Practitioner to Patient. Part 2.
We made it home (in several pieces) and I was fortunate enough to get in to see the orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Yardley, Tuesday morning. After an xray, cast by the wonderful Bryana, CT scan and some explanations and guidance, I was on my way. The break I have is an intra-articular fracture of the distal radius. Similar to the non-displaced, intra-articular picture below.
So what does that mean? A cast for 6 weeks, an xray in 1 week to make sure it hasn’t moved (I assume if it moves, I am signing up for surgery) and then some serious Physiotherapy after. As of now, I am not treating patients, just a few people for exercise prescription only. It is giving me a chance to focus on some other business stuff though!
What I am struggling most with is the day to day things. Putting my hair up, typing with any degree of speed, cleaning, and of course the hardest is childcare. I moved my daughter from carseat to crib yesterday and my wrist could have done without that! Luckily, I have a great support network.
Next steps: rest (as much as I can anyway), get my fingers and thumb moving more, hope everything looks good at the next xray, and do all the little things I can to help recovery: eat well, sleep well, rest and try to maintain my mental sanity.