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DR Visit #2 This Week

Yesterday my neuro & today my ortho. The Dr said I could quit wearing the splint. He gave me exercises to do with a hammer & the kitchen sink. Sounded crazy to me too even for Arkansas! I have to hold a hammer in my hand and twist it back and forth, as I gain strength I have to move my hand down the handle so the weight gets heavier on one end. The kitchen sink is a kind of water therapy. I have to fill one side of the sink with cool water & warm water on the other side. Put my arm in the cool side first then move to the warm side and twist my arm back forth several times, then back in the cool water. This Dr is very well respected and loved & has been practicing a long time so I'm following what he says even if it does seem strange. I'll keep you posted. Just pray that nobody makes me mad while I've got the hammer in my hand! :-)

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Life can get back to normal apart from the new abstract exercises. Enjoy, but don’t rush it, Blessings Jimeka 🦋

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Sounds great just due therapy at home and no costs 👍. I think everyone has a hammer 🔨. Good Luck 👍 Ken 🐾🐾

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Yeah, most people around here can't afford PT so they do it red neck style!

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that is great news

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Glad to hear you're no longer in a cast.

Sometimes the redneck exercises are more fun and you tend to stick to them more...simply because they are unconventional.

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When I shattered my wrist, after the external fixator was removed, I started PT. For a long time, sessions began with dipping my arm in a warm paraffin bath, then sitting with the wrist/hand on a table top with small sand bags on top. Sounds to me as if your ortho doc is doing much the same: warmth and weight. So practical! It's good to hear your recovery is progressing nicely.

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things are looking up!

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Love the hammer exercise! I once had to put my hand in a bucket of corn and open close it.

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I bet it worked too!

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Good luck! I hope you don’t have a window near that kitchen sink😆

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When I read the first part - PT with a hammer and a sink - I nought, “What idiot prescribed this”? Then after reading the rest, I realized what an ingenious idea! Beats having the go into the therapist’s every day and doing virtually the same thing, as I did...for six weeks! Good for that therapist for thinking outside the box! Thanks for sharing.

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This Dr has been around for a long time & actually cares about his patients. He knows that most people around here won't go to PT even if they can afford it so he has them do it at home with stuff they have. He's pretty clever.

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Get better very soon hairbrain4 and keep it up! ☺️🤗💕

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The hammer idea sounds interesting...

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That's great you can do the exercises at home. And what clever ways to do them! Keep us updated on how it goes! So glad you are out of the cast :)

Jessie

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I wish you the best with your continued recovery. It sounds like you have a great doctor!

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He is one of the best in the area, very well respected & loved.

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I’m so glad that you’re out of the cast. I have actually done the hammer exercise. Good luck with your rehab. Your doctor sounds wonderful. We need more like him! Good luck.

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Yeah!!! Finally!

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