her leg heals up.
 

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