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Mid-At: Aug 2013 - Stay safe!

Post  sfg4uKim on 8/1/2013, 8:52 pm

It has NOT been easy gardening since I broke my hand three + weeks ago.  Although I didn't do this in the garden, whe do YOU do to stay safe in the garden?

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 My 14 YO Beagle (Scout) fell down the stairs (arthritis is a bear and the doggie dementia don't help).  I caught  him but managed to get a spiral fracture in my outer hand.  The dog is fine.

The hand specialist said the fingers & wrist are NOT broken, but they hurt more.  The outer two fingers are VERY swollen (I can't bend them) and I got a small bug bite on my wrist bone (just where the metal bar of the brace rubs).  OUCH!

SOOOOOO let's be careful out there.

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Post  llama momma on 8/3/2013, 6:19 am

Kim - Best Wishes for very fast healing. I Hope you can be patient during this time of healing. There is really no good time for this to happen.  I understand what its like to be reminded constantly that you can't use that hand like before.  We need our hands for nearly everything!  I try to deal with the restrictions of arthritis in both hands. At some point if you are given exercises for the hand, don't skip them!
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Mid-Atl. - 9/23/13 Broken hand update

Post  sfg4uKim on 9/23/2013, 6:14 pm

It's been a long haul but with physical therapy twice a week I'm probably 80% back.  This weekend I was finally able to hold a shovel and even pull some weeds - about 2 hours on Friday and another hour today. 

Shovel?  What would I be doing with a shovel?  Getting rid of some day lilies and weeds in preparation for a medicinal herb garden.  I'll be wrestling with an old rose bush later in the week. 

So after this week I get to cut down to PT once a week!

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Re: Mid-At: Aug 2013 - Stay safe!

Post  Dunkinjean on 9/24/2013, 9:10 pm

Hi Kim,
I am so happy that your hand is healing properly.
The PT is great for the healing.
In no time you will be able to do everything...
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