My hand is still not healthy. And the accident is now 11 weeks ago. This has happened after the last message:
After surgery I had the splint for about one week. Then the doctor applied a fibre cast. Except for my thumb it enclosed all four fingers only the finger tips were free. I should keep it for three weeks. In fact it were four. At the cast off day the doc found that the fractures are not so good healed. So I got a cast again. Now a white plaster cast that doesn't enclose my fingers. This is much better. I can use my hand a little, the cast is not so a big obstruction anymore. I hope it will be the last cast, I have to wear it one or two weeks.
Unfortunately I had to stay in hospital once again, this time for almost two weeks. I needed surgery. Because of complications I had to stay longer than planned. Finally they discharged me with a splint on my arm.
Meanwhile it is better, but I still have to take drugs. The doctor thinks that the curing looks good and that they could soon apply a cast again. With a cast I feel more secure in some way.
Two weeks ago I tumbled and broke a bone in my right hand. First I thought it is not so bad. But then it swelled and I couldn't move my hand. Since that my forearm, the hand and also my fingers up to the tips are in plaster. I can't use it, so often I have the arm in a sling.
My sister is surprised how tidy my cast still is. Once she had a normal arm cast and could use all her fingers. After a while her cast looked worn out. She also let everybody sign it.
I would be glad to get some mails from fellow sufferer,