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#1 Posted : Monday, April 22, 2013 7:55:31 PM(UTC)
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Back in February I fell and broke my arm and required surgery. Several of you have sent some very nice get well cards and posted on here asking how I was doing.

I went to the doctor today and he has released me, my brace is off and I don't need anymore physical therapy or doctor visits.

He told me at the beginning I should get about 70% use back of my wrist but that just wouldn't work in my craft room so I set out to prove him wrong, doing exactly what the physical therapist told me to do.

Today the doctor said my range of motion was incredible and that I should be a poster child for this type of injury/surgery. He said that just through daily use now I should get another 10-15% use back which should bring me close to 100%! YAY!!!

Thanks again for your prayers, cards and concern!
Cris
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#2 Posted : Monday, April 22, 2013 8:18:27 PM(UTC)
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That is so AWESOME!!!!!!! I am happy for you.....
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#3 Posted : Monday, April 22, 2013 9:06:50 PM(UTC)
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Oh so glad you are doing so much better. Great news!BigGrin
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#4 Posted : Monday, April 22, 2013 9:07:22 PM(UTC)
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That is wonderful news. Keep up those exercises even though you don't have to go they will help with getting that range of motion back.
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#5 Posted : Monday, April 22, 2013 11:56:58 PM(UTC)
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Cris-This is really great news for you...I bet the card making etc. really helped you heal & get stronger. You go girl. LOL

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#6 Posted : Tuesday, April 23, 2013 1:36:37 AM(UTC)
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Sorry that I didn't know about your surgery......but what awesome news to hear that you have recovered so well. So happy for you!
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#7 Posted : Tuesday, April 23, 2013 2:29:26 AM(UTC)
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#8 Posted : Tuesday, April 23, 2013 2:56:28 AM(UTC)
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That's wonderful!
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#9 Posted : Tuesday, April 23, 2013 3:07:36 AM(UTC)
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You must be so happy to be out of your brace and appt free!!!
More proof that crafting is great medicine!!
I hope you are back to 100% very soon!
BigGrin
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#10 Posted : Tuesday, April 23, 2013 4:34:47 AM(UTC)
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That is GLORIOUS news! BigGrin ThumpUp Wub
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#11 Posted : Tuesday, April 23, 2013 5:17:36 AM(UTC)
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Fantastic!! The best "tool" is your decision to "craft".BigGrin

Really good news.
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#12 Posted : Tuesday, April 23, 2013 5:27:50 AM(UTC)
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Thats wonderful news,I bet you make it to 100% just shows what a determined crafter can doThumpUp
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#13 Posted : Tuesday, April 23, 2013 6:26:36 AM(UTC)
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Congratulations and thanks for sharing such awesome news!
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#14 Posted : Tuesday, April 23, 2013 6:58:39 AM(UTC)
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Just goes to show what determination can achieve. Happy to hear you're doing well.

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That's wonderful! Congrats on your recovery! Enjoy your crafting! BJR.
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#16 Posted : Tuesday, April 23, 2013 9:16:52 AM(UTC)
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GrammyCris....I'm so happy for you!! Along with what JD/Janis said, I truly believe crafting (if you were doing it all along and using that arm/hand) can help in a lot of cases. I remember when I first started making cards (2008) and dealing with a LOT of arthritis issues (especially in my hands at that time) during Christmas when I was trying to finish 35+ cards, the intricate motions in my fingers helped my arthritis in my hands and I am virtually pain-free in my hands, in 2013 (at least the pain I had when I first started making cards). Now that didn't all happen that first Christmas, but I could tell (through pain) that it was lessening. Over the past couple of years, I would say my hands have been 95% better than they were in 2008.

I have a friend who is an avid bowler (and a very good bowler who is 72 and has always carried around a 200 average) and golfer. She fell down the stairs this winter and broke three fingers on her right hand (her bowling/golfing hand). One, the little finger, will be permanently displaced as they could not help her with it. She had to give up bowling this winter and may never get to bowl again. She will be golfing with our league tomorrow (cold....49 degrees....let's cancel is my though, but a lot of these ladies are more die-hard than me, and I'm pretty "die-hard"!). PLUS, she and her DH have done wooden crafts for years (he cuts/glues the designs, she paints them all). SHE got back to her painting a few weeks ago and it has really helped her mobility in those fingers.

SO, I would love to know if you did use that arm/hand quite a lot over the weeks to try to do your crafting and if you feel it did help heal faster? It may help others who are hurting know that paper crafting might be therapy for them, if they are interested at all, but are sitting there thinking they can't possibly do this.

Char
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#17 Posted : Tuesday, April 23, 2013 11:13:09 AM(UTC)
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This is wonderful news!!!! Continue to heal!!
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#18 Posted : Tuesday, April 23, 2013 11:55:23 AM(UTC)
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So happy for you GrammyCris.....answered prayers for sure. Keep making crafty goodness. GG
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#19 Posted : Tuesday, April 23, 2013 12:32:34 PM(UTC)
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That is great news!! BigGrin



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#20 Posted : Tuesday, April 23, 2013 1:02:18 PM(UTC)
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So glad to hear this! Can't wait to see what your working on.

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#21 Posted : Tuesday, April 23, 2013 3:47:53 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: CricketCMV Go to Quoted Post
GrammyCris....I'm so happy for you!! Along with what JD/Janis said, I truly believe crafting (if you were doing it all along and using that arm/hand) can help in a lot of cases. I remember when I first started making cards (2008) and dealing with a LOT of arthritis issues (especially in my hands at that time) during Christmas when I was trying to finish 35+ cards, the intricate motions in my fingers helped my arthritis in my hands and I am virtually pain-free in my hands, in 2013 (at least the pain I had when I first started making cards). Now that didn't all happen that first Christmas, but I could tell (through pain) that it was lessening. Over the past couple of years, I would say my hands have been 95% better than they were in 2008.

I have a friend who is an avid bowler (and a very good bowler who is 72 and has always carried around a 200 average) and golfer. She fell down the stairs this winter and broke three fingers on her right hand (her bowling/golfing hand). One, the little finger, will be permanently displaced as they could not help her with it. She had to give up bowling this winter and may never get to bowl again. She will be golfing with our league tomorrow (cold....49 degrees....let's cancel is my though, but a lot of these ladies are more die-hard than me, and I'm pretty "die-hard"!). PLUS, she and her DH have done wooden crafts for years (he cuts/glues the designs, she paints them all). SHE got back to her painting a few weeks ago and it has really helped her mobility in those fingers.

SO, I would love to know if you did use that arm/hand quite a lot over the weeks to try to do your crafting and if you feel it did help heal faster? It may help others who are hurting know that paper crafting might be therapy for them, if they are interested at all, but are sitting there thinking they can't possibly do this.

Char


Char, the first few weeks I had a pretty big cast on and wasn't able to do anything with that hand/arm but once I got the brace on, my fingers were sort of free and my crafting got going again. I truly believe, like you said, that doing the crafting and using my fingers really helped the healing a lot. The fingers are the ends of the tendons that run up to the elbow and I got my fingers working pretty good. I hated doing the one hand typing so I got to where I was typing regular really quick. I believe that the quicker you get things going the better. My doctor asked me if I wanted to do physical therapy while I was still in the brace or wait...I chose in the brace and I know that really helped a lot too!
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