|Off with the old clunky cast!|
STATUS OF THE THUMB - The doc took X-rays and said that after 7 weeks, the bones are fusing fast, but it's not complete.
|thumbs up before the 2nd cast|
The whole idea is that the two bones are screwed together then fuse together and seal the joint in the lower thumb.
THE GOOD PART! It's actually not an inconvenient thing, and there's a Benefit! The arthritis that hurt like Heck is gone as the joint fuses. So, I appreciate the bright side of it.
THE INCONVENIENT PART - The less bright side is that I need to continue wearing this hand brace until Mid-November...Ugh.
AN IMPROVEMENT - But, I can actually take this off only to shower, so that's much better than putting a plastic newspaper bag over a large hard cast every day.
|The new cast is much smaller and easier to deal with|