Re: countdown to cast off
Cast off!!! I've had casts before, but I have never been that peely. I now have a splint to take on and off, but the thing hurts me so I am trying to build strenght. I have the best built in PT in that I teach deaf kids and use sign language. Naturally I just start using my thumb and moving it more. At work, I have been keeping the splint on because the kids are pretty likely to take my hand and the nature of the class is that we work really close together. I don't want to risk re-injury while I am building strength back.
I am not supposed to dynamically grasp anything for the next 4 weeks. Well, I plan to go skiing in 2 weeks... I have a brace on order for that, but the no grasp instruction creates a problem. Skiing with no poles?? Probably. This is a far longer process than I ever expected, and I have had the experience of multiple injuries and surgeries.