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Monday, August 24, 2009

Relief comes in many colors

Done with doctors appointment. 4 more weeks with the new cast and it comes off on 21st September.

They believe that the wrist is severely sprained but will heal by itself and no additional surgery will be required!

We were all very relieved to hear that.

The kids wanted a pink cast. That would have been a big distraction wherever daddy went. So we settled for florescent orange...a color that goes well with the badge and it is approved by Jr. and the little one.

The kids have been mentally prepared to handle fractures and surgery, thanks to this experience. They know that at the end of all this, everything will be okay.

A smile, after recasting. Still have to be on the drowsy painkillers for another week though..and very much dependent on others for lots of everyday things, so it is going to an interesting day tomorrow!







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Finally did end up with the long cast, which is surprisingly very light weight. Technology is amazing!

A big thanks to El Camino Medical and their entire staff for treating us nicely.

This will be the last post on the broken arm. Have seen San go through this stapling twice, but this is the first time in my life I have had

a. a fracture
b. open surgery
c. staples and staple removal

and being a kid at heart, beat it to death.

Regular blog posting on more interesting, funny and amusing topics will resume ....



ps. Have joined DPS Forum and am really thrilled with that!



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11 Comments:

I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 12:20 AM, Anonymous Dilip wrote...

Sundar,
What did you do to get such a bad fracture? Hope you have a speedy recovery. By the way will these metal insets/screws trigger additional screenings at airports?

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 1:50 AM, Blogger Gauri wrote...

@ Dilip - my mom had partial hip replacement surgery last year and she does need to carry a doctor's certificate to that effect while travelling thru airports.

Sundar - that looks really painful. Hope it heals fast. Take care.

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 10:03 AM, Blogger Kavi wrote...

Looks bad. I am glad that the recovery is on in full swing. All the best. With much love and prayers...

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 4:43 PM, Blogger Sriram wrote...

wishing you a speedy recovery.

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 8:58 PM, Blogger Swatantra wrote...

Looks bad.. I am glad that next post is going to be with beautiful pictures and your recovery is well!!

Wish you good luck!!

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 10:36 PM, Blogger Sundar Narayanan wrote...

Dilip, yes. the hospital is going to give me authentic documentation to show at airports next month

Gauri, Kavi, Sriram, Swatantra, thanks a bunch.

made it to work today and back. tried to stay off painkillers for 8 hrs but gave in after 6.

still, was able to manage with help from friends for various tasks. came back very tired but happy.

:)

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 7:11 AM, Anonymous WA wrote...

DPS? For a while I was wondering if it was Delhi Public School? Guess its something to do with digital photography?

The orange is pretty cool, you could be assisting the school kids cross the road with that colour :)

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 9:23 AM, Anonymous Anonymous wrote...

Here wishing you a speedy recovery!

Take care
Sri

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 9:25 PM, Blogger dipali wrote...

I'm so glad it is all so positive!
The orange cast looks cheerful:)
My cast is being changed on Monday.
So far, so good.
Hugs, fellow broken bone-r:)

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 9:47 PM, Blogger Raju wrote...

Sundar, sorry to hear about the fracture. Glad the surgery went well, and wish you a speedy recovery!! Never heard of the stapling procedure before, but it is an interesting alternative to sutures. Get well soon!! The orange mould, is it plastic stuff? Anything to do with resins and crosslinking?

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 9:24 PM, Blogger Sundar Narayanan wrote...

thanks all

Raju, it is a fiberglass cast which is done by dipping a prepreg type tape in water..

the thing heats up and completes a reaction..you can feel the cast heat up 2 mins after they put it on.

relatively light weight and sturdy!

 

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