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    Old 10-30-2015, 02:41 PM   #1
    BlackWeezle
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    scheduled for USO and wrist debridement

    Hi!

    I have been scheduled for USO and wrist debridement on Nov 30th.

    Preparations so far...I am including some additional product info to try and save people time, because I have already done a ton of research.

    Have read a bunch of medical literature to set expectations.
    Initiated a medical withdrawal from school to get food, house, and other things in order for being in a cast for (hopefully only) 8 weeks.
    Finally had an excuse to buy a couple of alpaca ponchos
    Have cast covers (Curad Cast Protector Adult Arm, 2 Count)
    Purchased a couple months worth of cat litter, cleaning supplies, nice soap (just because...and because I'll only have the use of one hand for a while)
    Need to buy some good quality, stable pump bottles for shampoo and conditioner (any suggestions will be appreciated)
    Have lots of baby wipes (left hand does not wipe well)
    Just realized that I won't be able to floss for a while...need to get a solution for that
    I have no idea what to do about bras (I don't think a stretchy one will help much)
    Any further preparation suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

    I am also wondering if it is beneficial to exercise while in a cast, and if so, what levels are recommended? I have a recumbent cycle at home, and I will use it if it may help in recovery. I am concerned because I will have an open wound that needs to be kept dry. Any advice?

    Thank you all for helping others in this situation. I hope that my surgery is as successful as some of the ones I have read about on this site.

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    Old 10-30-2015, 02:54 PM   #2
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    Re: Ulnar shortening query

    They make these floss pick things that can be used one handed. Also a front hook bra works great. After the first few weeks it gets easier to use your fingers for simple things like buttoning. There are simple finger exercises you can and should do you lower your swelling (which you will have). Are you getting the nerve block? Make sure you ice a lot! And keep on track with your pain pills.

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