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Discussion in 'Living Room' started by Tony Fleming, 3rd Mar, 2016.

  1. Tony Fleming

    Tony Fleming Well-Known Member Business Member

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    Anyone had a broken finger before? Specialist said it'll be out for 4 to 6 weeks :( My work is very hands on and I don't want to be at home all day watching Ellen or Dr Phil.
     
  2. Propertunity

    Propertunity Exclusive Real Estate Buyers Agent Business Member

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    4-6 weeks for any broken bone to heal. Do you have sick leave or sickness/accident insurance to make a claim on, while you can't do your usual job?
     
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  3. pinkboy

    pinkboy Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Had a few yes. Been hit on the thumb with a stray golf ball, broke/dislocated/almost tore off pinky finger playing touch football at school, jammed a finger in some steel, hit a thumb with a hammer breaking tiles. Will be 4 weeks before you start to use it again.

    My daughter broke her R index finger late last year and has since then dislocated her R ring finger both playing netball.

    We are finger healing experts in this house.

    How did you break yours?

    pinkboy
     
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  4. JacM

    JacM VIC Buyer's Agent Business Member

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    No but I've broken ligament in fingers which is worse in that it never heals.

    A few handy hints for around the home :

    Much easier to hang washing on indoor airers as it is easier to do one-handed than wrestling a basket out the door and then having to deal with hanging items and doing pegs one-handed on an overhead washingline.

    Choose meals wisely... soups, casseroles, pasta... things that can be eaten with just a spoon or fork and don't require both hands (eg knife and fork needed for eating steak). This is particularly important when eating out. As for the cooking process, doing things like chopping carrots is a near impossibility one-handed. Choose other ingredients during this time. Things that you can get away with either not cutting or don't have to hold down with force to cut include mushrooms, brussel sprouts, beans.

    Washing dishes... hm... too hard basket. Let it pile up and get someone else to help you with it every couple of days. If you don't have a dishwasher that is.

    Beverages... lifting heavy bottles of juice and such can be problematic. Embrace the tap-water drinking phase. Much easier.

    Don't try to be the hero that still does everything when injured. You'd be surprised how much finger muscles etc tense up even when you are not deliberately using your hand. Just taking a footstep activates them. Do what it is necessary and that's it. This will help ensure you don't delay your healing process. You are hereby exempt from doing housework that frankly can wait a few weeks :cool:
     
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  5. Tony Fleming

    Tony Fleming Well-Known Member Business Member

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    I got attacked at my workplace so we are going through the work cover motions at the moment. Hopefully I get some paid home time I can still work just not even close to my normal hours.
     
  6. Jamie Moore

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    It's a PITA - snapped my pinky during basketball. Didn't need surgery but had "pinky physio" for 8 weeks. Still can't bend the thing properly and it's still very mangled looking :-(
     
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  7. Tony Fleming

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    I feel i'll never recover to do housework well that's what i'll try to get away with anyway :)
     
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  8. Tony Fleming

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    Looks like our hand modelling careers are over :(
     
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    You were attacked? Keep well.
     
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    Yes unfortunately I had an open comminuted fracture of my left index finger after I dropped a bookcase on it. Let's just say that it was excruciatingly painful. It's nearly 8 years since it happened and I still have bone fragments that have not healed and my fingernail is not quite right.
    It took about 6 months for the wound to heal and I had loads of hand therapy and desensitizing treatment. My finger was in a splint and a finger cast for a long time (maybe 4 or 5 months?) and I had to have surgery on it twice to remove an infection.

    The worst part though was I couldn't blow dry my own hair, putting pants on was difficult, zippers were impossible. Had to shower with a plastic bag on my hand. I started wearing a lot of trackies. This was difficult since I had a corporate job.

    Can laugh now but it was not pleasant.
     
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    Broken a few bones.. multiple fingers, tibula/fibula, multiple broken ribs, torn ligaments etc.

    Motorbikes. They're too addictive.
     
  13. EN710

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    My dog walker broke her feet. she can't do her business at all now, tried to but I don't think it's really working for her :( Rest well and get well soon. Surely you can think about interesting stuff to do with one hand
     
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    Only fractured scaphoid from a fall while running.

    PS don't ignore this fracture.
     
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    I have broken a bone in both feet. Been in plaster to my knee on both occasions :(

    Didn't lose a day at the gym - swapped running for swimming.
     
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    A lot of people wouldn't be able to drive if they broke a finger on their right hand.
     
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    No? :eek: Not even with left hand?
     
  18. datto

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    You can put a knob on the steering wheel to make driving with one hand easier.
     
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    I just drive with my knees on the steering wheel. Using my hands on the wheel makes it hard to text.

    pinkboy
     
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    I think Geoff was talking about because of what they often use a single finger on their right hand for while driving...
     
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