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Can't tell what's worse...de hands or de feet.... - A Suburbs Boy Living a Country Life [My Flickr Photos]
September 24th, 2006
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Can't tell what's worse...de hands or de feet....
My foot still hurts and twinges badly when I even so much as think about moving it, despite the AirCast and Ace bandage.

My HANDS are deadly sore from the crutches.

My sides hurt from holding myself up...you're not supposed to risk damaging the nerves or arteries in your armpits by resting on the crutches with them.

My left leg is worn out from awkward squats when I have to get down, standing on one leg, even with help, and the incessant hopping.

I did my best to stay in bed all day and recuperate--even so, I'm dreading tomorrow.

On the thankful list: family who is taking care of prettypammie's transportation needs, a new carpool-mate who is suddenly not getting to snooze on the way to work half the trips, as planned. Hopefully I can repay her with a few weeks of dedicated driving, when I'm able again; Q, who is being super-helpful whenever asked and doling out extra little boy hugs and kisses [is there better healing medicine? I know not of it], oh, and did I mention prettypammie who is waiting on me--quite literally--"hand and foot." Especially foot.

Okay, back to work for me--trying to get the barn financing applied for. We need more debt, after all.

Guess I need a new userpic....happypete on crutches...

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Date:September 25th, 2006 12:35 am (UTC)
:( hugs!
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Date:September 25th, 2006 01:46 am (UTC)
yikes! didn't see the original post. mend quickly!
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Date:September 25th, 2006 02:11 am (UTC)
Saw this, checked back a few posts. That is totally sucky. May you heal quickly, all around.
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Date:September 25th, 2006 05:00 am (UTC)
So sorry about your foot! I hope they at least gave you some of the good drugs! :-} And yeah, crutches and canes are hell on the hands and wrists. *sigh*
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Date:September 25th, 2006 05:24 am (UTC)
Make sure your crutches are adjusted to the right height, when I sprained my ankle I was in a lot of pain until I went back and got them readjusted.
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Date:September 25th, 2006 08:03 am (UTC)
Ouch indeed. I sprained my ankle once and was on crutches for months. No fun. I got to where I'd use a backpack to carry things from room to room. You REALLY miss the use of your hands when you don't have them.

FEEL BETTER & speedy recovery!!!
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Date:September 25th, 2006 05:49 pm (UTC)
As someone who has spent a fair bit of time on crutches...

Get a pair of bicyclist gloves. The kind that have padding in the palm that helps with the hand pain.

Make sure the crutches are properly adjusted. You should not have to 'hold yourself up', just be standing up straight on your good leg, you should have a very small space between the top of the crutches and your armpits. Your good leg will catch up. You can semi-support yourself as you sit down with the crutches - just not under the armpits.
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